Warts? Stomach pains? Rheumatism? Robert Morton has a cure for that in his 1778-1785 diary. This diary was written on the blank leaves of a 1778 Philadelphia almanac and opens with a description of someone being hung as a British spy. [1990.194]
To Cure WartsRub them Dayly with a ReddishOr with Juice of DandelionOr of Marygold FlowerOr Water in Which SaltArmoniac is Dissolved
Pain in the Stomach with Coldness & WindSwallow five or Six Cornsof White Pepper for Six or Seven mornings
Cure for the RheumatismTake one hanfull of LignumVita Chips, One spoonfull of Mustard Seed put theminto a quart Bottle of SpiritsLet them stand for 12 or 24 hours & drink thereof as often as You Can bear it but atLeast Morning & Evening

Warts? Stomach pains? Rheumatism? Robert Morton has a cure for that in his 1778-1785 diary. This diary was written on the blank leaves of a 1778 Philadelphia almanac and opens with a description of someone being hung as a British spy. [1990.194]

To Cure Warts
Rub them Dayly with a Reddish
Or with Juice of Dandelion
Or of Marygold Flower
Or Water in Which Salt
Armoniac is Dissolved

Pain in the Stomach with Coldness & Wind
Swallow five or Six Corns
of White Pepper for Six 
or Seven mornings

Cure for the Rheumatism
Take one hanfull of Lignum
Vita Chips, One spoonfull 
of Mustard Seed put them
into a quart Bottle of Spirits
Let them stand for 12 or 24 
hours & drink thereof as often 
as You Can bear it but at
Least Morning & Evening