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# Mr. [[William Evans]], farmer of [[Côte Saint-Pierre]]. For several years, he held with honour and success the place of secretary of the ''Société d'Agriculture'' in that district. The people and the agricultural class will never forget his great services.
These toasts were intermingled by music, and several speeches were pronounced, among others by the Mayor and Messrs [[w:Thomas Storrow Brown|T.S. Brown]], [[C.-O. Perrault]], de Bleury, [[w:Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine|Lafontaine]], [[http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3639 E.-E. Rodier]], (these last three being Members of Parliament,) Dr. [[w:Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan|O'Callaghan]], [[Létourneux]], (member of the Canadian House,) [[Sicotte]], Turney, Senr. [[Laberge]], Dr. [[Vallée]] and [[Gosselin]]. The President and Messrs O'Callaghan, and E.-E. Rodier had to occasion to address the meeting several times.
Some songs were sung by the Mayor, Mr. Turney, and several other ''Messieurs''. Mr. [[w:George-Étienne Cartier|George Cartier]] also sang a song he had composed for the occasion. The following couplets, whose author kept anonymous, were delivered to the president who read them:
And that the other wakes at the cry of LIBERTY. }}
The greatest gaiety reigned during the whole soirée. The diner prepared by Jehlen was splendid. The tables were placed in the garden of Mr. [[McDonnell]], lawyer, who had the politeness to offer it for this pastoral festival. The lights suspended to trees, the music, the perfume spread by the flowers, the beauty of the site, all tended to add to the charm of the spectacle.
This holiday, whose goal is to solidify the union of the Canadians, will not go without bearing fruit. It will be celebrated annually as a National Holiday and will not miss producing the happiest results.
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