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Doc. 79-invasion of Pennsylvania. Proclamation of Governor Curtin. in the name and by the authority of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, Andrew Curtin, Governor of said Commonwealth. A Proclamation. Pennsylvanians: The enemy is advancing in force into Pennsylvania. He has a strong column within twenty-three miles of Harrisburgh, and other columns are moving by Fulton and Adams counties, and it can no longer be doubted that a formidable invasion of our State is in actual.progress. The calls already made for volunteer militia in the exigency have not been met as fully as the crisis requires. I therefore now issue this my proclamation, calling for sixty thousand men to come promptly forward to defend the State. They will be mustered into the service of the State for a period of ninety days, but will be required to serve only so much of the period of muster as the safety of our people and honor of our State may require. They will rendezvous at points to be design
y improved, with grain nearly ready for the sickle. The North and South-Mountain, a continuation of the Virginian mountains, causes this country to resemble the Virginia Valley very much. The lands are no better than ours. The people are exceedingly ignorant. I saw no houses indicating refinement. Were I to tell you how profoundly ignorant some of these Dutch are, you would hardly believe me. Our Virginia negroes are vastly better informed about military matters. Some think that Governor Curtin has a wand by which he can collect a body of militia, who will whip us out of our boots; and in the redundancy of their affections, they even express some little sympathy for us in the event we shall await the shock of this militia host. They think our confederate money is worth no more than brown paper, and one man sold one hundred and fifty dollars of it for a twenty shilling gold piece. Most refuse to take it, and prefer that you take what you wish with out compensation in this for
the Rev. Mr. Turell shall choose. Town Meeting October 1, 1734 Voted—That the assessors of said town for the time being shall make inquiry of some of the principal gold smiths in Boston at what rate they purchase their yearly stock of silver in order to their apportioning the Rev. Mr. Turell's yearly salary, or rate according thereunto. New members. The following have been added to membership in the Society since April 1st, 1901:— Mrs. Lizzie D. Ayer. William S. Beekman. Andrew Curtin. Charles E. Finney. Walter D. Hall, M. D. Mrs. Eugenie Hatch. Rev. Elijah Horr. William B. Lawrence. Moses W. Mann. Warren T. Morse. George B. Preston. John M. Preston. Edgar A. Thomas. Mrs. Edgar A. Thomas. Forgotten industries and enterprises. by Moses W. Mann. IN almost every town or city may be found traces, faint, perhaps, yet bearing silent testimony of pursuits once followed or perhaps of enterprises abandoned. All such have had their effect, beneficial or