This season I have assorted from a lot of seedling Potatoes of various ages, about one hundred, as being worthy of further trial They are all the produce of new varieties raised here, and are now in the fourth generation in direct line. From some of my first seedlings, now ten to twelve years old, I select one which I call White Imperial. If any of the Rochester ten-dollars-a-bushel Potatoes exceed these in quality, the purchaser's money has not been wasted on " humbugs".

Seedling Potatoes #1

We have received, from Daniel A. Buckley, of Williamstown, Mass., some of his Stone Hill and Chili seedling potatoes, of the value of which, for this climate, a report will in due time be made. The Stone Hills are noble fellows.

Mr. Editor: I was delighted to Bee yon differed a little from the resolutions of the Society, to sell Penn Squares 1 It reminds me of some would-be wise savans of the French Academy, priding themselves on having ascertained the exact nature of the crab; they submitted their definition - that it was a red fish, which walked backwards - to Cuvier, who congratulated them on its correctness, in all but three points - "that it was not a fish, nor was it red, nor did it walk backwards I" It might be easy to demonstrate that the squares, all things considered, are not diminutive, that little boys are not in danger within the railings, and that the Society, generally, would not" rejoice" to see their lungs destroyed.

A Fellow Member.

Seedling Potatoes #2

The following extracts from a letter from a friend who has had large experience in raising seedling potatoes, will be read with interest:

" There are few things eatable better than a good potato, and nothing worse than a poor one. The poor bear quite too large a proportion to the good. Indeed, a great many people never saw a good potato. Their education in raising, or buying, or cooking, or eating the potato, has been sadly neglected. There is no one branch in agriculture in which there is more room for improvement, than in the cultivation of the potato. It is an article that may be immensely improved to the great advantage of all classes, consumer as well as producer. By being made better, it will become a larger article of food. To this improvement are needed a knowledge of the constituent elements of the potato, and its careful cultivation by the light of this knowledge. Cultivation comprehends it all, and will do the thing. Careful and intelligent cultivation will improve any variety, while careless and ignorant cultivation will spoil any of the best varieties.

"There are but few know how a new seedling potato is produced, nor the trouble and expense to perfect them. The seeds of the potato-balls are first planted in a hot-bed in early spring, and transplanted at a suitable time; and they produce small potatoes, in size of peas to walnuts, of as many varieties as seed planted the first year, and these are planted again and again, till the fourth harvest; then those that promise well are selected and the others thrown away. Those that look and yield well, are not always good for the table; and now comes the planting to test the table quality - the fifth. It very seldom happens that the three most important points of a potato are combined all in one potato - healthy, productive, and good for the table. Such is the case with the new Bulkeley Seedling, as testified to by all who have raised and used them. But few potatoes have given so much satisfaction. The yield the fifth year was 544 bushels per acre, and the sixth year 1860, was 584 bushels per acre, perfectly free from all disease, and will now rank with any potato on the table, in flavor or being dry and mealy".