Smallpox inoculation certificate for William Peirse, 1764 December 17
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- Hartley, Thomas , d. 1765
- Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Letter signed by Thomas Hartley (d. 1765), the keeper of the Rainsford Island Hospital, certifying that William Peirse was free of smallpox and could return to Boston, Massachusetts, dated 17 December 1764.
Thomas Hartley (d. 1765) was keeper of Rainsford Island Hospital, which housed patients with smallpox and other infectious diseases in the 18th and 19th centuries. The island is located in Boston Harbor.