Famine Fever prevalent in Foxford & Pontoon

23rd September 1846
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One misfortunate brings another. - We regret to state that fever, to an alarming extent has, at length, made its appearance in this county. Our Foxford Correspondent states, that never, in his memory, was fever so prevalent in that locality as at present. In the villages between that town and the Pontoon, entire families are lying, and many dying. He mentions one family in particular, eight of whom are confined to the bed of sickness, their only attendant being a boy six years old! Several other families have no person to wet their parched lips, the neighbours being in dread to approach the cabins of contagion.

[The Telegraph 23 September 1846]

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