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The Traveler… a duel… a reminder…

December 3, 2012 by  
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Today I traveled back to England through The Post Boy dated December 4, 1712. There I found that the Duke of Hamilton, who was about to be Ambassador, had fought a duel with Lord Mohun, but “… was kill’d upon the Spot, as well as his Adversary…”.

Also within this issue are two different references to the “Pestilential Sickness” in which two women from Presbourg had recently died and there was great fear of it spreading. The other article spoke of “necessary Orders” begin given to prevent the spreading of the disease.

I realize that we are not dealing with pestilential issues, but just a reminder that if you have not yet received your flu shot, you still have time!

~The Traveler

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