Adams Papers

14 Saturday.

14 Saturday.

Good Weather. This afternoon took a Vomit of Tartar Emet. and Turbith mineral,1 that worked 7 Times, and wrecked me much.

1Turpeth, turbith: “A cathartic drug prepared from the root of East Indian jalap, Ipomoea Turpethum”(OED description begins The Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford, 1933; 12 vols. and supplement. description ends ).

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