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The HarvestâThe corn harvest, that great era in the course of agriculture, through the various seasons of the year, is now, it may be fairly said, completed in the whole of the southern and western districts: while in the north, at least three-fourths of the wheat and barley, together with large quantities of oats, beans, and peas, have been safely housed in excellent condition; while it affords us infinite gratification in stating that the harvest is generally expected, with the aid of a fine temperature, to be concluded nearly, or quite, three weeks or a month earlier then was that of last season. Ploughing and threshing have- been carried on to a great extent. With respect to the former, the land has worked remarkably well while the latter has, in most instances, fully realized the expectations of the growers. Still h iv.v, er, many doubts arising from the fact of most of the sam- ples of new wheat which have appeared on sale in the various markets, being somewhat out of condition, ap- pear to be entertained whether the produce will turn out so fine as has been represented. But it should be borne in mind, that the first samples ought never to be relied, upon as furnishing anything like a fair criterion of the crop, therefore a few weeks must be suffered to elapse before the real quality of the grower can be ascertained. Besides, it is well known that when a farmer discovers that any portion of his crops have been gathered prematurely, his first object is to send such produce to market and dispose of it, even at a sacrifice. But we here distinctly assert that there has not been a season within the memory of the oldest man living, in which such excellent opportuni- ties have been afforded the agriculturists for securing their grain in such good condition as the present; hence we are of opinion that no just grounds exist for sup- posing that there is much damaged wheat in the country. (Salopian Journal.)

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