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What was Philadelphia like in 1793?


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March 06, 2010 1:12AM

In 1793, as we all should know, yellow fever was brought upon Philadelphia by Caribbean refugees. Many families suffered from this horrible disease, and this disease affected many things, such as the economy, government, and other vital systems of Philadelphia. Therefore, Philadelphia was in a very bad phase of their time-line, with over 4,000 of their 55,000 population had died, and almost three times as many as the death number had been severely affected but not killed.