influence of gum arabic or any gums in this complicated attack, I think
liquorice in small quantities may be admissable, particularly the stick
liquorice; of which Judge North has plenty, if you have not. Irritation
must be checked.
Lastly, as to riding out in cool weather, I think the
measure is, or will seem to be dubious, till the irritation to cough is
removed. You remember that Mr. Lewis' first ride was followed by an increase
of fever; but that his subsequent rides, when his breast was relieved,
were of eminent utility.
Forgive this freedom, as well as my request that you
would attend a little to Mr. [Willis]; whose [expectoration] was said
last night to have abated, but which by a little root or bleeding (if
bleeding is indicated) may be restored perhaps. Possibly the clyster &
physic of yesterday had effect