The American oil has been discovered to be the great medicine of nature [electronic resource].

Joseph Peirce & Co. [Browse]
[Rochester, N.Y.] : Steam press of the Rochester Daily American., [1851]
4 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 7854. [More in this series]
  • Advertisement, accompanied by certificates, endorsing the "American oil," discovered at a well near Burksville, Ky., and found to be "an oil of the most volatile kind, and possessing properties of a highly medicinal nature."
  • Title page, p. [1], includes wood-engraving with bordering caption: Use nature's remedy, and enjoy heaven's greatest earthly blessing--health! The best physician is only the assistant of nature.
  • A description of the discovery and properties of the oil and "Directions for use," p. 2, signed: D. Hail & Co., proprietors, Kentucky. J. Peirce & Co., general agents for the world, Rochester, N.Y. Having the entire control of the well, all letters addressed to J. Peirce & Co., will receive immediate attention.
  • "All letters addressed to Joseph Peirce & Co., Box No. 578, post-paid, will be promptly answered, and all orders for oil will receive prompt attention, when money is sent. The oil is retailed at one dollar per bottle. ... I shall soon have agents traveling in all parts of the Union, making local agencies. My residence is, at present, no. 7 William-Street, Rochester, N.Y. Aug. 1851."--p. 4. Signed: Joseph Peirce.
  • "P. Dickinson & Co., no. 25 Dock Square, Boston, wholesale and retail agents."--p. 4.
  • Text printed in two columns.
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Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 7854).
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Use nature's remedy, and enjoy heaven's greatest earthly blessing--health!
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