To make Milk Punch

Take 6 quarts of Brandy, and the Rinds
of 44 Lemons pared very thin; Steep the
Rinds in the Brandy 24 hours; then strain
it off. Put to it 4 Quarts of Water,
4 large Nutmegs grated, 2 quarts of
Lemon Juice, 2 pound of double refined
Sugar. When the Sugar is dissolv'd,
boil 3 Quarts of Milk and put to the rest
hot as you take it off the Fire, and stir
it about. Let it stand two Hours; then
run it thro' a Jelly-bag till it is clear;
then bottle it off. --

[Endorsement]

Dr. Franklin's rect
to make milk punch

[Address]

To
James Bowdoin, Esq.
Roxbury

11 October 1763

20.5 cm x 16.2 cm

From the Bowdoin-Temple papers in the Winthrop family papers