Okra, 1 quart, Tomatoes, 6, Onion, 1,

Green pepper, 1,

Beef-stock, 3 pints,

File (powdered sassafras), 1 tablespoon,

Salt and pepper.

Chop the onion, okra, tomatoes and pepper. Put in a pot and add to it the stock, and let it simmer until thoroughly cooked. Then add the salt and pepper and a tablespoon of the "file," or sassafras powder.