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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Maury, Sarah Mytton 1803-1849 Author; born in Liverpool, England, Nov. 1, 1803; was educated there; came to the United States in a packet-ship in 1846. During the trip small-pox broke out among the steerage passengers, of whom there were many. After her arrival she influenced Congress to pass a law making sanitary provisions for emigrant vessels obligatory, and later she secured the passage of a similar law in the British Parliament. Her publications include The Englishwoman in America; The statesmen of America in 1846; Progress of the Catholic Church in America, etc. She died in Virginia in October, 1849.