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Boston (Mass.). City Council. Quarantine Committee

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City Council Quarantine Committee reports from keeper of Rainsford Island

 Series — Box: Early Records #2, Folder: 12-13
Identifier: 0140.023
Scope and Contents note Rainsford Island, in Boston Harbor, was used as a quarantine facility beginning in 1737. This collection of reports by Island Keeper Moses L. Hobart, includes about 40 items. They cover the period from January 9, 1822 through November 30, 1822.

In the winter season the reports have to do with such maintenance concerns as painting and repairs. By the end of May, the reports concern the arrival of sailing ships (mostly brigs, but also schooners and sloops). The name and captain of ...