Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Reward for Runaway Horse April 30, 1813


               Strayed away from the subscriber on the 15th inst. a dark bay HORSE, between 17 and 18 handshigh, 6 years old this spring, remarkable for very large hoofs.  He has been lately bled, and on the side he was bled there was a swelling on his shoulder occassioned by the collar.  He was raised in Washington county, Pennsylvania, and has no doubt taken the Frederic[ ] or Leesburg road.  Whoever will decline said Horse to the subscriber or his manager, Mr. Francis Clements, living near Bladensburg, shall be entitled to the above reward.

                              WILLIAM DUDLEY DIGGES
April 22 - 6T[2]

[1] One US DOLLAR 1813 = $11.236 in 2010.

[2] Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 04-30-1813; Volume: I; Issue: 103; Page: [1]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcriber by John Peter Thompson, April 19, 2013.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Employment Opportunity for Marylanders: Join the the Chesapeake Flotilla - April 1814


Where an honorable and comfortable situation offers to men out of employ during the Embargo; where seamen and landsmen will receive four month's pay advanced, and their wives to receive half pay, monthly; and single men can provide foraged parents; and widowers for the helpless children, in the same manner, with the advantage of always being near their families, and not to be drafted into the militia, or turned over into any other service.  Apply to the recruiting officers, or to

                                                                                          JOSHUA BARNEY,[2]
                                                                                                         Com. of U.S. Flotilla

March 3                                                                                                                      eott[3]    

Joshua Barney circa 1800
image from Wikipedia

"On July 4, 1813, Joshua Barney, an American Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed a plan to the Secretary of the Navy, William Jones, to build, purchase, outfit, man, and command a flying squadron of 20 barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay from British incursions."

[2] Joshua Barney (6 July 1759 – 1 December 1818) was, born in Baltimore, Maryland, and served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. He later achieved the rank of commodore in the United States Navy and also served in the War of 1812. from Wikipedia.

[3] Baltimore Patriot & Evening Advertiser.; Date: 04-29-1814; Volume: 3; Issue: 101; Page: [4]; Location: Baltimore, Maryland.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 28th, 2013.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Can you believe how many apple varieties you could buy in April 1814? - Mail-order from Burlington Nursery, New Jersey


               For sale, an extensive collection of upwards of one hundred and thirty kinds of APPLE TREES, of which the following are of sizes larger than are usually offered for sale, at 12 cents[1] each, delivered at the Nursery - with the additional charge of freight and package, if sent abroad by the packets.

                                             AMERICAN TABLE APPLES
Early Bough,                                                                          Dumpling,
Prince's Harvest,                                                                     Monstrous Pippin,
Summer Queen,                                                                                      weighs 27 oz.
Large Codling,                                                                        Michael Henry Pippin
Summer Pippin,                                                                      R. Island Greening,
Large Sweeting,                                                                      Burlington Greening,
Large Fall Pippin,                                                                    Roman Stem,
Holland Pippin,                                                                        Black,
Trenton Redstreak,                                                                 Newark King,
Shippen's Russeting,                                                               Brownite,
Doctor,                                                                                 Lady Finger,
Morgan,                                                                                Pennock,
Wine,                                                                                    Vandevere,
Monstrous Bellflower,                                                            Sweet Pippin,
Collet,                                                                                  Quince Apple,
Flushing and                                                                         Priestly,
Esopus Spitzemberg,                                                             Lobb,
Swaar,                                                                                 Winter Permain,
Seek no further,                                                                    Rambo,
Pompion,                                                                             Bellflower,
Pound,                                                                                Prince's Everlasting,
Irish Apple,                                                                         Evesham large Rus-
Romanite,                                                                                                  seting,
                                             ENGLISH TABLE APPLES
Loans Permain,                                                                       Double bearing Crab,
Nonsuch,                                                                               Evergreen striped
Olive,                                                                                                  Crab,
Margill,                                                                                  Non Pariel,
Ribstone Pippin,                                                                      Pearson's Pippin,
Royal Russet,                                                                            
Pomme d'Apis or La-                                                              Pigeon,
dy Apple, a much ad-                                                              Domine,
nired dessert fruit.                                                                  Fenoullet Gris,
Red Calville,                                                                          Cr[aa]m,
Large Reinette,                                                                      Capendu.
Gros Faros,
                                             AMERICAN CIDER APPLES.
Harrison,                                                                              Royal Pearmain,
Campfield,                                                                            Catline,
Poveshon,                                                                            American Pippin,
Granniwinkle,                                                                       Ruckman's golden
Coopers Russeting,                                                                               Pearmain,
Wine Sap,                                                                            Curlis Sweet,
Greyhouse,                                                                          Wetherill's Sweet,
Hewe's Crab,                                                                       Cann Apple,
Spice,                                                                                  Orange.
                                             French Metoisee Crab.
                                             ENGLISH CIDER FRUIT.
Cockagee,                                                                           Catsbury,
John,                                                                                  Whitesour,
Golden Rannet,                                                                    Styre,
Woodcock,                                                                         Hagloe Crab,
Royal Wilding,                                                                     Redstreak,

An extensive variety of one hundred foreign
               and native Pears, and native Pears                             20 cents
Italian Mulberries                                                                     12
Quinces                                                                                  18
Georgia and Athenian Poplars, large
               size,                                                                        12
               Orders sent by mail will be carefully executed.

                                                            DANIEL SMITH & CO.

               Burlington, (N. J.) Feb 20, 1814
                              Feb 25                                                             1aw6t [2]

Vandevere apple variety probably originated
near Wilmongton Delware in the 1700s.
image from the Special Collections of USDA ARS NAL
Beltsville Maryland

[1] One dollar in 1814 equaled approximately $10.334 in 2010. http://mykindred.com/cloud/TX/Documents/dollar/index.php?cyear=2010
[2] Federal Republican; Date: 04-30-1814; Page: 4; Location: Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 27th, 2013.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bladensburg, Maryland and Washington are Warned of War to Come - April 1814

                                                                                                         London, Jan. 2.
               As for Madison's warlike denunciations, they are not of a nature to disturb us very seriously.  We could wish that America were better governed; her misrule operates as a diversion in favor of the common enemy, and employs a British force which would be more gloriously engaged in restoring freedom to Holland, or confirming the deliverance of Spain; but the hour of retribution is at hand, and notwithstanding the gigantic efforts now making throughout Europe, there will be found a sufficient force to spare, to bring a conviction of their errors home to the American government, and punish them for their adherence to a vile and unnatural system of politics.[1]

[1] Federal Republican Date: 04-26-1814; Volume: VIII; Issue: 1115; Page: [4]; Location: Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 26th, 2013.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Fulling Mill opens for Business near Bladensburg in 1812

The Subscribers are erecting a FULLING MILL, and enlarging their BLANKET FACTORY, at the Point Mills, about twelve miles from Georgetown, and five from Bladensburg, which will be in operation in October; where Fulling and Dying, will be executed with neatness and dispatch in its various branches, and Cash given or Blankets exchanged for Wool.  Customers that find it more convenient to deliver and receive articles in Geo: Town, will call at the store of RENNER & BUSSARD, who will give Cash, or exchange Blankets, for Wool.

                                                            ELKANA COBB.
                                                            DANIEL BUSSARD.

                                             Sept 7, 1812.[1]

[1] The Courier; Date: 10-21-1812; Volume: I; Issue: 28; Page: [4]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 24th, 2013. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For Sale at a Plantation near Bladensburg 1799

To the highest bidder,

               On Monday the 2d of December next if fair, if not, the next fair day, at the subscriber's plantation, near Bladensburgh, for ready money or negotiable notes at 120, days credit, five negroes, consisting of one man and two women, and all young and healthy, and two small girls.  The man understands all amnner of farming and plantation business and is good coarse shoemaker, the women both understand house work, plantation business and spinning, one of them can spin both on the linen and woollen [sic] wheels.

               At the same time and place and on the same terms, by the subscriber, will be offered for sale, 18 HEAD OF GOOD SHEEP, A FEW YOUNG CATTLE. TWO COLTS, 15 months old, one desk and book-case, two walnut tables, six walnut chairs, with leather bottoms, one large writing desk, one loom, one pair of hand-mill stones, and a parcel of old Iron, consisting of cart-tire, boxes, bandages, and also the I[r]on of an old carriage, consisting of screws, bolts, &c.  And about two tons of well cured Hay, and some Corn.
                                                                                          JOHN BEALL,
November 5, 1799.[1]

[1] The Centinel of Liberty, and George-Town and Washington Advertiser; Date: 11-15-1799; Volume: IV; Issue: 51; Page: [4]; Location: Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 23rd, 2013.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fine Wines to be had near Bladensburg 200 years ago - April 1813


As received this day, at his Wine Cellar, th follwing articled, imported in the schooner Express, lately from Bordeaux, which he will sell wholesale and retail for a moderate profit:

Sparkling C hampaigne [sic] in Hampers of             50 bottles
Medoc in baskets of                                             12  do.[1]
St. Julien Red Wine in hampers of                          24 do,
Vin de Grave in boxes of                                       12 do.
Claret               in   do.    of                                  12 do,
Sweet Oil in baskets of                                         12 do,
Prunes in boxes of about 1[6] lb. each[2]                                                     
Cognac Brandy in pipes, of very superior quality.
He has also received from Baltimore
Fresh Boushong [sic] Tea,
Pichou  do.            do.
Padfoy    do.            do.
Table Salt in baskets,
Mould Candles, &c.

Georgetown, March 9 - [indecipherable][3]

[1] do. = ditto
Tuscan dialectal ditto "(in) the said (month or year)," literary Italian detto, past participle of dire "to say," from Latin dicere (see diction). Originally used in Italian to avoid repetition of month names in a series of dates; generalized meaning of "same as above" first recorded in English 1670s. http://etymonline.com/?term=ditto
[2] second digit is hard to read could be 0, 5 or 6 (10,15 or16).
[3] Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 04-22-1813; Volume: I; Issue: 96; Page: [3]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcribed by Jophn Peter Thompson, April 22nd, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Somethings never change: An Act to restrain the use of Fire-Arms in the city of Washington - March 1813


To restrain the use of Fire-Arms in the city of Washington.

               Sec. 1.  Be it enacted by the Board of Aldermen and Board of Common Council of the City of Washington, That from and after the passage of this act, if any person shall fire or shoot a gun, pistol or other fire arms, idly for sport or amusement within two hundred and fifty yards of any dwelling house , in that part of this city contained within north M street, Massachusetts avenue, Seventh street east, Pennsylvania Avenue, the Eastern Branch, Sixth street west, Virginia avenue and Rock Creek; or in any part of the city on the sabbath, the persaon so firing or shooting, shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding ten dollars, nor less than five dollars, at the discretion of any justice of the peace resident within this city; one-half whereof shall be for the use of the city, and the other half shall be paid to the informer, or to the trustees of the poor of this corporation, in the case the informer declines accepting the same:  Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect any officer of this corporation for firing or shooting as aforeaid, in the execution of his duty, or the militia or troops of the United States for discharging their fire arms on days of mustering, training or rejoicing, when ordered so to shoot or fire by their commnading officer; or any person shooting or firing as aforesaid in the performance of any philosphical experiment or theatrical amusement, for the exhibition of which a licence shall have been previously obtained.  And provided, That nothing in this act contained, shall be construed to prohibit any person from shooting at water fowls in the Eastern Branch, Potomac river or Tyber creek, although such person may be within the limits herein prescribed.

               Sec. 2.  And be it enacted, That if any minor, or apprentice or slave, shall be convicted of violating the provisions of this act, the parent or guardian of such minor, the master or mistress of such apprentice, or the owner or holder of such slave, as the case may be, shall forfeit and pay, as aforesaid, the fine or fines incurred by such minor, apprentice, or slave.

               Sec. 3.  And be it enacted, That the fourth section of an act, entitled "An act to suppress horse running and shooting in certain cases in the city of Washington," passed the ninth day of December, eighteen hundred and nine, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

pro tempore, of the Board of Common Council

JAMES HOBAN, President
pro tem. of the Board of Aldermen.

Approved, March 30th, 1813.

[1] Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 04-21-1813; Volume: I; Issue: 95; Page: [2]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 21st, 2013.

Extraordinary Appearance of the Moon in London June 12th, 1794

Extraordinary appearance of the Moon,

               The following advertisement, copied from the Daily Advertiser, we consider as a curiosity worth communicating to our readers:

               A lady in passing over London bridge on Monday the 3rd of February, was accosted by a boy under seeming agitation of spirits, who pulling her by the gown, earnestly requested her ot look at the moon, which he was inclined to believe (from its alarming appearnace) was not the moon: he lady looked up, and to her great surprise perceived the moon rock for a considerable space; and when it ceased she saw the appearance of great armies of soldiers, both horse and foot, pass over the orb.  This lady, as well as the boy, saw repeated three times between eight and nine o'clock in the evening.  If the boy, or any one to whom he may have mentioned the circumstance, should see this advertisement, and will call at Mr. Clarson's, chinaman, Market street, St. James Market, or send a line to A. B. to be left there, mentioning when and where he may be spoken to, he will be handsomely rewarded.[1]

[1] The Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser.; Date: 06-12-1794; Volume: VI; Issue: 1; Page: [3]; Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Transcriber by John Peter Thompson, April 20th, 2013.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

News from the Western Frontier - Indiana 1813: Report of Colonel Marston G. Clark

PENN.                                                                            Washington, April 12

               To the politeness of Colonel Marston G. Clark, we are indebted for the following information.[1]

               On Sunday the 21st inst. a party of Indians made an attack on the house of an old gentleman about twenty miles from the falls and eight miles from Charleston (I. T.) killed the odl man and wounded one of his daughters.[2]  Two gentlemen having rode up in the house, and having light, leaving their horses fastened to the fence, a few minutes before the attack, had their horses shot down and the saddles taken off by the Indians.  It is presumed the happy circumstance of the arrival of those gentlemen prevented the intended massacre of the whole family.  The following monring, at about two miles from whence the Indians commenced their attack, and committed the murdr on the old man; the same party shot a young man, several balls passing thro' his clothes - his horse was shot, but not so disabled as to prevent him making his escape - the horse is no doubt since dead.

               Col. Clark being in Charleston when the alarm was given (about mid-night) joined Major Davis Floyd, and Col. Bigger, with about 80 men; and at sun rise were on the fround where the mischief had been committed, at which place the Indians separated after foing the mischief staed above.  One party having taken a number of horses and made off; this party were pursued about twenty five or thirty miles, and came within gun shot just as they had crossed a large creek by rafting.  The Indians on discovering our approach took flight (leaving the horses and some trifling Indian trinkets,) which put it out of our power to get but a few fires at them as the creek was not fordable, and the raft on which they crossed was on the opposite shore.  A few of the party swam their horses across the creek with considerable difficulty and risk.  Finding the Indians could not be trailed as they were then on foot, further pursuit was declinded.  the party returned and have up the horses to the persons from whom they had been stolen.

               When the party left the house where the mischief had been done, a boy was missing, and it was not then ascertained whether he had been killed or taken prisoner.

               Col. Clark further states, as he passed trhrough Charleston, on his return home, on Tuesday last, capt. Baggs was out with a party in pursuit of that part of the Indians who remained in the settlement - their success not known.[3]

[1] Gen Marston Green Clark. [accessed April 20, 2013] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66485996

Obituary in The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge 1846

"July 25. — In Indiana, Gen. Marston G. Clark, aged 74. He was born in Lunenburgh County, Virginia, on the 12th of December, 1771, and was one of a family of twenty-nine brothers and two sisters, by the same father and mother. Before he was 21 years of age, he left his native state, and went to the West, then a wilderness. Gen. Clark shared much of the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens, having filled, with honor to himself and profit to his country many stations, both civil and military. He served in the campaigns of Gen. Wayne as a private soldier; and was aid to Gen. Harrison at the sanguinary battle of Tippecanoe. As Indian agent also, Gen. Clark served with much advantage, and was repeatedly a member of both branches of the legislature of Indiana."

"A prominent man among the early settlers of Clark County; had been a member of the first court organized in that county in 1801; had been one of the commissioners appointed to lay off the town of Jeffersonville; was now (1816) a citizen of Washington county, residing about eight miles south of the town of Salem, the countyseat." Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana" (printed 1889)

[2] Charleston, Indiana Territory

[3] Baltimore Patriot; Date: 04-20-1813; Volume: I; Issue: 93; Page: [2]; Location: Baltimore, Maryland.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 20th, 2013.

Friday, April 19, 2013

First Consul - Great American Thoroughbred Spends Some Quality Time near Bladensburg - 1808

Mr. Joshua B.  Bond's celebrate running Horse


               Will stand this season, at the subscriber's farm In Prince George's county, Maryland, about seven miles from Queen Anne, ten from Bladensburgh, the same distance from Upper Marlborough, and about sixteen miles from the city of Washington; at Twenty-Five dollars will be received in full if sent with the MARES; if the money is not sent with the mares it is requested that notes of hand will be sent at that time, given for Twenty-Six dollars, payable at the expiration of the season, which will commence immediately and end the 1st of August.  Good pasture will be firnished gratis, as soon as the grass is good, and in the mean time, hay and corn furnished at the common price, for the mares according to orders.  The utmost care will be taken of the mares, but I wil n ot be answerable for accidents or escapes.  Consul is of the figure, beautiful bright bay, with a small blaze in his face, and his hind ancles [sic] white; full 15 and 12 hands high.  It is expected that the stock from Consul and well bred mares, will not be surpassed by the stock from any horse (scarcely) in America, for the turf, carriage, or saddle; or even from Consul abd good looking mares, which have none of the running blood; their colts cannot be other than elegant in a carriage or under the saddle.

               Such mares as have little, or any of what is supposed to be running blood in them, may be put to Consul at half price, the money sent with the mares. 

               It[ ] should be preferred by gentlemen living beyond Bladensburgh and Upper Marlborough, who wish to breed from Consul, by giving notice to the subscriber, he can be sent one day in each week to each place, from the first day of April, while there will beany mares to send to him from either of those directions; say Bladenburgh on Tuesday, and Upper Marlborough on Saturday.
                                                                           ISAAC DUCKETT.[1]
               March 12, 1808

Pleasant Prospect,
12806 Woodmore Road, Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD

               PEDIGREE OF FIRST CONSUL[2].

 HE was foaled in Philadelphia county, June 1793, got by the noted running horse Flag of Truce, his dam by the imported horse Slender, his granddam from the imported mare Dianna, Dianna was got by Old eclipse, Slender was got by King Herod, who produced more runners than any other horse in England, as may be seen by the Racing Calender [sic], therefore it may in truth be said on the dam side of First Consul, the two great grand sires were the best horses England ever produced.  Flag of Truce was bred by colonel Good in Virginia and was esteemed the best turf horse in his day and was the sire to colonel Taylor's famous running horse Leviathen [sic].  First Consul has won either 20 or 22 purses from 100[L?} and 100g. and never started against a horse he did not outrun until the fall he was eight years old -  the spring following he won three purses and distnaced the field the first day at New Market on Long Island.
                              JOSHUA B. BOND,
               march 13 [indecipherable]

[1] Historic American Buildings Survey. n.d. Belos H. Smith, District Officer, 170? Eye St.tN.W.,Washington,D.C. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/md/md0500/md0559/data/md0559data.pdf [accessed April 19, 2013]
" Pleasant Prospect was built by Dr. Isaac Duckett ca. 1798 on property he acquired from the Thomas Sprigg family following his marriage to Sprigg's granddaughter, Margaret Bowie. The property then consisted of 500 acres of "Sprigg1s Request" patented by Thomas Sprigg in 1698. The Federal Direct Tax of 1798 describes the Duckett home as "a new Two story Brick dwelling, very elegantly furnished..." Dr. Duckett added various new parcels to the property, eventually repatenting what was then 825 acres as "Pleasant Prospect" in 1809. On the 31st of December 1813 the only daughter of Isaac and Margaret Duckett, Eliza, married John Contee, eldest son of Richard Alexander Contee and his wife, Elizabeth Saunders. John was only nineteen years old, and Eliza, seventeen. They presumably lived at Pleasant Prospect although it legally remained the property of Dr. Duckett until his death in 1823. John and Eliza had four children: Mary Margaret, John Jr. , Eliza Jr. and
Margaret. Eliza, however, died on the 12th of November 1821 while her children were only one to seven years of age. When her father, Isaac Duckett, died a few years later he left his entire estate to John Contee for the sake of his grandchildren."  

[2] Charles E. Trevathan. 1905. The American Thoroughbred. The Macmillian Company. p.p.121-122.
"... in 1798, the bay horse First Consul, who was foaled in Philadelphia County. First Consul was sired by Flag of Truce, a Virginia horse, out of a mare by imported Slender. First Consul might be called the first race-horse of quality ever produced in Pennsylvania. From three to seven years old he won twenty-one purses, averaging 100 guineas each, in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington City, and was never beaten until the fall he was eight years old. He then met his Waterloo in one of the famous old races, where, in a match of four-mile heats near Baltimore, the celebrated Oscar gave him defeat. This was a remarkably fast race and characterized by the bottom of the horses. First Consul was owned by Joshua B. Bond, Esq., of Philadelphia, who was a prominent gentleman in his own city and quite well known as a high-class sportsman. Mr. Bond had offered to run First Consul against any horse in America, which challenge had been accepted by Major William Ball, of Virginia, on behalf of his fine horse, Ball's Florizel, for $10,000 a side. But in the interim First Consul had run the match with Oscar. The succeeding week Oscar and First Consul started in a famous race at Washington City, in four-mile heats, in which they met Floretta and Top Gallant. The second heat of this race was run with Floretta first, First Consul second, and Oscar third, in 7.52. So great a noise was made at the time over the remarkable record that the Washington track was measured to ascertain if it were not short of a mile. It was found to be seven feet over." 

[3] National Intelligencer. & Washington Advertiser.; Date: 04-04-1808.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 19th, 2013.

Admiral Cochrane arrives in the Chesapeake April 1814

                                                                                                                                                             Norfolk, April 6,

               On Sunday last there arrived in out bay several ships: the weather being thick it could not be eactly ascertained of what description, but it is believed two are of the line, and two frigates; on their arrival one of the ships before in the bay saluted with 11 guns - from which circumstance it is supposed that Admiral Cochrane has arrived.  The enemy's force now in the Chesapeake is four 74's, five frogates, and several tenders - On Monday all the enemy's ships with the exception of two frigates, got under way and proceeded up the bay.[1]

Admiral Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane GCB RN (23 April 1758 – 26 January 1832,
born Alexander Forrester Cochrane[was a senior Royal Navy commander during the Napoleonic Wars. - Wikipedia

[1] Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser; Date: 04-19-1814; Volume: 12; Issue: 33; Page: [3]; Location: Easton, Maryland.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 19th, 2013.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Garden and Nursery Variety near Bladensburg, Maryland 1800

Theophilus Holt,
Has received from London by the ship Perseverance and for sale at his house, Eastern Branch, City off Washington, the undernamed Garden seeds &c. &c. viz. Early Frame, Early Charlton, Dwf. Marrow, abd Dwf. Blue Fruisian Peas, Early Dwf. garden, and while running Beans, Early York, Large Winter, Red and Savoy Cabbage, Curled Scotch Cale, Mixed Brocolis, Early and l;ate Cauliflower, Early frame, Long prickley, and Green Turkey Cucumber, Nasturtion, Early Frame Salmon, Mixed and white Turnip, Radith, early Dutch Turnip, Parsley, round and prickley Spinage, pepper grass, White Mustard, Common white Spanish, Deptford, and Welsh Onion, Red Beets, Parsnip, Orange Carrot, Mixed and Green coss [sic] Lettuce, solid Celery, Asparagus, Leek Salsasie [sic], with several different forts [sic] of balbous flowers, as double Dutch Hyacinths, Polyanthus Narcissus Crocules, double f[u][u]w drops, and [1]30 different forrs of annual and perennial flower seeds; garden hoes and Iron garden Rakes of various sizes,

Also For Sale.
               A variety of fruit trees consisting of apples, Plums, Cherries, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, apricots, Grapes, &c. &c.  Flowering shrubs and Lomabrdy Poplars - A few barrels well cured herrings.

Until Christmas next, a NEGRO BOY or MAN that has been used to Plantation work.

February 17th, 1800,   

Th. Holt 1808 catalog
from An American Time Capsule:
Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

[1] The Centinel of Liberty, and George-Town and Washington Advertiser; Date: 03-14-1800; Volume: V; Issue: 21; Page: [1]; Location: Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Transcruiber by John Peter Thompson, April 18th, 2013.