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The 1832 Cholera Pandemic in Plattsburgh

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The 1832 Cholera Pandemic in Plattsburgh

The following eye-witness account of the 1832 Cholera Pandemic in Clinton County, NY,  by Judge Winslow C. Watson, Sr. (1803–1884) was reprinted in Hamilton D. Hurd’s, History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York (1880). 

In 1832 Plattsburgh passed through the most terrific ordeal and the most appalling and solemn scenes man is called upon to confront. About midsummer we learned that the deeply-dreaded pestilence, whose advent had long been feared, the Asiatic cholera, had traversed the Atlantic and been introduced into Quebec by a foreign ship.

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