"A purple spot which appeared on the cheek, or on the back of the hand, and which invariably enlarged until it spread over the entire surface of the body, producing certain death...This plague in grown persons rotted the eyes in the sockets and consumed the tongue as would a powerful acid."
"OTHER PLAGUES FOLLOWED I FORBEAR TO RECORD"
COULD THIS BE WHY THEY ALL POSITIVE IN WASHINGTON?
"The next place I saw was Washington, and I found a city a desolation -The White House empty. The halls of Congress the same. Everything in ruins . The people seem to have fled the city and left it to take care of itself."
"I was next in the city of Baltimore and in the square where the Monument of the war of 1812 stands, in front of st. Charles and other hotels, I saw the dead piled up so high as to fill the square...the waters of the Chesapeake bay and of the city were so stagnant and such a stench arose from them on account of the putrefying of dead bodies that the very smell caused death...Again i saw no men except they were dead lying in the streets and a very few women... It was horrible beyond description to look at.
"In Philadelphia ....everything was still. No living soul was to be seen to greet me, and it seemed as though the whole city was without an inhabitant ...Everywhere I went the putrefying of the dead bodies caused such a stench that it was impossible for any creature to exist alive , nor did I see any living things in the city."
"The great powerful and populous city of New York ...will in a few years become a mass of ruins . The people will wonder while gazing on the ruins that cost hundreds of millions to build , what has become of its inhabitants."
New york, Albany and Boston -destroyed