Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

CONSTITUTION.

The style of this Society shall be “ The New York State Agri. cultural Society.” Its object shall be to improve the condition of Agriculture, Horticulture and the Household Arts.

SECTION 1. The Society shall consist of such citizens of the State as shall signify in writing, their wish to become members, and shall pay on subscribing not less than one dollar, and annually thereafter one dollar, and also of Honorary and Corresponding members.

The Presidents of County Agricultural Societies, or a delegate from each, shall ex officio be members of this Society.

The payment of ten dollars or more, shall constitute a member for life, and shall exempt the donor from annual contributions.

Sec. 2. The officers of the Society shall consist of a President, eight Vice-Presidents, one to be located in each judicial district, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, an Executive Committee, to consist of the officers above named and eight additional members; and five of the ex-Presidents shall be ex officio members of the Executive Committee, and these five shall consist of the five ex-Presidents whose term of office has last expired, of whom three shall constitute a quorum; and that the ex-Presidents of the Society not members of the Executive Committee, shall constitute a board of Counsellors, to whom may be referred, for consultation and advice, all questions that may from time to time arise, and in the decision of which the Society may in any manner be interested ; and a General Committee, the members of which shall be located in the several counties, and be equal to the representatives in the House of Assembly.

Sec. 3. The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Society. The Corresponding Secretary shall carry on the correspondence with other Societies, with individuals, and with the General Committee, in the furtherance of the objects of the Society.

The Treasurer shall keep the funds of the Society, and disburse them on the order of the President or a Vice-President, countersigned by the Recording Secretary, and shall make a report of the receipts and expenditures at the annual meeting in January.

[ocr errors]

The Executive Committee shall take charge of and distribute or préserve all seeds, plants, books, models, etc which may be transmitted to the Society; and shall have also the charge of all communications designated or calculated for publication, and so far as they may deem expedient, shall collect, arrange and publish the same in such manner and form as they shall deem best calculated to promote the objects of the Society.

The General Committee are charged with the interests of the Society in the counties in which they shall respectively reside, and will constitute a medium of communication between the Executive Committee and the remote members of the Society.

SEC. 4. There shall be an annual meeting of the Society on the second Wednesday of February, in the city of Albany, at which time all the officers shall be elected by a plurality of votes, and by ballot, with the exception of the General Committee for the counties which may

be appointed by the Executive Committee, who shall have power to fill any vacancies which may occur in the offices of the Society during the year. Extra meetings may be convoked by the Executive Committee. Fifteen members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. No person shall 'be qualified to vote at any election of officers of the Society, unless he shall have been a member of the Society for at least thirty days prior to such election.

Sec. 5. The Society shall hold an annual Cattle Show and Fair at such time and place as shall be designated by the Executive Committee.

Sec. 6. The Constitution may be amended by vote of two-thirds of the members attending any annual meeting upon one year's previous notice in writing

[ocr errors][ocr errors]

OFFICERS FOR 1870.

PRESIDENT,
SOLON D. HUNGERFORD, Jefferson.

VICE-PRESIDENTS,
1st district, THOMAS H. FAILE, JR., New York.
2d district, SAMUEL T. TABER, Queens.
3d district, JURIAN WINNE, Albany.
4th district, FRANK D. CURTIS, Saratoga.
5th district, JAMES GEDDES, Onondaga.
6th district, WM. M. ELY, Broome.
7th district, BENJ. F. ANGEL, Livingston.
8th district, RICHARD CHURCH, Allegany.

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY,
THOS. L. HARISON, St. Lawrence.

RECORDING SECRETARY,
ADIN THAYER, JR., Rensselaer.

TREASURER,
LUTHER H. TUCKER, Albany,

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, MILO INGALSBE, Washington. FORDHAM MORRIS, Westchester. ROBERT J. SWAN, Seneca.

WM. CHAMBERLAIN, Dutchess. EDWIN THORNE, Dutchess.

JOS. JULIAND, Chenango. W. H. WATSON, Orleans.

JAS. W. WADSWORTH, Livingston

Ex-PRESIDENTS, T. C. PETERS.

MARSENA R. PATRICK.
J. STANTON GOULD.

THOMAS H. FAILE.
SAMUEL CAMPBELL.

ENTOMOLOGIST,
ASA FITCH, M. D.

CHEMIST TO THE SOCIETY,
CHARLES H. PORTER, M. D.

MECHANICAL AND CONSULTING ENGINEER,

HENRY WATERMAN.

CONSULTING VETERINARIAN.
Prof. JAMES LAW, M. R. V. C.

[ocr errors][ocr errors]

Ex-PRESIDENTS.
Year.
Name.
Location fair. Year.

Name.

Location fair. 1841.. Joel B. Nott... Syracuse. 1856.. T. S. Faxton....... Watertown. 1812.. James S. Wadsworth* Albany. 1857.. Alonzo S. Upham... Buffalo. 1813.. James S. Wadsworth Rochester. 1858.. Wm. T. McCoun... Syracuse. 1844.. John P. Beekman*.. Po’keepsie. | 1859.. Abraham B. Conger. Albany. 1845.. Benj. P. Johnson*.. Utica. 1860.. B. N. Huntington.. Elmira. 1846.. James M. Sherwood. Auburn. 1861.. George Geddes. Watertown. 1817.. George Vail........ Saratoga. 1862.. Ezra Cornell....... Rochester. 1848.. Lewis F. Allen .... Buffalo. 1863.. Edward G. Faile... Utica. 1849.. John A. King*. Syracuse. 1864.. James O. Sheldon.. Rochester. 1850.. E. P. Prentice.. Albany. 1865.. Theodore C. Peters. Utica. 1851.. John Delafield*. Rochester. 1866.. J. Stanton Gould... Saratoga. 1852.. Henry Wager*. Utica. 1867.. Marsena R. Patrick. Buffalo. 1853.. Lewis G. Morris.... Saratoga. 1868.. Thomas Hall Faile. Rochester. 1854.. William Kelly...... New York. 1809.. Samuel Campbell... Utica. 1855.. Samuel Cheever.... Elmira.

* Deccased.

« ZurückWeiter »