S Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled: That the Committee on City Property be, and they are hereby authorized to grant permission to persons to exhibit and expose for sale, plants and flowers, on the sidewalk on the South side of Walnut Street between Sixth and Washington Streets, under such restrictions as the said Committee may, from time to time, impose, or the Councils ordain, for the preservation of order, and the prevention of inconvenience of passengers, and security of the rights of the Citizens.

Jos. R. Chandler, Chairman. H.J. Williams. Geo. Sharswood. William Morris.

Samuel Beck. Samuel W. Weer. Joseph Hand. Reese D. Fell.

Committee on City Property. Philadelphia, June 3, 1841, (Copied from Ordinance of City of Philadelphia, in library of Franklin Institute).

The importance of this movement was urged upon our gardeners at that time and frequently afterwards, but as little or no interest was manifested, the project was dropped and has remained a dead letter ever since; but as considerable interest is now being manifested in this matter, there is no reason why a flower market should not be established at once under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, with the assistance of the young and energetic Florists' Club.

[We give this as embodying the views of the esteemed President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, though for our own part when public market houses are common in every part of the city, we have some doubt about the wisdom of giving the public streets for any purpose whatever. Would there be any profit in an exclusively floral market-house in a central location? - Ed. G. M].