Met a Committee of the House at the Representatives Room, to consider of a Plan for
a society for encouraging Arts, Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce, within the
Such a Plan may be of greater Extent and Duration than at first We may imagine. It
might be usefull at any Time. There are in this Prov[ince] natural Productions eno. Hemp, Silk, and many other Commodities might be introduced
here, and cultivated for Exportation. The Mulberry Tree succeeds as well in our Climate
and Soil, as in any.