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The fullowiug story, from the Boston Transcript, is going the rounds of the papers. There may be something in it ; but the article looks io us very much like a humbug, got up to gull the simple. The London Jewish Chronicle of the 12th, publishes the contents of an interesting letter from Jerusalem. The brethren of the ten tiibes it secms are tobe hunted out, and for this purpose the Jews in England intend to exert a hearly cooperation with those settled in other lands. On the 16th of May a letter arrived in London from the synagogue authorities of Sapheth, saying that in consequence of important information having reached them as to the country where the brethren of the ten tribes are to be found, a resolution was immediately passed to elect from among their congregation a man ready and rapable for a mission to that country. Theyappeal to the Jerusalem Jews for co-operation, and also to select in Jerusalem one from the Sephardim (Portuguese) Jews, and or.e from the Ashkenasim (Germán and Polish Jews,) and to send the three messengers together, who will have to travel months through enormous deserts. It is said these ten tribes constitute an empire of their own, have their own king and possess great quantities of ammunition. Theyare of high-stature, and have altogether an athletic appearance. They are generally occupied with the study of Kabala, are strictly religious, and very wealthy, being in pössession of many gold mines. They do not permit a foreigner to settle among them ; even the sojourn of a few days can be obtained onlv by the payment of an enormous tax with the exception of Israelites, who are received as friends, permitted to reside among them, and are altogether recognized os their own brethren. The synagogue authorities in Jerusalem have consented to the mission, though they will have to incur a heavy expense, which so long a journey requires." We wonder where these remarkable people live, who seem to be so entirely unknown lo mankind, and yet their government, religión, wealth, taxation, &c, are all familiar to the writer.