Miss G. writes, "My neice, Mrs. Wm. C. Heacock, U. S. N., when in San Francisco, about three years ago, was presented by a Chinaman with some nuts containing, as near as I can make out, an edible pulp covering a stone. The nuts are about the size of the largest button balls of the Buttonwood or Plane tree, are of a brown color and look as if all particles were joined into one and hardened to a crust. I find by crushing it a little I can enclose a broken one. If it should be new to you so far that you desire more, I will send you some perfect ones and will ask you to name it.

[This is the fruit of the Nephelium Leechee, a Chinese tree that would be hardy south. - Ed. G. M.]