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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 17:00:37 -0400
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From the Fort Klock Historic Restoration & Indian Castle Church
Border Wars of the American Revolution

                                                by William L. Stone. Volume I

                                              New York: Harper & Brothers,

at http://www.fortklock.com/borderwarsch7.htm  >>>>

"The smallpox, which had been so fatal to the troops in Canada, had now
broken out
 at Crown Point and Ticonderoga, the pestilence having been purposely
introduced by
 a villain calling himself Doctor Barker. This fact is stated in a letter
from the
 Adjutant-general of the Northern Department to Colonel Gansevoort, dated from
 Ticonderoga, July 24. "The villan," says the letter, " by private
inoculations in the
 army, has caused, in a great degree, the misery to which we are reduced by
 infectious disorder." Barker was arrested and sent to Albany.- MS. letter
of Colonel
 Trumbull to Colonel Gansevoort."

Anyone have any further details on the villanous Barker?

David Minor

David Minor
Eagles Byte Historical Research
Pittsford, New York
585 264-0423
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