Founding Fathers Forum: Washington's 'seeds' in Virginia
Posted by: Beel (first.president.us@ThisIsToPreventSpam-415-RemoveThis.att.net) on 7 Nov 2002 at 7:43:11 PM
In-Reply-To: laws regarding shipment of seeds posted by david on 12:29:44 PM 17 Oct 2002
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
To Howell Lewis or William Pearce, January 6, 1794, pp. 233
"I also gave the Gardener a few seeds of East India hemp to raise from, enquire for the seed which has been saved, and make the most of it at the proper Season for sowing."
To William Pearce, February 24, 1794, pp. 279
"I am very glad to hear that the Gardener has saved so much of the St. foin seed, and that of India Hemp. Make the most you can of both, by sowing them again in drills…I am very desirous of getting into a full stock of seed as soon as possible…The hemp may be sown anywhere."
To William Pearce, August 17, 1794, pp. 469
"I cannot with certainty recollect, whether I saw the India hemp growing when I was last at Mount Vernon; but I think it was in the Vineyard; somewhere I hope it was sown, and therefore desire the seed may be saved in due season and with as little loss as possible; that if it be valuable I may make the most of it."
To William Pearce, March 15, 1795, pp. 146
"Presuming you saved all the seed you could from the India hemp, let it be carefully sown again, for the purpose of getting into a full stock of seed."
George Washington - Writings
References to India hemp (Cannabis sativa L./indica)
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