Dr. Arthur Moray Randolph Account of His Trip to Attend to His Dying Son.

Date: October 12 through November 30, 1862

Series: M75-86 - Randolph family.

Papers, 1820-1978.

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Early Florida Medicine


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This is a copy of material in a small account book or diary which
recounts the trip that Arthur Moray Randolph took to attend his son
Thomas Eston in his last illness in October and November of 1862.

Octr 12 Thomasville - self servant and two horses 3.75
R R fare to Sava. 9.00
Dinner 1.00
Omnibus and supper at Sava. 2.00
Ticket to Augusta 5.30
Omnibus and breakfast 2.
Ticket to Richmond 23.30
Supper at Chastn 1-
Breakfast High Point 1
Night at Raleigh 2.50
Breakfast 1
Snack at Welden [?] .50
Richmond 1 cap 7. 2 gloves 6 13.00
Sundries and Telegraph 5.00
American Hotel 7.00
[2nd page accounts - JWG] Brot over 18 Octr 77.35
Richd to Gordonsville 3.80
Gordonsville to Culpepper 2.50
Expenses to the plains [?] ------------------------------------- 9___
Total to the plains $92.65

when I arrived 90c Sunday night the 19th Octr.
20th Mr. Smiths wagon brought my baggage
21st by return wagon had opportunity of sending a letter to Laure
to post office at Culpepper C H.
Cash on hand this Octr 21st $610.00
Estons purse 34.00
Octr 28 pd Dr Clarke 120___
$ 524.00

Dr Cochran 25. Dr Powell [?] $35.00 [these two lines
Adams shoes 5. flanl shirts 10 15 scratched out - JWG.]

Sunday 19th Octr reached the residence of J. W. Foster Esqr
20th Smiths cart brought over my baggage from his house
21st By return of cart I wrote to Laura, the letter probably leaving
Culpepper on the 23 and may reach its destination by 1st Novr
22d Dr Cochran of Middlebury visited Eston in consultation with Dr
Clark. Eston had had a severe attack of pain on the night before.
23d He had the most comfortable day and night yesterday and last
night, since I've been with him. The weather is cold with high wind
from NE. [At top of page - Octr 23d Thurday [sic] 1862.) JWG.]
Friday 24th. Last evening was a bad for my poor boy, but the night
passed more easily with the help of narcotics. Today the most comfort-
able of the week. Dr. Cochran visited him on Wednesday Dr. Peyton yester-
day and today in conjunction with Dr Clark and this evening Dr Powel
whom I sent for Tuesday, made a call. If in a multitude of council
safety exists, Eston will surely recover. White frost this morning,
clear day with moderate wind.

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