Smallpox 1677

Massachusetts State Archives 61:166 (1667)

Ordered that for prevention of Infection by any of the passengers in Mr Leggs ship: that hath by the hand of God been visited with the small pox · that no passengers or persons to come ashore to Boston or any neighboring town till they have bin ashore on some of the Islands as Deare Island ayring them selves and cloaths for eyght days on penalty · of the forfeiting of fivety pounds a piece for any so doing · only the women if is neere hir time is at liberty to gow on shoare on any Island or to provide for hirself where she may Accomodate herself as to hir condition

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