Seed Order for James Madison, Sr.
Philad March – 26 – 1791.
|1||Pint Early Charlton Peas||1|
|1||Quart Dw[a]rff Marrow Peas||2|
|1||Qt Ey french Beans||1 – 6|
|1||oz||Ey Battersea Cabbage||2 – –|
|½||oz||Large Late Cabbage||9|
|¼||oz||Best Caulyflower||1 – 3|
|1||oz||Solid Cellery||1 – 6|
|1||oz||Red Beet||2 – –|
|1||oz||Short roptly Ditto||9|
|1||oz||Black Spanesh radish||9|
|1||oz||white Coss Lettuce||2 – –|
|1||oz||Silesia white Ditto||2 – –|
|1 –||oz||6 Sorts Lettuce large heads||2 – –|
|1||oz||white Onion seed||1 – –|
|1||oz||London Leek||1 – –|
|4.||oz.||Garden Cress seed||3|
|one||Canvas Bagg||1 – –|
|a||Packet Flower seeds|
Received in full George Morris2
Ms (Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pa.). In George Morris’s hand. Above the order JM wrote: “List of Seeds &c. sent for Col: James Madison to the care of F. Maury, Fredg.” On the verso JM’s father listed: “Spanish Shishé / Sensitive Plant / Miginette / Princes Feathers / Tricolor / 10 Week-stock / China Pink / Love lies Bleeding Amaranthus / Brumton Stock.”
1. An unrecognized symbol, possibly related to accounting methods, appears here on the Ms.
2. George Morris sold seeds in Philadelphia “at his garden between Market and Arch-streets, in Twelfth-street, or on Wednesdays and Saturdays opposite the Presbyterian meeting-house, South Market-street” (Philadelphia Dunlap’s Am. Daily Advertiser, 26 Mar. 1791).