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Date Original

1828 April 25

Description

This is a note from Dr. Peyton R. Pitman to the estate of Ellen Hardin, asking for expenses for medical care provided.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellen Hardin was a wealthy woman of early Lawrence County who became ill and died in 1828. Her relatives were among the first to settle in Lawrence County and many held county positions, like Sheriff Joseph Hardin. The doctor who attended Ellen, Peyton R. Pitman, also ran a well-known ferry called Pitman's Ferry. This is one of the few references to him as a doctor.

Transcription

The Estate of Nelly Hardin dec,d[sic - deceased]
Aprils 25th 1828 } To Peyton R. Pitman Dr.
To Visit 31 miles and 48 hours attendance - - $ 20.00
5 - - -sticks and 2 Cathaticks - --- - 3.50
Febufuze[sic] Powders and - - - Racine - - - 1.50
$25.00
James M Keykendall, being sworn states that
the services specified in the above a/c[sic] were
rendered by Dr Pitman; and the same being
considered reasonable is allowed agst[sic] the
Estate of Ellen Harden deceased.
Pho P Erheridge
Judge

Physical Description

Document, 8" x 8.5"

Subjects

Probate law and practice; Estates; Medicine; Medical personnel; Pioneers; Law; Death and burial; Ferries

Contributor

Dr. Peyton R. Pitman

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0054, Box 11, F858

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) probate records, MSNE.0054

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Probate, doctor's receipt to Ellen Hardin estate, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

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United States History

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