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Development of the Natural Resources of the Country
Resolved, that the several great economics of our country demand careful and just consideration and encouragement by legislative enactments which will aid the scientific development of the natural resources of our country proportionate to the rapidly advancing conditions of our people in industry and science.
Resolved, further, that a committee of five be and is hereby appointed to present these resolutions, and to urge the importance thereof to the President and Congress of the United States, and the Premier and Parliament of Canada, and that such committee be instructed to prepare in proper form any data necessary and to use every honorable and earnest means to accomplish the purpose herein set forth, and that the president of this Association be hereby appointed the chairman of such committee, together with four others whom he shall appoint.
[Adopted by the AAAS Council, August 1889.]