Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - Lafayette Richardson

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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - Lafayette Richardson

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Last Saturday night Lafayette Richardson, an aged colored man, died at Shrewsbury from a tumor. He had been in feeble health for a long time. Before his death he requested that a post-mortem examination be made of his remains, to prove that he was not lazy, as some folks averred, but that his internal organs were so debilitated, as to render him incapable of work. The post-mortem examination was made on Sunday, Drs. Warner, Field, and Curtis being present. They found one lung wholly gone and the other nearly so. During the post-mortem Dr. Curtis slightly cut his handwith one of the disecting knives. He took immediate precautions to prevent blood poisoning and no danger is anticipated from the wound.

Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, August 10, 1887