Monday, April 1, 2013

Vegetable Garden Seeds for Sale - 1813


In addition to their former supply of
have received the following which they
warrant of good quality, viz.

Early York Cabbage
Early [B]auliflowers,[1]
Late      do[2]
Early Sugar Load,
Large Battersea,
Red Dutch,
Early Scarlet, Salmon, Purple, and Mixed
               Orange, Purple, Blood Red.
                              Lettuce Seed
Leaf Lettuce,                  Grand Admiral,
Cabage Lettuce               Dutch Lettuce,
Musk Melon,
Nutmeg  do.
Cluster Cucumber,
Bush Squash,
Leek Seed

And as usual, Drugs and Medicines, wholesale
and retail.

Pennsylvania avenue, Washington.
April 1-st[3]

[1] Perhaps: Cauliflower

[2] ditto  1620s, Tuscan dialectal ditto "(in) the said (month or year)," literary Italian detto, past participle of dire "to say," from Latin dicere. © 2001-2012 Douglas Harper, On Line Etymology.

[3] Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 04-01-1813; Volume: I; Issue: 78; Page: [3]; Location: Washington (DC).
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson April1, 2013.

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