Contributed by Harrison
Description: Patriotism Shown At MiltonDate: July 11 1862
Newspaper published in: Milford, Delawaew
Source: newspaper archives
Milton, Delaware, July 11, 1862;
We learn from a letter written us that the patriotic citizens of Milton and vicinity spent the 4th inst., in a very appropriate manner. The whole affair was gotten up under the direction of Mr. J. F. Allen, principal of the Milton Academy, with the assistance of the ladies of the town. A stand was erected in the woods of G. Waples, Esq., beautifully festooned with banners, flowers, and evergreens, seat being provided for the audience. The morning exercises consisted of music, reading of the Declaration of Independence and addresses by the pupils of Mr. Allen's school. A sumptuous dinner was provided by the ladies and partaken of by those present. At 3 o'clock the Rev. Wm. Tricket delivered an oration suitable to the occasion, which was followed by music and a patriotic address by Mr. J. F. Allen. Cakes and confections were then served and the people dispersed highly pleased with the proceedings.