City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Hospitals--Small Pox Hospital

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 1
304 2/8/1779 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – The Governor called the Cabildo into extraordinary session to consider the epidemic of small pox, and having been advised of its prevalence along the river front, he has taken steps to isolate those afflicted to the other side of the river, notwithstanding the heavy expense to the Royal Treasury, providing excellent care and permitting parents to accompany their children. His Excellency suggested the calling of an assembly of prominent people and parents of the city to meet in this chamber with the Cabildo to determine measures to be taken, and if accepted, enforced. The Commissioners agreed to this, and also voted to implore the Governor to continue the care and attention of those afflicted with the disease.
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 3 I 98 3/5/1786 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – On pages 98 and 99, mention is made of a copy of rules and regulations published by the King, dated September 14, 1785, governing the manner of handling small pox, which has been sent to the Governor, concerning isolation camps for the victims. A letter from Miro transmits these pamphlets to the Commissioners, with suggestions that they act with their accustomed zeal.
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 3 I 173 6/8/1787 Governor: Miro: Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – At this time the Governor informs the Cabildo that he has ordered the construction of a small house to lodge the Negroes afflicted with small pox. He also points out the necessity of another house across the river for all persons with small pox. Two Commissioners were appointed to locate such a house and arrange for purchase.
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 3 I 175 6/22/1787 Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – At this meeting the purchase of the house is reported, act of sale passed and the price paid. After which it is brought out that the Count de Galvez (former Governor) had built a hospital and a house for the convalescent in the same location for the same purpose, and the Commissioners are faced with the responsibility of having uselessly invested the city’s funds.
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 3 I 178 7/13/1787 Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – At this time a memorandum is presented by Don Filberto Farge offering to rent the house on the other side of the river, located in front of that destined for housing the afflicted with small pox. The Commissioners accepted his offer of 100 Pesos yearly and agreed to issue a lease for five years.
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 3 II 190 2/3/1792 Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – Don Nicholas Giraud (or Girod) petitions the Cabildo to permit landing of his boat “Rosalia” carrying 43 Negroes, one of whom is afflicted with small pox. The Commissioners resolved that they remain aboard the boat.

Back to the Introduction to the Digest

5/7/2002--we