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Handwritten receipt from Dr. S. Samuel Adams for treating a female servant belonging to the estate of Malcolm McKinnon, Thomas County, Georgia

(Thomas County, Georgia) August 10, 1853 Oblong 5.25 x 7.5", lined paper out of ledger. Light creasing else very good, appears to have been removed from a longer sheet of paper. On the sheet, referred to as "Voucher No. 6" are listed visits on two dates. On April 13, Dr. Adams saw "son John" (Malcom's?) and prescribed tonic water pills and quinine. On September 3rd he visited "Servant Woman Nelly" and wrote a prescription for tonic water pills for her and quinine for her mother. Both medicines are used to treat malaria. The bill was paid for by Kenneth and Murdoch McKinnon, Malcom's brothers. On the reverse, which is labelled "Voucher No. 9" and dated March 1851, Mrs. Peggy McKinnon (Malcom's widow) has ordered fabric, lace, combs and shoes from a J.A. McIntosh. Below the order is a partial note from Thomas Simmons, the justice of the peace for Thomas County "Personally approved before me...J.A. McIntosh who is being duly sworn deposeth that the witness...is just", remainder has been trimmed off. Malcolm McKinnon was one of twelve children of John McKinnon, a large slaveholder who resided in Thomas County, Georgia. Upon his death in 1835, his wife and children inherited the estate including Malcolm and his wife Margaret "Peggy" McArthur.

Book Id: 99-4887

Price: $150.00

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