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Rats!

Great rats, small rats, lean rats, brawny rats, Brown rats, black rats, gray rats, tawny rats, Grave old plodders, gay young friskers, Fathers, mothers, uncles, cousins, Cocking tails and pricking whiskers, Families by tens and dozens, Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives Lead most Bubonic plaguey lives.

Accordingly, the Treasury Department requested Congress for $275,000 to be used to destroy an outbreak of plague among rats reported at New Orleans. Trapping, watching, fumigating are to be resorted to to suppress the disease among the vermin and prevent any chance of its spreading...

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