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Britain or Ireland, in the year 1803, not less 182. The same premiom is entended cas than twenty tons; the gold medal, or thirty year further. Certifirates to be produced ca ar pounds. Certificates of the oil having been before the first Tuesday in January, 1sis. made from porpoises actually caught on the 183. KAL! For BARILLA. To the pres coast of Great Britain or Ireland, and two gal. who shall have cultivated, in the but Jons of the oil as a sample, to be produced to Islands, or any other part of his Meesty'. the Society on or beiore the last Tuesday in minions in the West Indies, of any February, 1804.
British settlements on the coast of Atra, 177. CURING HERRINGS BY THE DUTCH the several Islands adjacent there'o, in the in METHOD. To the person or persons who shall, 1802, the greatest quantity of land, bot inn before January 1804, cure the greatest quantity than two acres, with Spanish bah. et frut the of white herrings, not less than thirty barrels, purpose of making banilla; the gold metal, a according to the method practised by the Dutch, thirty guineas. and equal in all respects to the best Dutch ber- 184. For the next greatest quantity, sot len rings, the saine being caught in the British or than one acre, the silver medal, or ánico e Irish seas, and cured in a British or Irish vessel neas. Certificades, signed by the person, or port; the gold medal, or fifty guineas. commander in chief, for the ume being, the
178. For the next greatest quantity, not less quantity of land so caltivated, and of the stane than fifteen barrels; the silver medal, or twenty of the plants, at the time of againg such cor. guineas. A sixteen-gallon barrel of the hero ficates, to be delivered to the Smety, rings to be proluced to the Society on or before samples of the kali, on or before the secosi the first Tuesday in February, 1804, with certi- Tue-day in Jatoary, 1804. fuates that the conditions of the premium hare 185, 186. The same premiums are extended been completely fulfilled, and that the whole one year farther. Certificates to be protary were cured in the same manner as the specimen, on or before the second Tuesday in Jai, 153. together with a full description of the process
187. DESTROYING THE IMCT CONNONL employed, in order that the Society may judge CALLED THE BOREX. To the person who su. bow far the Dutch method has been adopted.
discover to the Society an etertual me hoda
destroying the insect commonly called the bar PREMIUMS OFFERED FOR THE AD-er, which has, or late saan, been so destructive VANTAGE OF THE BRITISH COLO- the British settlements on the coast of Afna.
to the sugar-tapes in the Wal Indua uit NIES.
and the several lands adjacent therriate 179. NUTMEGS. For the greatest quantity gold medal, or only gurbeas. Ilir encorers to of merchantable nutmegs, not less than ten be ascertained by satisfactory in the wÓC pounds weight, being the growth of his Majes- the hand and scal of the generous or comme it's dominions in the West Indies, or any of der-in-chiet, for the time being, and of the British settlements on the coast of Africa, other respectable perrons, mlatulants of the or the several islands adjacent therelo, and equal islands, or other place, in which the team to those imported from the islands of the East has been successfully applied; such certifi Iodies; the gold medal, or one hundred gui- to be delivered to the Society on or before toe seas. Satisfactory certificates, from the governor, trst Tuesday in January, 150t. or commander in chief, of the place of growth, 138, CULTIVATION OF HEXT IS UP with an account of the pumber of trees, their AND LOWER CANAVA. To the person age, bearly the quantity of fruit on each tree, shall sow with beap the greatest quatty and the manner of culture, to be proluced oa land in the province o Upper Canada, a or before the first Tuesday in December, 180). than six arpents (each tour-ehs of te
180). The same preinium is extended one acre, in the year 1803, and shall at the proper prar furtlief. Cortijoules to be produceri on or season cause to be plucked tbc somanet leer belore the first Tuesday in December, 1804. (or male hemp bearing no seed) and costs..
181. Clovis. For iaspostin: into Great the winter hemp (or female besap barat meer) Britain or Ireland, ia the year 1803, the grea's on the ground until the seed is fim; the guis est quantity of cloies, but less than twenty medal, or one hundred doilars. pounds weight, being of the growth of some of 18.. To the person who shall be with arms the islands of the West Iudies subject to the the next greater! quattity of land in the sa British empire, or any of the British sitlerients province of Upper Canada, no less thae sue on the coast of Africa, or the scieral islands arpenis, in the year 1905, in the masser af uljacent thereto, aud equal in gordorss to the mentioned ; the silver medal, or eich: dualan cloves brought froni the East Indies; the gild 190. Fuf the next greatnt qurataty of medal, or his guineas. Samples, but less ihan in the same prosince, and in a situar me, to pounds weight, with certitucles that the not less than four arpents; usty dallar. whole quantity is equal in goodnes, together 191. For the next greatest quanhty o loud, with satisfactory (enfi etes signed by the go- the same provin«c, and in a uimatlar manatz, ver not, or corn inander in chiet, of the pace of less than three arpesis, forty dollar growth, with an arount of the number of trees 192. For the bext greatest quantity of tast, growing on the spol, their age, and the manner in the same prus, aad in a seat , of culture, to be produrid to the Society on or not less than oae arpent; (centy du lan. Befuse the first Tuesday in anuary, 1604. life cits of the number of arpents, the method of culture, of the plucking of the hemp, with than one ton, of the Bhaugulporo-cotton, from a general account whether sown broad-cast or which clothes are made in imitation of nankeen, in drills, the expense, soil, cultivation, and pro- without dying; the gold medal. A quantity duce to be transmitted to the Sorictv, certified of the couton, not less than five pounds weight under the hand and seal of the governor or lieu- in the pod, and five pounds carded, to be protenant-governor, together with 281b. of the duced to the Society, with proper eri jucales, hemp, and two quarts of the seed, on or before signed by the secretary to the board of trade of the last Tuesday in November, 1804.
Bengal or Bombay, on or before the last Tues193, 194, 195, 196, 197. The same pre- day in February, 1804. miums are extended one year farther. Certi- 214. The same premium is extended one ficates, &c. as before-mentioned, to be trans- year farther. Certificates to be produced on or mitted to the Society, on or before the last Tues- before the last Tuesday in February, 1805. day in November. 1805.
215. ANNATTO. To the per on who, in the 198 to 208. Premiums exactly sinular in all year 1803, shall import into the port of Lonrespects to those held out for the province of don, from any part of the British ettiements in Upper Canada, are also offered for the province the East Indies, the greatest quantity of annatto, of Lower Canada, and are extended to the not less than five hundred weight; the gold same period.
medal. A quantity of the annatto, not less 209. IMPORTATION OF HEMP FROM CA- than ten pounds weight, to be produced to the NADA. To the master of that vessel, which Society, with proper certificates, signed by the shall bring to this country the greatest quantity secretary of the board of trade of the respective of marketable hemp, not less than one hundred settlement, that the annatto is the produce of tons, in the year 1803, the produce of Upper such settlement, on or before the last Tuesday or Lower Canada; the gold medal.
in February, 1804. 210. To the inaster of that vessel which shall 216. The same premium is extended one bring the next quantity, not less than fifty tons; year farther. Certificates to be produced on or the silver medai. Certificates satisfactory to the before the last Tuesday in February, 1805. Society to be produced by the master of the 217. TRUE COCHINEAL. To the person who, vessel on or before the first Tuesday in February, in the vear 1803, shall import into the port of 1804, to testify that such hemp was grown and London, from any part of the British 'settleprepared in Canada.
ments in the East Indies, the greatest quantitv 211, 212. The same premiums are extended of true cochineal, not less than be huvdred one year farther. Certificates to be produced weight; the gold melal. A quantity of the on or before the first Tuesday in February, cochineal not less than ten pounds weight, 1805.
with proper certificates, signed by the secre
tary of ihe board of trade of the respective PREMIUMS OFFERED FOR THE AD- such settlement, to be produced to the Society
settlement, that the cochineal is the produce of VANTAGE OF THE BRITISH SETTLE- on or before the first Tuesday in Feb. 1804. MENTS IN THE EAST INDIES.
218. The same premium is extended one 213. BRAUCULPORE-COTTON. To the per- year farther. Certificates to be produced on or son who shall import into the port of London, before the first Tuesday in February, 1805. in the year 1803, the greatest quantity, not less
CONDITIONS FOR THE POLITE ARTS. No person who has gained the first premium in any class shall be admitted a candidate in a class of an inferior age; and no candidate shall receive more than one premium in one year; nor shall they, who for two successive years have gained the first premium in one class, be again admitted as candidates in that class.
No person shall be admitted a candidate in any class, who has three times obtained the first premium in that class.
No more than one performance in any class shall be received from the same candidate.
All performances (to which premiums or bounties are adjudged) shall remain with the Society till after the public distribution of rewards in May, when they will be re-delivered unless mentioned in the premiums to the contrars.
No performance shall be admitted, that has obtained a premium, reward, or gratification, from any other society, academy, or school, or been offered for that purpose.
All performances that obtain premiums in the Polite Arts must have been begun after the publication of such premiums, except line engravings.
To encourage real merit, and prevent attempts to impose on the Society, by producing drawings made or retouched by any other person than the candidate, the Society require a specimen of the abilities of each successful candidate, under the inspection of the Committee of Polite Arts, in every instance where such proof may appear necessary.
All candidates in the Polite Arts are required to signify, on their drawings, their age; and whether the performances are originals or copies; and it copies, whence they were taken. GENT. MAG. June, 1803.
to be produced to the Society on or before the they were in a healthy and thriving state two first Tuesday in January, 1804.
years at least after they were plupted out, 5. ASCERTAINING THE BEST METHOD with a general account of the methods used in OF RAISING OAKS. To the person who shall making the plantation, to be delivered to the ascertain in the best manner, by actual expe. Society on or before the last Tuesday in Deriments, the comparative merits of the differ- cember, 1803. ent modes of raising oaks for timber, either 12, 13. The same premiums are extended from acorns set on land properly dug or til- one year further. led," from acorns set by the spade or dibble, Certificates to be produced on or before the without digging or village, either on a smooth last Tuesday in December, 1804. surface, or among bushes, fern, or other co- N. B. The larch-trees may be either plantver; or from young plants previously raised in ed, mixed with other trees, or by themselves, nurseries, and trausplanted; regard being had as may best suit the convenience of the planto the expense, growth, and other respec- ter. tive advantages of the several methods ; the 14. OSIERS. To the person who shall have gold medal,
planted, between the 1st of October, 1802, The accounts and proper certificales that and the 1st of May, 1803, the greatest quannot less than one acre has been cultivated in tity of land, not less than five acres, with those each mode, to be produced to the Society on kinds of willows, commonly known by the or before the first Tuesday in November, 1803. names of osier, Spaniard, new kind, or
6. CHESNUTS. For having soun or set, French, fit for the purpose of basket-makers, between the first of October, 1802, and the not fewer than twelve thousand plants on each first of April, 1803, the greatest quantity of acre; the gold medal, or thirty guineas. dry loamy land, not less than six acres, with 15. For the second greatest quantity of land, Spanish chesnuts, with or without seeds, cut- not less than three acres; the silver medal, or tings, or plants of other trees adapted to such ten guincas. Certificates of the planting, and soil, at the option of the candidate ; and for that the plants were in a thriving state five effectually fencing and preserving the same, months at least after the planting, to be proin order to raise timber; the gold medal. duced to the Society on or before the last Tues
7. For the second greatest quantity, not day in November, 1803. less than four acres, the silver medal.
16, 17. The same premiums are extended Certificates of sowing or setting agreeably to one year farther. Certificates to be produced the above conditions, and that there are not on or before the last Tuesday in Nov. 1804. fewer than three bundred chesnut plants, in a 18. ALDER. For having planted, in the thriving state, on each acre, to be delivered to year 1800, the greatest number of alders, not The Society on or before the first Tuesday in less than three thousand; the gold medal. January, 1804.
Certificates of the nuniber of plants, and that 8. Elm. For having planted the greatest they were in a thriving state iwo years at least number of the English elm, not less than eight after being planted, so be delivered to the Suthousand, between the (wenty-fourth of June, ciety on or before the last Tuesday in Decem1801, and the twenty-fourth of June, 1802; ber, 1803. and for the having effectually fenced and pre. 19. Ass. For having sown or set, in the served the same, in order to raise timber; the year 1800, the greatest quantity of land, it gold medal.
less than six acres, with Ash for timber, with 9. For the second greatest number, pot less or without seeds, cuttings, or plants of such than five thousand, the silver medal.
other frees as are adapted to the suil; the gold Certificates of the having planted agreeably medal. to the above conditions, that the plants were 20. For the next greatest quantity, not less in a healthy and thriving state two years at than four acres, the silver medal. Jeast after making the plantation, and specie Certificates of the sowing or setting agree. fying the distance of the plants, to be deli- ably to the above conditions; that there are vered to the Society on or before the first not fewer than one hundred ash plants on e.ch Tuesday in April, 1804.
acre, in a thriving and healthy condition, two . 10. LARCH. For having planted out be- years at least after the sowing or selling, with tweeu the twenty-fourth of June, 1800, and a general account of the methods used in mak. the twenty-fourth of June, 1801, the greatest ing the plantation ; to be delivered to the sonumber of larch-trees, not fewer than five ciety on or before the last Tuesday in Decemthousand; and for having effectually fenced ber, 1803. and preserved the same, in order to raise tim- 21, 22. The same premiums are extended ber; the gold medal.
one year further. 11. For the next greatest number, not fewer Certificates to be delivered on or before the than three thousand; the silver medal.
last Tuesday in December, 1804. Certificates of the number of plants, that N. B. li is the particular coish of the So. The Society desire that the Papers on different subjects sent to them may be full, clear, explicit, fit for publication, and rather in the form of Essays than of Letters. Presents to the Society of Books for their Library will be thankfully received.
* To persons inclined to leave a sum of money to this Society by will, the following forın is offered for that purpose: Item. I give and bequeath to A. B, and C. D. the sum of
upon condition and to the intent that they, or one of them, do pay the same to the collector for the time being, of a Society in London, who now call themselves the Society for the Encouragement of Aris, Manufactures, and Commerce; which said sum of I will and desire may be paid out of my personal estate, and applied towards the carrying on the laudable designs of the Society.
By Order of the Society,
CHARLES TAYLOR, Secretury.
Society of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.
ADELPHI, June 15th, 1803. Over the besday the med the last Meeting of that Session, and adjourned
to the fourth Wednesday in October next. On Tuesday the 31st of May last, agreeably to the Resolutions of the Society, the Premiums and Bounties which had been then adjudged during the Session, were delivered to the Claimants from the Chair, by his Grace the Duke of Norfolk, the President, in presence of a very numerous and respectable Assembly. The Business was begun by an appropriate Speech from the Secretary, noticing the Objects of the Society from its Institution, in the year 1754, to the present Time, and particularising the Rewards which had been then adjudged this Session.
The Rewards awarded were arranged under the following Classes:
To Mr. Robert Green, of Westurrating, in To the Right Hon, the Earl of Fife, for his Cambridgeshire, for a drill machine for sowing extensive plantations of forest trees, and other peas, beans, &c. the silver medal and ten gwe agricultural improvements in North Britain, the gold medal.
IN POLITE ARTS. To Lord Viscount Newark, for encouraging To Mr. Thomas Ryder, of Titchfield-street, the growth of oak timber, by sowing acorns and Oxford Road, for a line engraving, class 116. planting vaks, in Nottinghamshire, the gold The meeting of Vortigern and Rowena, the gold medal.
medal. To John Shirrefl, Esq. of Captain Head, North To Mr. Richard Austin, of Paul's Alley, Briton, for his plantation of osiers, class 9, the Barbican, for an engraving on wood. The subgold medal.
ject England, Scotland, and Ireland, receiving To the Rev. T. C. Munnings, of East Dere- the offerings of genius, alluding to the rewards ham, in Norfolk, for his experiments on the cul- of this Society, extending to the united empire, ture and preservation of turnips, the gold medal. the silver medal and ten guineas.
To Mr. John Knapping, of South Shoebury, To Miss Jackson, of Hanover-street, Hanin the county of Essex, for gaining 230 acres of over-square, for a drawing in chalks, of a vestal, land from the sea, the gold medal.
class 10), the gold medal. To Mr. John Wright, of Pickworth, in Rut- To Miss Einma Farhill, of Mortimer-street, landshire, for coinparative experiments in agri- Cavendish-square, for an original drawing, class culture, the gold medal,
104, the death of Cleopatra, the silver medal. To John Christian Curwen, Esq. M. P. of To Miss Blackburne, of Park-street, Weste Workington Hall, in Cumberland, for his ex- minster, for a drawing of Jupiter Ammon, the periments on feeding cattle with potatoes, the silver medal. silver medal.
To Miss Paytherus, of Norfolk Street, for an To the Rev. Edmund Cartwright, of Woburn, original portrait of her sister, the silver med:1. in Bedfordshire, for a three-furrow plough, the To Mr. J. T. James, of the Charter House silver medal.
School, for a drawing of Worcester Cathedral, To Dr. H. Ainslie, of Dover Street, London, class 102, the silver meda!. for his plantations of timber trees, near the lakes To Miss Mary Ann Gilbert, of Devonshireof Windermere and Coniston, the silver medal. street, Portland Place, for a painting, a view of
To Benjamin Waddington, Esq. of Lanover St. Mark's Place, in Venice, the silver medal. House, near Abergavenny, for improvements of To Miss Beauchamp, or Wiinpole-street, fur boggy land, in South Wales, the silver medal. a painting, a sea view, a copy from De Vlieger,
To Mr. David Charles, of Westinead Lange the silver medal. horne, Carmarthenshire, for a machine for lay- To Miss Emma Smith, of King-street, Coing land level, the silver medal.
vent Garden, for an historical drawing of All
ration and expense of each mode of culture be nature and condition of the land on which the fully described ; and that proper certificates of experiments are made, together with an account the nature and condition of the land on which of the pruduce, the weight per Winchester the experiments are made, together with an ac. bushel, and a sample of not less than a quart, count of the produce of the corn, the weight be produced to the Society on or before the per bushel, and also of the straw, be produced first Tuesday in December, 1803. It is apto the Society on or before the first Tuesday in prehended that, if a bean should be brought February, 1804.
into cultivation with the habits of the hotspur, 34. SPRING WHEAT. To the person who, or other early peas, that it would, in a great between the 10th of January and the 10th of measure, escape the danger arising from the April, 1803, shall cultivate the greatest quan- collier-insect, or other insects, and allow more tity of wheat, not less than ten acres; the sil- time for the farmers to till the land for the subver medal, or twenty guineas. It is required sequent crop of wheat. The accounts and certhat the time of sowing and reaping be noticed; tificales to be delivered on or before the first also a particular account of the species, cultiva- Tuesday in December, 1803, tion, and expense attending it, with proper cer- 37. The same premium is extended one year tificates of the nature and condition of the land farther. The accounts and certificates to be deon which the experiments were made, and the livered on or before the first Tuesday in Dec. name of the crop, if any, which the same land 1804. bore the preceding year; together with an ac- 38. COMPARATIVE CULTURE OF TURcount of the produce, the weight per Winches- NIPS. For the best set of experiments made ter bushel; and a sample, not less than a quart, on not less than eight acres of land, four of be produced to the Society on or before the se. which to be sown broad-cast, and four-drilled, to cond Tuesday in February, 1804.
ascertain whether it is most advantageous to It is supposed that sowing wheat early in the cultivate turnips by sowing them broad-cast spring will not only allow more time to till the and hand-hoeing them, or by drilling them in land but less for the growth of weeds; thus equi-distant rows, and hand or horse-hoeing rendering the wheat as clean as a barley crop, the intervals; the silver medal, or twenty guiand exhausting the soil much less than au- neas. It is required that every operation and tumnal sowing. It may be seen in the 19th expense of each mode of culture be fully devolume that the wheat usually sown in autumn scribed, and that proper certificates of the namay be put into the ground, with great success, ture and condition of the land, on which the so late as February or March, thus giving time experiments were made, together with the to clear the ground from turnips, or to avoid a weight of the turnips grown, on a fair average bad season.
sixteen perches of land, under each mode of 35. BEANS AND WHEAT. To the person culture, be produced to the Society on or bewho shall have dibbled or drilled, between the fore the first Tuesday in March, 1804. The 1st of December, 1802, and the 1st of April, object which the Society have in view in offer1803, the greatest quantity of land, not lessing this premium is experimentally to ascertain than ten acres, with beans, in cqui-distant rows, the most advantageous method of growing turand hoed the intervals iwice or oftener, and nips. To do this in a satisfactory manner, both shall have sown the same land with wheat in the drilled and broad-cast crops should have the autumn of the year 1803; the silver me- the advantage of the most perfect cultivation, dal, or twenty guineas. It is required that an consequently the drilled crops should have the account of the sort and quantity of beans, the intervals between the rows worked by the horse time of dibbling or drilling, and of reaping or or hand-hoe, or by both these implements; and mowing them, the produce per acre thrashed, the rows should be either weeded or hand-hved, the expense of dibbling or drilling, hand or or both weeded and hand-hoed. The broadhorse hoeing, the distance of the rows, and the cast crop should have every advantage which quality of the soil, together with certificates of weeding and hand-hoeing can give it, consisthe number of acres, and that the land was tently with leaving the scil a far surface. afterwards actually sown with wheat, be pro- 39. The same premium is extended ove duced on or before the second Tuesday in year farther. Certificates to be produced on or March, 1804.
before the first Tuesday in March, 1805. 36. Beans. To the person who, in the 40. PARSNIPS. To the person who, in the year 1802, shall discover and cultivate, either year 1803, shall cultivate the greatest quantity by the drill or dibbling-method, on not less of land, not less than five acres, with parsnips, than five acres, a species of horse-beans or tick- for the sole purpose of feeding cattle or sheep; beans, that will ripen their seeds before the the gold medal, or thirty guineas. Certit ates 21st of August; the silver medal, or renty of the quantity of land so cultivated, with a par. guineas. It is required that a particular ac- ticular account of the nature of the soil and count of the bean, the cultivation, and the ex- weight of the produce on sixteen perches, and pense attending it, with proper certificates of the also of the condition of the cattle or sheep fed