An Approved Method to Catch Rats

[ An Approved Method to Catch Rats ] Benjamin Marston

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Benjamin Marston

Date: This recipe is from vol. 22, which covers the years 1782 through 1787. The recipe is preceded and followed by diary entries from 1782. | 1782/01/01 to 1787/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Miscellaneous

Ingredients
Cheshire cheese
anise seed oil
oatmeal
Indian berry

Places
New Brunswick

Source: Winslow Papers
Institution: University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections | Source Origin: Winslow Papers | Reference: UNB MG H2 (original) and MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .W5E3P3 (microfilm)

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Recipe found in Benjamin Marston's Diary, 1782-1787, vol. 22, Winslow Papers, p. 41.  Original correspondence is held by University of New Brunswick Archives & Special Collections.   This digital image is provided by agreement that it will not be reproduced or redistributed
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Transcription

An approved method to catch Rats

Set a common wire Trap--Rub ye way

from the Rat holes to ye trap with toasted

Cheshire Cheese on wch a few drops of oil

of anniseeds has been dropped--let ye path

be about four inches wide--Let the trap

be likewise well rubbed wth ye same--    

The Trap to be baited wth a composition made

wth 8 oz rich Cheese 8 oz Oatmeal seven or 8

drops of oil of anniseed 1 oz Indian berries

Annotations
Indian berrie
The OED defines Indian berry as "now rare the fruit of the Asian plant Anamirta cocculus."