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in these tributes of respect, and the place may gradually become the honorary mausoleum for the distinguished sons of Massachusetts. This design, though but recently made public, has been long in contemplation; and, as is believed, has been favor the following Act was applied for and obtained: An Act, in addition to an Act entitled, an Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtyCommonwealth of Massachusetts. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one. section I: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Massachusetts Horticultural Society be, and hereby are, authorized, in addition to the powers alreadybtained from the Legislature of the Commonwealth, for the incorporation of the proprietors by themselves: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. An Act to incorporate the Propriet
shments, and to evince a zeal for the encouragement of rural economy, commensurate with the extent and natural resources of the country, and the variety of its soil and climate. Your Committee have not a doubt that an attempt should be made in this State to rival the undertakings of other countries, in all that relates to the cultivation of the soil. The intelligent, patriotic and wealthy will cheerfully lend their aid, in the establishment of a Garden of Experiment, and a Cemetery. Massachusetts has ever been distinguished for her public and private munificence, in the endowment of colleges, academies, and numerous associations for inculcating knowledge, and the advancement of all branches of industry. A confident reliance is therefore reposed on the same sources of beneficence. The Legislature will not refuse its patronage, but will readily unite with the people in generous contributions for the accomplishment of objects so well calculated to elevate the character of the Comm