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be published in their annual report, so much of said reports of various departments, and of the results of the said experiments, as they may deem valuable to the agricultural, horticultural, and pomological interests of the State.

SEC. 34. All the swamp lands granted to the State of Michigar by act of Congress, approved September twenty-eight, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, situate in the townships of Lansing and Meridian, in the county of Ingham, and DeWitt and Bath, in the county of Clinton, of which no sale has been, or for which no certificates of sale have been issued by the Commissioner of the Land Office, are hereby granted and vested in the State Board of Agriculture, and placed in the possession of the State Agricultural College, for the exclusive use and benefit of the institution, subject only to the provisions relating to drainage and reclamation of the act of Congress donating the same to the State.

SEC. 35. The State Board of Agriculture shall have authority to sell and dispose of any portion of the swamp lands mentioned in the preceding section of this act, and use the same, or the proceeds thereof, for the purpose of draining, fencing, or in any manner improving such other portions of said lands as it may be deemed advisable to bring under a high state of cultivation for the promotion of the objects of the State Agricultural College. The terms and conditions of the sale of the portions of the above described lands thus disposed of shall be prescribed by the State Board of Agriculture, and deeds of the same, executed and acknowledged, in their official capacity, by the president and secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, shall be good and valid in law.

SEC. 36. David Carpenter, of Lenewee county ; Justus Gage, of Cass county; Philo Parsons, of Wayne county; Hezekiah Wells, of Kalamazoo county; Silas A. Yerkes, of Kent county, and Charles Rich, of Lapeer county, are hereby constituted and appointed the first State Board of Agriculture. At their first meeting, which the Governor of the State is hereby authorized and directed to call at as early a day as practicable, they shall determine by lot their several periods of service, two of whom shall serve for two years, two of whom shall serve for four years, and two of whom shall serve for six years, respecttively, from the third Wednesday of January last past, when they are superseded by appointments, in accordance with the provisions of section one of this act, or until their successors are chosen.

SEC. 37. Act nuniber one hundred and thirty, session laws of eighteen bundred and fifty-five, being an act for the establishment of a State agricultural school, and all other acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 38. This act shall take immediate effect.

(Act No. 157, Session Laws 1878.) SEC. 8. The Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture shall report to the Legislature at every regular session thereof, and to the Governor on the first Wednesday of January of each year when the Legislature is not in session. His report shall embrace all statements, accounts, statistics, prize essays, and other information relative to agriculture in general, proceedings of the State Board of Agriculture, of the State Agricultural College and farm, of the State Agricultural Society, and of the county and district agricultural societies, to be approved by the Board. Of this report there shall be printed and bound six thousand copies annually; two thousand copies to be placed in the hands of the Secretary of State for distribution; one copy to be furnished to each newspaper; and the remaining four thousand copies shall be placed at the disposal of the State Board of Agriculture; one thousand copies to be distributed by the Secretary of said State Board of Agriculture, as the Board shall direct, and the remaining three thousand copies to be distributed by the first of January in each

year, by the Secretary of the Board to the secretaries of the various district and county societies, as equally as may be, according to the population of said counties, to be by said secretaries distributed among the various viewing committees of county and district fairs, giving one volume of such report to each of said committees as shall be present and discharge the duties of the office on the days of the county and district fairs.

ACT RELATIVE TO THE STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, AS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 1873.

[Act No. 38.] AN ACT making an appropriation for the support of the

Stae Agricultural College, to pay the arrearages of the same, to pay the expenses of the State Board of Agriculture, and for buildings and other improvements at the Agricultural College.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the State treasury the sum of fifteen thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, and the sum of thirteen thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, for the use and support of the State Agricultural College, and to pay the expenses of the State Board of Agriculture; also the sum of six thousand seven hundred and ninety-six dollars, to pay the arrearages of the State Agricultural College, which said arrearages shall be paid in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.

SEC. 2. There shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the State treasury the sum of eighteen thousand dollars to erect and finish a president's house and two professors' houses; also eight thousand dollars to erect a green-house; also three thousand seven hundred and sixty-four dollars for the improvement of buildings and grounds at said College; also the sum of one thousand four hundred and forty dollars for the library

and chemical laboratory of said College, said amounts embraced in this section, aggregativg thirty-one thousand two hundred and four dollars, to be paid, one-half of the same in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, and one-half of the same in the year one thousand eight huvdred and seventy-four; which said moneys provided for in this act, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be expended under the direction and control of the State Board of Agriculture for the purposes aforesaid, and shall be drawn from the treasury on the presentation of the proper certificates of the said board to the Auditor General, and on his warrant to the State Treas

urer.

SEC. 3. There shall be assessed upon the taxable property of the State in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventythree the sum of thirty-seven thousand three hundred and ninety-eight dollars, and in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four the further sum of twenty-eight thousand six hundred and two dollars, assessed and levied in like manner as other State taxes are by law levied, assessed, and paid, which tax when collected shall be credited up to the general fund, to reimburse to the same the sum to be drawn therefrom, as provided in sections one and two of this act.

SEC. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.

CONTENTS.

23

Summary of Warrant account,

24-25

Cash Account of Farm Department,

26

Receipts and Expenditures of Farm Department,

27-29

Receipts and Expenditures of College Farm,

30

Cash Account of Horticultural Department,

31

Receipts and Expenditures of Horticultural Department, 32-33

Legislation Relating to the College,

35-40

Land Grant Fund,

39

Appropriations,

40

Expenditures,

41

Property of the College,

42-44

The Labor System,

45

Graduates of the College,

46-48

RURAL ADORNMENT AND BEAUTIFYING HOMES, by Hon. A. S.

DYCKMAN,

49-52

Flowers,

50

Trees,

51

Tree Planting Festival,

51

ADDRESS OF X. A. WILLARD BEFORE THE MICHIGAN DAIRY.

MEN'S ASSOCIATION:

53-80

53

Factory System,

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