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John Marquart.

Six hundred receipts, worth their weight in gold : including receipts for cooking, making preserves, perfumery, cordials, ice creams, inks, paints, dyes of all kinds, cider, vinegar, wines, spirits, w online

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SIX HUNDRED



RECEIPTS,



WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD,



INCLUDING

RECEIPTS FOE COOKING, MAKING PRESERVES, PERFUMERY,

CORDIALS, ICE CREAMS, INKS, PAINTS, DYES OF ALL

KINDS, CIDER, VINEGAR, WINES, SPIRITS,

WHISKEY, BRANDY, GIN, ETC., AND

HOW TO MAKE IMITATIONS OF

ALL KINDS OF LIQUORS.



f 0gctkr toitl] DaluaWe Gauging f aijks,



Tho Collections, Testing, and Improvements on the Receipts extending ov«
a period of Thirty Years.



By JOHN MARQUART,

OF liEBANON, PA.



PHILADELPHIA:
JOHN E. POTTER AND COMPANY,

No. 617 Sansom Street.



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by

JOHN E. POTTER AND COMPANY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.



INDEX.



Receipt

Battery, Galvanic — To construct, for Gilding and Silver

plating 488

Bedbug-Poison 536

Brandy — Blackberry, how to make. No. 1 311

Blackberry, " •* No. 2 316

Bordeaux, to imitate 303

Cherry, how to make. No. 1 304

Cherry, " " No. 2 312

Cherry, " '* No. 3 314

Cognac, to imitate. No. 1 293

Cognac," " No. 2 294

Cognac, " " No. 3 .' 295

Cognac," " No. 4 296

Cognac," " No. 5 301

Common, how to make 305

Domestic, " " 306

French, how to imitate. No. 1 297

French, " " No. 2 298

French, " " No. 3 307

French, " " No. 4 308

French, " " No. 5 309

Ginger, how to make 319

Lavender, ** " 318

Peach, " " 310

Raspberry," " 313

Rochelle, how to imitate. No. 1 300

Rochelle, " " No. 2 302

Rochelle, " " No. 3 317

Rose, how to make 315

7



8 " INDEX.

Receipt

Beverages — Cottage Beer, how to make 86

Cream Beer, liow to make 92

Gas, " " " 91

Ginger pleasant, how to make 94

Ginger Powder, *' " 95

Ginger Imperial, '* *' , 89

Ginger Beer, •* '* 88

Ginger Pop, " «' 96

Mead 93

Mead, Sassafras 98

Spruce Beer 87

Spruce White 90

Pineapple-ade 99

Silver top 97

Blacking — Harness, &c., how to make 560

Jet, for harness and boots 590

Japan, for leather 589

Liquid, how to make. No. 1 247

Liquid, " " No. 2 248

Oil paste, " " No. 1 50

Oil paste, " " No. 2 251

Brass — Polish for 72

Burning-Fluid, how to make 540

Butter — Bad, to improve 512

Eancid, to cure 511

To cure, that it will keep for years 513

Cakes and Pies — Bread-cheese, how to bake 126

Buns, how to bake 135

Biscuits, " " 109

Cider, " " Ill

Cream, " " 130

Cup, " " 113

Custard, without eggs 116

Frosting, how to 101

Ginger, how to bake 114

Green corn Omelet 522

Lemon, how to bake. No. 1 102

Lemon, " " No. 2 129

Lemon, white, how to bake 105

Lemon pies, " " 110



INDEX. 9

Recmpt

Cakes and Pies — Mock mince pies 108

Muffins 131

Pound cake, plain, how to bake 127

Queen " " " 103

Rice " " " 128

Rusks, " " No. 1 107

Rusks, " " No. 2 132

Sponge cake, " " 104

Strasbourg " " " 106

Sugar " " " 112

Cider — General Rules to make 266

How to make 262

How to manage 263

Observations on 265

Raisin, how to make 264

Rule for making good 267

To keep good for years 268

To keep good 269

Cements — Crockery 508

Hard, for seams 509

Liquid 507

Water and fire proof 510

Which will get as hard as a stone 506

Cordials — Aniseed 253

Citron 254

Cinnamon 256

Cloves 258

Orange 257

Peppermint. No. 1 255

Peppermint. No. 2 261

Rose 260

Strawberry 259

Spirits, for beverage, to manufacture 252

Cow-DisEASES — Cure for distemper in cattle 465

Flesh-wounds in cattle, tincture for 559

Frenzy, or inflammation of the brain 482

Garget in cows 447

Hoven or blown in cattle, cure for 479

Hoven in cattle, Mr. Gowen's simple remedy 432}

Method to cure the frenzy 483



10 INDEX.

Beceipt

CoTT-DisEASEs — Paunching 484

Pleura Pneumonia in cattle, cure for 556

Purging drink 480

Red-water in cattle, to cure 468

Scouring, in cattle, ** " 469

Scouring 558

Swelled cattle with green food, cure for 470

Tar-water for cattle 466

Worms or bots in cattle or horses 557

Yellows or jaundice in cattle, cure for 481

Diseases in Human Beings, Cures for —

Balsam-de-Malda, how to make 6

Balsam Locatellis, how to make 35

Bitters, German, " " 36

Blood-spitting, cure for 553

Burning and scalding, cure for 15

Burns and scalds, *' *' No. 1 19

Burns and scalds, " " No. 2 20

Burns, liniment for 34

Cancer, cure for. No. 1 69

Cancer, " " No. 2 70

Cancer, " " No. 3 71

Cerate, simple, how to make 30

Chilblain, frost-bitten, cure for 14

Colds, cure for 75

Consumption, cure for 59

Corns, certain cure for 535

Corns, cure for 9

Cough, " " 45

Cough-drops 41

Cough-drops, Dr. Monroe's 43

Cough-Mixture. No. 1 42

Cough-Syrup 545

Cough-drops. No. 2 550

Cramp in the stomach, cure for 40

Croup, cure for 66

Diarrhoea, " " 64

Dyspepsia, ** " ... 44

Dropsy, " " ., 51

Dysentery, " " No. 1 68



INDEX. 11

Receipt

Diseases in Human Bodies, Cure for — Dysentery. No. 2., 52(3

Dysentery, cure for. No. 3 527

Dysentery and bloody flux ; 528

Epilepsy, cure for 580

Erysipelas, " \' 5%

Eye-water, how to make 55

Eye-water or Collyrium 5G

Eye-water or Vitriolic Collyrium 57

Felon, certain cure for C7

Giddiness, cure for. 31

Godfrey's Cordial, how to make 32

Gravel, Turkish cure 525

Headache, bilious or sick, cure for 587

Hooping-cough, Dr. Barton's remedy 571

Liver-complaint, cure for 58

Lip-salve 85

Lockjaw, cure for 495

Life Tincture (a German medicine) 33

Liniment, children's sore throat 26

Mad dog bite, Dr. Stoy's cure 1

Mother-drops, Dr. Stoy's 4

Mother-drops, simple 5

Mortification powders. Dr. Stoy's 2

Nails on toes, ingrowing 76

Nipples, sore, ointment for 531

No. G Medicine, how to make 7

Ointment to draw splinter out of the flesh 47

Paregoric elixir, how to make 61

Peppermint-essence, how to make 8

Piles, certain cure for 549

Piles, a mild aperient for 567

Piles, a cure for 532

Piles, liniment 28

Piles, ointment for. No. 1 29

Piles, ointment " No. 2 498

Piles, ointment " No. 3 530

Piles, simple cure 12

Purifying the blood 60

Quinsy, cure for 552

Rheumatism, cure for. No. 1 52



12 INDEX.

Diseases ix Human Bodies, Cure for — Receipt

Kheumatism, cure for. No. 2 53

Rheumatism, " '•' No. 3 73

Eheumatism, ** " No. 4 496

Rheumatic Gout, cure for. No. 1 497

Rheumatic Gout, " '♦ No. 2....! 529

Rheumatism, inflammatory, remedy for 534

Rheumatism, liniment 561

Rheumatism, simple cure 562

Salt Rheum or Scurvy, cure for 544

Scabby heads on children, cure for 16

Scarlet Fever, cure for 62

Salt, medical use of. 65

Sleepless, how to make a tea for 17

Smallpox, cure for 63

Smallpox, " " 533

Sun-stroke, " " 551

Summer-complaint, cure for 37

Summer-complaint, Blackberry Syrup for 39

Swelling from bruises, to prevent 27

Swinney, cure for. No. 1 24

Swinney, " " No. 2 25

Tetter, " ** No. 1 21

Tetter, '* " No. 2 22

Tetter, Ringworm, Swinney, and Rheumatism 23

Toothache-drops 546

Toothache-preventive 600

Vermifuge, Hamilton's celebrated 54

White Swelling, cure for 74

Whitlow.... 554

Worms, Dr. 3toy's simple cure for 2

Di'EiNG — Aluming 160

Black, on silk 167

Black, inclining to purple, on wool and silk 185

Black, inclining to brown, " " 186

Black jet, on woollen 187

Black, on cotton 208

Blue-black, on silk 168

Blue, Prussian, on woollen 188

Blue vat, for silk and woollen 214



INDEX. 13

Receipt

Dyeing — Blue, on silk IGG

Brown, on silk 1G3

Brown, on silk dress 175

Brown, on woollen cloth, or cloth of any description 181

Brown, on the red cast 182

Brown, inclining to snuff. 184

Buff, on cotton 201

Brown, on cotton 204

Crimson, on silk 179

Dove, on silk 177

Drab, on cotton 205

Drab, on silk 176

Drab, on wool 191

Dye-liquors, preparing 161

Fancy dyeing, on cotton, various shades 198

Flesh, on silk 180

General remarks 159

Gloss on silk, a fine 209

Gloss on silk 201

Gray, on silk 171

Green, on silk 164

Green, on wool 189

Green, on cotton 200

Indigo, Sulphate, how to make 165

Indigo, vat for cotton, how to set 213

Lilac, on wool 190

Maroon, on silk 169

Olive, on silk 173

Olive-brown 183

Orange, on silk 170

Orange, on wool 197

Orange, annetto on cotton 202

Pink, on silk 162

Purple, on cotton 207

Red, on cotton 203

Red, on wool 192

Slate, on cotton 206

Slate, on silk 172

Slate, on woollen 195

Stone, on silk 174

2



14 INDEX.

Beceipt

Dyeing — Tin Liquor, No. 1, liow to make 193

Tin Liquor, No. 2, '' " 194

Tin Liquor, for pinks, scarlet, crimson, &c 211

Tin Liquor, for scarlet and crimson, on silk 212

Yellow, Turmeric , 199

Yellow, on silk 178

Yellow, on woollen 196

Black, on leather 222

Blue, " 221

Purple, " 224

Eed, Turkey, on leather 217

Eed, on leather 218

Shades, dififcrent, on leather 223

Yellow, on leather 219

Yellow, on leather 220

Blue, on s^raw 216

Red, " 215

Eggs — Preserving, to keep. No. 1 514

Preserving, " No. 2 515

Preserving, " No. 3 516

Extract — Vanilla 539

Foul Smell — To destroy 504

Fish — Fresh, how to keep 523

Gilding — Edges of paper 491

Gin — Holland, how to imitate. No. 1 277

Holland, " " No. 2 278

Holland, " " No. 3 279

Holland, " " No. 4 280

Holland, " " No. 5 281

Country, how to make 282

Gloves— French Kid, how to clean 591

How to clean 592

Grease — Spots to remove, a liquid for 10

Spots to remove from woollen cloth 11

Horse-Diseases — Abscess, cure for 361

Adhesive Plaster, and sewing 354

Alterative Balls, for surfeit, mange, &c 435

Anbury, or wart 362

Anodyne medicine .* 449

Appetite, loss of. 364



INDEX. 15

Receipt

Horse-Diseases — Astringent drink, after looseness 427

Astringent balls, for profuse staling 436

Bandage 355

Bladder, Inflamed 365

Bleeding, to stop 353

Bleeding in general 420

Bleeding, to stop, a paste for 461

Blood-Spavin 366

Blue water, for wounds, how to make 48

Bone-Spavin 368

Bots 369

Bowels, inflammation of. 372

Broken knees 376

Broken wind 374

Burns and Scalds ..4 377

Canker 378

Canker, liniment for 379

Canker in the mouth, mixture for 464

Capped Hocks 380

Cold 381

Composition, for sand-cracks 41Q

Convulsions 382

Convulsions, clyster for 443

Cough 383

Cough-drink, for horses 428

Corns 384

Curb 385

Cracked Heels 386

Diabetes 389

Diabetes, balls for 390

Drink, to check over-purging 426

Drink, for an inflammatory fever 431

Drink, for worms 439

Eyes 391

Eye-Water, No. 1 392

Eye-Water, No. 2 457

Farcy 394

Farcy, cure for 395

Fever-Balls 429

Film, or cataract 393



16 INDEX.

Receipt

OoRSE-DisEASEs — Food and Regimen 360

Fulness of blood 421

Foundered Feet 397

Grease 396

Gripes 387

Gripes, draught for. No. 1 388

Gripes, " No. 2 445

Gripes, cure for 444

Gripes, further treatment 446

Gripes, white ball for.; 447

Hoof-bound 398

Horse-Powder, how to make 13

Horse, how to make him drink freely 487

Inflammation of the lungs 458

Lameness....^ 453

Lampass 399

Laudanum draught 448

Laxity 400

Laxative and diaphoretic powder 422

Lungs, inflammation of. 401

Mallenders 402

Mange 403

Mange, liniment for 456

Mange, ointment for 455

Mercurial ball, for worms 438

Molten Grease 404

Ointment 357

Ointment, Blistering 367

Ointment, Green 358

Paste-balls, for broken wind 375

Pectoral balls, for broken wind 434

Physic 424

Poll-Evil 405

Powerful mixture, for fever 430

Purging 423

Purgative balls 425

Purging-balls, for jaundice 432

Purging-balls, for worms 440

Quitter , 470

Restorative balls after jaundice 433



INDEX. 17

Rficeipt

Horse-Diseases — Restorative, for profuse staling 437

Ringbone 408

Sullenders 412

Salve, how to make for wounds 49

Sand-crack 409

Scratched Heels, ointment for 402

Sitfasts 411

Sores and Bruises , 356

Sore Backs, cure for 485

Sprains, bracing mixture for 400

Sprains, embrocation for 459

Sprains, &c., lotion lor 486

Staggers 363

Staggers, balls for 442

Strains 413

Strains in different parts, an astringent embrocation for 403

Stomach -drink after expulsion of the worms i41

Strangury 414

Strangles 415

Surfeit, or bad coat 451

Suppurating poultice 406

Treatment 373

Thrush 410

Thrush in feet, cure for 454

Treatment according to appearance of the part 359

Urine-balls 452

Vives 417

When on a journey 450

Wind-gall 418

Worms 370

Worms, remedy for 371

Wounds 419

Wounds, ointment for 40

Wounds in cattle, farrier's cure 352

Hams — To cure, without pickle 519

Ice-Cream — How to make 134

Inks — Black "rriting, how to make , "'SO

Black writing, cheap 137

Blue " No. 1 38

Blue " No. 2 143

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18 INDEX.

Kecelpl

Inks — Green writing 570

Indelible, how to make 139

Japan black writing 135

Red writing. No. 1 141

Red writing. No. 2 142

L.vRD Candles — How to make 505

Lime-Water — How to make 18

Milk — How to preserve any length of time 115

How to preserve 568

Mildew — How to take out of linen 577

Painters — Colours, how to make different shades 225

Colours used, different names for 226

Linseed-oil, how to prepare, for boiling varnish .^.. 228

Linseed-oil, how to boil, for painting 229

Oils, different kinds used in painting....- 227

Paint, outside, cheap 575

Perfumery, &c. — Black Teeth, remedy for 83

Cologne, how to make -. 82

Cologne, superior article 541

Cologne 537

Gums and Teeth, how to clean 84

Hair-Oil 574

Hair-Oil, common 78

Hair-Oil, excellent 79

Hair-Grease, or ox-marrow imitated 80

Hair-Oil, how to make 77

Hair-restorative 543

Lotion for Freckles 547

Otto of Roses, how to make 588

Pomatum, ox-marrow 542

Pomade against baldness 564

Preventing hair falling out 538

Soap, Shaving, how to make 572

Soap, " best invented 573

Tooth-Powder, rose 81

Tooth-Powder 548

Pickle — To cure Hams, Pork, and Beef. 517

T. B. Hamilton's receipt •. 518

Printers' Ink — How to make 138

Printing-ink, excellent 597



INDEX. 19

Receipt

Preserves &c. — Barberries, how to make 123

Black oerry- Jam 520

Cherries, how to preserve 124

Cucumber-Catsup, how to make 503

Curraftts, how to preserve 125

Fruit, how to keep fresh 500

Fruit and Vegetables, how to preserve 501

llow to keep 117

Peaches, how to preserve 119

Plums, elegant green 118

Plums, magnum-bonum 120

Quinces, how to preserve 121

Kaspberry-Jam 122

Tomato-Catsup, how-to make. No. 1 499

Tomato-Catsup, " " No. 2 502

Razor-Strop-Powder 578

Rats — Poison, how to make 586

Rectifying — Raw whiskey, stand, how to put up 270

Rum — Jamaica, how to imitate. No. 1 283

Jamaica, " " No. 2 284

Jamaica, ** ** No. 3 292

New England, " " No. 1 287

New England, " " No. 2 288

St. Croix, " " No. 1 289

St. Croix, " " No. 2 290

Sealixg-Wax — Red, how to make 593

Black, '♦ " No. 1 594

Black, " " No. 2.... 595

Sheep — Foot-rot, cure for. No. 1 473

Foot-rot, " No. 2 474

Foot-rot, " No. 3 475

Foot-rot, prevention and cure 476

Maggots in 478

Scab, cure for 477

Sugar-Colouring — How to boil...i 343

How to clarify 100

Silk — Stained by corrosive or sharp liquors, how to clean 598

Silver — How to write in 599

Articles, how to clean 576

Copper, how to 5G3



20 INDEX.

Receipt

Silver — German, No. 1 581

German. No. 2 582

German. No. 3 583

German. No. 4.. 584

German. No. 5 585

By heat..... 492

Plating fluid, galvanism simplified , 489

Silvering of metal 565

Solution, for plating copper, brass, &c 490

Soldering — Iron or any other metal without fire 56G

Spirits — Jamaica, how to imitate 286

Pure, how to make 345

Pure, how to make by distillation 346

Swine — Cholera, how to cure with alum 569

Common diseases, how to cure 579

Measles, how to cure 471

Rupture in 472

Syrup — Simple, how to make 344

Tinctures — Allspice, how to make 323

Cardamom-seed ., , 321

Catechu 201

Cinnamon 320

Cloves 326

Japonica 299

Kino 285

Red Sanders 325

Rhatany 322

Saffron 323

Varnishes-— Amber 236

Copal, how to boih No. 1 230

Copal, " " No. 2 231

Copal, gold colour 232

Copal, to dissolve, in fixed oil 235

Harness, how to make for 240

Tron and Steel, how to make for 524

Leather, how to make for 241

Leather, how to boil 243

Linseed-Oil 237

Seed-lac 233

Shellac 234



INDEX. 21

Receipt

Varnishes — Sheet Iron 250

Straw and Chip Hats 249

Turpentine 238

Wliite, hard 239

Vinegar — Cider, how to make 154

Common, " *' 146

Currant, " " 151

Elderberry, " " 156

Gooseberry, " " 150

German, " " 157

How to make. No. 1 143^

How to make. No. 2 144

How to make. No. 3 145

How to make. No 4 147

Primrose, how to make 152

Eaisin 153

Raspberry 350

Sugar 149

Wine 148

How to strengthen 155

How to sharpen, or increase sharpness 158

Venice Turpentine — How to make 242

Washing — Occupying one hour 493

Another receipt 404

Water-Proof — Leather, how to make 245

Leather preservative 246

Shoes and Boots, how to make 244

Whitewash — Brilliant 555

Wines — Apple, how to make 342

Blackberry, " " 521

British Champagne 351

Bottling 338

Cider 340

Claret, how to imitate 333

Currant 339

Cypress 341

Fining 337

Lisbon, how to imitate 331

Madeira, " " No. 1 329

Madeira, " " No. 2 330



22 INDEX.

Receipt

Wines — Malaga, how to imitate 332

Port, " " No.l 327

Port, " " No. 2 328

Racking 336

Sherry, how to imitate 334

Teneriffe, " " 335

Whiskey — Apple, how to imitate 273

Bourbon, " " 274

Irish, " " 275

Monongahela, how to make. No.l 271

Monongahela, " " No. 2 27U

Scotch, how to imitate 276

Wheat " " 272

Ybast — Distillers' and Brewers', how to make, with hops.. 347

How to make another 348

Beer, how to make, with 349



600

MISCELLANEOUS VALUABLE RECEIPTS.



No.l.

Doctor Stoy's Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog.

Take 1 ounce of red chicken-weed, (gathered and
dried in the shade during the month of June,) put it
into 1 quart of strong (or brewers') beer, boil it down
to 1 pint. Strain the tea through a clean linen cloth,
then stir into the tea 1 ounce theriac so that it will
be well mixed. The theriac is not to be boiled.

Dose. — For a man with a strong constitution, one
half-pint taken in the morning, sober, and the next
morning the other half-pint, also sober.

The patient ought to fast three hours after he has
taken the medicine ; then he can eat bread and but-
ter, or bread and molasses, for at least a week or ten
days; he must not eat any pork, nor any fish or
water-fowls, and must not drink any water. He can
drink any kind of tea, and he must not get angry
or overheat himself for two weeks.

For a person of a weak constitution, make 3 doses
out of the aboYC-prepared quantity, and also for
children in proportion. 3 doses will be sufficient for
a cure.

For animals, the medicine must be doubled ; and
its food, water and wheat bran, to be given warm.



24 600 MISCELLANEOUS VALUABLE RECEIPTS.

No. 2.

Doctor Stoy's Simple Cure for Worrns,

Take J pound fresh butter, unsalted.
2 ounces of garlic, cut fine.
Put the garlic into a pint of warm water, thee
strain it into the butter ; put it on hot coals, and
mix it well through.

No. 3.

Doctor Stop's Mortification- Powder, to prevent Lockjaw

Take J pound gunpowder.
i pound brimstone.
I pound alum.
1 ounce charcoal.
Pulverize the above ingredients in a mortar, and
mix thoroughly.

Dose. — For a strong constitution, take as much as
will lie on a ten-cent piece, in a small teaspoonful of
strong vinegar.

N.B. — The charcoal is only used in case of wounds,
to dry them up.

No. 4.

Doctor Sto7/*s celebrated Mother-Drops

Take 1 ounce opium.
1 ounce castor.
1 ounce saffron.
1 ounce maple-seed.
1 quart Lisbon wine.
Mix all the above ingredients, and distil in the
sun or a warm stove for three weeks.
Dose, — ^For adults, from 20 to 30 drops, twice a



600 MISCELLANEOUS VALUABLE RECEIPTS. 25

day, and for children from 5 to 10 drops, twice a
day.

No. 5.

Simple Valuable Mother-Drops.

Take J ounce ether.

J ounce laudanum.
^ ounce essence of peppermint.
Mix the above ingredients in a vial, and shake it
well, when it will be ready for use.

Dose, — One teaspoonful, or 60 drops, for adults.
Lf one dose does not allay the pains in half an hour,
take another. To children, give in proportion to
their age.

No. 6.

Hoio to make good Balsam-de-Malda,

Take 3 ounces powdered benzoin.
2 ounces balsam of Peru.
J ounce hepatic aloes in powder.
1 quart rectified spirits of wine.
Put all the above ingredients into a bottle, ana
ligest them in the sun or near a stove for a week or
two; then strain the balsam. Or you may use it by
taking the clear from the top as. you want.

This balsam, or rather tincture, is applied exter-
nally to heal recent wounds and bruises. It is like-
wise employed internally to remove coughs, asthmas,
and other complaints of the breast. It is said to ease
the colic, cleanse the kidneys, and to heal internal
ulcers, &c.

Dose,—YoY adults, from 20 to 60 drops; for chil-
dren in proportion.



2o €00 xMISCELLANEOUS VALUABLE RECEIPTS.

No. 7.

B.GW to make No. 6. Thompsonian Medicine,

Take 1 ounce Cayenne pepper.
J ounce cloves, bruised.
I ounce Russian castor.
J ounce mace, bruised.
1 quart brandy.

Put all into a bottle, and distil in the sun or near
a warm stove tor two weeks, when it will be ready j
you can strain it, if you think proper, or pour the
clear off as you use it.

Dose. — One teaspoonful, in 1 gill or half teacup-
ful of warm water sweetened with sugar, for adults.
For children, mix more water, and give in propor-
tion.

No. 8.

To make good Essence of Peppermint,

Take 1 pint spirits of wine, (alcohol.)
J ounce oil of mint.

Mix and shake it well ; let it stand a day, and, if
not clear, filter it through paper. Add a little tur-
meric, to colour. *

No. 9.

yL^ A cure for Corns,

Take nightshade-berries ; boil them in hog's lard,
and anoint the corn with the salve. It will not fail to
cure.



600 MISCELLANEOUS VALUABLE RECEIPTS. 27

No. 10.

To make a liquid to remove Grease-spots out of

Woollen Cloth.
Take 1 quart spirits of wine, (alcohol.)
12 drops winter-green.
1 gill beef-gall.
6 cents' worth lavender.
And a little alkanet, to colour, if you wish. Mix.

No. 11.

Another, to clean Woollen Cloth.
Take equal parts spirits of hartshorn and ether.
Or ox-gall mixed with it makes it better.

No. 12.

A certain and simple cure for Piles.
Take 3 cigars ; rub them fine.

1 handful the inner bark of elder.
1 gill hog's lard.
Boil all the above ingredients together, and, after
it becomes cool, anoint the part a few times a dav.

No. 13.

How to make Horse-Powder.
Take J pound foenugreek-seed in powder
J pound flour of sulphur.
I pound antimony, powdered.
J pound cream of tartar.
I pound saltpetre, powdered.
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly.
Dose. — 1 tablespoonful three times a week, mixed
with their feed; and if the animal is sick, give every
day.



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No. 14.

A simple cure for Chilblain^ {Frost-bitten.)
Take alum, and dissolve in warm water, and apply
it to the affected part.

No. 15.

A cure for Burning or Scalding.
Take sweet oil, mix into it pulverized red chalk
and white lead. Then take a feather and anoint the
affected part. With children you must be careful
that they do not scratch at the sore, or else it will
leave a mark.

No. 16.

A cure for Scabby Heads on Children.
Take 1 pound pickled pork.
1 pound cabbage.

J3oil the above the same as you would for eating;
then skim it off, and wash the head with the liquid.

No. 17.

How to make a Tea for a Sleepless person to Sleep.

Make a tea of Jerusalem oak, which grows in the
woods, and drink it, as you would any other tea,
before going to bed.

No. 18.

How to make Lime - Water.
•Take -J pound of unslaked lime ; put it in an
earthen pot; pour 2 or 3 quarts of pure water on it;
cover the pot; let it stand one da}^ ; skim off the
top, and take the clear water for use. To keep it
any length of time, put it in bottles and seal them.



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No. 19.

A cure for Burns and Scalds. No, 1.

Mix in a bottle 3 ounces of olive-oil and 4 ounces
of lime-water. Apply the mixture to the part burned
five or six times a day, with a feather. Linseed-oil ivS
equally as good.

No. 20. •

Another cure for Burns and Scalds, No. 2.

Spread clarified honey upon a linen rag, and apply


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