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The Belfast Newsletter

July 18, 1769 p. 2

Small pox inoculations in Carlow

As the success of the Suttonian Art of Inoculation depends principally on the Efficacy of Medicines, the following Certificates are re-published from the Dublin Papers, only to convince the Public, that the Suttonian Artists can inoculate with the utmost Safety at any Season of the Year.

WE the several principal Inhabitants of the County of Carlow, do Certify, in Justice to MR. Houlton, that he has Inoculated within the last four Months, our Children and above Six Hundred other Persons whom he conducted through the Small Pox, with that Safety, Singularity and Dispatch which justly characterize the Suttonian Art of Inoculation. At the same Time, we thank the above Gentleman for his great Charity to the Poor of this County, Three Hundred of whom he Inoculated gratis.

Beauchamp Bagenal

Robert Eustace

Thomas Bennet

John Vigers

Thomas Cooper

Richard Pack

Arthur Bailie

John Watson

Samuel Bruitter

Marley Gore

John Payne

David Gormon

James Roe

John Devereaux

Edward Coogan

Clement Wolseley

George Humphries

Mathew Coogan

Peter Gale

Francis Hopkins

Dennis Byrne

James Fitzmoris

Owen Wheland

Owen Coughlin

Mr. Houlton is now at Armagh and will Inoculate Families according to their several Circumstances. He will attend at any Distance not exceeding fifteen Miles and requests that all Favours may be directed to him at the Widow McCullough’s in Armagh.


Source: The Belfast Newsletter July 18, 1769 p. 2.

Sent in by Mr Tom LaPorte. Feb 2007


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