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Brandy Bitters

The Militia Laws of the Province of Nova Scotia (Halifax, 1828) includes hand written recipes glued into the published book. The reverse of a recipe for "Blackberry Wine" has the name Miss Millar. It is interesting that Nova Scotia Archives has another copy of Militia Laws without hand written attachments and the owner's name is Garret Miller (V/F vol. 143 no. 23). The Miller family papers include a large collection of manuscript recipes in MG 1 volume 652 no. 7 and MG 1 volume 693 folder 3.

Date: ca. 1828

Reference: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Nova Scotia Archives  MG 100 vol. 1 no. 5

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