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Hart, Lewis (1803–1843)

Yesterday morning, about nine o'clock, as Mr. Lewis Hart, clothier, in Collins-street, corner of Queen street was walking outside his shop, he suddenly fell to the ground, and a gush of blood issued from his mouth and nostrils, he was in a few minutes after a corpse. On Friday morning as Mr. Hart was hanging up some cloths outside his shop window, he felt as if something had given way inwardly and ever since was troubled with a slight spitting of blood, of which, however, he did not complain; and so well did he feel in health, that a friend asking him a few minutes before, how he was that morning, he replied, that "he was never better in his life." The probability therefore is, that a blood vessel must have been then slightly injured, and bursting yesterday morning occasioned his death. An inquest was held on the body, and a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God," returned.

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'Hart, Lewis (1803–1843)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]


London, Middlesex, England


15 August 1843
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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