Excerpt from The Archaeological Journal, 1846, Vol. 1: Published Under the Direction of the Central Committee of the British Archaeological Association for the Encouragement and Prosecution of Researches Into the Arts and Monuments of the Early and Middle Ages
During the progress of public works, such as cuttings in the formation of railways, sewers, or foundations of buildings, the Geologist has often reaped a rich harvest of facts, but numerous discoveries of equal interest to the Antiquary continually present themselves on such occasions: the Committee purpose, as far as may be possible, to secure the careful observation and record of such discoveries, and preservation of the objects found. Lastly, it is hoped that a proper representation of the importance of the desired object, in any case that may occur in regard to the preser vation of public monuments, will be found promptly to secure not only the concurrence of individuals, but the sanction and support of Government, according to the exigency of the occasion. So long as no Preservative Commission, or other National effort, may be considered requisite by the State, the Committee purpose to take such measures as may appear consistent with propriety, to solicit, whenever it may be necessary, the attention of the Govem ment to the preservation of all the substantial evidences which serve to shew the progressive establishment of the Institutions of the Country. Albert way.
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