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Editorialana.                       133


scription of the Western Country given by Generals Putnam and

Tupper & others, it appearing expedient to form a settlement there,

a Motion was made for chusing a Committee to prepare the Draught

or Plan of an Association into a Company for the said Purpose,

for the Inspection and Appropriation of this Convention - Resolved

in the Affirmative.--Also Resolved that this Committee shall con-

sist of five.-General Putnam, Mr. Cutler-Col. Brooks, Major

Sargent & Capt. Cushing were elected.-

Adjourned to half after 3 o'clock, Thursday.--

The officers of the societies interested in these anniversary

meetings include President G. Stanley Hall, Clark University,

Worcester, president of the Rufus Putnam Memorial Association;

Hon. Whitelaw Reid, president of the Ohio Company of Associates

of New York, and Professor Archer Butler Hulbert of Marietta

College. Professor Hulbert will be a guest at the annual banquet

of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Jan. 17,

when he will speak on "Rufus Putnam."





William Henry Rice, for many years a Life Member of the Ohio

State Archaeological and Historical Society, and for seven years pre-

vious to last May, a Trustee of the Society, died in South Bethlehem,

Pa., January 10, 1911. For the main facts of his

active and resultful life we are indebted to Pro-

fessor W. N. Schwarze of the Moravian College,

Bethlehem, Pa.

William Henry Rice sprang from heroic, pio-

neer Moravian stock. He was a direct descendant

of the noble missionary among the Indians, the

Rev. John Heckewelder. He was the son of the

late James Alexander and Josephine Charlotte Sei-

bert Rice and was born in Bethlehem, Pa., on Sep-

tember 8, 1840. After receiving his early education

in the Moravian Parochial School of Bethlehem, he

entered Yale College as a member of the class of 1859.

From this institution he was graduated with distinction, and after spend-

ing a short time teaching, he entered Yale Theological Seminary. In

his middle year at this institution he joined the Union Army and was

chosen Chaplain of the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry, in which were

many of his friends from Bethlehem. Dr. Rice never tired of relating

his army experiences and on every possible occasion used what elo-

quence he could command to fire the enthusiasm and patriotism of his

fellow countrymen.