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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

The Retiring Chairman

The Retiring Chairman.

Mr Wilson wished to refer to a matter which had been overlooked during the previous day's sitting, and that was a vote of thanks to the retiring chairman, which he had much pleasure in proposing. He had not had the pleasure of meeting Mr Overton previously, but he had heard a good deal about him and the very great interest taken by him in agricultural matters. Mr Overton had made a reputation for himself by his work in connection with the Lincoln College. Mr Overton was a most unassuming gentleman, but they were all aware of the great amount of work done by him in furthering the interests of agriculture in the Colony.

Mr Roberts had great pleasure in seconding the motion, which was carried by acclamation.

Mr Overton briefly thanked the Conference for the vote of thanks, and felt much pleasure if he had been in any way instrumental in bringing about this Conference.