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HISTORY OF HORTICULTURE IN MICHIGAN

BY J. C. HOLIES, OF DETROIT

Article 7. This constitution may be altered and amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. The society adjourned to meet in Adrian th'e next June, but for some cause, it did not meet again until the 9th of January, 1855, when it held its annual meeting in Adrian. No permanent officers having been elected; J. C. Holmes, of Detroit, was called to the chair, and J. T. Blois appointed secretary. On motion of Mr. Perigo, of Toledo, Ohio:
Resolved, That the afternoon session be devoted to the regular business of the association and, at the request of several citizens of Adrian, that the evening be devoted to a general conversation and discussion of subjects connected with horticulture.
The following gentlemen were elected members of the association: Sterling Perkins, of White Pigeon, Rev. E. H. Pilcher, B. J. Harvey, Ira J. Thurston, J. Mandeville, Chas. M. McKenzie, J. N. Chandler, Adrian; S. O. Knapp, Jackson; Harvey Smith, Pine Lake; Warren Gilbert, Rome; Henry P. Hanford, Bristol, Indiana; Wm. H. Loomis. South Bend, Indiana; Doct. E. M. Hale, Jonesville, Mich.; Lewis Miller, Lockport, St. Joseph county, Mich.; Mr. Wilcox, Flint; William Bort, Niles; and M. L. Dunlap, Leyden, Cook county, Ill.
The subject of cleaning seeds of fruit trees, and raising seedlings was introduced. Mr. Bentley, of Monroe, Mr. Thurston, of Adrian, Mr. Holmes, of Detroit, Mr. Steere, of Adrian, Mr. Blois, of Jonesville, and Mr. Bort, of Niles, participated in the discussion.
The subject of grape culture was discussed by Messrs. Pilcher, Holmes, Steere and Perigo.
In the evening the society met in the office of T. M. Cooley, now Judge Cooley. Specimens of several varieties of apples were presented for consideration by Messrs. Scott, Strong, Cooley, Eastman and others. The subject of apples being introduced, the discussion was participated in by Messrs. Underwood, Scott, Perigo, Blois. Perkins, Bort and Holmes. The subject of strawberries was discussed by Messrs. Underwood, Perigo, Bort, Scott, Strong, Steere and Cooley.

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