The Switzerland and Ohio Agricultural Society met at Aberdeen, 1855, being the Annual Meeting of the Society. The President being absent. On motion of D. G. Rabb, U. H. Stow was chosen President pro tem.
The committee appointed to procure a tent, through D. G. Rabb reported having purchased one for $270. Report concurred in, the action of the committee approved and the committee discharged.
The Secretary reported having procured 1000 Diplomas, at a cost of $15.* Report concurred in.
On motion, Perret Dufour was allowed $15, for that amount paid for 1000 Diplomas.
Joseph Dalmazzo reported having procured 500 blank receipts at a cost of $3.50. Report concurred in.
On motion, Joseph Dalmazzo was allowed $3.50, for that amount paid for 500 blank receipts.
On motion, the following amendments were made to the by-laws.
Article 12th amended by striking out “2d Saturday in September” and inserting “2d Thursday in June.
Article 12th amended by striking out “6th” and inserting “7th.”
Article 6th, by inserting after the word “families” in the 3d line the words “unless, such members of the family (other than the head hereof) be over 21 years of age.”
Article 2d by inserting after the word Secretary in the second line the words “corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.
The committee appointed to procure a permanent location for the fair grounds of the Secretary, reported that it was inexpedient to make such location. Committee discharged.
The Society then proceeded to the election of officers with the following result, to-wit:
- President, David G. Rabb.
- Vice President, John W. Wright.
- Secretary, Perret Dufour.
- Corresponding Secretary, A. T. Risley.
- Treasurer, Jacob R. Harris.
- Jefferson Township—D. Armstrong, G. A. Jackson and Jos. Dalmazzo.
- Pleasant—G. A. Hotchkiss and D. Henry.
- York—R. T. Goddard and Wm. J. Keeney.
- Posey—Collin McNutt, Wm. Stewart and Fred’k Harris.
- Craig—John T Golay and Larkin Roberts.
- Cotton—U. H. Stow and A. Hyde.
- Randolph—John Hall, John Hunter, and A. C. Pepper.
- Cass—Daniel Dorrell and Benjamin Dennis.
- Union—John M. Cole and Stephen Hastings.
- Pike—Robert McKim and Harvey Robinson.
The Secretary was directed to issue Diplomas to all person who were heretofore awarded a premium of $2 and upwards, who may call on him for the same.
For the finest styled saddle horse, speed not considered, $1 and diploma.
For the finest styled buggy horse, speed not considered, $1 and diploma.
Judges—James Brown, R. T. Goddard and Joseph M. Stewart.
Was ordered to be added to the premium list—and that the words “speed considered” be added to saddle and buggy horses in the list as published.
The By-laws were so amended that any person contributing and paying $3 and upwards paying to fit up the fair grounds shall be a member for one year, and that six directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, two at least from each county to be present.
The Secretary was requested to furnish the publishers of newspapers in the district a copy of these proceedings, with a request that they publish the same.
The Society then adjourned.
U. H. STOW, Pres. Pro. Tem.
PERRET DUFOUR, Sec’y.