|Saturday, June 16, 1855, a notice was published for a meeting of the people in the Bureau County Court House |
Henry V. Bacon, Lazarus Reeve, Robert T. Templeton, Benjamin Newell, Justus Stevens, Joseph V. Thompson
and Stephen G. Paddock. The meeting convened and Caleb Cushing, Chairman, Stephen G. Paddock Secretary.
Robert J. Woodruff, Arthur Bryant and Thomas S. Elston were appointed a committee to draft an address to
the farmers, and prepare a constitution and by-laws for the society.
Stephen G. Paddock was appointed Corresponding Secretary, and Milo Kendall his assistant. The proceedings
were ordered to be published in the Post.
The second meeting convened July 7, 1855, Austin Bryant, Chairman, Stephen G. Paddock, Secretary.
Favorable reports were received from the various townships. The Committee on Address reported. The
constitution read and adopted. One thousand copies of the address and constitution were ordered printed. The
committee was thanked for its able address and constitution. The Society permanently organized, and elected
the following officers: President, Robert J. Woodruff; Vice-President, Winslow R. Bruce, Secretary, Stephen
G. Paddock, Treasurer, Robert T. Templeton, Directors, Hezekiah W. Terry, Alpheus Cook, Very. Aldrich,
Thomas Grattige and Fred Moseley.
History of Bureau County
H. C. Bradsby 1885