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    The Connecticut Courant: Death and Funeral of John Hancock. Oct. 21, 1793, 4pp., tape repair upper left corner, tear at right edge, edge roughness. This newspaper contains an inside page, 2 column long, detailed report of the DEATH and FUNERAL of American Revolutionary War patriot JOHN HANCOCK. This also contains long detailed coverage of the YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC raging in Philadelphia, PA at that time. During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, 5,000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between August 1 and November 9. The vast majority of them died of yellow fever, making the epidemic in the city of 50,000 people one of the most severe in United States history.

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    September, 2021
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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