1752An attendant at the Cut helped prevent the spread of smallpox.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Infrastructure, Health

Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1721-1754. Vol. 2, 1754, p. 258
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Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1721-1754. Vol. 2, 1754, p. 258

Captain John Prince was paid £2 for attending the gate at the Cut, while Daniel Sargent attended at the Battery. People were concerned about the spread of smallpox through ships arriving into Gloucester from other places.

Gloucester Selectmen’s Records, 1721-1754. Vol. 2, 1754, https://archive.org/details/GLOSelectmensRecords17211754Images Babson, John J. (John James), and Samuel Chandler. Notes and Additions to the History of Gloucester : Second Series. Salem, Mass. : Salem Press Pub. and Print. Co., 1891, http://archive.org/details/notesadditionsto00babs
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