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Advertisement by Alexander Gaston concerning the sale of medicines [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
Gaston, Alexander, ca. 1735-1781
May 22, 1778
Volume 13, Page 421

North Carolina Gazette, May 22, 1778.

I have just opened a large assortment of fresh imported medicines, among which there is a greater quantity of almost all the following articles, than I could consume in my own practice in many years, therefore would be glad to supply others, at the lowest terms with what ever they may want, of Peruvian bark, camphire, sweet mercury, opium, rheubarb, jallap, Ipecacuanha, aloes, myrrh, gummastick, magnesia, Spanish flies, Venice treacle, borax, saltpetre, volatile salt of hartshorn, do. of salamoniac, camomile flower, brimstone, and flowers of sulphur, &c &c.