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OF THE

NEW-YORK

STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY,

TOGETHER WITH AN

ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES.

VOL. III: 1843.

ALBANY:
PRINTED BY CARROLL AND COOK, PRINTERS TO THE ASSEMBLY

1844.

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CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, &c.

Page

Report of the Agricultural Committee of the Assembly,...

i-viii

ANNUAL REPORT of the State Agricultural Society,

5

Communication from Jas. S. Wadsworth, ex-president,..

7

CATTLE SHOW AND Fair of the Siate Agricultural Society, for 1843,.

19

Report of Examining Committees at the State Fair,....

29

Trial of Plows at that Fair,........

61

Address of John P. Beekman at the State Fair, .

64

Remarks of Ex-President Van Buren,

72

Remarks of Francis Granger, ...,

73

Remarks of Ex-Governor Seward,

75

Remarks of Daniel Webster, .

78

PROCEEDINGS of the Annual Meeting of the State Agricultural Society,

87

Report on Field-crops,.

87

Report on Essays,.

95

Report of the late Corresponding Secretary,

95

Report of the Treasurer, (brief abstract)

96

Resolution respecting Essays at Annual Meetings,..

98

Agricultural books for the School-District Libraries,.

98

Publication of collection of the Prize Essays of the Society,

99

Election of Officers and location of State Fair for 1844,......

100

Resolutions on various subjects,

101

ANNUAL ADDRESS, by J. W. Knevels, before the State Agricultural Society, in

the Capitol,..

102

PRIZE ESSAYS AND OTHER PAPERS for 1843,..

127

Engravings of Insects most injurious to Farmers and Gardeners,........ i, iii, v

Treatise on Insects injurious 10 Field-crops, Orchards, Gardens and Domes-

tic Animals, by Willis Gaylord,....

129

On the Introduction and Culture of New Agricultural Products, by John J.

Thomas of Wayne county,.

175

On the cultivation of Dyer's Madder in America, by M. B. Bateham of

Monroe,

186

On Improved Breeds of Cattle best adapted to this Country, by Benj. P.

Johnson of Oneida,........

192

On the Introduction of Cattle from the Scottish Highlands, by Sansord

Howard of Albany,

195

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