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Bachellor, William (fl. 1777-1778) to Captain Hudson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.802 Author/Creator: Bachellor, William (fl. 1777-1778) Place Written: Haverhill, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 July 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 42.5 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the chemistry Dr. Boerhaav and determines there is "No process in which the purging Salts are made that is practicable at this Time." Transcribes a long passage from a book explaining how to make salt cartharticum.

Background Information: William Bachellor was a surgeon who served in the American Revolution in 1778.

People: Bachellor, William, fl. 1777-1778

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Science and TechnologyHealth and MedicalMilitary HistoryRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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