To William Prince
Philadelphia July 6. 1791.
When I was at your house in June I left with you a note to furnish me with the following trees, to wit
Sugar maples. All you have.
bush cranberries. All you have.
- 3. balsam poplars
- 6. Venetian sumachs.
- 12. Burée pears.
To these I must now desire you to add the following; the names of which I take from your catalogue, to wit
- 6. Brignola plumbs.
- 12. apricots. I leave to you to fix on three or four of the best kinds, making in the whole 12 trees.
- 6. red Roman nectarines.
- 6. yellow Roman nectarines
- 6. green nutmeg peaches.
- 6. large yellow clingstone peaches ripening Oct. 15.
- 12. Spitzenberg apples. I leave to you to decide on the best kind, as I would chuse to have only one kind.
- 6. of the very earliest apples you have.
- Roses. Moss Provence. Yellow. Rosa mundi. Large Provence.
- The monthly. The white damask. The primrose. Musk rose.
- Cinnamon rose. Thornless rose. 3 of each, making in all 30.
- 3. Hemlock spruce firs.
- 3. large silver firs
- 3. balm of Gilead firs.
- 6 monthly honey suckles.
- 3 Carolina kidney bean trees with purple flowers.
- 3. balsam of Peru.
- 6. yellow willows.
- 6. Rhododendrons.
- 12. Madeira nuts.
- […] fill-buds.
According to your estimate and the prices in your catalogue these will be covered by 30. dollars which sum you will recieve herewith. I must trouble you to send them yourself to Richmond, addressed to the care of Mr. James Brown merchant of that place, who will recieve them and pay freight &c. Send them to no other port of that country for I shall never get them, and there are vessels going from New York to Richmond very frequently. Be so good as to forward them as soon as the season will admit. I am Sir your very humble servt,
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Wm. Prince, at Flushing landing Long isld.”