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Title:[Letter] 1836 Mar. 16, Columbus [Ohio], [to] Doct[or] A. King & Co [mpany] / J Pike & Co [mpany] :a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Ferris, D.

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Date: March 16, 1836
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written from J. Pike & Company to Doctor A. King & Company dated March 16, 1836. The letter shows a listing of medicines ordered by Doctor A. King & Company from J. Pike & Company. The medicines are arriving late because of delays due to a canal being closed. Some of the medicines listed are herbs and seasonings used to create medicines. The letter is concluded by giving a recipe for wine bitter using some of the medicines named in the letter.
Collection:James King Papers
Box:MS-14, b1

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Columbus O. [Ohio] March 16, 1836 Doct [Doctor] A King & Co [Company]
Gent. [Gentlemen]

Yours of 7 inst. [instant] is recd [received] Also one in Jany [January] ordering a bill of medicine on the rest of which we immediately put up the medicine with the expectation of being able to Send it in a few days but in Consequence of the Canal being closed we have not as yet been able to do so, the Boats are expected to Commence running in a few days when we will immediately Send it

The following is the bill as put up.

50 lbs Cayenne @ & 1.00 & 50.00
47 lbs Bayberry (fine) @ .50 23.50
20 lbs Composition @ .62 1/2 12.50
31 1/4 lbs Spice Bitters @ .75 23.43
20 lbs Poplar Bark @ .25 5.00
20 lbs Hemlock @ .25 5.00
10 lbs Gum Myrrh @ .75 7.50
4 lbs Bitter Sweet @ .75 3.00
1 [unclear: Bbl ] 1 half [unclear: Do & Drayage ] 1.00

The articles not included in the above bill we have not got when we ship the med. [medicine] we will again write you

Respectfully Yours
J Pike & Co [Company]
Dr. D. Ferris

For 25 [unclear: Gob ] Wine Bitters take 2 1/2 lbs Spice Bitters, 1 1/2 lbs Golden Seal, 1 lb Bayberry, 3/4 lb Nervine, 1/2 lb Cloves (fine), 1/4 Annis Seed, 1/4 Poplar bark, 3 oz. [ounces] Cayenne, 2 1/2 oz. [ounces] Bitter Root,

Steep in 3 Gallons water mix with the Wine add 1/2 oz. [ounces] oil wintergreen. Cut in alcohol, to be Stirred once a day for a week —


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[added: 25]

Post marked Columbus
[unclear: Messrs. ] A. King & Co. Clarksville Tenn [Tennessee]

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