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To the Editor of the" USK…

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USE". WOOLITOPE NATUEALrsTs' FIELD CLUB. fourth and last meeiiug for the season of tbisclub was held at Usk on Monday last. Tne members, twenty-two in number, including some hali-dozeu ladies, with their president, Mr. Eimes Y. Steele, of Abergavenny, arrived by the 10.10, a.m. train, and immediately proceeded to examine the cutting at the mouth of ths tunnel-adjacent to the railway station, where a few fossils of a common-place order were found. The members then into two partiès- one, under the guidance of Mr. James Bromfield and Mr. J. H. Clark, proceeding to inspect the ruins of Usk Castle, the Church, find the Priory, (which latter building is under- going extensive alterations, during the progress of which several fine arches have been brought to light),- Mr. Wa' kins, the proprietor, kinuiy accompanying tte visitors in their survey of the last named premises-whilst the other parly was taken by Mr. lV. H. Nicholl to examine his ex- teiisive and valuable collectiou of fossil remains, whien called forth great admiration, and. from thence this party proceeded to the Rhadyr quarry, and on to the Garcoed wood, where a Roman encampment exists, in search of specimens of the Homolonotus Delphinocephalus, which are procurable in the bed of the river; the water, however. from the late rains, proved too deep for perfect specimens cf the genus to be obtained, but one imperfect specimen was discovered. The only other noticeable specimen found during the day was a triiobite, the Phacops Caudatm. The party first aliuded to, after viewing tne antiquiti^j named, proceeded to Llanbaddock rock, and from thenc-e to the residence of Mr. Bromfield, where a nice IUflCbClID was set before them. Having prosecuted their rescaches uat.ii three o'clock, the whole company assembied at the Three Salmons where they sat down to an excellent dinner, under the presidency of Mr. Steele, the vie.ebair being occupied by Mr. Arthur Thompson, of Hereford, h? secretary and treasurer of the club. Upon the remov.d of the cloth" seve- ral complimentary toasts were given, abd the President. Mr. J. E. Lee, (Caerleon), and Dr. Grindrod, (Malvern), gaVe^sowe^ii'iteresting"'detaiis on the science of geology; the latter gentleman also cxhibi:irt<r a most perfect speci- men u, the much soug iI-f,)f Homolonotlls Delphinoceplwtus. The aftei'-ouiiier proceedings were cut rathtr short in con- sequence of the party being obliged to leave by the 4.1 train.