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Michigan State Agricultural College

BY PRESIDENT ABBOT

The society appointed another committee, Mr. S. M. Bartlett, of Monroe, to draft a bill, to present to the legislature of 1855. The bill was put into shape by the Hon. Isaac P. Christiancy, a townsman of Mr. Bartlett's, and subsequently Chief Justice and U. S. senator, and was substantially the same as afterwards became a law.
1855
In his message to the legislature, January 4, 1855, Governor Kinsley S. Bingham recommended the establishment of an agricultural school, in the following language: "The constitution also declares that the legislature shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment of an agricultural school. I respectfully submit for your consideration, whether that practicable period has not already arrived. Michigan is eminently an agricultural State, and the great source of our dependence and wealth must ever be in the soil. It has been demonstrated that its productions can be greatly increased by scientific cultivation. Our citizens may indulge a just pride for their efforts in establishing schools for intellectual and scientific improvement, but this most important branch of education has been almost entirely neglected. It seems, therefore, highly proper that provision should be made for instruction in everything that pertains to the art of husbandry, and practical and scientific agriculture. Our efforts in this direction should never cease until our young men engaged in the useful and honorable occupation of farming, shall have received the same high education as those designed for other professions. "

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