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TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

SOCIETY

FOR THE

Promotion of Useful Arts,

IN THE

STATE OF NEW-YORK.

VOLUME IV-PART I.

ALBANY:

PRINTED BY WEBSTERS AND SKINNERS.

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1816.

Part 17. is dated 1819.

26-29

39-3

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE Committee of Publication have thought it more adviseable to publish the present volume, by parts, than the whole together. The annual labours of a Society very rarely furnish matter of sufficient importance to form a respectable volume ;while some communications seem to demand immediate publication. These considerations have induced the Committee to alter the usual manner of printing.

In presenting to the Public the following sheets, the Committee beg leave to suggest, that the principal object of the Society is to promote the Agricultural interests of the State of New-York; and in order to effect this, selected as well as original papers connected with that science, have been inserted in this volume. It will, however, be observed, that although Agriculture is a paramount, yet it is not an exclusive subject of enquiry, and accordingly, papers on any subject connected with the Useful Arts, in their most extensive sense, have been thought worthy of a place.

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