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THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE was established as a Buroau by Act of

Congress May 15th, 1862. On February 11th, 1889, it was created a Department,
and its then head, Norman J. Colman, took a seat in the Cabinet of President
Cleveland. The task of the Department is the development of scientific methods
of agriculture, in which it has been highly successful.

A COMPILATION

OF THE

MESSAGES AND PAPERS

OF THE

PRESIDENTS

1789-1897

BY

JAMES D. RICHARDSON
A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

VOLUME VI

PUBLISHED BY
AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS

1899

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