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Senate Journal 1834 (30-318511-P196A.pdf)

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inquiry on your part, whether additional measures may not be necessary to secure, to a greater-extent the advantages derivable from this source of wealth. If by the institution of County Agricultural Societies, a spirit of competition has been in any degree exited among individuals, it may, perhaps, be more generally diffused, by enlarging the relationship of these societies. By requiring an interchange of such practical information, as may not otherwise be so effectually promulgated, additional advantage would arise from them to the public. If through the superior enterprise of the agriculturists of any county, an advance should be made in the science or practice of husbandry the citizens of every other County in the State, would be benefitted both by the example, and by the information acquired. Each Society would thus contribute to the immediate advantage of all the rest, and each section of the State would aid the progress of Agriculture in every other section. This operation, too, would seem to be founded in justice, as the bounty of the State is shared by each of them at the expense of the whole. The wealth of our citizens in agricultural resources is immense. It needs but a judicious application of their industry to its development, to enable them to realize the highest condition of ease and affluence, that any people can reasonably desire Whatever inducements, therefore, you may deem proper to offer for such a purpose, tending to advance the best interests of our constituents will command my cheerful support. The subject of the North Eastern Boundary, which has long been in controversy with the Government of Great Britain, remains as yet

Description: The journal of the Senate documents the proceedings in the chamber, including actions taken on bills, petitions and reports from committees read, and votes taken. The journals are not transcripts and therefore do not include floor speeches that are found in the modern Legislative Records.

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Language: English

Date: 1834

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