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The third morning the fleet hoisted sail and
stood down the lake, and we went to our homes.

I am deeply impressed with the contrast in our
condition in the years 1813 — 14 and yours now.
A populous city has sprung up from the wilder-
ness- I see the palace-like dwellings of some of
your citizens where the humble cabin of the early
settler stood. The spire of one of your splendid
churches rises towards heaven near the spot where
rough boards sheltered us while we worshiped
God. Systematic education of the young has ta-
ken the place of the meagre instruction in our
first schoo'-house. Some of the men who were
then young together, have been spared to see this
d'jy. The Providence which has watched over
our city Ill's permitted the "Pioneers" whore-
main to rejoice in its present prosperity, while
they meet to commemorate the trials of its early
days, and to do honor to the memory of those who
have passed away. ELISHA ELY.

The President announced that a gentlemnn
who had been present at the Meeting to day had
presented a small silver medal as an earnest of a
suitable gold medal, which he proposed Ut have
pi f pared in season for the next Ann lal Festival.
This medal, according to the wis'es of the libe-
ral donor, is to be worn by the eldest of the Pio-
neers ; and at his death to be presented to the
then eldest, and to lake that direction as long as
any of the rioneers remain.



Althoogh the Pre«ident did sot aanoBBO© rhe
name of tnc doner, wp think we betray on confi-
'lence in stating that William WooD.Efq , of
Canandaigpa, a name connected with much that
'8 kind, benevolent, aud Iberal, was the gentle-
man who presented the medal.*

The absence of all descriptions of "strong
drinks" detracted nothing from the enjoyment of
a feast which was only surpassed by that partici-
pated in during the forenoon, at which " fat
things" abpnnded.

After the' dinner was completed, the party re-
turned to ha parlor, where they remained ontil
the Ban's declining rajs were reflected in the
east, rn sky, when they departed, each to their
home, bearinjr with them none but the mo^
agreeable reflections.

The Dinnert

At half-past two o'cl )ck dinner was announced,
by sounding the horn, as in olden times, and to
this day is the custom among the farmers in this
section. About sevtnty five gentlemen sat down
at tables literally groaning with excellent viands,
prepared in the superior style of " mine Hosts,"
the Blossoms. The following Bill of Fare was
amply discussed by the guests .

Oyster Soup.

FISH.

Boiled Salmon, Baked Salmon.

BOILED.

Torkey, Oyster Sauce, 'Ham,

ChicteHS, " " Tongne,

Motton, Corned Bee f&Cabbag«

GAME.

Wood Cock, Partridge,

Quail, Snipe.

Oyster Pies, Chicken Pies.

ROAST.

Beef, Veal,

Pork, Chickens,

Boned Mntton — (presented by F Bollard.)
Turkey, Lamb.

TEGETABLEB.

Potatoes, Parsnips, Tnrnips, Onions, Corn.

PASTRY.

Pumpkin Pie, Custard Podding,

Mince Pie, Chantries Pudding,

Apple Pie, Plum Pudding,

Raspberry Tarts, Rice Pudding.

DESSERTS.

Apples, Pears, Grapes, Almoads, Raisins, Char-
lotte de Ross, Ice Cream.





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