A minute and accurate account, as we believe, of the origin of this Plum was given by Mr. 0. G. Siewers, of Cincinnati, in "Vol. 6, page 187, of the Hor-ticulturut. This was the first and only satisfactory account of its origin that has appeared, to our knowledge. Mr. Fahnestook, of Syracuse, has on various occasions brought this Plum before the public, and in a late number of the Country Gentleman brings it up again, saying that "there seems to be a lack of knowledge in regard to it, or else a disposition to throw into obscurity its true history." Then he says that the late Mr. Downing, in his description of this fruit in the Horticulturist, Vol. 6, page 21, ascribed its origin to Maryland, and that P. BaRRy, in The Fruit Garden, endorsed this error. We must correct Mr. Fahnestook. Neither Mr. Downing or P. BaRRy has ascribed its origin to Maryland, but merely stated that Messrs. SinolaiR & Corse, of Baltimore, had introduced or sent it out - which they might do without originating it. iust as Mr. Fahnestook has sent out the Augusta Rose, originated by the Hon. James Mathews, of Ohio. We do not believe that there has been the slightest disposition shown in any quarter to obscure the history of this fruit.

If Mr. Downing or ourselves have not given full credit to Mr. E. W. Carpenter, of Lancaster, Pa., for aiding in its introduction and dissemination, it Was only because the facts of his agency in the matter had not then come to our knowledge. We think, therefore, that Mr. Fahnestock's anxiety in this matter is entirely uncalled for.