This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Andrew Murray, as quoted in the Gardener's Chronicle, says the Doryphora juncta, a cousin, if not a brother of our old enemy the potato bug, inhabits the Confederate States. So far as we know, the only Confederate States are Mexico and Switzerland; and it may be worth while for our good neighbor of the Chronicle to get Mr. Murray to decide to which of these two countries he refers the beetle. Perhaps he means the United States, which, however, is not a confederacy, - a singular, not a plural term. This surely an educated gentleman like Mr. Murray understands.