A Charge

[ A Charge ] William Chapman

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Chapman

Date: Directly before this remedy are accounts paid by William Chapman in 1765; after are accounts from 1771. The remedy may be from that time period. | 1765/01/01 to 1771/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Veterinary Medicine

Ingredients
black pitch
resin
burgundy pitch
mastic
camphire
dragon's blood
turpentine

Places
Yorkshire
England

Source: William Chapman Pocket and Account Book
Institution: Mount Allison University Archives | Source Origin: Webster Manuscript Collection Fort Beausejour National Historic Park | Sublocation: Pocket and Account Book Used Originally by William Chapman | Reference: Accession 7001

Description

One of several veterinary remedies in this manuscript.  This one is found on page 4. Image courtesy of Mount Allison University Archives and Fort Beausejour National Historic Park.


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Transcription

A Charge
Half a pound of Black
pitch ½ pound of Rosin
4 ounces of Burgany pitch
one ounce of mastich. ½ ounce
of Camphire ½ ounce of drgons
Blood Boyl finely powderd
& Cors turpetine melt all
these to gether when
laid on put wool upon
it

Annotations
Charge
In veterinary medicine from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, a charge is a "thick adhesive plaster applied to the body of a horse" (OED).
drgons Blood
Dragon's blood is a "bright red gum or resin, an exudation upon the fruit of a palm, Calamus Draco" (OED).
mastich
Mastic is an "aromatic gum or resin which exudes from the bark of the lentisk or mastic tree" (OED).