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Board of Health Office, 2nd July 1847


The Board have deemed it necessary for reasons which have become but too obvious in the last few days to issue an order forbidding all carters, cab-men, and other persons, from removing any emigrants from Rees’s wharf after the arrival of steamers at said wharf, until the Health Officer shall have visited and examined such Emigrants.

The adoption of this order renders it necessary that the Health Officer should visit the steamers immediately on their arrival, to prevent any unnecessary destruction or exposure of the Emigrants on the wharf.

By causing this suggestion to be attended to you will oblige.

Gr R Grasett Esq

Medical Superintendent

Emigrant Hospital