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The Pioneer Society

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The regular meeting of the Washtenaw County Pioneer Society was held in the M. E. Churph at Dexter on the 6th inst., J. Q. A. Sessiuns presiding, and J. D. Williams officiated üh Seeretary, who hais furnifched ns ímh followiug abstract of the proceedmw. After reading the proceedings ot the last meeting, L. Davis, chairinun ot' the commïttee on the death of members presented resolutions, on the death oi Mr. Cnppen, whioh were adopted. On motion, a committee was ordered to draft resolutions upon the death ot Orauge Kisilon, and the chairman appointed as suoli coiumittee, Mesara. L. Davis, W. M. (Jregory, and M. H. Goodrich. Pursuant to previous uotice, the Coustitution of the Society was amended by the adoption of the tollowiiig : " That it ia the pohcy of the Washtenaw County Pioueer Society to pay for uo services perlormed by auy ofïicer or nniinber ot the society tor the same." Au obituary uotice of the death of Mrs. Peck, of Ypeilanti, was ordered on the record. W. M. Oregory read a paper prepared by Harnson W. Bassett, on " The Barly Settlement oi Lodi," which was ordered preserveii in the office of the Secretary. Mr. Gregory also read a biographical sketch af Orauge Risdou, late of Saline, of wluch the same disposition was made. In response to a statement by the President that the Society had been losffciug for a room for its use, Mr. R. A. Beal, of Aun Albor, tendere' i the tree use of a room in his publishïng house, and on motion of Dr. Ewing the offer was accepted and a vote of thanks tendered On motion of Judge Crane, it was Resolved, That the President, Secretary, and E. A. Büal be coustituted a conimittee to take charge of the room and of any relies which have been or may be presented to the Society. Adjourned for dinner. Resuming business at 1 1-2 o'clock p. M., the following resolution, oft'ered by L. Davis, was unanimously adopted : Resolved, That the thanks of the Society are hereby tendered to the citizens and the ladies in particular of Dexter, for the elegant aud sumptuous diuuer given the Society at this mefitiug : may their prosperity and liberality uever waue, nor the beauty of their wives aud daugtiters never fade. Judge Craue then read a paper on the early history of the village of Dexter and surrouuding territory, for which a vote of thanks was giveu, with an order to place the same in the archives oí the Society. L Davis read a paper givmg incident") in the life of Mrs. Mark Norris, of Ypsilanti, written by Rev. G. P. Tindall. The same disposition was made ot it as of the preceding paper. The Society then adjourned to meet in Chelsea on the lirst Wednesday in March uext.


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