This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Philadelphians and their papers sometimes verify the adage that prophets are not without honor save in their own country, and it is to contradict this adage that notice is here taken of the action of the Germantown Horticultural Society, at the April meeting. Mr. Charles Miller, in ottering a resolution, said:"We have a gentleman connected with this Society who will feel honored by our appreciation of him, not only as our first President and our earnest coworker, but also as a widely and well-known Horticulturist and Patron of Gardening. But as he requires no eulogy from me, I offer the following: Resolved, That Mr. Jno. Jay Smith be hereby elected an Honorary Member of the Germantown Horticultural Society." The resolution, being seconded by Mr. Alexander New-ett and others, was unanimously adopted.