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V1-2 OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION, 1880.

HON. HARVEY RICE, PRESIDENT.
HON. JOHN W. ALLEN,

VICE PRESIDENTS. HON. JESSE P. BISHOP,

THOMAS JONES, JR., SECRETARY.
GEO. C. DODGE, Esq., TREASURER.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

GEO. F. MARSHALL,
R. T. LYON,

DARIUS ADAMS,
M. M. SPANGLER, JOIN E SARGENT.

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THE EARLY SETTLERS IN CONVENTION.

The convention met on the day appointed, May 20th, 1880 in the afternoon, at 1:30, at the Presbyterian Church, Euclid Avenue, and corner of Brownell street. The public were invited. The assemblage was large, and was mostly composed of persons not only venerable for age, but noteworthy for intelligence. The platform was occupied by President Rice,

Vice President Allen, Rev. Thomas Corlett, and orators

S. E. Adams and F. J. Dickman. The exercises took place in

their order, as follows:

ORDER OF EXERCISES.

1.- Voluntary on the Organ.
2.Prayer by Rev. Thomas Corlett.

O Lord, the giver of all good things, we render thee our unfailing thanks and praise for all thy mercies, and especially for thy good providence in conducting us thus far through the perils and dangers of the present life, and for raising our thoughts and hopes to a holier and happier life above. We desire this day to praise thy holy name for all the great things which thou hast done for us as a people and as a nation, for the

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