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By James Bridgman

200 Years Ago

∎ The Friends of Peace and Constitutional Rights, resident in Northampton, are requested to meet on Thursday evening at Col. Chapman’s hall, at candle lighting, to make some arrangements for the approaching election. A general and punctual attendance is expected.

∎ To rent, the house and home estate near the center of the town, now occupied by Mr. Timothy Mather. The buildings are in good repair and the land in a high state of cultivation. For terms apply to Joseph Lyman, adjoining the premises.

100 Years Ago

∎ Robert Homans of the Northampton Players has gone, with his family, to Swift River, and will occupy the log cabin this week, spending their time climbing the hills and watching the maple sugar makers who are now in the midst of the season.

∎ Omission of the periods from between the figures, in reporting the sale of meadowland made by Mr. Dyer last week, enlarged the figures 100 times. At the figures given, Mr. Dyer would soon sell all the land in our meadows, as he appears to be quite active in the real estate line.

50 Years Ago

∎ The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Victor C. Unruh of 110 Jackson St. will be leaving Northampton sometime next week. Mr. Unruh, pastor at Assembly of God Church at 195 Main St., has been appointed to another church in Elkhart, Kan. His parents are residents of Great Bend, Kan.

∎ Mrs. Walter Corbin has returned from her Florida vacation tanned and refreshed. She will resume her duties as the Florence correspondent to the Gazette Monday.

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