Address delivered at the annual meeting of the N. Y. state agricultural society, Albany, February 11, 1864, [book]

Edward G. [from old catalog] Faile
1864 unpublished
Gentlemen of the State Agricultural Society : We, as a Society, the sole aim and purpose of which is the furtherance and improvement of the Arts of Peace, meet once again amid the alarms of War, and while as citizens of our common country, we have abundant cause for thankfulness toward that Good Providence which has so signally advanced the cause of human liberty and good government, since our last meeting, we have no less reason to be thankful for the abundant harvests which have in an almost
more » ... nprecedented manner rewarded the labors of the husbandman. We had, perhaps, sufficient cause for apprehension, lest the great drain both of men and money, the unavoidable consequence of the war against rebellion on so gigantic a scale, and naturally the all-absorbing topic of the times, should affect, unfavorably, our Annual Fair ; yet it was eminently successful in the quality of the exhibition, in the numbers attending it, and in the interest mani-fested in all its proceedings, especially the evening meetings, which were nightly crowded, and the scene of interesting and useful discussions on subjects important to farmers.
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