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Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- United States -- History -- 19th century

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Timothy Pickering (Salem [Mass.]) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1807 July 5

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Pickering details how the family is no longer able to care for William. He has decided to send William to Rush's hospital in Philadelphia, where he will not be able to escape and might recover. He adds that another son, George, is potentially manifesting the same symptoms as William.

Dates: 1807 July 5