The death of this well known gentleman occurred in Baltimore on the 13th of July. He was in his 75th year, having been born at Bridgewater, Mass., on the 7th of June, 1812. He removed to Baltimore in 1843 and established himself in the seed and agricultural implement business, and took a public spirited interest in everything connected with the interests of that city. The Maryland Institute, the Agricultural College, and the State Agricultural College are largely indebted to him for their origin and success. We believe the present Maryland Horticultural Society owes its existence principally to him. At least he paid a visit to the Editor of this magazine for the express purpose of consulting as to the best methods of again bringing it into existence. He left full of enthusiasm and determination to bring the event about. Some time afterwards he wrote that he had succeeded and invited the writer to the first exhibition. The meetings have been continued since. We mention these facts in detail, because, not being on the spot, it may be that others may have some claim to a share in re-establishing this excellent body.

If not absolutely the founder, we can say that a large share in the work was absolutely his.