We are well aware of the excitement which the occurrence of a few cases of Cholera will ere-[?]te in our neighborhood, and of the thousand rumors likely to grow out of them, and therefore feel it incumbent upon us to give a true exposition of every case which may exist. Since our last paper, we have had two, and two only. The subject of the first, was a stranger from one of the Northern canals, who came to town sick on Friday evening, and died on Sunday night. It is thought this man might have been restored, if properly nursed; but his situation while sick was very uncomfortable. The second, was the case of Mr. Lamon, one of our citizens, who was taken with a slight diarrhea on Monday afternoon, which he thought would gradually wear off, but which was soon succeeded by alarming and fatal indications. Mr. L’s general health had been rather delicate for the last year. His case was of purely domestic origin, and shows the absolute necessity of immediate attention to any irregularity of the bowels. Some of our medical friends have requested us to urge this most earnestly upon the attention of the public. Pain and peril will assuredly follow neglect; and a disease, which, in its incipiency, is perfectly manageable, becomes, by a few hours’ indulgence, most formidable and fatal. Be vigilant, be firm and collected; let no vain hope of the premonitory symptoms passing harmlessly away, delude you into false security. The poison is abroad in the land; and although this wrathful visitation must desolate many happy firesides, yet He who afflicts, presents no bane without an antidote.
With a grateful heart, we repeat our remark of last week, that the general health of our town neither was better at any season of the year than it is at present. No case of Cholera now exists among us.
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