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Saturday, June 18th, 1774. Able to walk about the house. It is such excessive hot weather or I should mend faster.

Sunday, June 19th, 1774. Dined at a certain Mr. Hambleton's. Supped and spent the evening at Mrs. Leftwiches with some young ladies from Virginia. After supper the company amused themselves with several diverting plays. This seems very strange to me, but I believe it is common in this Country. Find myself much better to-day. Hope I shall be able to go to Alexandria next week. Monday, June 20th, 1774. Gathering strength very fast, the Doctor sent me a Box of Pills with directions to take two at night and two in the Morning. These are the last I intend to take. Dined at Mrs. Leftwiches. After went over to Virginia with some young ladies, but returned in the evening. Wednesday, June 22nd, 1774. Taking the Pills the Doctor gave me, but these don't seem to work, only cause a bad taste in my mouth. Will take three this evening. Thursday, June 23rd, 1774. This morning took 4 Pills which has caused a violent pain in my bowels all day, attended with a constant thirst and a very bad taste in my mouth. But affects me no other way. Colnl. Harrison sent me a Humming Bird. This is supposed to be one of the smallest Birds that is known. It is Green on the back, its neck and breast of a beautiful azure, the belly and thighs are of a whitish colour. It has a long beak about the thickness of a needle which it darts into the flowers and extracts the Honey upon which it lives. They are only seen in the Summer time, their nests are very rarely found, and are looked upon as a great curiosity. Friday, June 24th, 1774. Much worse, my throat and tongue much swollen. Have sent for the Doctor. Confined to my bed. Am afraid that I am poisoned with his confounded Pills. A continual thirst,

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Title
The journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777.
Contributor Names
Cresswell, Nicholas, 1750-1804.
Created / Published
New York, L. MacVeagh, The Dial Press, 1924.
Subject Headings
-  United States--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
Notes
-  Diary kept during author's stay in America.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
ix p., 1 l., 287 p. front. (port.) pl., facsim. 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E163 .C78
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http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbtn.30436
Library of Congress Control Number
24030436
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Diary kept during author's stay in America. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/24030436
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