Rowley the imposter. Autumnal fever indeed. Your mother has yellow fever. There's no doubt at all.
I did everything Mr. Rowley instructed. I bathed her and gave her tea. I tried to keep the bedclothes clean but . . . we'll wash today. She finally slept after midnight. Do you think she looks better? She feels a little cooler to me. Mr. Rowley said it was just an autumnal fever, nothing serious.
Her pulse is fast and strong. This is the crisis. She must be bled.
Bunkum, Dr. Rush has proven that bleeding is the only way to save a patient this close to the grave.
Get her out!
Dear God. Won't that weaken her more?
Yellow Fever, William. There's no doubt at all. I advise you to send Matilda to the city at once.
I understand Matilda. There are difficult days for us all.
Lucille has been wanting her out of town.
No! You can't send me away! I need to be here - I need to help! You can't send me away.
Dr. Rowley tells Matilda an Eliza that Lucille has yellow fever.
Dr. Rowley explains that in order to save Mattie's mother, she must be bled to clear out the pestilence that is within her blood.