Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription APPENDIX.351
Resolved, That Dr. Gibbes be requested and authorized to prepare a lot for the exhibition of stock, at our'next annual meeting. Major Ellerbe moved,
That Thursday after the 4th Monday in November be the anniversary, and that the dinner shall take place on that day. Agreed to.
J. A. Calhoun, Esq. introduced a preamble and resolutions as follows :
Whereas, it is a matter of the first moment to check emigration from our state as much as possible ; and whereas, the great source from which emigration originates, is in the comparison of our worn out fields with the fertile plains of the west´┐Żand whereas, the only means of preventing this unfavorable comparison and deplorable result, is to improve our lands by the most speedy means practicable;
Therefore, be it resolved,
1st. That this society do recommend to the planters and farmers of our state, the adoption of the most energetic means of improving our lands under existing circu mstances, as far as may be compatible with their present condition.
2nd. That a committee of three be appointed by the president of this society, whose duty it shall be to report to the next annual meeting of this society, as to the best means of improving our lands under existing circumstances. Adopted.
Col. Pinckney proposed the following resolution, which was agreed to.
Resolved, That all persons engaged in planting, farming, horticulture, or breeding stock, are earnestly recommended to publish from time to time, in the agricultural papers of the state, the results of their observation and experience.
Col R. F. W. Allston moved,
That when this society adjourns, it do so to meet on the 4th Mon-day in November next, at 6 o'clock P. M. Agreed to,
On motion of Dr. Davis, the society adjourned.
ROBERT W. GIBBES, Secretary.
April, 1840. Governor Noble dies. Is succeeded by lieutenant governor Henegan,