Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1. Page: 38 of 322 (Transcription)
toward them. The next thing in order
was to make some arrangements for holding
the next annual meeting on motion that
Bledsoe Grove near the city of Sherman was
unanimously chosen as the place for the
next meeting and a committee was aapointed
to make the necessary arrangements after the
motion was made and carried the (?)
vote of thanks be extended to Mr. Mc Kingston
for the kind extended by him to make the
meeting a success. Robert Achison was
chosen as president for next meeting, and
Wheat elected vice president, J.P. Loving and
R.P. Wheat(?eaker) as Secretary, Syians Collins as
A motion was made and carried that after
the old settlers from in a line and enjoy
a welcome and parting hanshake.
Cap. Patty was chosen as the officer to
form them in line. About three o'clock
the second day the old settlers fell in to
forming in a hollow sqaure. Handshaked
a farewell parting was to commence at
the foot of the column and to continue
the head until every one should enjoy
salute of welcome. The scene was impressive
and truly affecting to see those brave men
and noble women who had braved danger
in all its forms and seen death (?)
it terrors give themselves up to those
impulses of magnamity and cha(?)
who shed tears at that sad parting. We were
unable to endure the scene but cast our (eyes)
on another direction in order to screen the
indescribable feeling that engendered to
the solemn sight. The farewell added
was made by Col. B. Christian it was
well done and had a lasting effect. Then
next was music by the band. The str(?)
up the old farmiliar ari Home, sweet, Home.
Parson Hutton delivered the benediction
then the crowd disappeared and so
the first Old Settlers meeting of North Texas
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