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Wisconsin Fruit Growers' Association / Transactions of the Wisconsin Fruit Growers' Association for the year 1855; including the award of premiums at the annual exhibition, held at Milwaukee, on the 18th, 19th and 20th days of Sept., and the report of the convention, held at Whitewater on the 12th and 13th days of September, etc., etc.

Brayton, J. C.; Gifford, Charles; Hanford, A. G.
Report of the executive committee,   pp. [5]-6 PDF (355.0 KB)

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and by a free interchange of facts and opinions relating thereto,
its members might attain a knowledge of the varieties best adap-
ted to our climate and soil, and the best modes of cultivating the
same. As in other societies, so in our own, those most interested
in its prosperity, are delegated to do the work, and by the pres-
sure of duties imposed upon them at the exhibitions, the object
for which many. coming from a distance, and at no small sac-
rifice of valuable time to attain, is defeated. We therefore rec-
ommend that *e practice of awarding premiums be discontinued,
and that the future exhibitions of the Association be arranged
with more direct reference to the convenience and profit of its
  By the list of memlbers for the present year, it will be seen that
two-thirds of the whole number are from the City of Milwau-
kee, and while we commend the spirit which has induced so many
of those not personally interested in.the culture of fruits to give |
us their aid, we cannot but contrast it with the comparative indif- !
ference of those living in the country, whose direct advantage the
Association is so well designed to promote.
  The report of the Treasurer exhibits a balance in favor of the
Association, which will enable us to defray the expenses attending
the publication of the "Transactions for 1855." We hope to have
them issued at an early day, and that a full report of the discus-
sions of the Convention, with other papers now in our hands, will
render them acceptable to the members.
              J. C. BRAYTON,
              CHARLES GIFFORIw        Executive Committee.
              A. G. HANFORD.

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