The dignified coolness with which you receive the bold assertions of Messrs. T S..EA Co., is quite refreshing. I am pleased that said company have now boldly asserted that which by implication they had said before, that I em not acquainted with the Pear about which I presumed to give an opinion. It is possible that after an acquaintance of more than ten years with this variety, and a Pomological tour through Lancaster County, (see Report Am. Pomological Society, 1852,) I may never have "tasted a true specimen in full perfection." How many of the "lovers of the Pear," where the Shenk is known, are familiar with the Bartlett, Ott ox Tyson It is uniformly "very good" in Lancaster, very worthless here. In many localities it will undoubtedly fail.

In order to correct the correction in your August number, permit me to say there is no such Pear as Shenk's August known in Lancaster Co. There is, it is true, in the garden of Mr. VoN-DEMMtTH, (recently so notorious,) whence the Shenk scions sent to Syracuse were obtained, a less desirable Pear called August, scions of which accompanied the Shenk. Whatever may be their relative growth at Syracuse, in Lancaster County and here the Shenk is one of the most vigorous growers. Indeed, among hundreds of varieties not one has grown more vigorously. In regard to the note in your last number, permit me to say that my first acquaintance with the Shenk Pear was on the ground of Mr. Eshlkman, in Lancaster Co. Not being able to trace its history it was temporarily named after him. Subsequently specimens and scions were sent to Dr. Brincbxe, who distributed them under that name. Would it not be well for that Co., who have demonstrated their acute discrimination in ROSES, to speak with more becoming modesty about this Pear, of which they certainly have had very limited experience.

J. K. ESHLEMAN. - Downington, Pa.