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Virginia Central Agricultural Society.

--The annual meeting of the Virginia Central Agricultural Society was held at the Spotswood House on Saturday last, pursuant to a notice in the newspapers.

The meeting was called to order by James Lyons, Esq., the President, who made a verbal report of the action of the Executive Committee the past year. He stated the conditions upon which the last Fair was held in connection with the State Society — referred to the vast improvements made on the grounds of the Society — gave an outline of the financial operations — reported the resignation of Mr. N. B. Hill as a member of the Executive Committee, and of Capt. Dimmock as Secretary and Treasurer, and after paying a deserved compliment to Capt. D. for his efficiency as an officer, stated that he had been elected to fill the vacancy in the Executive Board, and that Mr. James R. Chamberlayne had been appointed Secretary and Treasurers. The Society was chartered by the Legislature at its last session, and the charter had been accepted by the Executive Committee, but it was right and proper that the Society should also accept or decline it.

Mr. G. A. Myers offered the following resolutions, which, on being put so vote, were adopted:

Resolved, That the charter granted to this Society, on the 3d of March, 1860. be, and the same is hereby adopted.

Resolved, That the officers of this Society shall be a President, ten Vice Presidents, and Executive Committee to consist of fifteen members, and a Secretary and Treasurer. The office of Secretary and Treasurer may be conferred on one person.

Mr. Myers then offered a resolution, which was adopted, that the Society proceed now to the election of officers.

President Lyons retired from the Chair, which was filled by Mr. Galt, of Fluvanna.

The office of President being the first to fill, Mr. Myers nominated for that position James Lyons, Esq., and there being no opposition, his election was declared to be unanimous.

Mr. Lyons returned thanks for he renewal of confidence on the part of the members, and promised to devote his best energies to the success of the Society.

Mr. Myers nominated the following gentlemen for Vice Presidents, and they were all elected:

Wm. C. Rives, of Albemarle.

Wm. H. Macfarland, of Richmond.

Philip St Geo. Cooke, of Powhatan.

Henry Cox, of Henrico.

Joseph M. Sheppard of Henrico.

Abram Warwick, of Richmond.

William Wirt, of Westmoreland.

James Gult of Flavana.

Dr. W. T. Walker of Goochland.

Hill Carter, of Charles City.

Mr. Myers nominated the following gentlemen to compose the

Executive Committee:

J. L. Davis, of Henrico; Wm. B. Stanard, of Goochland. Wm. M. Harrison, of Charles City; Dr. J. N. Powell. of Henrico; John A Selden of Charles City; Williams, C Wickham, of Hanover; H. C. Cabell, B. W. Haxall, R. Archer Robert Edmond and Charles Dimmock, of Richmond; Fendall Griffin and Sherwin McRae, of Henrico; and R. B. Haxall, of Orange.

Mr. Myers offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be instructed to prepare and report to a subsequent meeting, such by-laws, rules and regulations for the government of the Society and the management of its Fairs and Cattle Shows as it may deem necessary.

Mr. Myers offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be instructed to negotiate with the Committee which has been appointed by the State Society for a continuance of the united Fairs and to make such contracts and arrangements for the same as it may deem expedient and proper.

Capt. Dimmock, late Secretary and Treasurer, made his annual report, which had been carefully examined by a select committee and found to be correct.

Mr. Peyton Johnston offered a resolution, which was rejected by a large majority, instructing the Secretary to publish in one or more of the city papers the proceedings of the Executive Committee.

Mr. Johnston offered a resolution inquiring what amount of the premiums awarded at the late Fair had been paid, and why other premiums now due had not been paid.

Mr. Lyons stated that all the premiums, except in one or two classes, where misunderstandings had occurred, had been settled; and that those not paid were now under advisement by the Executive Committee, and would be attended to at the proper time.

The resolution, on being put to vote, was defeated by a large majority.

Col. H. C Cabell offered a resolution, which was referred to the Committee on By-Laws, requiring the appointment of a Standing Committee of three, to examine and report upon the account of the Treasurer.

Mr. P. Johnston offered a resolution, which was referred to the Committee on By-Laws, providing for holding the annual meeting of the Society on some evening during the progress of the Fairs.

Mr. Cabell made a motion, which was adopted, that when the meeting adjourns it adjourn to meet again at the call of the President.

On motion, the meeting then adjourned.

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