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Pw H 287/1-3 : Letter from Lord W.H. Cavendish Bentinck, Camp Bahadaghur [Bahadurpur], India, to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck] 4th Duke of Portland, Cavendish Square, London; 4 Dec. 1831 (Pw H 287/1-3)

infected. All the precautions of
quarantine appear to us ludicrous.
If the cholera appeared with my
camp in the character of an epi-
demic, I sh[oul]d immediately remove
from the place, and I would
advise you to do the same. If
it ever attacks Worksop, leave
Welbeck directly. It has no respect
of persons, the strong & the weak
share the same fate: but at the
same time it w[oul]d seem that the
European Gentlemen of the Civil Service
have suffered less than any other
class - probably from being separated
from the rest of the population,
& being well clothed, lodged & fed.
I am curious to see how far the
superior cleanliness of England &
the reverse in Ireland may fare. I do
not believe there is a single spot in


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