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In Presence of the Provost, Bailies and Council of Aberdeen. Infirmary
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In Presence of the Provost, Bailies and Council of Aberdeen. Infirmary

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In Presence of the Provost, Bailies and Council of Aberdeen. Infirmary
A broadside detailing a meeting of the Provost, Ballies and Council of Aberdeen on 18th November 1741. The notice starts by recognising the recent completion of the new infirmary for Aberdeen, this would have been that established at Woolmanhill, and details its general operation.

The notice then outlines a proposal from the Provost to extent the usefulness of the new hospital to, not just the inhabitants of the town, but also those of the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Mearns. It is suggested the physicians based in the town are able to provide assistance not available in said counties.

It is proposed that the nobles, gentlemen and heritors of the counties be invited to contribute a regular amount to enable this extension of purpose. It is suggested they should have no difficulty raising this amount from the rent of their tenants as it would be the "tenants, sub-tenants and lower sort of person" who would benefit from access to the hospital.

The notice concludes by stating that any person who contributes a lump sum of twenty five pound sterling, or five pound sterling per annum, to the hospital will be able to become one of its directors and that this is how the institution's governance will be arranged.

The Provost at the time would have been Alexander Robertson of Glasgoego (1702-1775).

This broadside from 1741 was compiled by Robert Thomson.
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Aberdeen Town Council
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