Mr. Editor, - Agreeably to your request, I send you an account of what I suppose to be the Montgomery Grape, lately brought into notice. In the year 1830, on my return to New York, in June, from the State of Alabama where I intended to commence a horticultural establishment, in the vicinity of Mobile, and expecting to return early the ensuing fall, not wishing to remain idle through the summer months, Grant Thorbum, who then kept his Seed establish- ment in Liberty Street, told me that Mr. Montgomery, at Upper Red Hook, in Dutchess County, N. Y., (now changed to Tivoli,) wanted a man to put his grounds in order: I went and saw Mr. Montgomery, and at once made an engagement I found the location a very pleasant one, the house and grounds being on one of the knolls standing back from the river about half a mile. The ground was suscep-tible of being made one of the finest places on the Hudson, having a beautiful brook, with several water-falls, running through the grounds. The soil, with the exception of the knoll where the Grapes were planted, was a very tenacious, stiff clay. Where the Grapes were planted was a loose formation of rotten stone and loose boulders.

To this formation I attributed the success of the Grapes. I was familiar with the White Chasselas Grape under out-door cultivation, and was per fectly satisfied it was nothing else. I am under the impression that Mr. Mont gomery told me that he brought the Grapes from Philadelphia, where he formerly resided, but this I am not certain of. Being satisfied that they were White Chas-selas, the history given by Mr. Montgomery at the time left no impression on my memory. The dressing of these vines being the first work I did, I remember them very distinctly; and since then, I have remarked to several people the success with which they were cultivated, ripening perfectly, and being free from mildew.

How long they continued to flourish and ripen their fruit after I left, I am unable to say, having lost track of the family long since, and never having had an opportunity of visiting the grounds. I am under the impression that Mr. Montgomery has been dead a number of years; and he was probably the only person who could have given an account of this Grape. He had a large family of sons, who are no doubt living or settled somewhere in the neighborhood of New York or Philadelphia; but being young at that time, they would not likely be able to give any account of where they originated or came from. William Reid.

[At a meeting of the Brooklyn Horticultural Society held last fall, we stated that the history of the Montgomery grape, so called, could be traced back some thirty years or more. We also stated that Mr. Reid, of Elizabeth, saw the grape at Mr. Montgomery's as long ago as 1830, at which time it was believed to be the Chasselas. Some of our Poughkeepsie friends having suggested that we might have misunderstood Mr. Reid, we requested him to send us a written statement of what he knew of this grape, and we now give it to the reader. It agrees with statements that we have heretofore received. - Ed].