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At a meeting of the citizens of the town of Bethany and its vicinity,
held at the house of N.J. Stevens on Friday evening the 25th inst., L.F.

Lincoln was called to the chair. I.M. Peck and __Norton were appointed Vice
Presidents, and Chas. Sprague and T.J. Leonard Secretaries;

Geo Babcock Esq., of Batavia was called upon to address the meeting on
the war question. Mr B responded in his usually able and eloquent

manner and at the close of his speech:

Capt A.J. Root, who was present looking for recruits, was called for and
greeted with rapturous applause upon his appearance. The gallant

Captain occupied half an hour in portraying the details of a Soldier’s life
and giving an account of the march of the 12th Reg’t N.Y.V. to

Bull’s Run and Manassas and its doings while there. The crowded assemblege
of ladies and gentlemen in attendance were deeply

interested in the narration, and as the Capt. with the modesty which ever
marks the brave soldier, gave all the honors to the noble

fellows under his command reserving no share for himself, he was frequently
interrupted with cheers, that must have convinced him

that he and the volunteers from old Genesee are held in remembrance by the
“folks at home.”

Israel M Peck and others followed in speeches that were listened to with
interest and the result of the meeting was but another proof that

when the East Bethany boys undertake to do a thing, they do it.

L.F. Lincoln, Prest.

Chas Sprague, T J Leonard, Secy’s.
Republican Advocate, Batavia NY
October 29-1861.


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