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Sophia Hume was a leading Quaker pamphleteer of the mid eighteenth century. She published religious and moral exhortations, an anthology, and a diatribe against smallpox inoculation, in England and America.
1702 Sophia Wigington (later SH) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the eldest and probably the only child of her parents. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 December 1747 SH signed and dated her earliest known pamphlet, An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina, published at Philadelphia with her initials on its title-page, probably the following year. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1766 SH joined an ongoing medical-theological debate with an anonymous pamphlet (which seems to be her last) entitled Remarks on the Practice of Inoculation for the Small Pox. Bibliographic Citation link.
26 January 1774 SH died in London, in her early seventies, from a "stroke of apoplexy". Bibliographic Citation link.
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