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Seed Order for James Madison, Sr., 26 March 1791

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
½ oz Green Savoy   9
¼ oz Best Caulyflower 1 – 3
1 oz Solid Cellery 1 – 6
1 oz Red Beet 2 – –
1 oz Orrange Carrot 9
1 oz Parsnip 9
1 oz Salmon radish 9
1 oz Short roptly Ditto 9
1 oz Turnip 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 – –
1 oz Parsley seed 9
4. oz. Garden Cress seed 3   
one Canvas Bagg 1 – –
£. 1..10..   1
a Packet Flower seeds
15   Peppers

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.”

1An unrecognized symbol, possibly related to accounting methods, appears here on the Ms.

2George 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).

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