Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription APPENDIX.337
" The appropriation, by the legislature, of a sum of money to defray the expenses of a geological and agricultural survey of the state, and that the same be recommended to the legislature," which was agreed to.
The third, fourth and fifth propositions were put and rejected.
The report of the committee, as amended, was then submitted to the meeting, and adopted; and, on motion of Dr. A. B. Arnold, the president was requested to transmit a copy to both branches of the legislature.
THE REPORT, AS ADOPTED.
The committee appointed to prepare business for the agricultural convention, beg leave respectfully to report, that after an enquiry, in which the sentiments of the different sections of our state have been consulted, they are of opinion that the following is a fit subject for the consideration of the convention, viz :
The appropriation, by the legislature, of a sum of money to defray the expenses of a geological and agricultural survey of the state, and that the same be recommended to the legislature.
In limiting their recommendation to the proposition alluded to, the committee have done so with the view of not crowding upon the convention the consideration of too many topics of absorbing interest. They believe that the fault of our agricultural meetings has heretofore been, that they have attempted too much, and done too little. Hoping, therefore, that they have selected such a matter as will interest the convention, they beg to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject intrusted to them.
At the request of J. M. Felder, Esq., the Hon. A. P. Butler, who had voted in the affirmative, moved a re-consideration of the report, in order that he might propose an amendment thereto, which was agreed to. He then proposed the following amendment to the report:
Resolved, That it be recommended to the legislature to take measures to secure a sound and stable currency in this state.
Major Felder spoke at length in favor of his motion. Hon. A. P. Butler said a few words in opposition, and proposed to lay it on the table, which was carried.
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