This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In the recent election in England for members of Parliament, one of the candidates for South Lincolnshire was Mr. Chas. Sharpe, the well-known seedsman. The other candidate was a gentleman of leisure, who rents out properties, and, amongst others, owned a book-stall at the railroad station. The following correspondence has been published:
Mr. Charles Sharpe, the Liberal candidate, received the following letter from the Rev. G. Potchett:
"Mr. Potchett has received an address 'To the Independent Electors of South Lincolnshire,' accompanied with a request of vote and interest from a 'Mr. Charles Sharpe,' of Slea-ford. If it is the same Mr. Sharpe who keeps a garden-seed shop in Grantham, Mr. Potchett hopes that a vast majority of the electors will mark their disapprobation of such arrogant and intense presumption.
" Denton, Grantham, April 1".
Mr. Potchett received the following reply: "Sleaford, April 3, 1880.
"Sir, - I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 1st inst., and I have the honor to inform you that I am the proprietor of the garden-seed shop at Grantham, and that I have the presumption to aspire to sit in the same house with the proprietor of the book-stall at Grantham Station. I am, sir, your obedient servant, Charles Sharpe.
" The Rev. G. Potchett, Denton".