Excerpt from Report of the Illiis Commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904 Only exhibits of a public character have been installed at the ex pense, or through the efforts, of the Commission. Private enterprises. Many of which took exhibits from this State, were t assisted at the expense of the Commission: but the State exhibits mentioned in this volume were gathered, prepared, installed and cared for wholly or in part at the expense of the State, authorized by an act of the Forty - Sec ond General Assembly in 1901, which appropriated the sum of $250, 000 for the purpose. The unexpended balance. Of the above amount being reappropriated by the forty-third General Assembly in 1903. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.