IS THE POTATO CROP PERMANENTLY DESTROYED.

It is very likely that a small cultivation of the Potato will take place in the next year; but we have no belief in the theory that the root is permanently destroyed. Stranger things have occurred with regard to the seasons than any witnessed in our days. We have heard of a potato blight which occurred in America for three successive years, and afterwards disappeared. There was a visitation upon the Rice crop in India in 1772, which rendered it wholly useless as human food, and a couple of millions of the population were swept away in a general famine. In the 10th page of the second volume of Wakefield it is mentioned that, in 1765, the Irish potato crop was destroyed, and that corn also suffered extensively. We should like much to get at the details of the potato blight in that year, and have been upon an unsuccessful search for them. There are none to be found in a volume of newspapers which we have turned over– nor in the Parliamentary journals, nor in such magazines as have been within our reach– nor in the Dublin Society translations– nor in Dr. Rutty. Probably some reader may be able to point to a quarter in which they may be found. But that there have been potato blights of which no record remains, we have no doubt. There is, in reality, “nothing new under the Sun”– and less, we believe of novelty in the vegetable world than anywhere else. We have no apprehension, therefore, that the potato is gone from us. There will be some to make another venture upon it next year,– and, probably, in 1848 there will be such a crop as had not been witnessed within the time of the oldest man living.–Weekly Register.

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