This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - HERMAN WENDELL, M. D., of Albany.
Secretary - Jos. Warren, of Albany.
Treasurer - Luther Tucker, of Albany.
Managers - B. B. Kirtland, V. P. Douw, L Menand, J. S. Goold, E. Corning, jr., J. M. Lovett, E. E. Platt, W. A. Wharton, Jas. Wilson.
For best six plants, of different varieties, in pots, [for Arbutus Andrachne, Erica rubrida, Fuchsia hero, Azalea alba, Cantua cicolor, Acacia floribundia,] L. Menand, Albany, $3. For the best and most beautiful display of cut green-house flowers, L. Menand, Albany $3; second best, V. P. Douw, $2.
For best display of cut flowers with foliage, James Wilson, Albany, $3. For the best six varieties, [for Miniata, Fordii, Double White, Wilderii, Landrethii, Carswelliana,] E Coning, jr., $2. For best three varieties, [for Carswelliana, Landrethii, Double White,] L. Menand, $1.
Best six varieties, in pots, Mrs. Jas. Goold, $2. Best three varieties, in pots, E. Corning, jr., $3.
Best ten distinct varieties, in pots, J. Dingwall, Albany, $2.
The committee also wish to commend the displays of plants, in pots, of Mr. Jas. Wilson, Joel Rathbone, Esq., E. Corning, jr.. and J. Dingwall, all of whom exhibited choice specimens, showing much skill in growing.
Best round hand bouquet, J. Wilson, Albany, $3. Best large flat mantle bouquet, J. Wilson, Albany, $2. Best flat hand bouquets, E. Corning, jr., Albany, $2. Best basket flowers, J. Dingwall, Albany, $2.
There was exhibited by H. Slack, M. D., of Guilderland, Western Red, Pink Eye and Mountain June potatoes, turnips and Long Blood beets. By J. B. Hutson, cabbages, carrots, parsnips, leeks, celery, and beets, all very fine. By V. P. DOUW, very fine Silesia lettuce. By Jefferson Matell, three varieties of lettuce, very fine. C. E. Goodrich, of Utica, a large collection of Seedling Winter potatoes, of very fine appearance.
For best show of vegetables, to J. B. Hutson, $2. Best half peck of winter potatoes, to Dr. Henry Slack, of Guilderland, $1. The largest exhibition of lettuce to J. Mayell, $1. For best lettuce shown to V. P. DOUW.
The interest involved in the specimens of Seedling Potatoes exhibited by C. E. Goodrich, of Utica, requires more attention and a more careful investigation than the Committee are at this time prepared to bestow, but they beg to return to Mr. Goodrich the thanks of the Society for his exhibition.