If any of our subscribers or local agents have copies of Nos. 48 and 49, present volume, which are not wanted, they will greatly oblige us by returning them to this office. Four cents a copy will be paid for all numbers returned in good condition. The ytllow fever is still very fatal in New Orleans, and the cases exceedingly numerous : far the week ending the 6 th inst., there were 1,277 deaths.
This article was originally published with the title "Back Numbers Wanted" in Scientific American 8, 50, 393 (August 1853)