It was proposed that such gentlemen present as were familiar with the best varieties of the pear, should furnish a list of the three best, or such as they would plant the most largely for their own use. The Seckel, Bartlett, and Virgalieu, (or Doyenne,) were selected by P. Barry, of Rochester; E. W. Leavenworth, of Syracuse; and T. 0. Maxwell, of Geneva. J. J. Thomas, of Macedon, named Flemish Beauty, Seckel, Virga-lieu; J. Battry, of Clinton county, preferred Louise Bonne de Jersey, Flemish Beauty, and Winkfield. Dr. Wendell, of Albany, and A. Saul, of Newburgh, would choose Seckel and Bartlett, and would add the Virgalieu, (or Doyenne,) provided it should still continue to do as well as in years past. It thus appears, that of the seven votes given, six were for the Seckel, six for the Virgalieu, five for the Bartlett, two for the Flemish Beauty, and one for the Winkfield.

The smallness of size having been stated as an objection to the Seckel, one gentleman remarked that a tree on his grounds, which had been uncultivated, had borne such small fruit as is usually seen; the present year it had been well tilled, (without much manure,) with an increase in the size of the crop, and a three-fold increase in the size of the fruit - many of the specimens being quite as large as an ordinary Virgalieu. The opinion was given by several that the Seckel had not been allowed a fair chance in ordinary management, and that with high culture its fruit would be much heavier and finer.