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AN ACT to amend section one of an act entitled an act in aid of

the Michigan State Agricultural Society, approved March 31, 1849.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Strike out section one of an act entitled an act in aid of the Michigan State Agricultural Society, approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundredand forty-nine, and substitute instead of said section the following, to-wit:

"SBOTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That when the Treasurer of the Michigan State Agricultural Society shall make and sabscribe an affidavit of the fact that such Society has raised the sum of four hundred dollars, by voluntary subscriptions, or by fees for membership, and shall present the same to the Auditor General, it shall be the duty of Auditor General to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for a like sum of four hundred dollars, to be paid to the said Treasurer of the Michigan State Agricultura] Society, at least ten days prior to the time which shall be appointed for the next annual meeting and fair of said Society; and a like appropriation is hereby made to be paid in like manner and upon the same conditions for the year eighteen hundred and fifty; and the sum of one thousand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and fifty.one and eighteen hundred and fifty-two, to be paid in like manner and upon the same conditions."

Approved April 2, 1851.

AN ACT to provide for publishing the annual report of the Michi

gan State Agricultural Society. Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That one thousand and five hundred copies of the annual report of the Michigan State Agricultural Society of the year eighteen hundred and fifty, be printed under the supervision of the Secretary of State, in

the same form of those published the preceding year; and the Secretary of State shall cause so much of the statistics of this State, taken by authority of the United States in the year eighteen bundred and fifty, as is required to be condensed and published, by an act of the present Legislature, to be printed in the volume of said report, if the same is prepared for publication by the first day of August next; and when completed shall reserve thirty copies for the use of the State Library, and the remaining copies shall be forwarded by him to the Recording Secretary of the Michigan State Agricultural Society, for the use of said Society, under the control of the Executive Committee thereof.

Sec. 2. And the Secretary of State shall cause the like number of copies of the annual report of said Society for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, to be published in the same form of those of eighteen hundred and fifty, and shall reserve the like number for the use of the State Library, and forward the remaining copies to the Recording Secretary of said Society, for the use of the Society, as above provided.

Sec. 3. The Michigan State Agricultural Society shall transmit to the Secretary of State the annual report of said Society for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and every second year thereafter, embracing the same kind of information as is required in the third section of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Micbigan State Agricultural Society, approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved April 7, 1851.

EXECUTIVE MEETING.

The Executive Committee held its annual meeting at Jackson, on Tuesday, December 9th, 1851.

The meeting was called to order by the President, at 4 o'clock P. M.,

Present, the President, Hon. James B. HUNT, of Pontiac.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE—George C. Munro, of Hillsdale; Grove Spencer, of Washtenaw;, Walter Wright, of Lenawee; Jereb. Brown, of Calhoun; Andrew Y. Moore, of Kalamazoo; Wm. H. Montgomery, of Monroe; M. Shoemaker, of Jackson.

The minutes of former meetings were read and approved.

The Treasurer's report was read and referred to Messrs. Spencer and Brown for examination.

The Secretary's report was read and approved.
On motion of Mr. Spencer,

Resolved, That the Society's Fourth Annual Fair be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 22d, 23d and 24th days of September, 1852.

On motion of Mr. Wright,

Resolved, That the society's fourth Annual Fair be held at Detroit, provided the citizens of that place raise the sum of one thousand dollars, for the purpose of defraying the local expenses of the Fair ; otherwise it shall be offered to the village of Jackson, or such other village, on the line of the Central Railroad, as will raise the required sum.

On motion of Mr. Shoemaker,

Resolved, That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be appropriated for the payment of premiums to be awarded at the fourth annual fair; said amount to include the cost of medals, books, diplo.

mas, &c.

On motion of Mr. Moore,

Resolved, That Justus Gage, Esq., of Dowagiac, Cass Co., be invited to deliver the annual address before the society in 1852.

Messrs. Wright, Spencer and Munro were appointed a committee on finance.

Committee on premium list, and rules and regulations, Messrs. Shoemaker, Moore and Montgomery.

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to effect insurance upon the lumber belonging to the society also the dies for medal and the plate for diploma.

Resolved, that the secretary be instructed to procure such wood cuts for the “Transactions” as he may deem advisable.

On motion of Mr. Wright,

Resolved, That the business committee for the ensuing year consist of Messrs. Shoemaker, Spencer, and the Secretary.

Resolved, That A. Y. Moore, of Kalamazoo Co., Jona. Shearer, of Wayne Co., Geo. C. Munro of Hillsdale Co., and Walter Wright, of ·Lenawee Co., he appointed delegates io attend the Fair of the New York State Agricultural Society for 1852.

Also, that M. Shoemaker, of Jackson county, Jas. B. Hunt, of Oakland county, and J. C. Holmes, of Detroit, be and are hereby appointed delegates to the Fair of the State Board of Agriculture, to be bolden at Cleveland, on the 15th, 16th and 17th days of September, 1852

On motion of Mr. Shoemaker,

Resolved, that the Secretary have permission to make out oredentials for delegates to the Fairs of other State Agricultural Societies.

On motion of Mr. Wright,

Resolved, That each County Agricultural Society in the State, be allowed to draw from the State Society fifteen copies of each volume of the Transactions of the State Society, with the privilege of purchasing fifteen additional copies, at the following rates, viz: for volome 1, Gifty cents each, and the succeeding volumes, at one dollar each.

On motion of Mr. Shoemaker,

Resolved, That the County Society that shows the most eficient agricultural organization in each year, shall be entitled to twenty copies extra of the Transactions of the State Society, the award to be adjudged by the Executive Committee, based upon the reports of the Societies presented to the Committee at its annual meeting in Décember; also, that the county receiving the greatest amount in premiums, at the Fair of the State Society, shall be entitled to twenty copies of the Transactions, the award to be made by the Executive Committee as above, reference being had to the population, and the distance of the county from the place of holding the Fair.

On motion of Mr. Spencer,

Resolved, That each member of the Executive Committee be entitled to five copies of each volume of the Transactions, for gratuitous distribution.

On motion,

Resolved, That the President be directed to correspond with our Senators and Representatives in Congress, in order to procure a supply of the Patent Office Reports for the use of the Society.

On motion of Mr. Moore,

Resolved, That the Secretary be paid for his services the sum of five hundred dollars per annum.

Resolved, 'That the business committee make arrangements for money to pay the outstanding debts of the Society, should any deficiency occur.

The committee to whom was referred the report of the Treasurer, reported it correct.

Adjourned.

The rules and regulations, also the premium list, being similar to Chat of the previous year, and published in volume three of the Transactions, they are omitted in this report.

The Executive Committee met at the Biddle House, in Detroit, at 8 o'clock P. M., September 21st, 1852.

Present, Messrs. Dort, Shoemaker, Monroe, Spencer and Moore, Mr. Dort in the chair.

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