: This letter was mailed in 1850 from an unidentified cousin in Chillicothe to Charles A. Moore in Piketon, Ohio. The author of the letter was eager to meet with Moore before he left Ohio to attend a university in eastern Virginia. In addition, the author of the letter briefly mentions the cholera epidemic that had affected Chillicothe. Cholera first appeared in the United States in 1832. With poor sanitation systems, cholera tended to be most virulent in cities. By the autumn of 1832, the illness had reached Cincinnati, probably brought by people traveling along the Ohio River. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3340_6642960_001 Subjects
: Daily Life; Cholera; Communicable diseases; Medicine Places
: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio); Piketon (Ohio); Pike County (Ohio)