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from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 5 March 1859The first in the Good Work
MILLBURN FARMERS, AHEAD!
Farmer's Club Formed.
We received the following from our friend John K. Pollock, at
Editor Waukegan-Gazette-Dear Sir:
At a meeting held on
this place on Thursday evening, Feb. 17th, 1859, for the purpose
of forming an Agricultural Society, James L. Thain, was chosen
Chairman, who briefly stated the object of the meeting, when the
following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: For
President-Peter Stewart; For Vice President-Robert Smart;
Secretary-John K. Pollock; Treasurer-James Strang; Committee-C.
Hartnett, William Hockaday and J. Thain.
On motion the meeting adjourned to Thursday evening March 3d.
John K. Pollock, Sec.
We are pleased that the farmers about Millburn have acted upon one
suggestion and formed an Agricultural Society for (what sounds
more appropriate to us) a Farmer's Club
. We most heartily
congratulate our friends, in that vicinity upon this step, it is
one which is calculated to improve the members thereof while it
will bind them more closely together as neighbors, and tend to
unite their whole interests, and be generally beneficial to the
whole community surrounding. We hope other towns and neighbors
throughout the county will also form themselves into clubs of this
kind-get together once a week and discuss the many questions
pertaining to Agriculture, Stock raising, the Dairy, Horticulture,
Fruit, & etc., as well as topics of a more general nature. We
will do all we can to help on the good work, and would invite our
county friends, as they form clubs or societies of this kind to
notify us of the organization, and we will publish the same in the
columns of the Gazette. Come now what town or community will be