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THE

AMERICAN

AGRICULTURIST;

DESIGNED

TO IMPROVE THE PLANTER, THE FARMER, THE STOCK-BREEDER,

AND THE HORTICULTURIST.

AGRICULTURE IS THE MOST HEALTHY, THE MOST USEFUL, AND THE

MOST NOBLE EMPLOYMENT OF MAN.-Washington.

A. B. ALLEN, EDITOR.

VOLUME V.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY SAXTON & MILES,

205 BROADWAY.

1846.

Sci 1621.13

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

BY EXCHANGE

1944

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234

121

Agency, Travelling...............

ral Education .................................... 277

Improvements ............................

Institute, Orange County

Meetings, Notice of........

Publications.....

School in Western New York....

16 of Templemoyle, Ireland..
Schools, Private........

284
Show of Berkshire County, Mass......

365

Queens County, N. Y......

333

Rensselaer County, N. Y..... 293

Society of Chittenden County, Vt., Notice of... 79

Cortland County, N. Y., Notice of... 165

« English, Income of........

" Oneida County, N. Y. Annual Meeting of 93

Societies, Address to..........

Society of the State of New York

Annual Meeting of...

Committees of................

Critique orr Printed Transactions of.

Fair and Show, Notice of..

List of Officers of ........

List of Premiums Awarded.......

# Offered...........

Meeting of Executive Committee
Reform in, Suggested....
Resolution of Executive Committee
Sixth Annual Show of..

Transactions of............
Statistics of New York...

Warehouse in New Orleans...

Agriculture, European....

Friends of, Hints to..

in China..........

of Alabaina.........

« Florida......

. " North Carolina...

158

Southern ..............

273

Alpaca.............:

.......10, 78, 109, 174, 216, 236, 270, 299, 334, 367

Description of, Food, Habits, &c..........

Diseases of.........

299

Domestication of, in Europe...........

367
First Introduction of, into Europe......

334

Fund.......................................... 109, 192

Geographical Distribution of........

216

Introduction of, into the United States, proposed...... 78

Reproduction and Propagation of....................

American Agricultural Association....27, 62, 79, 109, 140, 192

Officers of.

Transactions of..

American Institute, List of Premiums Awarded.

358

Nineteenth Annual Fair of........... 330

Programme of..................

• 297

Ammonia, First Lesson on.....................

... 227

Ammoniacal Liquor, how to use.....

. 196

Animals, Dead.................

8. 138

" Diseases of....

U Domestic, be Kind to......

Apple-Butter, French Mode of Making.

265

Apple-Moth, Description of...

Apple-Tree, with Blossoms and Fruit....

Apples, Preservation of, in Sand.........

...... 265

Arracacha, Described.....

Bacon, how to make............

253

Practical Facts about........

Barn, Massachusetts.

120

« Southern .....

Barn-yard Manure......

Beans, Egyptian Horse....

192

Bee-Feeders. ...................

197

Beet Seed, Raising of....

U

Bee-Moth, how to destroy.. ..............

230

318, 343

Bees, Management of......................213, 255, 275,

Stingless.........

Birds, Protection of.....

Black Drop, Downing's.....

197
Blight, Defined............

247

in Grain not produced by the Berberry...

243

u in Pear Trees..

Boiler, Mott's...

346

Boilers, Crust on..........

321

Bones Dissolved in Caustic Ley....

291

" Salphuric Acid.. ..............206, 228, 381

Bones for Manure................

........63, 196, 207

Books, Publications, &C., Notices of-
Affleck's, Norman's, Southern Almanac

382
Commercial Times............

Allen's American Herd Book ................... 130, 231, 260

Compend of American Husbandry....

355

History of American Cattle........

Arnold's First and Second Book of Latin....

197

Introduction to Latin Prose......

Barrow's Voyages of Discovery ...........

260

Beecher's Lectures to Young Men.......

" Miss, Domestic Econoniy.....

130

Bennet's Book-keepiag........

... 229

Besson's Observations on the Potato Disease..

130

Bradford's Culturist.........
Brooke's Expedition to Borneo.....

292

Browne's Trees of America.....

Whaling Cruise.....

382

Cheever's Wanderings, &c.....

230
Colman's European Agriculture..
Colton's Life of Henry Clay........

130
Darling's Address upon Insects, &c.
Dick's Works......
Downing's Horticulturist..........

260

Duncan's Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons....

292

Ellis, Mrs., on Temper and Temperament.......

293

Emmons' Quarterly Journal of Agriculture....

165

Farnam, Miss, Life in Prairie Land........

Fitch's Essay on the Wheat Fly, &c....

37

Flouren's Phrenology Examined.........

101

Floy's, Lindley's, Guide to the Orchardist....

Forster's Statesmen and Commonwealth....

355

Foster's Tennessee Farmer...

French Domestic Cookery...............

Frost's Book of Good Examples .....

16 " Illustrious Mechanics......

197

Gardner's Farmer's Dictionary.........

130

Godinan's Natural History...........

165

Gove, Mrs., Lectures to Women, &c.......

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME V.

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Graham's Statistics of Woollen Manufactures in U. S... 197 Charcoal, for Manure....
Guenon's Treatise on Milch Cows.........

Remedy for Potato Disease.....
Hackley's Treatise on Algebra.......

Cheese, Making of...................

...... 151
Harper's Catalogue of Books......

Check or Bearing Rein.......................

...... 193
Headley's Alps and the Rhine......
30 Chemistry, Agricultural.......

82, 190

Letters from Italy.........

" Necessary to a Farmer..

1.2007

Napoleon and his Marshals....

Cherries, how to preserve..
Hieover's Stable Talk and Table Talk ....
Cherry-tree, Leaves of, Poisonous to Sheep..

197
History of Silk, Cotton, Lineu, and Wool..
Children, Business Pursuits of...

226

" Pictorial, or England....

Cholera among Cattle.....

129

Hunt's Stories from the Italian Poets....

Churn, Air...................
Jones' Mysteries of Tobacco.............

Cylindrical................

Jesse's Memoirs of the Pretender, &c.......

Johnson's Results of Hydropathy...........

Clay, Burnt, Value of.. ..................

... 164

Lester's Artist, Merchant, and Statesman....

Fine China, in Georgia.....

Library of Choice Reading.............

Climate of Florida........................

.. 193, 331

Life in California ..................

Cliques opposed to Honorable Competition

Loomis, Eichbaum's, &c., Naturalist..

130 Clover, Management and Analysis of......

McFarland's Mechanic's Mirror....

9 Coal Ashes, Value of.......

Mills' Sportsman's Library....

261

" Tar, I'njurious to Fruit trees..

Morris' National Press............

101

Coffee, Dandelion.....

New England Farmer.........

260 Colleges, Agricultural.....
Newman's Illustrated Botany.........

Colic in Horses, Remedy for..........

Parrot's Journey to Ararat.......

" Mules. «

219

...................
Peters' System of Book-keeping for Farmers..

Convention of Farmers, Gardeners, and Silk-Culturists......
Pictorial History of England.....

Corn Bread, Recipes for Making................173, 191, 256, 277

Prime's History of Long Island.....

" Dutton......................

Prince's Manual of Roses........

Indian, Analysis of, Playfair's ...

164

Report of Patent Office for 1845....

Composition of ......

172

Scott & Co.'s British Magazines and Reviews

Crop of, in United States......

..363, 375,

5, 379

Silliman's Journal, Index to. .

Cultivation of.

Somerville, Mrs., Physical Sciences.........

Development of...

317

Spooner on the Grape Vine....

Experiments with

Strong's American Flora.......

for Soiling............

Surenne's Dictionary of the French Language

.

how to boil....

.......... 2

Thomas' Fruit Culturist.....

Introduction of, into England, &c..

29. 164

Town's Spelling Book......................

" Ireland.....

........... 259

Treatise on Dyeing, Calico Printing, &c......

355

Italian Mode of Cooking.....

Trowbridge's New England Agricultural Almanac 355

Kiln-dried......

361
Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation..

325

Large Ear of....

Warnes' Treatise on Flax Culture.....

Peruvian.....

6.5
Webster's Encyclopædia of Domestic Economy

Properties of..
Weil's Biblical Legends......

993

Laws, British, Repeal of
Williams' Portraits of the Presidents..

u Oil.
Worcester's Dictionary of the English Language.....

325

" Popring of, Explained...
Youth's Cabinet......

lll Planter, Bachelder's.......
Borer, Apple tree.....

1 Sheller, Burrall's.......

..... 337
Locust-tree...........

Correspondents, Hints to....

..... 137

Boys, be kind to Domnestic Animals........

290 Cottages......................

...57, 248

Good Tools for.......

258 Cotton Crop of 1815.........................

* Useful Amusements for .......

h " Comparative View of..

319

Brass Vessels, how to prevent Rusting....

« Destroyed by Insects.......

341

Bread, Corn, how to make.

" for 1846...................

« French .........

" in India.....

164

Brick-Kilns, Supposed Effects on Vegetation.

332 " Spindles, Number in the World...

Brine, how to make..

Cow, Prolific........

197

Buckle, Spring-Tongued.....

Cows, Dairy, Baker's..

940

Bulbs, Mode of Packing, for Transport.......

324

Stall Feeding of.....

......

......41, 55

Burrweed..............
218 " Value of. Cor Productive Cream.....

..... 129
Buckwheat Cakes, how to make.....

93 Cream-Gauge, Scotch........

...... 171
Bush Puller.......

Crops, amount of, per Acre, on Long Island...

Butter, Apple, French Mode of Making ..

and Culture, Southern...

84. 143

Making....

in Middle Georgia.........

...... 184,

" Sweetened by Soda........

1 Green, Plowing in.......

346

.......................... 68

6 Planting, a Variety of....

16 Rotation of..................

01.............................

100, 181, 367

c.

Crows, Protection of......

234, 262

Cud, Chewing of......

Cabbages, Culture of.....

137 Cultivator, Albany, Attempt to put into Schools.......

Large.........

69 Cultivators....

.86.

1 Leaves of, Dried in France..........

234 Culture, Double...
Cakes, Buckwheat............

93 Cuttings of Roots..

Indian............

| Cydonia Japonica .......

Calves, Castration of....

" Water for. ....

D.

Carrots versos Oats....

Cast of Short-Horn Prize Heifer.....

Diseases of Animals....

155,

Catalogue, Descriptive........

4 Fowls.........

142. 241.

Caterpillars, Gooseberry, how to destroy

Dogs, Drovers.....

Cats, Education of......

" Large, Feeding of, in Town.......

Cattle, Ayrshire, Iinportation of.. ........

Donations......

.... 165

4 Durham,

283 Draining.....

| Draining.................................

.......................47. 164

" Sale of..

Foreign ...........

Handler.......

. E.

Horned, Number of, in Europe. .....

Importation of....

Education, Agricultural......

of Texas...

Emigration to the United States.....

Polled........

Entomology ..........

Weight of, for Boston Markel....

909 Exchange Papers, Notice to..........

If Yards, for.........................

27 | Experiments for Boys...........

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Page Hedge, Cherokee Rose. ....

.90, 210

Fair, National, at Washington. ...

201 Heifers, Fal..........

194

Farm and Villa of Mr. Donaldson..

. 219 1 Short-Horn, Cast of.....

Mr. King..

36 Hemp, Wild, Discovery of, in Missouri.

101

Farm of Mr. Hallock............

Hogs Running at Large.....

Farmers' Club, N. Y.......

172, 203,

24.

« Suffolk.............

173

Farmer's Daughter, Life of, &c.

3-0 Hops and Malt, Extract of...

Farmers of the United States, Prospects of.

Horse Beans, Egyptian.........

192

" Ready Rule for......

319 " Charmer of the...........

Farm House, Cheap....

how to carry a Good Tail..

" Houses, Construction of ......

Power, Extinction of.....

Farming, Best Systein of, Cato's.....

* Roud.......................

German................

129 Horses, Method of Fastening...

Good, Defined...

* Mortality among ......

. 366

Mountain ......

Horseshoes, Superstition concerning..

Farm, Productive......

Horticultural Expedition to China...

Farms and Plantations, Overseers for.

Notes.......................

285, 309

Fence, Stevens', Burnt Clay...

Society of Long Island..... ..........173

293

Fences, Iron Hurdle...

Show of............... 355

Fencing...................

...48, 81,

Horticulture of Holland....

.............................. 26

Fish, for Manure.........

Housekeepers, Hints to...................

Fish.Ponds, Domestic....

Flannels, how to wash...

60

Flax Culture, British and Irish....

....................

" when to pull.......

4 Machine...................

Indian Meal, Supply of, at Cork.........

.............

Florida, Climate of, &c

Indigo, Culture of................................ ...... .

Flowers, Fatal........

Insects, Old Lady's Account of................... 65, 97, 234, 352

Food, Advantages of Cooking, for Animals..

" Destroying the Cotton Plant....

Fountains for Feeding Poultry...

35, 67 Irrigation..........................***

...................... 164, 228. 259

Fowl, Rumpless.............

........... 163

Items, Sundry.....

" Silky...........

Fowls, Diseases of ............

.......142, 24 , 320

Dorking.....................

............3

K.

Great Layers...............

197

Fruit, Keeping of.......................

Kniting....

.... 162, 257

Plaster Casts, how to make....

..... 317

Trees, Errors in Setting out...,

.... 338

u

for the South,..........

...... 329

Races of, do not run out...

Fuchsia, New. ......

Lactometer, Scotch....................................... 171

Ladies, Hints to..........................

Lamp, Safety, Proposed.........

350

Lamps how to prevent Smoking.......

338

Land, Improving of..................

Garden, Experimental, in Florida....

Lands, Now, how to keep in Grass...

120

Gardening...............

....58, 122, 145, 176, 209, 246, 287, 310, 339 Lear from a Farmer's Ledger.

.... 110

Garden of Mr. Tador. .

Burritt's Journal..

..... 3.54

1 The.............

..............98, 127 Legislature, Address to....

......9, 106

Gate, Hood's, Balance.....

Lessons from Experience......

.....154, 177

Geology.............:

Letters, Norton's......

46, 364

Gin, Cotton, Improved........

152 | Letters from the South, R. L. Allen's....

362

Girls, Hints to, by an Old Lady....

161 Libel Case, Tucker's......................

...38, 70

Glass Milk Pans......

240 Lite, Country.............

33

Glove, Garden .......

127 Lime, Application of, by Dundonald................

Grafting, a Curiosity...

" for Mitnure..

..63, 169

Grain, Importation of, into England.

in Virginia....

Planter, Pennock's.

4 Oyster-Shell, for Potato Disease..

4 Prices of, in Englund...

Locust-tree Borer...

4 Raising of, South......

Locust Timber, Durability of..

Grape, Culture of.....

....238. 305, 399,

Grapes, how to preserve.....

.......... 297

Grass and Hay..............

....... 171

M.

Grasses, Chapter on........................

.....35, 299

Grass Lands of Western New York.....

.....95. 918 | Madder, Introduction of, into France.....

298

Seed, Quantity to be sown per Acre......

Manure, Barn-yard, Deterioration of...................

4 Valne of ...............

105

Management of.

........ 196

Green House, Situation of.....

302

Cause of Mildew.....

..... 310

Grindstones, with Friction Rollers...

" Injury of, Illustrated.......

.... 164

Guano, Analyses of.............

78

Liebig's Mode of Making.....

80

4 . Application of ....

Manures, City.....................

62

" at Cape of Good Hope....

164

Etfects of, upon Crops......

Experiments with ......

113, 124, 152, 207, 316

Preservation and Application of..

« History and Value of...

76 Marker and Cultivator.........

16 Peruvian..............

.......... 64, 78, 144, 271 Marl, for Manure.....

Gurneyism, Described.........

" Hudson, Analysis of......

Gypum, Application of...........

269

.............

36, 68, 100, 129, 164, 196. 208. 259.

Markets, Foreign...........

Canadian. ........

291, 323, 351, 381

New York........$ 32, 70, 102, 134, 166, 198, 231, 262, 294,

326, 359, 383

· H.

Marshes, Clearing of ........

.... 10

Maxins, &c......

..............171, 227, 243, 258, 353

Hammer, Anderson's Patent......

MacDonald, Obituary Notice of...

Hams, Mutton, Cured in England..

100

Meat, Curing of.........

...............20, 49

Superior, Mr. Stickney's.........

187 * how to preserve Fresh...

............ 160

Westphalia, Mosle of Smoking.....

316 Melons, Valencia, Winter..

Hay, Growth of..................

171 Mediory, The............

Items about.....

171 | Merino Sheep....

175, 185, 266, 278, 366

46 Press, Economical.........

302

Randall's...

278

di Rake, Revolving........

203

Taintor's.....................

....20 366

Seed should be saved......

31 Merinos, Rambouillet...

Heaves, Remedy for..........

..... 172

6 Collins' Certificate of.......

Herefords....

.........50 315

Spanish and French...

....15, 266

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