January 30, 1861 issue of the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
   Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges February 01, 2003

On Monday morning last it was ascertained that there was a case of small pox in this City, the subject 
being Mr. Nelson, of Stokes county, who had taken lodgings at the boarding house of Mr. W. T. Bain. Dr. 
Hill was in attendance on Mr. Nelson, but other physicians were soon called in, who concurred with him 
as to the nature of the disease, and whose certificate is given below. We are glad to learn that they 
are of the opinion that there is no danger of the disease spreading, if proper care and vigilance are 

Ropes have been placed across the street near Mr. Bain's, and all communication has been cut off. 
Every effort will be made to prevent the spread of the disease.

Mr. Nelson, it is supposed, caught the disease in Philadelphia. Its nature was no suspected until 
Monday morning.

Having thus frankly laid the facts before our readers, we promise to keep them advised on the subject.

February 06, 1861: No case of small pox has occurred in Raleigh save that of Mr. Nelson, of Stokes. He is recovering. A rumor prevailed on Sunday that Gen. Brogden, who boards with John Hutchins, Esq., had been seized with the small pox, and several of Mr. Hutchin's boarders left in consequence. There is not foundation for the rumor. We saw Gen. B. on the street yesterday, looking as well as usual. Persons who have been frightened away from the City by rumors of the spread of the disease, need not be afraid to return; and visitors are hereby assured that there is no danger to be apprehended from coming to and remaining in the City. We reside within less than one hundred yards of Mr. Bain's where Mr. Nelson has his lodgings, and we have no idea of leaving town. Every necessary precaution has been adopted to prevent the spread of the disease.
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