# 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: