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no doubt very well plased with all this parade.
Many of the young men of the place joined the [firemen?]
for the sport. I was much amused to recognize
among them several of my acquaintances. The [music?]
was very fine, and on the whole the procession did
honor to the young city. After it had passed Carrie
and I staid some time of the Dickinson's.

Ellen and I called on Mrs Leackwood?. As we left
the procession stopped at an open lot near 5th street
and thirty cannons were fired. At the same time
the bells pealed merrily. But the noise was
deafening and we were glad to get home.

An ox had been purchased to feast the procession,
and on Monday it was paraded through the streets,
decked with flowers and ribbons, but last night while
those appointed for the office were peacably roasting it
whole, it was forcibly taken by a Band of five hundred
rowdies, dragged through the streets, and otherwise
maltreated, so of course to-day there was no roast
ox to grace the occasion. Those who expected to
get a mouthful were very much dis-appointed.

In the evening there was a grand supper of the Equestrian
. Five dollars a [ticket?]. Father and Mother attended
by invitation. The Supper was followed by a ball.
Carrie and I attended singing school for the last
time I suppose.

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