The Cholera.— This desolating scourge, we are sorry to say, appears to be augmenting its ravages in our county. Since our last publication, several valuable citizens of Shepherdstown have fallen victims to the malignant disease. Many of the inhabitants, we understand, have retired into the country, to await departure; the result of which is a very sensible d[?]minution in all kinds of business. The last two or three days, we are pleased to state, have presented a favourable augury of an abatement of its violence, and we fondly hope to be able, by our next, to record the entire disappearance of the cholera from amongst the citizens of our neighboring town.
The following are the names of those who have died at Shepherdstown, of cholera, within the week ending on Monday last— since which time we are happy to learn there have been few or no new cases. We are indebted to Col. HARPER, the Mayor, for the list:
Mrs. Wisenall, (wife of Mr. Lewis Wisenall)
Jacob Entler, (son of Mr. Joseph Entler,)
Mrs. C. Earnst,
And, — Nancy, (colored woman).
Two deaths of cholera have occurred in this place, since Thursday last. The first, a servant woman belonging to Mr. Jos. M. Brown, who sickened on Friday night and died the following evening. The other case, was that of our lamented friend and neighbor, Mr. William Shirley, who was attacked on Monday morning and died in about 10 hours. We have had no other cases, nor do we know of any now in existence, either in town or neighborhood. Our town is at present in the enjoyment of its usual good health; but how long we shall be permitted to acknowledge this blessing, is more than we can divine. Already have we been fearfully admonished to beware of the future; and the deep anxiety felt amongst our citizens upon the subject, convinces us that they claim no exemption from the fate of the many thousands who have been hurried to their graves, within the last few months, by this insatiate Destroyer of the human family— the Cholera.
In consequence of the existence of the Cholera here, and in other parts of the county, the court which met on Monday last, to transact the business of the quarterly term for August, adjourned on that day, to the court in course.
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