SOME LEGISLATION ASKED FOR
The farmers' resolutions adopted by Churchill's Alliance, No. 480, were concurred in by unanimous vote of Warren County Alliance at the meeting on January 4th ult., and I submit the same to you as requested.
At a meeting of Churchill Alliance, held on the third day of January, '89, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, The cotton growers of this section have been for years and are still suffering material loss on account of the unfaithfulness of tenants and the depredations of thieves; therefore
Resolved, That it shall be unlawful for any person to buy, sell, deliver or receive for a price or a reward any cotton in the seed, when the quantity is less than twelve hundred pounds, except as hereinafter provided.
Resolved, That every person, other than a landlord, offering for sale seed cotton in quantities less than twelve hundred pounds, without an order from his or her landlord to sell the same, shall be guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days.
Resolved, That any person buying or, receiving seed cotton contrary to the provisions of the above section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty
2dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days.
Resolved,That the law requiring merchants to keep a cotton book be so altered as to read: That every merchant or dealer buying cotton in the seed, in Jess quantities than twelve hundred pounds, under the foregoing regulations, shall keep a bulletin hoard posted in some conspicuous place in his house of business, with the name of the seller, the name of the landlord granting the order, the date of the purchase and the quantity purchased, plainly written thereon.
Resolved, That our delegates to the County Alliance are instructed to present these resolutions to said County Alliance on the 4th day of January, 1889, and urge their adoption, arid if concurred in, to instruct the Secretary of the County Alliance to forward them to our State Secretary with the request that he procure the presentation of the same to the General Assembly to be enacted into laws. Fraternally, H. B. Whitke, Sec'y.