Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 15, 1862

I have not felt well for several days.  Took Seidlitz powder.  
Kate went to town to learn if any thing was known about Ephraim.  I begin to feel very anxious for his safety.  He always writes promptly and a letter has had more than time to come.  The suspense is awful.  It seems more than we can bear.  I am so thankful that Dr. Hart is there.  We shall certainly hear from him in the course of the week.  Lizzie went to her mother's to visit Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Dickey and several others.

Peggy's comments:
Seidlitz powder, according to the American Heritage Medical Dictionary was:
A mixture of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium sodium tartrate, used as a mild cathartic by dissolving in water and drinking.

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