This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At the last meeting the following Resolution was passed:
Resolved, That the President, Lawrence Davenport, notify the Gardener's Monthly of an organization known by the name of " The Lawrence Cottagers' Amateur Horticultural Society." Its object is to encourage a better growth in flowers, fruits and vegetables. It holds its meetings monthly; proposes some subject at each meeting for essays and discussion at the next. Subject for discussion May 1st is, " The tulip, its habits, and how to grow them." The society opened on March 27th, with fifteen members; at the second meeting, April 17th nine more were added, and the prospects are very encouraging. This, is the first step taken in this place - a city of forty thousand inhabitants - towards anything of the kind, and we hope it may grow and become a society worthy of its name.