A Letter to Doctor Roberts

Posted By on February 1, 2010

(January 28 1760)

Dear Doctor Roberts,
I trust that this note finds you in good health as well as your good daughters.  I am writing on behalf of my brother William, with who you served with at the Siege of Niagara this July past.   He sends his regards as he is still abroad in the Frontier fort of Frederick, treating the men of the Maryland Forces.  He hopes that you ahve healed fully from your leg wound and that no amputation was necessary, which I would also hope!  I heard my brother’s tale of the ordeal and it seems most frightful an experience!
My brother, when not tending to the men in the King’s service, owns an apothecary shop here in Frederick , MD.  He tends to the sick, as well as sells general medicines, tinctures, and the Finest Virginian tobacco.  Sometimes he receives additional gifts or supplies from his suppliers and in his recent writing to me, he has asked me to send 2 of these items to you as gifts for 12th night and your Birth day, as I believe it has just passed.  He hopes that both will be of great use ot you in your wilderness tendings and for the men of the Independant Co of South Carolina.  And know that should you grow low on supplies of medicines,  we can work on a steep discount and credit for your practice.
The shop grows busy now so I must away.
Miss Charlotte Clift, sister to Dr. William Clift

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