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Excerpt from Report of the Board of Health of the City and Port of Philadelphia, to the Mayor, for the Year 1863 Being an increase of 58 vessels and 2109 passengers, as compared with the reports for 1862. Finding that no disposition had been manifested, or action taken by City Councils to effect a change or revision in the Quarantine laws by the Legislature as repeatedly urged by the Board, we had prepared by the City Solicitor, a bill to embody some of the objects desired, which was presented to the Legislature, and doubtless would have become a law, but for the interference and inﬂuence of parties who were prompted by considerations other than a desire for the public good or convenience. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.