"President Washington and Martha will soon leave for Virginia, of course..." - (Anderson 26)
George Washington left Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever epidemic, and moved to Washington D.C., which is still capital of the USA today.
"The Gazette is the last paper being printed in the city, and I have to print on half-sheets. Five other newspapers have closed down. - (Anderson 68)
Nearly all of Philadelphia's businesses were closed, as well as the government. Everyone was too scared to even go outside.
DUE TO THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC...
Dr. Benjamin Rush was believed to be one of the most famous doctors of America, and was opposed to French physicians.