"C P.," Beaver Dam, writes: "As we have been much interested in the notices of new fruits in Gardener' s Monthly, we send you specimens of a seedling 'Pear;' tree, upright, strong grower, and apparently as hardy as any of our iron-clad apple trees, and for the past twenty years has been the least subject to the blight of any pear we have grown, ten other sorts bearing, all of which are more or less scabby or badly cracked; this one smooth and fair".

[This is about the size and color of a small Bartlett and of fair quality, not equal to other catalogued kinds of the season. But it has a fair appearance, and has solid flesh which would permit of good marketing, and these good points with its health, ought to make it valuable for this high northern region. - Ed. G. M].