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The Pioneer Society

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A regular meeting of the Washtenaw County Pioneer Society was held on Monday last, with Vice-Presidont John Geddes in the chair. The papers read were : one by E. W. Whitmore, now living in Kansa9, giviug a sketch oL the early settlement of Pittafield, or more especially of the " Mallett's Creek neighborhood ;" one by S. Pettibone abcut the Toledo war ; one by E. D. Lay, who came into the territory in 1833 and planted out the tirst nursery ; and one written by J. Thompson. Mr. L. Davis also gave a short account of John Bryant, one of the earliest settlers of this city, and we believe, father of the first white child born ín the county - " Alpha Wasb.tenaw Bryant." A resolution was adopted thanking Mark Howard, Esq., of Hartford, Conn., for a file of the 'rat paper printed in the oounty, The Emigrant; and another jledging the Pioneer Society to jom n the semi-centennial celebration at Yp3Üanti ttie comiDg Fourth of July. Biographical sketches for future use were requested, as follows : By Wm. A. Jones, Esq., of Judge Dexter ; by Wm. Gregory, Esq., of Orange Hisdon ; by L. Davis, of Robert and John Geddes ; and Historical papers : Salem, by Geo. S. Wheeler ; Scio, by Henry E. Peters ; Lima, by Kev. S. Clements; Sylvan, by C. H. Wines ; Bridgewater, by D. W. Palmer ; Freedom by, "■ F. Ü9ÍUS ; Sharou, by Andrew Robison ; Manchester, by J. D. Corey ; and Northfield, by E. Behan. Messrs. Davis, Wheeler, and Clark were appointed a committee to arrange a program me for tlie next meeting, the firat Monday in June.


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