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labor of writing a history of the town, and therefore thought it best to withhold the copy.
On the evening of the day following the celebration, one hundred and sixty young ladies and gentlemen formed a pic-nic party, and partook of a supper in the pavilion, provided by the aforenamed Smith and Savory, after which they proceeded to the completion of what they considered the unfinished business of the celebration.
The invitation to the citizens of Georgetown was accepted by them in town-meeting, April 8, 1839, when they appointed the Rev. Isaac Braman, Solomon Nelson, Amos J. Tenney, George Spofford, Jererniah Jewett, Ira Stickney, David Mighill, Jeremiah Russell, and Benjamin Winter, a committee, to join with the committee of Rowley in making arrangements for the celebration. A majority of this committee met several times with the committee of Rowley, and very cordially coöperated with them in making their arrangements; which coöperation they continued till a subsequent meeting of the town of Georgetown was holden, when that town, by vote, declined making an appropriation for defraying any part of the expense of the celebration ; after which the committee of that town thought it proper for them to omit further action on the subject. Upon their withdrawal, the committee of Rowley, by vote, extended an invitation, with a request, to the cominittee of Georgetown, to continue to act with them as before.
Notwithstanding that town declined making an appropriation in their corporate capacity, yet some of the citizens thereof contributed liberally to the object, and took a lively interest in helping forward the celebration, and aided by their personal services.
The compiler acknowledges himself to have been greatly obliged by various persons in the contribution of matter for this work. To the Rev. Joseph B. Felt, of Boston, and David Pulsifer, 3d, Esq., of Salem, special acknowledgments are due.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Register of Deeds and of Probate in Essex, the Clerks of the Courts in Suffolk and Essex, the Librarians of various Libraries containing ancient and rare books, have all manifested great politeness in permitting the compiler to have free access to the records and books in their respective care.
“Man, through all ages of revolving time,
Unchanging man, in every varying clime,