Jefferson's Nephews: A Frontier Tragedy

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APPENDIX 4
MEDICAL NOTES

SECTION I. MEDICAL BILLS FOR THE LEWIS FAMILY
(EDITED AND ANNOTATED)
1809
May 23laxative for slave Isaac, f.50$ .50
June 14opium for sleep or pain, $1.251.25
June 16opium for sleep or pain, $2.002.00
June 16liver or bile pill, $.50.50
June 16bleeding slave Isaac, $.50.50
June 18laxative for Lilburne Lewis, $.50.50
June 18laxative for Lilburne Lewis, $.25.25
June 19visit slave at Daniels, $.50; for bleeding, $.50; liver pill, $.501.50
July 30laxative for negro at McCawley's, $.50; quinine for malaria, f 1.001.50
August 2one box pills, $1.00; blue ointment for lice, $.501.50
August 5visit Nancy, sister of Lilburne, a night call, $3.00; bleeding, $.50; laxative, $.504.00
August 7quinine for malaria, $1.00; sedative, $.37½1.37½
August 13bleeding slave Frank, $.50.50
August 18pills for sisters, $ 1.00; antimony to cause sweat and vomiting, $ 1.002.00
August 20night call on sisters, $3.00; ague pills, f 1.00; quinine for malaria, $2.006.00
August 21visit family, $2.00; laxative for child, $.25; paregoric for diarrhea and cramps, $.50; sweet spirits of niter for stomach pain and nausea, $.753.50
August 22visit family, $2.00; 3 childs' doses of laxative, $.752.75
August 23sweet spirits of niter for stomach pain and nausea, $1.00; laxative, $.50; quinine, $1.002.50
August 25visit family, $2.002.00
August 26quinine for malaria, $2.00; ague pill for Isham Lewis, $.502.50
August 27visit family, $2.00; quinine, $2.004.00
August 29laxative, $.50; quinine, $2.002.50
August 30visit family, $2.002.00
August 31visit family, $2.002.00

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vi
  • Constructing Jefferson's Nephews ix
  • Preface xxv
  • Preface to First Edition xxix
  • Acknowledgments xxx
  • 1: Colonial Days 3
  • 2: The Fight for Freedom 12
  • 3: A Colonel in the Militia 20
  • 4: Prosperity 29
  • 5: The Virginia Planter 38
  • 6: The Shipwreck of the Fortunes 44
  • 7: Craven Peyton, Thomas Jefferson, and the Hendersons 55
  • 8: Jefferson and the Lewises 71
  • 9: The Plan to Emigrate 84
  • 10: The Trip to Kentucky 97
  • 11: The Land and Towns 111
  • 12: Houses and Crops 123
  • 13: The Smithland Neighbors 134
  • 14: Issues in West Kentucky, 1808 143
  • 15: The County Court 151
  • 16: The Year of Trouble, 1809 163
  • 17: Lilburne Enters Public Life 175
  • 18: The Church in West Kentucky 189
  • 19: The Presbyterian Lewises 203
  • 20: Insecurity 215
  • 21: Community Affairs, 1810 226
  • 22: Slavery in Livingston 234
  • 23: Tremors in the Dynasty 240
  • 24: Annus Mirabilis 248
  • 25: The Murder 256
  • 26: After the Murder 266
  • 27: The First Grand Jury 274
  • 28: The True Bill 285
  • 29: The Graveyard 293
  • 30: The Orphans 303
  • 31: During the War 312
  • 32: The Aftereffects 322
  • 33: The Epilogue 329
  • Appendix 1 - Notes on Lewis Genealogy 339
  • Appendix 2 - The Colle Sale 348
  • Appendix 3 - The Interview with Matilda 351
  • Appendix 4 - Medical Notes 353
  • Appendix 5 - Lilburne Lewis's Estate 359
  • Index 441
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