21 AUGUST 1852, Page 9

Reports which have reached town, this morning, state that the

heavy crops are by no means so much damaged by the rain and storms as ac- -counts earlier in the week had represented them to be. Labour is scarce, and the reaping-machine is found very useful in some counties. Although much wheat has been spoilt by mildew and sprouting, the harvest is likely to be quite up to the average of late years : such is the latest com- plexion of the reports.