At a meeting of the standing committee of the Columbian Agricultural Society, held at the Union Tavern, Georgetown, on Wednesday the 13th day of December, A. D. 1809, it was determined that the following premiums be given at the general meeting of the society on the 16th day of May next, viz.
Premium 1 - One hundred dollars, for the best two-toothed ram lamb.
Premium 2 - Eighty dollars, for the next best two-toothed ram lamb.
Premium 3 - Sixty dollars, for the third best two-toothed ram lamb.
Best (applied to the above articles) as to quality of wool, and quantity in proportion to carcass.
Premium 4 - Thirty dollars, for the best piece of cotton cloth, proper for men's coats or women's dresses, not less than ten yards.
Premium 5 - Thirty dollars, for the best piece of fancy patterns for vests, not less than ten yards.
Premium 6 - Thirty dollars, for the best piece of cotton cloth, suitable for pantaloons or small clothes, not less than ten yards.
Premium 7 - Twenty dollars, for the best pair of cotton counterpane, full size.
Premium 8- Twenty dollars, for the best pair of cotton stockings, large size.
Premium 9 - Thirty dollars, for the best piece of hempen or flaxen sheeting, at least ten yards.
Premium 10 - Thirty dollars, for the best piece of hempen or flaxen shirting, not least than ten yards.
Premium 11 - Thirty dollars, for the best piece of hempen or flaxen table linen, not less than ten yards.
Premium 12 - Ten dollars, for the best pair of hempen or flaxen thread socks, full size.
Premium 13 - Twenty dollars, for the best piece of twilled bagging, or hemp, flax or cotton, at least ten yards.
Premium 14 - Twenty dollars, for the best piece of bedticking,, of hemp, flax or cotton, or in part of all, or either, not less than ten yards.
All premiums shall be judged at one of the general meetings of the society, by a board of five members appointed by the president, and standing committee, from among such disinterested persons as may be present.
The society will lay no claim to any article for which a premium has been awarded, but the owner or exhibitor may, immediately after adjournment of the society, on the day of exhibition, remove such article and dispose of it at pleasure.
The premiums will be paid in cash, or in plate of equal value, with suitable devices, at the option of the fortunate competitor.
Premiums to the amount of least five hundred dollars will be given at the fall meeting of the society, for neat (sic) cattle, woollen (sic) manufactures, native dyes, written essays, &c.
It is earnestly recommended by the committee, that every member appear at the meeting of the society, dressed in home manufactures.
DAVID WILEY, Secretary
 Alexandria Daily Gazette, Commercial & Political; Date: 05-05-1810; Volume: X; Issue: 2783; Page: ; Location: Alexandria, Virginia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, May 5th, 2013.
 The scientific agricultural magazine of the Columbian Agricultural Society of Georgetown, District of Columbia, was an octavo consisting of 32 pages. It was the first periodical devoted strictly to agriculture. It was published by the Columbian Agricultural Society. The publisher was W. A. Rind of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The editor was a Reverend David Wiley who was a minister that moved to Georgetown in 1800. Rev. Wiley was in charge of the Columbian Agricultural Society and was its secretary and teacher. The society was established for the purpose of inspiring local agriculture manufactures. The magazine was a branch of the society that discouraged imported products. Wiley was Georgetown's postmaster, superintendent of the turnpike, merchant, miller, and the major. from Wikipedia