As Secretary of the Oswego Horticultural Society, I am requested to give you some account of our doings. At the annual meeting in January last, the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year.

President - A. P. Grant.

Vice Presidents - P. S. Slocum,C. S. Phelps, S. "VVorden, W. Newkirk, and C. Trowbridge.

Cor, Secretary - J. W. P. Allen.

Rec. Secretary - J. M. Casey.

Librarian - C. Severance.

Treasurer - S. H. Lathrop.

Executive Committee - G. W. Burt, J. L.

McWhorter, G. Mollison, Geo. Seeley, J. W. Judson.

premiums, for the year, on a pretty liberal scale, amounting to $200 and upwards. Three exhibitions are proposed to be given: the first was held on the 2d inst.. at the City Hall. A report of the proceedings is enclosed. The exhibition room was very appropriately decorated under the supervision of a committee of ladies. The display of flowers was very fine, and evinced much taste and skill, not only in the culture of rare kinds, but in their arrangement on the exhibition tables. For particulars, see the report of the committee on that subject which is enclosed. The show of fruits was very creditable, especially of strawberries which were in great perfection, and all the choice varieties were on the table. I very much regret that the report does not give the names of all the varieties, and further, that the committee on fruits, in the discharge of their duty, have not named a single sort for which a premium was awarded. Of those which came under my observation, Hovey's seedling and Methven's scarlet were the finest looking; - not having tasted, I am unable to speak of their flavor, but should consider them well worthy a premium.

There were also some choice Alpines and Hautbois.

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The September Exhibition of this society was held on the 11th, at the City Hall. The display of fruits much exceeded any former one, in quality and variety. Among the peaches worthy of note, was a basket presented by Mr. J. McNair - the fruit of very large size - melting, and very juicy, with sprightly flavor, and a remarkably thin white skin, which I am unable to identify with any of the sorts described in books. The character of the leaf (serrated) induces me to suppose it is the Sweetwater, described by Thomas. It is among our earliest peaches, but too good to belong to the Early Ann or Nutmeg family. The tree is now upwards of 30 years old - produced its largest crop this year, and is yet in full vigor. The variety is extremely difficult to propagate from buds. Can you inform us what it is? [No doubt the Sweetwater.]

Mr. Worden presented seven good varieties, among them, White Imperial, Large Early York, and Red Rareripe - the last grown on trees 35 years old. Mr. C. S. Phelps, seven varieties - George 4th, Grosse Mignonne, and orhers; the Rec. Sec'y, 10 varieties, of which the Early York and Bergen's Yellow were the finest. Among them were a doz. of the Malta - the "spurious sort" - as the leaves have glands. The trees were grown on Long Island, and planted here in the spring of '46. Now, as this is not the true Malta, but yet a large fine fruit, and withal pretty widely disseminated, can you tell me what it is?

Of Pears, the best varieties were Bartlett and Dearborn's Seedling. These, with some fine specimens of Stevens' Genesee, from the garden of Mr. Phelps, were about the only kinds of tree of this last variety, from which the pears we;e taken, is nearly gone with blight, and I regret to see that this valuable sort is peculiarly subject to that malady in this region.

Plums - Worthy of note, were Imperial Gage, by Miss Carrinngton and A. P.Grant; Bolmar Washington, by Messrs. Beardsley, Phelps, Brown, and others; baskets of assorted varieties by Mrs. J. Turrill, Mrs. I. S. Isaacs, and others.


Mr. J. W. P. Allen exhibited 4 varietiesj Mr. A. P. Grant, and Mr. W. Brown, a dish each of the Argyle and White; Mr. Geo. Seeley, the Elruge - all very large and perfect.

Mr. W. R. Smith, of the Macedon Nursery, exhibited 15 varieties of the pear, 28 of the apple, and 80 of the peach: the last mostly in perfection, and of the finest quality. Prominent among them were Early Crawford and Bergen's Yellow.

I must not forget to add, that among the best peaches was our Beck with, a native of Oswego, a very large and delicious variety, reproducing itself from seed in nearly every orchard and garden, and never tailing to produce abundant crops. Respectfully yours, Jno. Casey, Rec. Sec'y. Oswego, Oct. 20, 1851.

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The annual meeting of this society for the year 1852, was held on Wednesday evening Jan. 2d. The following officers were duly elected for the ensuing year.

President - Hon. Enoch B. Talcolt.

Vice-Presidents - G. W. Burt A. C. Mattoou, P. F. Parsons, H. Matthews, R. H. Martin.

Rec. Secretary - J. C Churchill.

Cor. Secretary - J. M. Casey.

Librarian - Asa Parka.

Treasurer - S. H. Lalhrop.

Executive Committee - J. L. McWhorter, John Still, G. Mollison, J. W. Judson, and George Seeley.

J. M. Casey, Cor. Secretary. Oswego, June 13, 18552.

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The Summer Exhibition of this society was held at the City Hall, July 13,1852. Hon. E. B. Talcott, President, in the Chair.

The display of flowers exceeded any previous exhibition in variety and quality, although somewhat less in number. Notwithstanding the lateness or the season, the ladies succeeded in presenting a profusioori of ruses, in collections of 20 to 30 varieties with marked taste in the arrangement. Messrs. Thorp & Co., of Syracuse, exhibited 70 varieties. Accompanying these were specius of evergreens, some of them quite new and rare.

The season has been very unfavorable for fruit. Cherries have suffered from Curculio, drouth, etc. The show of Strawberries, and other small (runs, was very limited.