The Rev. A. B. Lawrence, Woodville, Mississippi, sends us the following description of a seedling peach, which will be interesting to our friends at the South: "Fruit - very large, often measuring between eleven and twelve inches in circumference. Skin - deep purple next the sun, when fully exposed, shading off toward the sides to a bright pink; on other parts, a creamy white, with crinkling lines of pink running across in parallel lines. Flesh - greyish white, delicate, tender and peculiar flavor, partaking slightly of both the strawberry and pine apple. Ripens here about the last of July or first of August, parting freely from the comparatively small stone. Leaves - large, with uniform glands.

The above description is taken from the original tree, a volunteer growing in a cotton field at least half a mile from where there has ever been a person dwelling. The tree is very old, rotten at the heart, and in almost the last stages of decay. Some of the leaves measured over nine inches in length, and wide in proportion. I have proposed to name it Henry Clay.

The United States Agricultural Society held its Annual Meeting at Washington on the 2d of February. The attendance was good, the sessions interesting, and the prospects of the Society encouraging. Some $2,000 was added to its funds during the meeting. The president, Marshall P. Wilder, made an interesting address, giving the history of the formation of the Society, and its operations thus far, and making many valuable suggestions for its future guidance. Mr. Wilder was re-elected President for the ensuing year. A Vice President was selected from each state. The other officers are as follows: - J.C. G. Kennedy, Corresponding Secretary, Wm. S. King, Recording Secretary, and Wm. Seeden, Treasurer.

The Executive Committee have prepared a memorial to Congress, asking for "a portion of the money now annually appropriated to the Patent Office for the preparation of the Agricultural Report and the collection and Distribution of Seeds," with a view to the performance of that work themselves. It was resolved to urge the erection of a monument to Downing in the grounds of the Smithsonian Institute.

The New York State Agricultural Society at its late Annual Meeting passed the following resolution:

Resolved, as the unanimous opinion of this Board, that to no man more than to Mr. Tucker is the Society indebted for its present highly prosperous condition, and that the thanks of the Executive Committee, together with a service of plate to the value of $500, be presented to him, as a testimonial of their high appreciation of his services and character.

The compliment is well deserved.

The Burlington Gazette, notices the death of the New Jersey Horticultural Society, "of a complication of disorders," and indulges in a very feeling obituary, which is closed with the following lines:

"Afflictions sore, long: time she bore, Physicians were in vain; And now at last, the struggle's past, Shell ne'er revive again".