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NEW - Y O R K :
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by HARPER & Brothers, on the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.
*UBLISHERs' ADvTERTIs EMENT.
Of all the interests in a civilized community, agriculture is, without doubt, the most important. In itself, it affords to the most numerous portion of every such community an eminently healthful and virtuous occupation, and a generous maintenance; while, with the surplus of its productions, it sustains all the other classes of society. It furnishes, moreover, to manufactures their most important materials; to commerce and trade their most numerous and valuable commodities; and, in short, to all the diversified branches of human industry, their principal encouragement and support. No country, therefore, can be in a condition truly prosperous without a flourishing agriculture.
To contribute towards the advancement of this all-important branch of our national industry, the following work has been prepared; and comprising, as it does, a great variety of communications, &c., from the most distinguished practical and scientific agriculturists of our own and other countries, the publishers cannot doubt but that it will prove