Dear Sir: A few days ago I examined, for the first time, though well aware of its existence, your elegant horticultural publication, and am so highly pleased with its contents, beauty, and value, that I feel disposed to exert myself in its favor. This locality is proverbially the most fertile and wealthy in the State (Donegal Township), and particularly adapted to the cultivation of fruit. No place can be found where the peach, apple, etc., grow more luxuriantly than on our alluvial banks of the Susquehanna, or where the fruit is produced more perfect. We frequently escape the effects of late spring frosts, when further inland they are very destructive to the early blooming kinds. The peach here attains its largest size and highest flavor; but, owing to its vigorous growth, the tree is not long lived.

With all the natural advantages possessed by the owners of the' soil for the profitable culture of fruit, comparatively little attention is paid to it, and they are suffering by the neglect. Why this apathy in a matter that would so greatly enhance their yearly profits, and so materially add to the comfort of themselves, their families, and neighbors? Our fanners are intelligent and enterprising, and ready to embark in anything that will pay. It must be that they are uninformed upon the subject of the profits of fruit culture, and the superior excellence of the new varieties in comparison with the old familiar sorts. That it is the want of information on the subject I am assured from the following circumstance. Last spring, I mentioned to some friends that I was about ordering some fruit-trees, when they immediately requested me to order also for them. Others heard of it, and I soon had orders amounting to over $400. These have all been planted in our town and on adjoining farms. This is a beginning made with scarcely an effort, and I think the introduction and general circulation of your interesting and valuable periodical would tend materially to advance the good work. Yours, etc.

John Jay Libhart.

[This is the right spirit. Hundreds of communities within reach of profitable sales in Philadelphia only want a little stirring up by such a person as our correspondent, to be competent to pour into our market thousands of dollars' worth of good fruit to their own great advantage and the health of our fellow-citizens. The good work has begun; it shall be the business of the Horticulturist to foster it. - Ed].