The Doctor's visit.
This same Dr. Ames
expressed himself in quite caustic terms regarding some practitioners.
But on July 20 (1767) he made a call on one, thus noted:
Went Dr. Gardner's at Milton drank excellent Wine made of Cherries thus 50 lb. of good Cherries stoned, 37 lb of Sugar and Water enough to make the whole into the Quantity of half a Barrell.
N. B. you put in the whole Cherries except the Stones
The above must have been Milton
’ (equally common in Medford
) and seemed to have impressed him favorably.
What he might say today is another matter.