[ Saline Draught ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618
A recipe for a saline draught, including instructions if there is a fever.
1 Scruple of Salt of Tarter
half a good Lemmon
30 drops of Lavendar the Spirits
an once & half of water
dissolve the Tarter in the water then
add the spirits of Lavender to it
& pour the Lemmon juice on it
taking it in its Effervescent state
If the Patient has a smart Fever
add to the draught a scruple of Nitre