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.
This well printed and well written volume of 850 pages, has been placed before us, by Henry A. Dyer, Esq., of Hartford, Corresponding Secretary.
Connecticut deserves every honor for having been the first American State to set apart a fund for the maintenance of free schools, thus inaugurating a policy of the deepest moment, which has been followed throughout the Union . it was also the first to urge the* establish-men* of a Normal School, for the education of teachers; and the first to make provision for the teaching of the Deaf and Dumb. Education indeed,, has been her wealth, and we now see its results in increased attention to the culture of the earth; her citizens are pioneers everywhere; as members of useful Boards in other States to which they emigrate they take the lead in agriculture,, and are rarely ilk the rear. The perusal of these Transactions has afforded us great pleasure. Mr. Huntingdon, their late President, has contributed his Address, a most lucid and agreeable one. Altogether this volume is credit* able to its authors, and we could wish it may be perused in other States as well as at home. The addresses delivered before these societies are wells of thought and information; they form a new species of literature, engaging the thought* and experiences of some of our wisest men, so that Transactions which might be thought, on a casual sight of such volumes, to be dry and dull, are among the best reading our presses produce.
The work under con-sideration is not a whit behind its now numerous compeers.