Folio 2. Page 41. Recto

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Folio 2. Page 41. Recto

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Recipe for Medicine- Saline Mixture, Aromatic and Sacred Tincture.

Description

Saline Mixture
Dissolve a dram of salt of Tartar
in 4 ounces of boiling water
when cold drop in spirit of Vitriol
till the effervescence ceases- add an
ounce of peppermint water & sweeten
it- When fresh Lemons cannot be
had this may supply the place
of the Satine Julep -

Aromatic Tincture
Infuse 2 ouncez of Jamaican pepper
in 2 pints of Brandy without heat
for a few days - strain it off - It is too hot to be taken by
itself but proper to mix with
such medicines as might otherwise
prove to cold for the stomach -

Sacred Tincture
Succotrine Aloes in powder 1 ouncez
Virginian Snakeroot & Ginger, each
2 drams- infuse in a pint of wine
& half a pint of Brandy for a week
often shaking the Bottle- Strain it off-
Contractions are expanded, and added letters italicised retaining the apostrophe.

Creator

Charlotte Starkie

Publisher

Gillespie Family

Date

1782 to 1808

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Site licence

Format

Handwritten text on a page of a paper document

Language

English

Type

Paper document

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Saline Mixture
Dissolve a dram of salt of Tartar in 4 ounces of boiling water when cold drop in spirit of Vitriol till the effervescence ceases- add an ounce of peppermint water & sweeten it- When fresh Lemons cannot be had this may supply the place of the Satine Julep -

Aromatic Tincture
Infuse 2 oz of Jamaican pepper in 2 p[in]ts of Brandy without heat for a few days - strain it off - It is too hot to be taken by itself but proper to mix with such medicines as might otherwise prove to cold for the stomach -

Sacred Tincture
Succotrine Aloes in powder 1 oz Virginian Snakeroot & Ginger, each 2 drams- infuse in a pint of wine & half a pint of Brandy for a week often shaking the Bottle- Strain it off-
Spirit of Vitriol is dilute sulphuric acid.
Aloe succotrina, the Fynbos aloe, is an aloe which is endemic to Cape Town and the south-western corner of the Western Cape, South Africa.
This must have been shockingly expensive.

     Snake root is Aristolochia serpentaria a species of perennial flowering plant in the Aristolochiaceae (birthwort) family. It grows widely acriss the United States but in some states is considerd to be endangered.

      Troubled times in North America .1782 marked the end of the US War of Independance but by 1812 US declared war on England.

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Charlotte Starkie, “Folio 2. Page 41. Recto ,” The Huntroyd Receipts, accessed March 6, 2021, https://huntroyd.co.uk/items/show/87.

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