A long connection with the public as a publisher, and especially of agricultural and horticultural works as well as an innate and fostered love of these topics, has induced me to become the proprietor and publisher of the Horticulturist - a work which has long maintained a prominent place in the affections of a large circle of patrons distribued throughout the Union, and extended beyond its boundaries. It is my confident belief, that by devoting almost exclusive attention to the interests of this publication, its influence for good may be greatly extended, and I enter upon this career with confident hopes of success.

The interest in horticulture having greatly increased during the publication of this periodical under the successive editorial management of A. J. Downing, B. Mann, P. Barry, and its present Editor, J. Jay Smith (who has carried the work through three prosperous years of its history, and will retain his connection with it), we hope that this popular journal will now enter upon an enlarged sphere of usefulness.

Subscriptions and all other business communications should be addressed to C. M. SAXTON, Publisher, 25 Park Row, New York.

N. B. - All outstanding debts to be settled with the former proprietor.