Measures have been taken to secure a patent for an improvement in the above by W. D. English, of Port Gibson, Miss., the invention relates to a novel mode of distributing and dropping the seeds, and in the manner of operating the seed rollers. This machine is designed to plant corn and similar seeds, but may be used for distributing grain, &c. Mo- tion is given to the seed rollers by means of an armed or forked wheel, upon the same shaft, which are pressed into the earth by the forward motion of the drill. The requisite number of seed so be dropped at once are deposited in small cells, within the seed roller, and prevented from coming out until they arrive at the proper position to fall, by means of a scroll spring which partially encircles the seed rollers.