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Mysterious Affair.

--A gentleman of Prince George county, Va., furnishes the Petersburg Express with the following mysterious occurrence:

‘ "One of my neighbors called on me to-day, having with him four peach seed, which, from their appearance, are evidently the seed of peaches that grew last year, and fell to the ground, where they remained until the fruit rotted, laying the seed bare.

"After exhibiting the seed, my visitor related the following singular narrative: He said that two young ladies, his daughter and a niece, occupied a sleeping apartment in an upper-story of his dwelling, and immediately over a chamber in which his wife and himself slept. Several nights since, after the girls had retired to bed, they heard something fall upon the floor of their room, the noise resembling that produced by the fall of nuts, each dropping separately. Upon getting up and procuring a light they discovered these peach seed. Every night since the first, these seed have continued to fall to the floor, unless a third person occupies the room with them. An aunt slept with them some three or four nights to ascertain, if possible, the mysterious source from whence the seed came, and none fell; but, whenever she failed to sleep in the room the seed would fall.

"How to account for the mystery, says our correspondent, we know not. The house is compactly built, well plastered, and there are no apertures through which the seed could be dropped from the roof. The family are industrious, highly respectable, and deeply pious, and the statement is entitled to the fullest credit. The gentleman and his wife went up to the room one night, shook the bed clothing, removed the bed and mattress from the stead, and examined the room thoroughly, but they had no sooner retired than the peach seed commenced falling. The girls were removed into another room, one night, and the same dropping of the seed continued."

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