At a meeting of the New York State Agricultural Society, at Albany, Feb. 7th, 1854, four gentlemen and myself were put on a committee to test a discovery of a remedy for the Curculio. Subsequently this committee was reduced to three, on account of objections made by the discoverer of so many being possessed of his discovery. Row, as I was not favored with the secret, and consequently was not able to test it with a discovery of my own, published in the Horticulturist, VoL 6, page 420, in 1851,I am not able to give you an account comparing the two modes of preventing the attacks of that most fearful insect, as I expected to. I send you, accompanying this, a small box, containing specimens of Plums raised by me by applying my remedy, accounts of which are contained in Vol. 6, page 420, also page 524, and in VoL 7, page 850 and 482, and which I take pleasure in referring to for the benefit of your readers. Thos. W. Ludlow, Jr. - Yonkers, N. Y.

The specimens of Plums referred to did not bear the slightest trace of the Curculio, and we are inclined to believe that Mr. Ludlow's remedy is not without efficacy. We have never tried it; but many of those who have bear testimony in its favor. Our remedy is to shake the trees, and pick up and destroy daily all unsound fruits; thus we lessen the number of Curculioe, and get heavy crops. The Plum crop here this season is prodigious - every tree seems to be overloaded. Trees that never bore a Plum before are now breaking down. All the remedies tried in this region, the present year, will be entirely successful.