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Jean Eaton Transcript

Lewiston Daily Evening Journal
February 19, 1862
Mrs. Rev. H.M. Eaton
Fayette

Last Thursday evening, “The Soldier’s Aid Society of Kent’s Hill and Fayette,” under the Presidency of Mrs. Rev. H.M. Eaton of the former place, held their Levee in the Hall at Fayette Mills. There was a goodly number present, and if we take into consideration the hard sleighing and the inclemency of the weather, we should says there was a very large number present.  The exercises of the occasion, which were under the direction of ‘Squire’ Lovejoy, consisted of fine music of choice selections, (particularly the opening and closing pieces,) recitations, dramatic performances, tableaux, and a variety of Antiquarian scenes.  Remarks were made by Rev. S.H Fifield and Mr. Eaton, (son of the Mrs. President,) relating to the condition of the sick and wounded soldier, whom this society designs to aid, and to other things pertinent to the occasion.  The different parts were well performed, and, we think, gave entire satisfaction.  We think the exercises might have been a little more appropriate had there been a few more pieces of national sentiment, considering the object of the society and the absorbing theme of the day.  But as it was all good and “well,” we will not complain, but let “well enough alone.”