Statement of Medical Services by Edward Gantt
Attendance on the President’s Family commenced on the 28th. of May 1801 with a visit to Mrs. Murphy whom I continued to attend almost daily to the 2nd. of July—
Ursula inoculated 29th May. & board—
Mr. Julian Medicine & attendance for swelled Testicles—
Mr. Rapin visit & Venesection—
Mr. Julian Attendance, dressing & Ointments, & medicine for a burnt Arm & Hands
Ursula medicines & attendance from July 4th. to the 14th.—
Edwd. A visit & medicines from Augt. 19. to 24
Knowles. Septr. 28th. a visit & Venesection—attendance & medicine until October 11th—
Ursula. Ointment Jany. 3d. 1802—Since which there is no Charge on my Book—
The Charges for the above amount, at the usual mode of charging by the Doctors of George Town, to $76:57 which I received of Mr. John Barnes on the 2nd. of March—
MS (DLC); entirely in Gantt’s hand; frayed and clipped at bottom of sheet; with undated note by Gantt to John Barnes, at foot of document: “Sir The Statement above is as short a Mode as I can adopt to satisfy the President; If he desires it as soon as I can spare as much T[ime] […] draw it off as it stands on my Books—I am […]”; endorsed by TJ on verso.
Ursula, a 14-year-old slave from Monticello, was in Washington from 1801 to 1802 as an apprentice cook (Stanton, Free Some Day description begins Lucia Stanton, Free Some Day: The African-American Families of Monticello, Charlottesville, 2000 description ends , 135).
Edward Maher, Christopher Süverman, and John Kramer were footmen (Vol. 34:489n).
Knowles: Noël De Clary, “garçon de cuisine” (Vol. 34:685n).