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Te the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
SIR, T MUCH approve of the plan laid down in . the Address, signed, " Common Sense," in Che Monthly Magazine, which 1 am in the habit of reading. My information relates to the Ague. ] was afflicted wjili that disorder severely, when young, (perhaps about ten years ofage) and resiJoJ with my parents In the West of England. A pro'essional gentleman attended, bu' my parents were induced, by the recommendation of neighbours, to try the following remedy, namely, "sweetwort."
1 drank at a brewery, probably about a pint, at fust: the draught was repeated, and even a third time I drank, treely all within a
?uarter oi an hour. A, nausea succeeded, and vomited exceedingly, and the ague soon afterwards left me.
You'r't, &c. jlugusi 25, 1803, Bticu-rntLSiSioKi-.,
Jb the Editor of the AJantMjj.Magafine.
SJ,R, "IN answer to Mr. Cooky's letter, I beg to relate that though there are several kinds of ducks yet there is only one generally known by the cla»s of people, from whom the remedy was adopted. That is, the slurp dock, tittncx afutus of Linnaeus, [apatbum acutum
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This, and the rumex bjdrtlafriitbum of Linnaus, are the only two that are generally known ia medicine 1 and the latter is, 1 believe, always, by way ui distinction, caller) waterdock. Your's &c. aftfw Br'idgt tirett, J. Adams, M.D,
oaiAtr B, iaoa.
To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
^^^HEN I was a lad about twelve years old,
my constitution w,s very delicate, and pronounced by my parents and connections to he Consumptive. 1 was urdercd a trip to sea, and accordingly sent in a vessel going to Hafnourgh, in the vicinity of which lived a
tistant i elation of my mother's, to whose uuse 1 went. 1 sliU complained of the pain in my side, witli a very bad cough. A neighbour of tbeir's, an,.o<d lady, proposed aratuedy lor mc. Some eggs of partridges were ootaiocd, one of which was cast, as they term it, mixed with a tea.spoonful of bruised sugarcandy, and half a wine-glass full of claret, v. lutb I took two hours before breakfast, and continued taking, every second day fori week, and the following week every morning, and so on, as long. 41 the eggs could be procured. Certain it if, that my complain rapidly diriioislscd.. Next season I renewed the icajcand before the end of it, my Cute wax •ted. The following your 1 again took e.aggs, bat xubjstituted stew, milk in tUff the claret, with clean rawVigar, which, J ought better than loaf augar, at 1 observed WmULxtm
the last threw up a mixture of lime in it, which I am told is used in refining it. In short, 1 attribute my perfect recovery to the old lady's recipe. I have occasionally administeied my own cure to young people, consumptively inclined j and of nineteen, 1 verily believe fifteen have been recovered by it* To preserve a stock of partridge egys, let them be laid in a cool pl-.ee, well mbbca with fresh butter, and they will keep for four or five months. It is sometimes didicult to procure the v^ts, but sciil, if you pay handsomely, 'you will find country people industrious enough to procure them. The partridge is, perhaps, the most athletic bird that exist* of its size, which may possibly accounc for the virtue of its eggs. Your's ice. •
Pcribtbirt, John Bx.mcm Smith.
OctoLtr -iit 1608. ,
To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
siuj •JK) promote the design of yout correspondent, " Common sense," and observing: in your Number for September, 1808, an h*stance ot the useful administration, oidockroot, in the cure of acald-head; (.which, by (he bye, is only the old domestic remedy of the country,) I am induced to communicate the following recipe, for the cure of another disease—the Scutvy, hi which shape, to Iuj certain knowledge, it has often proved sue* ccssful, in some most inveterate cases, when other applications had failed.
lake sixteen ouncus of the best and purest dock-root, to three quanta ol soft water, boil them down to two quarts, of which a small tea-cup, or large wine-glass full, is to be take* morningandevening, as the patient can hear it.
When there are ulcers, take a table-spoonfull of the Hour of brimstone, and four uun> ces of fresh hinterland a quart oi the liquid a boil it to a cerate, and anoint the part mcrewith morning and evening; taking the liquid, as above, internally at the same time.
It is not to be expected, that this will foi an agreeable beverage; but the patient be encouraged in its use, trom the asanrancf of getting quit of a more disagreeable conv pantoiv .•) . , ,
I have the following recipe for the cure o/ the Tooth-ache, but 1 canaut speak with the
the ducal pupil of his father, with whom be lived lor many years, amidst all those early and endearing scenes, which knit the hearts of young men to each other. On their return in 1778, they separated for a while, the one1 to pursue the delusive career, falsely denominated pleasure, which carried him to the grave: the other to serve his country, as an ©nicer in the army. His rirst commission, we believe, was in the loth regiment of foot, and he was afterwards promoted a lieutenant in the same. Alter passing through all the intermediate gradations in due order, he became Lieutenant-Colonel of the 40th; he afterwards obtained a colonelcy, and rose to the rank of major-general, in 1798.
On most of these occasions, he was doubtless assisted by the powerful recommendations of the Duke of Hamilton, for his military talents had not as yet been elicited ; and but for the opportunities that afterwards occurred, he might have been lost or forgotten, amidst the crowd of officers, who swell the army list, and his name never heard of, but in a return, or a muster roll.
It was in the Mediterranean that Mr. Moore, wlule a lieutenant-colonel, had first the means of distinguishing himself. Alter having served at Toulon, he was selected by Admiral Lord Hood, to accompany Major Koehler, on a secret and confidential mission to .Corsica. That commander, who had obtained possession of one of the two grand arsenals of France, finding it no longer tenable against the republican armies, .determined, if possible, to annex this island to the crown of England; but :iv it was first necessary to ascertain the practicability of the scheme, these two officers were chosen, to confer with the celebrated Pasquale Paoli, who had left England, where he resided for many years on a pension; and after making great professions of his unalterable love of liberty, at the bar of the National As-. teml.lv, bad been permitted to retire to his uative country. On his return, he was once more elected Gencialiulmu, by a public Consult*, expressly convoked for that purpose, nnd apparently aimed to obtain the sovereignly of the island. On this, he was first denounced, and together with his godson, Napoleon Duonapnrte, who declared in Ins favour, expressly proscribed by n decree, in which they were treated as rebels. To frustrate (he attempt on ins life, he immediately
engaged in a correspondence with Lord Hood; and having proved to the agents dispatched by that commander, to enquire into his power, and resources, that neither had been exaggerated, an expedition was immediately determined upon. A fleet accordingly sailed from the Hieres islands, on the 24th of January, 1790, and a body of land forces was disembarked soon after, in Corsica, under Lieutenant-General Dundas. In the course of a few days, I Jeutenant-Colonet Moore was dispatched to seize on the town of Fortieth; but notwithstanding his movement was sudden, and although his men had dragged a howitzer nnd a sjxpounder through a mountainous country, where artillery had never before travelled, yet the place was found too strong to he carried by a coup-de-muin. Nothing dismayed by this, by means of a body of a seamen from the navy, he was enabled to carry four eighteen pounders, one large howitzer, and a tea-inch mortar, to an eminence seven hundred feet above the level of the sea. This Herculean labour being achieved, he was soon in a condition to enfilade the batteries, and render nil the works, raised by the French, untenable. Finding, however, the officer who commanded, obstinately bent on retaining the place, he made an assault on the redoubts, which he carried during the evening of February the 17th; and as be advanced at the head of the column, cut down a French grenadier, who opposed him, with his own hand.
His conduct at Calvi was no less gallant, for he marched against one of the strongest of the forts, that covered this city, with a body of troops with unloaded muskets, &c. stormed, and look posses.* sion of the ramparts, under a severe discharge of musquelry, and grape-shot, equally regardless of the fire of small arms, the roaring of cannon, and the bursting of shells. Although severely wounded in the head, he entered the enemy's works, in company with the brave grenadiers, whom he hnd led, and was embraced at the close of his victorious career, by General Stuart, the conqueror of Minorca, who was an adequate judge of that gallantry, for whrth he himself was distinguished.
Dr. Moore, lived long enough, to witness and to celebrate the gallant achievement-, and growing fame of his son. Ac cordinglvvin Ins " Mordaunt, or Sketches of Life and Manners, in various C<nniinies," published iu 16U0, he notices.
tion of military tabents, and are perhaps, more employed under the gallant Sir not such good judges ot' those of n po- Ralph Abercromby, who, during the exIitician, this removal seemed peculiarly peditiun to Holland, entrusted the reinexplicable; because they had been wit- (taction of the Llelder to bis charge ; hut jiesses to the successful exertions of the the Dutch having thought lit to evacuate officer, and were unable to comprehend that post, which was, then deemed i>f the merits of the person, at whose re- greater importance than it merited, in quest he was recalled. the sequel, it was taken possession of iin
"This removal, however, though in- mediately, without any contest. The tended as a misfortune to' the officer, brigadier, however, was employed to com-' turned out to his advantage. The com- maud the right wing of the army, and Blander in chief of the British forces, when the enemy advanced against the whose heart sympathises with valour and British cantonments, received n slight integrity, soon placed him in situations wound, while defending them with his of the greatest trust, from every one of usual gallantry and success. After this which the tame intrepidity of conduct, but litile was effected on the part of tho and zeal in the serviceof his country, which English, ami in truth the object of the lie displayed in Corsica, gave the French expedition was entirely frustrated, in Directory substantial reasons for wishing consequence ol events which it would he that he might be recalled. unnecessary to detail here, hut relative t>>
"When one important conquest, in which, the subject of this memoir was in which he had a considerable share, was no respect blameable. detailed in the gazette, the most honour- We have already witnessed the conduct able mention was made of this officer, by of this officer in the Mediterranean, in the experienced and judicious general the West Indies, and in Holland: we are who commanded on that expedition, next to behold him, acting in a scene. The whole article published in the Lou- towards which the eyes of all Europe don gazette, relative to this conquest, was were about to he directed, Bonapnne translated into Italian, and appeared in having routed the Turks ami Mamelukes, a gazette, published at Corsica, underthe and finally subdued Egypt; it was deemed authority of the Viceroy, except the pa- necessary to repair thither^ in order te> ragraph regarding the officer note in qua. contend for the country of the Pharoah*, tiun.' and the l'toieruys, and drive the French
On being ordered home from the Jlc- back to Europe. Without stopping to rlUerraneau, the ex-adjutant-general, inquire into the, policy of such n measure, who in 170j had been promoted to the we shall only biivtty state, that Sir Ralph rank of Colonel in the army, and was at Abercromby emhaikcd with a considcrthe same time lieutenant-colonel of the able army, e\pie«-ly for this purpo-c 51st, then commanded by his country- Finding that the 1 arks, notv.iihstamlios; man, the Earl of E^liutouua happened they alont seeint.il likely to profit by the to he sent to the West Indies. The expedition, were dilatory in their picanny, which was under the orders of parations, M.tjor-(icncral Monrc (for Lieutcnont-Geiieral Sir Ralph Alier- he iiad lately obtained that rank.) was cromhy, arrived at Gaibadoes in Jauu- dispatched to the Vizir's camp at .i.ippa ary, 1790, and as no time was to he lo>t, and, immediately on his annul, discoin a climate of this kind, which within vered how litile such allies were to be the space of three years had devoured relied on, the in.op- being in a state uf the greater part of fatty-four thousand mutiny, and far uxoe formidable to their men, operations were immediately coin- own commandite than to the enemy, menccd. Accordingly, after the capture The English anuy, width had but too ot the Dutch colonics, Colonel Moore, long delayed its operations, in rousts who now served with the local rank of quence of the vain promise* ot the oia't brigadier-general, was employed in the of Constantinople, ut length arrived in reduction of the Trench island of St. Aboukir hay, March?, loi/l, and elfectcit Lucia. This campaign, like the prece- a landing; on which occasion, Uie officer, ding ones, presented a new opuortunity of whom we now treat, commanded ilm for distinguishing himself: the fortified reserve. The position of the French, eminence of nlorne Chabot having been who were postcti on u commanding cnih. jei-ed during anight attack, and Morne ncucc, was admirable; but no sunncr li.ol Dnchassaux taken by him, after the com- bis boat approached the land, tl.rui tho plet.on of two parallels. luajor-genuinF leaped on shoic, and.
On his return to Europe, he was once fluting himself at the bead ut his Ltj