Colonial Occupations– Apothecary

Dear Diary.

I woke up this morning while my husband was in the field and I had a loaf of corn bread. Then I grabed my Mortar and my Pestle and started grinding my herbs. A young woman who looked like she had just gotten married had just walked in my house and asked me to put some leeches on her arms and legs because she was so swollen! Afterwards she payed me 300 pounds for some leeches and some herbs. Then RIGHT AFTER the woman had walked out a hurt man came fast-walking in and sat his rump in my mixing chair while I was getting a book! How rude was that. Soon he told me that I needed to bleed him. He said he would pay me 5,000 POUNDS. I took the challenge and I bleed him. I told him that with all of the pounds that I got today, we could buy a HOUSE! Plus my salary of 14 pounds! My husband will be SO PROUD! Now I shall speak in you tomorrow I must now go feed the pigs, cook dinner, and clean up all of the blood from the bleeding and the leeches.

A Girl in the business, Massuchuesetts

Colonial Leaders

Who is Weetamoo?

Skilled hunter

Skilled swimmer

Lead an army of more than 3 hundred men

Joined King Phillips in the war of King Philip.

Governed the Pocasset tribe

Dressed like any other leader (Jewelry exc.)

Drowned in the Taunton River trying to get away from the English — 1676

Guarded Mary Rowlandson during her captivity — 1675

Allied with Metacom during his war against the colonists — 1675 — 1676

That is Weetamoo!

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mykey .F.