Vintage 1901 Paupers Grave Pest House Disease Victim Greenwood MS Receipt

$95.00

Leflore County, MS accounting bill dated March 1, 1901 for the burial of one anonymous pauper who died in a community pest house ($2.50 grave digging). The term is used for buildings designed to quarantine and manage, not provide hospital care, poor victims of disease outbreaks. At this time, cholera and typhoid are most suspect. Measures 5.75 x 6.75”, original folds...

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Leflore County, MS accounting bill dated March 1, 1901 for the burial of one anonymous pauper who died in a community pest house ($2.50 grave digging). The term is used for buildings designed to quarantine and manage, not provide hospital care, poor victims of disease outbreaks. At this time, cholera and typhoid are most suspect. Measures 5.75 x 6.75”, original folds and pencil accountant’s notes on lined paper.