Sulyard apothecary's bill
There are many bills in the collection giving details of goods purchased by the family. Letters from trades people show that the family was often slow in paying for them. This bill for medical treatments goes back to 1754 and was finally settled 12 January 1758. Treatments provided include: cordial julap (a sweetened cordial), a glass of drops, phlebotomy (taking blood samples), a dose of purging pills, balsamic terebinthinate (turpentine) mixture and spirits of hartshorn.
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