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Bill of Mortality for the City of Boston.
General Abstract of the Bill of Mortality for the City of Boston, from January 1, 1836, to January 1, 1837, agreeably to the Records kept
at the Health, Office.
|189 183 94 106 78 63 38 28 32 4595 117 90 86 82 58 61 44 32 29 24 38 11 14 3 2 2
4 122 1770
The following are the Diseases, as far as they have been reported to the Health Office, which have occasioned the Deaths in the City, during the past year.
Bowels, diseases of
Brain, diseases of
17 Rupture of vessel,
Bleeding at the lungs
3 Fracture of skull,
233 Glands, disease of
42 Hooping cough,
28 Heart, disease of
Hip, disease of
7 Infantile diseases,
1 Spine, disease of
Dropsy of brain,
of Lungs, 18 Tumor,
41 Stomach, disease of
of Bowels, 35 Throat Distemper,
1 Uterus, disease of
of Brain, 5 Ulcer,
1 Unknown diseases,
1 White Swelling,
3 Liver, disease of
1 Lock Jaw,
Population in 1830, 61,392;-in 1835, 78,603.
DESCRIPTION OF AMERICAN MEDALS.
BY J. S. FISHER, ESQ. OF PHILADELPHIA.
MEDALS OF GENERAL WASHINGTON.
1. MEDAL, apparently struck in France early in the Revolution. Diameter 1 inch.
Obverse. Head, after the Roman model, with cropped hair, having no likeness to Washington.
Legend. G. WASHINGTON, ER., GENERAL OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY IN AMERICA.
Reverse. Cannon, mortars, drum, trumpets, standards, &c. In the rear the beams of the rising Sun.
Legend. WASHIN: REUNIT, PAR UN RARE ASSEMBLAGE, LES TA
LENS DU GUERRIER, LES VERTUS DU SAGE.
2. Large Medal, struck by order of Congress, commemorative of the Evacuation of Boston. Diameter 2 inches. Described in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. Vol. IV. page 300.
3. A Medal apparently struck in England, in 1794. Diameter 1 inch.
Obverse. Head and bust of Washington in regimentals-a likeness, but a caricature, hair dressed in the style of Frederick the Great. Legend. GEORGE WASHINGTON, BORN VIRGINIA, and below, Feb. 11, 1732.
Engraver's name, under the bust, BROOKS. SC.
Reverse. Inscription, in parallel lines, GENERAL OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES 1775. RESIGNED 1783. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1789.
4. Small Medal. Diameter 11 inch.
Obverse. Head and bust in regimentals; a likeness, but not a very good one.
Legend. Same as in the last.
Reverse. Inscription same as in the last, and similarly arranged.
Obverse. Head and bust in citizen's dress. On the bust Engraver's name, Lyon.
Legend. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Below, 1796.
Reverse. In the centre a scroll, on which the words REPUB:
AMERIC: Behind the scroll, a cannon, fasces and caduceus crossedthe Legend arranged round it in circles-beginning on the exterior. GENL OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES 1775. RESIGNED THE COMMD. 1783. ELECD. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1789.
ED THE PRESIDENCY 1796.
6. Medal struck on the occasion of the Resignation of the Presidency, at the U. S. Mint, at the expense of Joseph Sanson, Esq. of Philadelphia. Diameter 2 inches.
Obverse. Head and bust, in citizen's dress. Not a good likeness. On the bust the Engraver's name, HALLADAY SƠ.
Legend. GEORGE WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Reverse. On an altar partly covered with drapery (on one side the shield with the national stripes) lie the sword and fasces, crossed and encircled by a wreath of laurel.
Legend. COMMISSION RESIGNED.
7. Medal. Diameter 1 inch.
Obverse. Head and bust, in citizen's dress. A long straight face, a bad likeness.
Legend. GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Reverse. Inscription in parallel lines-GENERAL OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES 1775. RESIGNED COMMAND 1783. ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1789. RE-ELECTED 1793. RESIGNED 1797.
8. Medal on the Death of Washington. Diameter about 3 inches. Obverse. Head of Washington, crowned with a wreath.
Legend. GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Reverse. A Tomb and Urn. A child weeping on the urn,-and at the side an armed female Figure (Liberty?) with the shield of the United States, also weeping. On the tomb, VICTOR SINE CLADE. Surrounding and behind, arms, ensigns, &c.
Legend. HE IS IN GLORY-THE WORLD IN TEARS.
Exergue. BORN FEB. 11, 1732. DIED DEC. 14, 1799.
9. Medal. Diameter 14 inch.
Obverse. Head and bust in citizen's dress; face a likeness, but with sunken cheeks and marks of age. On the bust Engraver's initial H., and a Mint mark below oak leaf and acorn.
Legend. WASHINGTON. Born February 22, 1732. Died December 21, 1799.
Reverse. A beautiful figure of Fame flying from the land across the ocean; a wreath in her left hand, and a trumpet to her mouth ;a ship in sail, and a sun setting.
Legend. WISDOM, VIRTUE AND PATRIOTISM.
10. A large Medal. Diameter 3 inches.
Obverse. Head and bust in Roman armor. Engraver's name on bust, WEBB.
Legend. GENERAL WASHINGTON. INSCRIBED TO HIS MEMORY BY D: ECCLESTON. LANCASTER, MDCCCV.
Reverse. In the centre the figure of an Indian Chief leaning on a bow, with an arrow in the left hand; and around him, THE LAND WAS
Legend. Arranged in rings, beginning at the outside. HE LAID THE FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN LIBERTY IN THE 18th CENTURY.INNUMERABLE MILLIONS YET UNBORN WILL VENERATE THE MEMORY OF THE MAN WHO OBTAINED THEIR COUNTRY'S FREEDOM.
11. Medal of the Washington Benevolent Society.
Obverse. Figure of Liberty crowning the bust of Washington.On the pedestal " DEFENDER OF HIS COUNTRY.'
Legend. WASHINGTON BENEVOLENT SOCIETY.
Reverse. Figure of a Warrior in Roman costume relieving a Beggar. Legend. BENEVOLENCE.
Exergue. NEW YORK.
12. French Medal of the Numismatic series. Diameter 13 inch. Obverse. Head of Washington.
Legend. GEORGIUS WASHINGTON. Engraver's name, VIVIER. Reverse. In parallel lines, NATUS VIRGINIE IN AMERICA FOEDERATA AN MDCCXXXII. OBIIT AN MDCCXCIX. Series Numismatica Universalis Virorum Illustrium MDCCCXIX. Durand edidit.
13. Medal for distribution among the Indians. Diameter 23 inches. A Bust of Washington on a pedestal-by the side branches of palm and laurel on the pedestal a landscape is represented, on the left of which are military trophies; in the centre a man ploughing; in the rear a ship, &c. On the right of the pedestal the figure of Liberty; on the left an Indian Chief.
Legend. GEN: GEO: WASHINGTON PRESI OF THE UNIT: STA: Exergue. Born Feb. 1732. Died Dec. 1799.
14. Medal of Washington and Franklin. Designed by J. Sanson of Philadelphia. Engraved by Reich.
Obverse. Busts of Washington and Franklin side by side, the former in regimentals.
Reverse. Eagle descending with olive branch in his beak and thunderbolts in his talons towards the Globe, on which are the outlines and inscription, "United States." Date 1783.
MEDALS OF DR. FRANKLIN.
1. Medal apparently struck in England. Diameter 14 inch. Obverse. Full face of Franklin in cap and open shirt-collar-not a
Legend. B. FRANKLIN OF PHILADELPHIA, LL. D. & F. R. S.
Legend. NON IRRITA FULMINA CURAT.
2. French Medal. Diameter 1 inch.
Obverse. Head and Bust of Franklin-his locks flowing down over the shoulders. Engraver's name on bust, DUPRE: F:
Legend. BENJ. FRANKLIN NATUS BOSTON. XVII JAN. MDCCV. Reverse. Figure of an Angel standing with one hand pointing to the lightning in the clouds with the other to a broken sceptre and crown on the ground. In the rear a temple with a conductor.
Legend. ERIPUIT CŒLO FULMEN SCEPTRUMQUE TYRANNIS.
3. Another French Medal. Diameter 13 inch.
Obverse. Same as the last.
Reverse. The motto, ERIPUIT CELO FULMEN SCEPTRUMQUE TYRANNIS, surrounded with a wreath of oak leaves.
Exergue. Sculpsit et dicavit Aug. Dupre Anno MDCCLXXXV.
4. Masonic Medal. Diameter 13 inch. Obverse. Fine Bust of Franklin."
Legend. BENJAMINUS FRANKLIN.
Reverse. Masonic symbols-the serpent ring-carpenter's square and compass. In the centre a triangle, and the sacred name in Hebrew, &c. &c.
Legend. Les Mac: Franc: a Franklin M. de la L-des 9 Soeurs O de Paris 5778-5829.
5. French Medal of the Numismatic Series. Diameter 13 inch. Obverse. Bust. Legend. Benjaminus Franklin.
Reverse Legend. In parallel lines, Natus Bostonia in America An: MDCCVI-Obiit Philadelphia An: MDCCXC. Series Numismatica Universalis Virorum Illustrium.
MEDAL OF JEFFERSON. Diameter 14 inch.
Obverse. Head and Bust.
Legend. THO: JEFFERSON, PRESIDENT OF THE U: S: 4 MARCH 1801.