Singe a young chicken and split it down the back; take out the intestines; wipe it with a damp towel; lay the chicken with inside downward in the baking pan, breaking the breastbone to make it lie flat; spread the breast with a quarter pound of butter, dredge with pepper, put a teaspoonful of salt and half cup of water in baking pan. Place in a hot oven, let it bake half hour, basting every ten minutes. Now remove the lid, turn the chicken, baste it well on inside, cover and bake another half hour; when done, place on a hot dish, put the pan in which the chicken was cooked on the fire to brown, add one tablespoonful of flour; stir until smooth and brown, add half cup of milk. Stir constantly until it boils; if not properly seasoned add salt and pepper and serve.