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Dear Sir: - Last evening as I was returning home from business, I witnessed a most extraordinary phenomenon in the heavens, in the North East quarter, there appeared some six separate and distinct stars, surrounded by what seemed to be a spray of light. They were equally distant, and as they moved, preserved the relative distance between each other. They were visible about ten seconds, and then disappeared behind a bank of clouds in the South-West quarter of the sky. They were not attended by the usual appearance that meteors are, being of the same color, (if I may so speak,) of the rest of the stars, and there was no reddish tinge whatever to them. The _procession_ was of the same uniform dimension throughout, not cone shaped, as is usual with meteors; and wherever a cloud intervened it was hidden from any view.
Permit me to inquire through the columns of your paper, if any one else in the city witnessed the same; and if they have - or if there is any one that has not seen it, that can explain either the cause, or what it was, it would greatly please and oblige.