Samson Occom, herbal remedies and letter fragment

ms-number754900.2

abstractHerbal remedies and a letter fragment.

handwritingOccom's hand is largely clear and legible; however, within the context, many letters and words are difficult to decipher.

paperSeveral small sheets folded into a booklet and bound with thread are in good condition, with light-to-moderate staining and wear.

inkBrown ink is faded on some pages. There is some spattering that occasionally makes it difficult to differentiate between ink spots and punctuation.

noteworthyWhen Occom's intention regarding a word or abbreviation is uncertain, the word or abbreviation has been left unmodified in the modernized transcription. Lines separating each numbered section of the herbal remedies have not been transcribed. The contents of the letter fragment are very similar to those of manuscript 756900.2.

layoutThe journal fragment is, relative to one recto, written upside-down and meant to be read from the back of the booklet.

of Aſhes — good for  Pluracy  6  Indian Alm  good for Sore mouth  7  geepbiyanbuſ[illegible][illegible] good  for ^young^ Children that  are inclining to  fits, Start[illegible][guess: l]ed  8  — Cowachink  good for Cole  9  witch Root good for  Bait for Muſk  11
wehſuc.k or Bitter Root  good to kill Liſe  12  the Same Root with  Some Powder and Salt  Soked in water and  take a bout one Spoon full at a time — then  wet the Same in  Salt water from the  Sea to Rub all over  the Body, for Eich  13 Maſter w[illegible][guess: or]t good for  one Sort of headake  14  the Same Rt and the  Little Sor of willow rt  thetake wil rt firſt — one ^Spoon^  good for kings Evil —  15
Eating Rt & Poiſon Iviy  wVine Sap  16  A Long Notched Leaf  good Boil  17  Maſter over witch  Rt  18  A Rt for fits Pound  the Rt and Soke in  water about half an  hour 4 Rts will do[illegible][guess: e]  19  Long Fever herb take  it the Leaves ^&^ th^r^ow  them into hot water  and Put them upon  the wrſts hallow of the  [illegible] feet and upon the  forehead  20
Indian fl[illegible]ax [illegible][guess: a] Rt Boil^d^  good for Bloody flux  21  Indian hamp good  for to Draw anything  ^out^ of Sores  22  Robbin Planting ^Soup^  good to Draw Corrup tion  23  an herb good for worm^s^  24  Poplar ^Rt^ and teeth Rt  Boild good for Ruma^tick^  25  S[illegible][guess: cen]ts good to make one  vomit  26
S[illegible][guess: cen]ts alſo good for  humerous Sores  27  Toad Sorril good for  bruiſe  28  Winter-green and  anothter herbe boild  in 3 Quarts of water  till it is Conſum’d to  a pint and then take  a jill honey to it  good for Throat Cankerd  29  an herb good to make  women bear Children  Prety high Sto[illegible][guess: r]k and  Long Leaves  30
wores Rt good to Draw  young mens to Young  women  31  a wead good to Reſtrain  women from bearing  Children —  32  Horſe Penroial and  five fingers Leaves  boild togather good  for Fever-Ague  33  [illegible] An herbe good for  Rattle Snakes bite  34  Solonom Seal and Swamp  penro^a^l penroial and water  Criſſis Seal m[illegible][guess: oſ]t boild  togather — good for Conſum tion  35
Prickly Leav’d and  Thorns Rts moſt of the  thorn. boild in about  3 Quarts of water till  Conſumd to a Quart —  good for Heart born  36  An herb good for green  wound a Small Slinder  Stalk with Buſhee top  37  another wead Some w[illegible]hat Like the other herb  good for Sore Eyes Cauſed  by Cold with a So[illegible][guess: r]e  heated Put upon the  hinder part the Neck  38
water Dock Rt take  and boil and take the  Rt after it is boil’d and  Pound it fine to mLay  upon f[illegible][guess: a]x Sore and  [illegible]ce of the water of  for it is good for it  39  Sweet flag good for  Cloted Blood  40  Augeet good for buſt  take the Rt and Pound  it in hot water and  lett about a jill at once  twice a Day  41  A little Sort of India^n^  flax for a Perſon to  take 2 Days together  that has French Pox
and then take Saſarfax  and milk wead and  Pound them together  2 thrids of the firſt and  third of the Laſt  42  the Docter muſt kake  an herb and Rub  his hands with it  wile he is Dreſſing  the Patien  43  Muſk, with Some his fat  and Furr wMixt togather  good for Ear ake  44
Wauhtouwox and Grape  Vine Sap good for flme over  the Eye  45  another herb and Saſſar‐ fax heart and Speccle  beans Good for Sore  Eyes  46  Herb good ^to^ heal  brocken bones fingers and ^about the^ ^[below]foot^  47  Pitch Pine Budes and  Small wiled Cherry Tree  but 2 third of the Latter  Boild togeg — good for  young Women whoſe  Flowers are Stopt by  weakneſs of Nature  48
Dears horn [illegible] and Mut  [illegible][guess: ly youbuck], but the  horn ſhoud be gated  mak about a jill  and boil it in about  6 jills of water and  Let it boil away half  then the other into it  goo for Young Women  When their Monthly  Sickneſs over flows  49  an herb boild in 2  gallon of water and  boil it about half away  and then Cool it. and  then Put about 3 Qurts  of Pound it flax Seed  good fror to Eaſe women  that are ^in^ Traval  40 ^50^
S[illegible][guess: uqee]t and [illegible] Sp[illegible][guess: ec]knand  and healing wead, that  are buſhee sgood to heal  brocken bones about  Thighs Legs and arms  51 41
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Montauk January ye 13  the[illegible][guess: ſe] far from my thoughts
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Look upon my Self of all  Creatures moſt InDebtted to god  in that he has Shewn Suck  Diſtinguiſhing Favours to me  in giving [illegible]greater advantages  to me, to know him and his  ways, Particularly By Stir‐ ing up the Hearts of many of  his People, to take notice of  me with an Eye of Pity and  Compaſsion, in that they have  received me in their Favour  and have manifeſted their  Pity to me, in Endleſs Inſtances  amongſt [illegible][guess: which] which your  Self is on ^one^ of the
and Shall always Look  upon my Self ^[illegible]^ Greatly  beholden to you, [illegible]Even as  Long as I Shall have my  wright Sinces about me,  for the Book and Money  that you have Sent me  by the Hands of the Revd Mr  Wheelock of Lebanon, may  god Reward you out of his  Emence Treaſure of Spiritua^l^  Rewards and gifts, the Psal^[illegible]^  Says, Beleſsed is he that Con ſidereth the Poor — and Since  you have Shewn Such Favou^r^  to me, Maynt I have an In‐ truſt in your addreſses at  the T^h^rone of grace
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