This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. S. L: We puzzled over your letter some ten minutes, but found it impossible to make out the words by the handwriting so as to make any sense out of it, so very reluctantly, it went into the waste basket. We say reluctantly, for, though we do not want to devote any more space to this question to the exclusion of other matters, we should have been glad to give the pith of the letter in a brief paragraph, if we had been able to read it at all. If you write plainer next time you may have better luck.