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1806

This webpage reproduces a section of
The Journal

of
John Sevier

published in Vols. V and VI
of the Tennessee Historical Magazine,
1919‑1920

The text is in the public domain.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
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1808

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John Sevier's Journal

Vol. VI
p39
May, 1807.

Sunday 24. Cloudy morning but no rain.

[memoranda]

Memo. Take horse radish and Garlic of each a handful!º stew it down in three pints to one of water:— bottle it up close — take two spoonfuls of the Liquid either night or morning. If this quantity does not effect a cure, — make use of the 2 & 3d bottle — a sure cure for the Gravel.

Mon. 25 Some frost this morning — Maclin came here and resigned his office of secretary of State. . . .

September, 1807.

Thurs. 10 . . . Memo. I give Mr. Fleshart 3 dollars to make me a tumbler — I took a suit of blk out of the store of Shall & Pritchet.

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December, 1807.

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[memoranda]

Sat. 12 . . . Memo. Boil Cammomile in new milk, to a strong decoction, bathe with it as warm as can be born, three or four times a day good for inflamed sore eyes. . . .


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Wed. 16 Memo. (Cure for the Rheumatism) Take as much flour of sulphur as will lay on the point of a case knife mix with honey, for nine mornings running — on the 7th bleed in both feet on the inside after taking the sulphur & honey, infuse the bigness of your thumb of senaca snake root, in one quart of brandy or whisky, drink a glass every night or morning as you may choose — take care not to catch cold. . . .


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Mon. 28 . . . Memo. Take 1 oz. of mercurial ointment, boil the same in one gallon of Water, skim off the Grease and mix the horses food twice a day for three or four days — then make a decoction of dogwood and poplar root bark, or rattle weed, mix the food with the decoction — when the horses tongue & mouth begins to become moist &º you may forbear giving the mercury.

The above is a cure for the yellow water which only a fever in the horse. . . .

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