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[ Po[num?] ] William Chapman

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Chapman

Date: Although the recipe is not dated, the dates in this section of the manuscript are 1776 and 1785. The earliest date in the volume is 1764. | 1764/01/01 to 1785/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
gum arabic
syrup of marshmallow
rectified wine
harter
corus sublim

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

In a manuscript that begins from both ends, this recipe is on page 13, numbered from the back.  Image courtesy of Mount Allison University Archives and Fort Beausejour National Historic Park.


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Transcription

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Gum araback half
an ounce ----
syrup of March Mal
lows one ounce ---
spirits of Wine Prectified
the ounce ---
Harter five ounces ---
Corus Sublim five
Grains 
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Take one table Spoone
full a Morning &
Evening after ye Disor
der is kild take 3 
Does of Salts
 

Annotations
syrup
syrup of marshmallows, a type of plant. A Manual of Materia Medica, by John Aikin (1785) defines marsh mallow as "a perennial plant, growing in marshes" (13); it was traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal disorders.
Corus Sublim
Possibly ceruse (lead) sublimate.