[ Blackberry Jelly to Treat Nephritic Complaints ] Mather Byles
Source: Almon Family Fonds
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: Microfilm Reel 807
A letter extolling the benefits of blackberry jelly in relieving nephritic disorders written by Loyalist clergyman Rev. Dr. Mather Byles to his Boston sisters, 1 December 1785. Series A 1993 35 D. See also the Byles' excerpts "Lime-Water Cure for the Stone" and "Treatment and Precaution for Being Disordered" as well as the Almon Family Scrapbook's "Receipt to Make Blackberry Jelly: An Approved Medicine for Nephritic Disorders."
At the Close of the year, I had a severe cold & an
Attack from the Rheumatism. Rheumatisms & Rum-matisms
are the two Endemial Diseases of Halifax. The Night between
the two years was spent in extreme Pain: but without any Mix-
-ture of my nephritic Complaints, which I have as yet had no
symptom of, since my constantly taking Blackberry Jelly. It
is now Jan. 11th. I am now well, & all my Family: & we unite
in Duty to our venerable Parent, & the most affectionate Re-
gards to you.