It appears that the interesting sketch and " botanical rambles " from San Barnardino, were intented only for the delectation of the editor, and this will explain how some friends received so enthusiastic praise, and some other, perhaps, over-enthusiastic expressions were used. Had it been intended for the press, it would have been more carefully written. Yet it seems to us, as we have recently said, that the more naturally a letter is written the better it reads, and we are quite sure our readers enjoyed it, and the writer need not feel badly over it.