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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Votes of Thanks

Votes of Thanks

Mr Fitzroy said he had the greatest possible pleasure in proposing a very hearty thanks to the members of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association for their hospitality, and also for the admirable manner in which, with their Secretary, Mr Murphy, they had prepared the very full agenda of business. (Hear, hear.) There had been no delay, and altogether the conduct of the business reflected great credit on the Association. He now moved—"That a very hearty and cordial vote of thanks be tendered to the President, Secretary and members of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association for the successful manner in which they have carried out the business of this Conference, and for their hospitality to the delegates." (Loud cheers.)

Mr Thos. Mackenzie, M.H.R., said that he seconded the motion with great pleasure. The way in which the Conference had been conducted reflected the greatest possible credit on the members of the Association and their able Secretary. The Conference was a most important one, and their decisions must have, representing as they did, all the agricultural and pastoral organisations of the colony, and the agricultural population, a very important influence on the future of agriculture in New Zealand. (Cheers).

The Chairman and Mr John Grigg spoke on behalf of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, expressing the great satisfaction they had felt at meeting the delegates, and at the admirable manner in which all the proceedings had gone off.

Mr Murphy, who was received with loud cheers, expressed the great gratification he felt at the handsome manner in which the delegates had spoken of the Association and their efforts.

The motion was put and carried amidst applause and cheers for the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, Mr Murphy, and the Chairman.

A hearty vote of thanks to the Press for the admirable reports given of the proceedings was carried amid loud cheers, and the proceedings terminated.