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March, 1859

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 5 March 1859

The first in the Good Work


Farmer's Club Formed.
We received the following from our friend John K. Pollock, at Millburn.

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 next?
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