It has not been the practice of the Council to lay a report before the Society, except at the Annual Meetings; but a question of great interest and importance has long occupied their attention, on which it is now desirable that the opinion of the Society should be expressed.
From its earliest establishment, the great object of the Society has been to pursue the study of local geology, and to direct the knowledge thus acquired to the advancement of every art to which it was applicable. No sooner, therefore, was it aware that the Yorkshire Agricultural Society had directed its attention to the important aid which geology might render to agriculture, and had appointed a committee of agricultural geology, than the council offered to lend it every assistance within the sphere of the Society’s operations; and at the same time, they gladly availed themselves of an offer made by the Rev. Wm. Thorp, to draw up a report on the geology, as connected with agriculture, of particular formations in the West Riding. Of the very admirable manner in which these reports were executed, it is unnecessary for the Council to speak, since they have already called forth the warmest eulogiums of the leading members of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, and have mainly led to their making the proposal which the Council now wish to receive the careful consideration of the Society.
It is proposed then that a joint meeting of the two Societies should be held once a year,—that ...
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