Milton Grange No. 590

March 8, 1879 - October 11, 1884


Donated to the Trimble County Historical Society by Alice Coffin Sprague
Transcribed by Joy Mack
Proofread by Violet Jennings


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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Mar 8 1879
The Grange met persuant to closing and opened in the fourth degree in due form. The worthy master in the chair the worthy Overseer being absent Bro M Coffin was appointed to fill his chair protem and Bro Jas Buchanan Chaplin. The minutes of the previous meeting red and after some little alteration was approved. The regular order of business was called and nothing done until coming to unfinished business when the question for discussion (the protection of birds) was called up when an animated and interesting discussion ensued. Bro Jas Strother Lecturer taking the lead. The Tener of the discussion went to show that all birds are the friends of the Farmer and Should be protected by statute law as well as by early training of boys. The whole gist of the argument to Show that the Grangers are the best friends the birds have. On motion the question was dropped. The worthy Lecturer then announced that the Grange would discuss the culture of oats and all the minutia pertaining thereto at the next meeting The unwritten work of the order was then called for as per previous agreement and was fully exemplified by Bro M Coffin. There being no further business the Grange closed in due form
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Aprl 12th 1879
The Grange met persuant to closing and opened in the fourth degree in due form The worthy Master in the Chair the Worthy Overseer & being absent Bro. M Coffin was appointed to fill his chair protem with two exceptions the other officers was all present The regular order of business was called Upon the call for bills and accounts The Secretary presented al bill for recording Book 50 c and other stationery 21 c Total. 71 c which was ordered paid. The subject selected at the last meeting for discussion (the culture of oats and evrything pertaining to them) was called up and a very interesting and instructive discussion ensued. Most of the Brothers agreed that it mattered but little how slovenly they ware put in so they ware got in the ground by or before the middle of March a majority however favored plowing with a shovel plow and then brush the ground All agreed they are the very best of food for horses but horses that are not accustomed to eating thrashed oats are liable to get choaked unless they are wet before feeding. Some recommeded Salting them as they are being put in the mow as a preventive

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of rats and mice cutting them this however Seemed to be a novel idea As to oats bein exhaustive to land it was the prevalent opinion that they are not more so than other ordinary crops. On motion the question of oat culture was dropped The Apple Orchard and evrything pertaining thereto was Selected for discussion at next meeting An order for three dollars ,20 c was drawn on the treasurer to pay two quarters State Grange dues There being no further business the Grange closed in due form Bro. Wm D Coffin paid three dollars 50 the ammount of his Grange pota-to crop
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Hall of Milton Grange No. 590 Aprl 26th 1879
The Grange met persuant to closing and opened in the fourth degree in due form. The Worthy Master and Overseer in their respective chairs. The other officers all present with one or two exceptions The regular order of business was called and no business presented until the question for discussion was called for (the culture of Apples) was called for when a very interesting discussion followed being partisipated in by a majority of the Brothers manifesting a goodeal of interest in the Subject. The Worthy Lecturer taking the lead with a few well timed remarks. Nearly all the Members agreeing that fall planting is not as good as Spring The reason assigned was that the freezing through the winter is liable to heart the trees out of the ground and leave the roots exposed. The Worthy Chaplain gave his experience in planting an Orchard in the fall. He dug

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the holes considerable deeper than he designed planting the tree and filled in the bottom with top soil and set the tree on that. A great many of the trees died. He wound up by Saying emphatically he would never would try fall planting again Bro M Coffin then took the floor and said the first important step in rearin a good orchard was to make a good selection of trees as well as varieties and if not acquainted with the different varieties he would advise going to some reliable nurceryman and get him to make selection for you he would not plant the tree but little deeper than it grew in the nursery. Start the head three and a half feet high with three branches or main shoot and maintain the three branches through the first pruning ie when the first shoots get 2 or 3 feet long start three more and so on maintaining a centre stem The W Secretary thought three varieties of winter apples enough for any sized orchard no matter how large

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but there must be some summer and fall apples mixed in with them enough for home consumption on being asked to name the three varieties said Rome Beauty, Ben Davis and Smiths Cider they being the best it is useless to plant other inferior varieties The Worthy Master then made gave a short address on the growing importance of fruit culture Bro M Coffin said the subject was not exhausted and moved the discussion be continued at next meeting which on being put to vote carried unanimous Sister Lucie Barclay not having been installed with the other officers was duely installed L A Steward There being no further business the Grange proceeded to close to meet on the second saturday in May 1879
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 May 24th 1879
The Grange met persuant to closing and opened in the fourth degree in due form with the worthy master and W Overseer in their respective chairs The worthy Lecturer being absent Bro Jas Buchanan was appointed to fill his Chair protem The other officers all present except Flora and Ceres An address which was ordered by from the W master of the State Grange to the Subordinate Granges throughout the State was red and exerted a reviving influence in the Grange A communication from Jefferson Pomona Grange No 22 inviting Milton Grange to meet with them on the first Thursday in June (a drawing of a hand pointing to the margin. Written in margin:) to make arangments for holding a jubilee the coming fall (drawing if hand pointing back) The Grange not feeling disposed to go in mass on motion proceeded to elect delegates to represent them at said meeting which resulted in the election of the W master Wm S White and Bro W P Ewing. The question (the culture of Apples) which was laid over at our last meeting was called up and an interesting discussion followed

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which was participated in by most of the brothers. The worthy Lecturer set a goodeal of Store to the jenating (penating?) prineifally (principally or Pinsteal?) on account of it being a shure (share?) bearer and a pretty good keeper He said it did not command as good prices in market as some other varieties but that was overbalanced by its bearing qualities He recommended highly washing the trees with lime and soap to prevent rabbits gnawing them besides that it is highly beneficial to the health of the tree Bro Spillman then took the floor He recommended the Frankford Queen as a fall Apple for drying it being a very large and a good cooker in cultivating an orchard it makes but little difference what kind of crop is grown among the trees. He did not object to growing small grain in an orchard Bro Spillman also Spoke in the highest terms of the Porter as a fall apple The Lowhead was highly recommended for drying The Ben Davis Rome Beauty and Smith Cider was conceded by all to be the best winter varieties though not for late keepers Pruning &c

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Bro Spillman would not have an orchard pruned at any other time than June of even though he could get it done for nothing he contends that wounds mad at that time year will heal more redily than if made earlier in the season The Worthy secretary disagreed with Bro Spillman except in caces whare trees are growin so thrifty they will not make fruit buds in that event I will do to prune in June Water Sprouts should be rubbed off as soon as they make their appearance. The worthy Master then took the floor he is emphatically opposed to growing small grain in an orchard and recommended fertalizing the trees after they come in to bearing as the ground becomes exhausted of the properties that is required to make perfect fruit He then gave a list of varieties for Summer fall and winter (Summer) E Harvest Red Astrican (Fall) Rambo Porter Lowhead to dry Winter Smith Cider winesap Ben Davis & Rome Beauty
The session Bro Isaac Trout thought the question pretty well exhausted

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and moved to drop it and take up the culture of corn for discussion at our next meeting carried There being no further business before The Grange proceeded to close to meet again on the Second Saturday in June
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 July 26th 1879

The Grange met in the Masonic hall at the usual hour and opened in the fourth degree in due form with the Worthy Master and OverSeer in their respective chairs. The W Lecturer and Chaplain being absent their chairs was temporarily filled by appointing Bro J G McIntire Lecturer and Bro W F Trout Chaplain The regular order of business was called with out anything being done until the question for discussion (the culture of corn)was called for. The season for cultivating corn having passed the Grange did not enter into the discussion with that zeal that is usually characterize the discussions of the Grange Bro J G McIntire opened the discussion his mode of culture is to break the ground deep and cultivate deep with Small plows until the last time then go through with a cultivater or Small harrow Bro M Coffin Said his plan was much the Same as Bro McIntires but strongly recommended using a drag in place of the cultivater, especially in dry weather

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he thought the drag could be used to advantage once a week in a protracted drouth the ground being mashed fine on top acting as mulching the moisture would be retained better than when left in ridges as the plow usually leaves the ground The W Master then took the floor his plan is to put the ground in good condition by thorough plowing and harrowing then cultivate with double shovel but as to the last working it is hard for him to determine whether to leave the ground level or go through the middle with a single shovel plow so as to leave the ground in a condition that the water will drain to the middle of the rows The Worthy Secretary then took the floor and Said to know how to break ground for corn it is necessary to have a foreknowlege of what sort of a season (whether wet or dry) was going to follow. If wet he would break Shallow but if dry break deep The roots of all plants feed deep or on the surface owing to wet or dry weather When the weather is dry they feed down where it is moist and Should your ground be broke Shallow the plant would not derive any advantage from the top Soil

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he favored level culture The members were unanimous with one exception in favor of leaving the ground level when through with the cultivation. The discussion was brought to a close on motion of Bro M Coffin to drop the question and take up the culture of fall grain for discussion a next meeting which was agreed to There being no further business the Grange in due form to meet on the second Saturday in Aug a 10 oclock AM H F Coffin Secty
Just as the Grange closed the petitions of Dorinda Holsclaw and Mary M Coffin was handed in and was received informally when the worthy Master appointed Sisters S A Coffin S J Singer and M J White a committee of investigation
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Aug 9th 1879

The Grange met persuant to closing and opened in due form in the fourth degree The Worthy Master being absent Bro M Coffin took the Chair Worthy Overseer present Bro W P Ewing was appointed Chaplain protem The other officers all present the Grange proceeded to business The committee on Dorinda Holsclaw and Mary Coffin petitions reported favorable. The Grange then proceeded ballott for the candidates when they were duely elected and initialed in the first degree The Masons presented a bill for rent of hall from May 30th 1878 to Aug 30th 1879 one year and three months twenty five dollars On motion the bill was allowed and ordered paid after which there appeared to be some misunderstanding in regard to the correctness of the bill when a motion to reconsider prevailed. After some discussion a motion to lay the matter on the table until the next meeting of the Grange (carried) The question for discussion (the culture of winter grain) was then called up

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and an interesting and instructive discussion followed. The W Lecturer taking the lead with some well timed remarks. To insure a good crop of wheat the ground should be put in the very best condition possible by plowing and harrowing then drill the wheat using 200# bone dust to the acre on thin land but 150# he thought enough for moderately good land with that kind of treatment he thought failure in the wheat crop would be of rare occurance and without bone or Some other furtelizer the crop would fall to be remunerative Bro Trout thought ashes one among the best furitelizers He gave an account of an experiment he once made by burning a lot of Straw on a part of a field that he Sowed to Wheat which made three times as much as whare there was no straw burned Bro White would not plow very deep for wheat in consequence of the plant being Strictly a surface feeder he would not use bone dust on the river bottoms having tried it without any perceptible advantage There ware Several others took an active part

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in the discussion The best variety of wheat was not discussed The question was not considered exhausted and on motion was laid over until the next meeting of the Grange There being further business the Grange closed in due form to meet on the fourth Saturday in August
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Aug 23 1879

The Grange met persuant to closing and opened in the fourth degree in due form The W Master being absent Bro M Coffin took the chair The W Overseer present The W Lecturer being absent Bro Jas Buchanan was appointed to fill his chair The minutes of the previous meeting red and approved The first business that was taken up by the Grange was the discussion of the wheat question which was laid over at the last meeting The discussion was opened by the W Lecturer An interesting discussion followed most of the Brothers taking part and prolonging the discussion to near the time for closing when on motion the question was laid over for further discussion at the next meeting The next business in order was the bill (which had been laid over at last meeting) for rent of Hall After some discussion it was agreed that the Grange was owing twenty five dollars up to 28 July 1879 On motion an order was drawn on the Treasurer for twenty dollars for rent There being no further business the Grange closed to meet on the 13th Sept 1879
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Sept Oct 27th 1879
Hall of Milton Grange No 590

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall persuant to closing on Sept 27th 1879 and opened in the first degree in due form Bro M Coffin in the protem The W Overseer and Chaplain in their respective Chairs. The W Lecturer being absent Bro W S White being out of the Chair as (having surrendered the the Chair for the present meeting) was appointed Lecturer Protem. (written in margin: The minutes of the previous meeting red and aproved) The Master proceeded to call the regular order of business and there being nothing before the Grange the discussion of wheat culture for the third time was called for Most of the Brothers present having taken part in the two former discussion sumed rather backward in leading off but finally Bro White took he thought there is no danger of over stocking the Wheat market. He recommend highly sowing Salt on wheat in the Spring he having raised the Second best crop of wheat in Hunters Bottom this past season and thinks Salt was the main cause his neighbor who excelled him used Salt also On being asked how much Salt he uses per acre replied two and half or three Bushels (written in margin: put on wet or dry). He thinks salt Stiffens the straw and prevents lodging

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The question was then asked whether the Hessian fly that may be in the volunteer wheat on fallow ground and not destroyed in plowing will injure the crop sown He answered that as soon as the fly is hatched it begins to rise its wings and flies away and is as liable to infest someother field as the one in which it received its existance he also thinks whare wheat is on good ground and growing well the fly injures it but very little Bro Trout and others concured in the above opinion After some further discussion it was moved and seconed the wheat question be dropped (carried) Bro W S White moved to discuss the importance of making the saving of seed corn a special business (carried) The W Secretary then red a piece published in the Grange Bulletin entitled Some of the Patrons duties. Sister Holsclaw and Sister Coffin applied for and was advanced to the Second degree of the Order
There being no further work the Grange closed to meet on the second Saturday in October at 10 O clock
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Oct 11th 1879

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall on Sept 11th 1879 and opened in the second degree in due form The W Master and Overseer in their respective chairs the W Chaplain being absent Bro Wm P Ewing was appointed to fill his chair The W Steward being absent Bro Hackett who was visiting the Grange was appointed Steward protem and after making Some other appointments the Grange proceeded to Business The minutes of previous meeting red and approved A communication from Bro Wm H Lamb was received asking for a Demit to join another Grange when on examining the Books it was fount that he was in arrears for dews and could not be granted a Demit Moved and Seconed that Bro Lambs dues be remitted and a Demit issued. The question was discussed and the only reason offered for canseting his dues was his bad health for some months previous to leaving the State the question was called for and the(underline the word 'the') vote was unanimous for the motion The question that had been selected for discussion (the importance of taking Special care of Seed corn) was taken up and discussed at Some length Bro McIntire taking the lead

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Bro W S White thought the best method of saving seed corn is to go through the field before cutting up the corn and select the earliest ears to ripen take them to the crib or some place whare they will dry out thoroughly before cold weather by so doing there will be but little trouble in the spring to get a good stand Bro M Coffin was of the same opinion his plan is to select the largest earliest and best ears as soon as the husk begins to dry strip up the husk tie the ears together thereby and hang in some dry place then in Spring select again the best and you will have seed that will grow. Others thought it a good plan to crib corn in the husk the husk would protect the germ from being killed by the cold weather in winter The question being pretty well exhausted a motion to drop the question was carried Moved we discuss (at next meeting) the best manner of taking stock through the winter carried The Grange was then closed informally in the Second degree and opened in the third. The W Master then surrendered the chair to Bro M Coffin. The Grange then proceeded to confer the degree of Gleaner on Sister Mary Coffin. There being no further work the Grange closed to meet on the fourth Saturday in Oct
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Hall of Milton Grange NO 590 Oct 25 1879

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall on Oct 25th 1879 and opened in the second degree in due form The W M being absent Bro M Coffin took the chair W Overseer in the his chair Bro Jas Buchanan appointed Steward Bro Hackett who was visiting the Grange was appointed Chaplain. The minutes of the previous meeting red and approved Confering degrees was next in order The Grange was informally closed in the Second and opened in the third degree when Sister Dorinda Holsclaw was advanced to the third degree The Grange was then opened in the fourth degree and Sisters Mary Coffin and Dorinda Holsclaw were in due form advanced to and instructed in the fourth degree of the order, On motion the question for discussion was laid over to the next meeting. There being no further business the Grange to meet on the eighth of November 1879
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Nov 8 1879

The Grange met and in the Masonic Hall on Nov 8th 1879 and opened in the fourth degree in due form the W Master and Overseer in their respective chairs Bro Irvin Mayfield appointed Chaplain Protem and after some other appointments the Grange proceeded to business The Minutes of the previous meeting red and approved without correction The petition of Zorah McIntire was received and the following sisters appointed a committee of investigation Sisters Sarah Singer S A Coffin and Mary Coffin. The question for discussion (the best manner of taking stock through the witter) was taken up and an interesting discussion followed in which most of the Brothers participated all agreeing that with good shelter stock would go through the winter with much less feed than would be required if let run out of doors Moved and seconed that the feeding of hogs for meet be the subject for discussion at the next meeting of the grange (carried) .There was a call for the report of the committee on Miss Zorah McIntires petition for membership

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which after some little discussion as to the propriety of the committee reporting at the same meeting of the reception of petition the report was red which was favorable. The report was received and committee discharged. There being no further business the Grange closed in due form to meet on the Second Saturday in December
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Nov 22 1879

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall on the 22nd Nov 1879 and opened in the fourth deg__ in due form The W Master and Overseer in their respective chairs Bro Jas Strother Chaplain protem and after some other protem appointments the Grange proceeded to business The minutes of previous meeting read and approved. The regular order of business was gone through with up to balloting when the ballot was Spread for Izorah McIntire to become a member of the Grange which resulted favorable and she The worthy Master closed the Grange in formally in the fourth degree and opened in the first. H he then surrendered the chair to Past Mast M Coffin and the Grange proceeded to Initiate Miss Izorah McIntire into the first degree of the order Bro Strother then took the Lecturers chair and the Grange then commenced the discussion of the question of the best method of fattening hogs and curing the Meat. The W Lecturer took the lead. He has been feeding his hogs Shipstuff and wheat bran with Satisfactory results mixing one third Shipstuff and two thirds bran

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Bro Jas McIntire thought it best to let let the slop sour a little before feeding he Said hogs would fatten faster than feeding the slop sweet he thinks it is an all important thing to have the meat perfectly cool before salting that being attended to and a liberal portion of salt tout on there is but little dange of the meat spoiling. The W Master thought it not much economy to pay toll and have corn ground for hogs but admitted it would take less corn but had some doubts as to the differance paying the toll This mode of Saving meet through the Summer is to Keep it in a dark smoke house or (hanging up) or pack down in thrashed oats A majority of the Brothers concured that cooking feed is time and labor lost On motion the question was dropped and the raising of Poultry selected for discussion at the next meeting There being no further business before the Grange closed in due form to meet on the second Saturday in December next 1879 at 10 Oclock A
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Dec 13th 1879

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall persuant to closing and opened in the first degree in due form. The W Master and Overseer in their respective chairs. The other officers in their places The minutes of previous meeting red and approved. The regular order of business was called without any response until new business was reached. A motion Moved that a committee of one be appointed to procure five bushels of coal and store it away in its propper place. The question was put to vote without debate and carried unanimous and when Bro Irvin Mayfield was appointed the committee. There being no further new business to attend to the question for discussion (the care of Poultry) was called for and discussed at considerable length and was made quite interesting. The W Lecture Bro Jas Strother taking the lead by reading a report from the Chautauqua County Pa Poultry association giving the best bred of chickens for the production of eggs &c The worthy Chaplain gave some of his experience in raising poultry he sold 125 doz eggs from the last of Oct to the first of March averaging over .20 per Doz $25.00

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His manner of treating young chickens for gapes is to take a head of bluegrass strip the seed off and with it twist the worms out of the windpipe. To prevent disease in his flock he uses ground black pepper in their feed. He thinks if disease could be kept off the raising of poultry could be made quite remunerative. Bro Hackett said his remedy for gapes is the yolk of an egg and lard mixed to a paste and rubbed on the heads this with him has proved an infalible remedy. The Worthy Master Stated he had seen a statement that the poultry of the country yielded as great a revenue as the wheat crop he thinks farmers generally does not pay that attention to raising poultry that the business deserves and cited to different person that are making the business a speciality and are making fortunes at it and if it can be done in other countries it can be done here On motion the question of raising poultry was dropped. and the care of the forests selected for discussion at the next meeting Sister Izorah McIntire applied for and was duely advanced in the second degree of the order There being no further work the Grange closed to meet on the fourth Saturday in december 1879 at 10 O clock Am
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Dec 27th 1879

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall persuant to closing and opened in the second deg in due form. The Worthy Master and Overseer in their respective chairs. The Worthy Chaplain being absent Bro Jas Buchanan was appointed to fill his chair and after some other protem appointments the Grange proceeded to business. The minutes of previous meeting red and approved. The regular order of business was called without any responce until coming to good of the order Bro M Coffin Said this being the day to elect officers for the ensuing year and it then being late and some work to attend to he would move the discussion of the timber question be laidover until the next meeting which was agreed to by a vote of the Grange The W Master then close the Grange in the second degree and opened in the third when the third degree of the order was duely conferred on Sister McIntire. The Grange then went into an election of officers for the ensuing year. On motion it was agreed the Grange should proceed by nomination and drop the candidate receiving the minority vote at each balloting until

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an election should be reached The Grange then proceeded to nominate for Master and on the second ballot Bro Jas Strother was elected Master. Bros Jas Buchanan Wm D Coffin and C C Hackett were then put in nomination for Overseer which resulted in the election of Wm D Coffin on the first ballot Bros W P Ewing H F Coffin and Sister M J White was nominated for Secretary. Bro Coffin declined and Said he thought four years was long enough for one person to hold office whereupon the vote was taken on the other two the first ballot was a tie but on the second ballot Sister White was elected by two majority. The other officers ware elected in the following order namely W S White Lecturer, W. F. Trout Steward , Jas G McIntire Assistant Steward, Wm P Ewing Chaplain, Geo Christman Treasurer, Jas Buchanan Gate Keeper, Sister S J Singer Ceres, Sister M M Coffin, Pomona S A Coffin Flora, Sister Lucie Barclay Lady Assistant Steward .The election being over the Grange took recess for a few minutes to give members an opportunity to pay up dues. The Grange was then called to order and proceeded to business. Moved and Seconed the installation be done with closed doors which carried after some little debate.

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Moved and Seconed Bro Jesse Wagoner Master of Jefferson Pomona Grange Ind be invited to install the officers at next meeting carried Bro Jas Strother moved to reconsider the question to install privately which was Seconed and on being put to vote carried. The question to install privately was taken up and after Some little discussion the vote was called for and the former vote reversed and the question lost. The Grange then agreed to install publicly Moved we have dinner in the Hall (carried). There being no further business the Grange closed after a somewhat protracted session
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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Jan 10th 1880

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall persuant to closing and opened in the third degree in due form. The worthy Master and Overseer in their respective chairs. The W Chaplain being absent Bro Ewing was appointed to fill his chair. The other officers all present. The minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. The regular order of business was called without any response until coming to good of the order Jefferson Pomona Grange having requested each Subordinate Grange interested to elect a delegate to meet with Jefferson Pomona Grange Ind on the first Thursday in February to make arrangements on get the for holding the Grange Jubilee the coming fall. The Grange proceeded to elect the deligate by putting Bro M Coffin W S White and Jas Strother in nomination. Bro Strother was dropped after the first balloting. The next two ballottings were ties but on the fourth ballott Bro M Coffin was elected by two majority. The Grange was then closed in the third and opened in the fourth degree. The Worthy Master then surrendered the chair to Bro Wagoner

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former Master of Jefferson Pomona Grange who was present by invitation to install the officers of Milton Grange Sister Izorah McIntire applied for and was duely initiated in the fourth degree of the Order. after which the Grange took recess to prepair for the installation of the officers for the ensuing year After all was made ready the Grange was called to order by Bro Wagoner who proceeded with the installation The roll of officers elect being called all answered to their names except Sister Barclay Lady assistant Steward who was reported too ill to attend. The following officers was then duely installed Bro Jas Strother Master Wm D Coffin Overseer Wm S White Lecturer Sister M J White Secty Bro W F Trout Steward Jas G McIntire assistant Steward W P Ewing Chaplain Geo Christman Treasurer Jas T Buchanan Gate Keeper Sister S. J. Singer Ceres M M Coffin Pomona S A Coffin Flora. The Installation being through with the Bros and Sisters with a few quests repaired to the table which was ladened with good things which spoke in loud tones of praise for the Sisters. After the repast was over and the Grange again called to order the retiring Secretary offered the following Preamble and resolutions

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which was adopted.
Resolutions: Whereas Agriculture is the foundation upon which rests all other professions and occupations and is so closely connected with all other persuits that whenever the agricultural interests of a Nation are to and great extent paralized all other secations must suffer in the same ratio Therefore
Resolved: That we as Patrons will use our best efforts to incourage and by our example stimualate a more thorough cultivation and better knowledge of methods that are intimately connected with our progress as tillere of the soil, and will ever guard our interests as agriculturists
Resolved: by Milton Grange that the members are earnestly requested, (on this the begining of the New Year) to renew again the pledges of loyalty to the principles enjoined by the Order, especially to those that enjoin upon Patrons a careful attention to the political duties required at the hands of every citizen of the nation, and we do this in the light of the fact that the unequal representation had by the different professions in the political life of the States; has and will result in Legislation derogatory to our interests as Patrons and hence works against the better good of all; and while we urge this as a special duty we would have you guard with a vigilant eye the door of political warfare,
Resolved: that we as an Order know no North, no South

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no East, no West, But on the contrary will use our best efforts to harmonize honest differences of opinion whether in business relations, or in the political or religious relations of life That we may being together the various parts of society to live in harmony as one grand Brotherhood.
Resolved: that we are opposed to any and all class legislation wheather in behalf of professions of the industriers of life, but would give to all their just and legitimate rights.
Resolved: that we as an Order have a deep interest in education and would advise that all both in and out of the Grange takes an active interest in incouraging a higher standard in intellectual attainments.
Resolved: that we will endeavor to a old dignity to labor. AS it is upon that; the whole progress of the world must rise or fall, and that all homes & labor wheather in the workshop, or in the field as Harvester or Gleaner, is and of right should be honorable and dignified. There being no further business the Grange closed, to meet on the fourth Saturday in Jan. 1880. at the usual time
H. F. Coffin Sect.
Jennie White Sect. pt.

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Hall of Milton Grange Jan. 24th 1880

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall on the 24th of Jan. 1880
and opened in the fourth degree in due form, The Worthy Master and Overseerer in their respectives chairs The Worthy Lecturer, Gatekeeper and Steward were absent Bro. McClanahan was appointed Steward protem, The minutes of the previous meeting read and approved The regular order of buisness gone through with Rev. Thomas Reynolds handed in Demit granted him by North Union Grange State of Indiana No. 2008; wishing to become a member of Milton Grange was received; read, balloted for, and received. The committee to procure coal reported that in conienction with the Masons had procured one load costing $3.95. Half of which was for the Grange. $1.97 1/2. Moved and seconed that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for the amount. (Carried) Election of Trustees for the Grange was next in order. Bro. M. Coffin moved that each member votes for who they pleased, and the highest be declared elected The moved was Seconded by Worthy Chaplain (Carried) Bros Mayfield and J. Trout was elected on first ballot Bros M. Coffin and Ewing tie three times but finely on the fourth ballot Bro. Coffin won the victory.

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The appointing of the finance committee was next in order. Worthy Master appointed Bros Jas. Buchanan and W. G. Whites, Worthy Overseerer appointed W. P. Ewing. Next in order was the appointing of relief committee, Bros. McClanahan W. F. Trout and E. Mayfield were appointed The Sisters were G. E. Coffin J. McIntire and S. E. Singer. Bro. H Coffin read before the Grange an interesting item in regard to Railroad There being no further business the Grange closed in due form to meet on the Second Saturday in Feb.
J. White, Sect.

(Transcriber's note: No minutes for February and March)

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 April 10th 1880

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall Opened in the fourth degree Worthy Master and Overseer in their respective chairs With Chaplain Sect and Door Keeper being absent B. F. Page appointed sect. protem. and brother McClahan was appointed Door Keeper protem. The minutes of the previous meeting read & approved. The regular order of buisness came up. The first thing in order was the change in hall to Odd fellows Hall was discussed. Motion made by Bro. White to move to Odd fellows was voted on and lost. So we remain where we are. Motion made by Bro. Coffin & carried for to give Sisters Coffin and Holsclaw a Certifficate to join Pomona Grange in Jefferson County Indiana. Motion of H. Coffin so ordered to make every member a committee to work up the interest of the Grange in trying to get new members to join us. The subject of Timber was taken up & discussed and finally laid over by motion till next meeting and addition added such as the kind of timber to be raised to best advantage and quickest growth Bro. Coffin made motion that this Grange make up or pay its portion of the expences due Brother Keys as Lecturer, delivered at the Suggestion of Pomona Grange. The vote taken and Unanimous was the result Motion by Bro. White that a committee of one be appointed to pay the amount due and report to Grange. Bro. H. Coffin was appointed. H. other business the Grange closed in due form. Recpts.
Sister Mary Coffin 30 cnts & Sister Holsclaw 30 cts.
B. F. Page Sect. protem.

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 April 25th 1880

Grange met in the Masonic Hall opened in the forth degree worthy master & Overseerer Chaplan in their respective chairs except the secritary being absent B. F. Page appointed to fill the chair The minutes of previous meeting red & approved. Motion to have a committee appointed to weight upon Mrs. Wm Ewing Sister's W. A. & Mary Coffin were appointed to weight upon her & report the question of raising & preserving the the timber of the country Brother White Lecturer opened the subject it was discussed at considerable length & the subject withdrew Worthy Lecturer proposed for the next question was the cultivation of corn the kind manures best adapted & c Broth Wadling from Jefferson Co Ia was present wishing some Business Brother White made a motion that this Grange meet at 2 O clock this day week to act upon the subject on question of going into an association with the Granges of Jefferson Co as to the Jubille the motion carried
Recpt Sister Barclay 30 pd
No other Business the Granged closed
B. F. Page acted

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 May 1st 1880

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall persuant to a call of the Grange at the last meeting to attend to business relative to the Jubilee Association The Grange opened in the fourth degree in regular form The worthy master being absent the Overseer filled his chair Bro Jas McIntire was appointed to fill the Overseer chair and after Some other protem appointments the Grange proceeded to attend to the business for which the meeting was called The worthy Lecturer red the articles of Association after which the W Overseer moved to consider the communication from the Pomona Grange (carried) Bro M Coffin moved that Milton Grange become a member of the Jubilee association which after discussing the question the Motion prevailed moved the articles of association be red and considered Seperately (carried) the article was then red and adopted. The Grange then then proceeded to elect a director Bro White moved that Bro H F Coffin be elected by aclamation Bro Ewing offered an amendment that we elect by secret ballot the vote was taken on the amendment (carried)

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Bro White and H F Coffin was put in nomination Bro H F Coffin was elected on the first ballot There being no further business the Grange closed in due form. H F Coffin Secty P T

(Transcriber's Note: no minutes for June, July, or August)

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Sept 25th 1880

The Grange met in the Masonic hall the W Master and W Overseer both absent. The worthy Lecturer took the Masters chair and appointed Bro McIntire Overseer and after Bro Isaac Trout Chaplain after some other protem appointments the Grange Opened in due form and proceeded to business. The regular order of business was called with no response until coming to new business. The Grange took into consideration the propriety of leaving their portion of the net proceeds of the Jubilee in the hands of the board of directors to constitute a fund with which to conduct the Jubilee next fall. Moved that Milton Grange leave their portion of the proceed of Jubilee in the hands of the directors to be used as stock. After considerable discussion the question was put to vote and carried with but one negative vote. Moved that we discuss at next meeting the best method to make the Grange interesting and prosperous (carried) there being no further business the Grange closed to meet on the 2nd Saturday in Oct at 10 Oclock Am H F Coffin Sec P T

(Transcriber's Note: No minutes for October through December)

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Jan 8th 1881

The Grange met in the Masonic Hall the Worthy Master Overseer and Chaplain in their respective chairs and after some minor appointments protem the Grange was opened in regular form in the fourth degree and proceeded to transact the regular business. The first business taken up was the election of officers for the ensuing year. However the propriety of Surrendering the Charter of the Grange was pretty well discussed by the Brothers all of whom opposed the Surrender. There being no motion before the Grange it was thought a motion to elect officers would determinr the question of Surrendering the charter whereupon it was moved and seconded the Grange proceed forthwith to elect officers and when the question was called the motion was carried without a negative vote. The following officers was then duely elected: Bro H F Coffin was elected Master on the first ballot Bro Jas G. McIntire was elected Overseer on the third ballot Bro Wm S White elected Lecturer on Second ballot Bro W F Trout Steward on third ballot Bro I Trout Chaplain on firs ballot Bro M Coffin Treasurer on fifth ballot Bro W P Ewing Secretary on first ballot

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Bro P McClanahan Gate keeper on first ballot Sister M J White elected Ceres on first ballot Sister S J Singer elected Pomona on fourth ballot Sister S A Coffin elected flora on third ballot Sister Mary M Coffin elected Lady assistant Steward on first ballot The hour being late the Grange took up no other business but when good of the Order was called some of the Brothers gave a short talk on the necesity of a revival in the Grange and the impositions of Rail Road managers and their discriminations in freight rates
The Grange then closed in due form to meet on Saturday 22nd of January 1881 at 10 O clock A M
Receipts of the day .50 c
H. F. Coffin Secretary Protem

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Milton Grange No 590 met in their Lodge room Jan 22nd 1881
The following officers was present Brothers James Strother W M W. D. Coffin O W F Trout S P. G. Mcentyre A S W S White L W. P. Ewing Chap G. Christman Treas Sister M H. F. Coffin Secty P. T. Perry Mcclanhan G. H. The first business in order was the installation of the following officers for the ensuring year H F Coffin W.M. J. G. Mcentyre O W S White L W F Trout S C. C. Hackett AS. Isaac Trout Chap Mark Coffin Treas W P. Ewing Secty Perry Mcclanahan G. K. Sisters W. S. White C. S. J. Singer P. S A Coffin J M M Coffin L.A.S. The petition petiton of Mrs Ewing was read and refered to the following Committee Sisters Barkley Mcintyre Coffin on motion the following question for discussion at our next meeting was agreed upon The best most profitable way of raising poultry an On motion Brothers H. F. Coffin & W. P. Ewing was appointed committee to make State Grange report
Receipts of the Evening W. H. White 60 W. P. Ewing $1.00 M Coffin $1.00 W F Trout 50 W. D. Coffin $2.00 Perry Mcclanahan 65 James Strother 2.00 H F Coffin $3.30 Total $11.05
There being no other business the Grange Closed in Peace & Harmony
H F. Coffin M W. P. Ewing Secty

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At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in their Lodge room Masonic hall in the Town of Milton, Ky Feb 26th 1881. The following officers was present H. F. Coffin W M. James Mcentyre O. Jas. Strother Lecture. P.T. Isaac Trout Chap. W. F. Trout. S. C C. Hacket A S Sister M Coffin Mary Coffin Treas W. P. Ewing Secty Perry Mcclanahan G K Sister M M Coffin L.A.S.

The commitee on petition of Sister Ewing reported favorable on motion the petition report was received and the candidate ballotted for The ballot being bright she Ewing was declare duly Elected to become a member among us. The commitee to settle with state Grange and made the following report. We the undersigned your committe by leave to make the following report we found our Grange four quarters behind for dues to State Grange we have made the same settled. Their receipt is herein filed which we most respecfully submit
J F Coffin
W. P. Ewing Comt

on motion the poultry question was laid over untill our next meeting on motion the question of Selecting ground burning and sowing plant beds and advancing their growth &c was

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taken up and discussed by different Buthren giving their recevd modes of Burning sowing covering beds fertilizing &c

The question was asked by our worthy Overseer The best time for prunning Peach Trees several Brother gave their views March seemed to be the favorite month for pruning
Receipts of the Evening S A Coffin $1.00 Isaac Trout $1.00 J. G. Mcentyre $1.00 Dorinda Holsclaw $1.00 Isaac Buckhannan $1.00 George Christmas Total $5.00
W. P. Ewing Secty
H F Coffin W Master


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At regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in the Masonic Hall in the town of Milton April 23rd 1881
The following officers was present H F Coffin W M J G Mcentyre O. W.S. White L Isaac Trout Chap W F Trout St C C Hacket AS. Perry Mcclanahan G K W P Ewing Secty Sisters M J White Ceres Izora Mcentyre P. P. T. Sarah Coffin Flora Mary M Coffin, L A S. Grange opened in fourth degree minutes of last meeting read and approved
The following officers were installed M J White Ceres Sarah A Coffin Pomona Mary M Coffin L A S Sister Ewing was introduced and Instrusted in the work on motion W D Coffin was Elected Director of Grange jubilee W. S. White Alternate To Meet in Madison Ind first Saturday in May at one o'clock pm. On motion it was agreed to hold a jubilee the forth Saturday in May on motion it was agreed this Grange meet second and fourth Saturday in each month at 2 Oclock pm The Poultry question was taken up but worthy lecture gave a good lecture on poultry generally

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on motion the following question was agreed for our next meeting Selecting seed maner of preparing ground cultivating &c of corn on motion Our worthy Lecturer was apointed commitee to correspond with Brother A B Smith Master of State Grange in reguard to meeting us at our jubilee delivering a lecture
Receipts of the Evening nothing
Grange Closed in due form
Approved H. F. Coffin M
W T Ewing Secty


At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 June 1881

The following officers was present Jas Strother W M P.T W. P. Ewing The Grange was opened in due for Minutes of the last meeting was read and approved The time of holding our Grange Julibee was posponed untill our next meeting there to be discussed Brother W D Coffin Director of Grange jubilee Board from this Grange made a partial report as follows Commitee on stock Brothers W S White Orchids Brother Mark Coffin Garden Brother

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H. F. Coffin Missellaneous Bros J G Mcintyre on motion the report was received on motion the amount due this Grange from the Grange jubilee The directors are hereby authouz said fund use for the purpose of improveing Jubilee Grounds on motion the question for discussion this meeting was droped Our worthy Lecturer made some very approparate remarks on farming mchinery (machinery) &c grange closed in due form
W. P. Ewing Secty H F Coffin M

Hall of Milton Grange No 590 P of H Oct 22nd 1881 Grange met and opened in usual form Brother H. F. Coffin W M Brother Mark Coffin Secty P T
W. M. reported a communication in reguard to a series of Lectures afrayin the Expenses for a series of Lectures in Jefferson Co Indianna on motion a committee to attend a meeting of Stony Point Grange the 22nd on motion W M was Elected on said commitee and is expected to report at our next meeting Brother Isaac Trout was reported sick but required no especial attention from the grange as he was thought to be better there being no other business the Grange Closed in the

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usual form receipts of the Evening nothing
Mark Coffin Sect P T

At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held at Masonic Hall in the Milton Ky Dec 24 1881 The following officers present H F Coffin W Master W P Ewing Secty The Worthy Master Explained the object of the meeting settle up our finances and Elect officers of this Grange for the Ensuring year on motion the Grange proceeded to Elect officers which resulted as follows
H F Coffin Worthy Master
J G Mcintyre Overseer
W S White Lecturer
Jas Strother Stuard
W. D. Coffin Assisant Stuard
Marck Coffin Treasurer
Isaac Trout Chaplain
W P Ewing Sectary
Perry McClanahan Gate Keeper
Jennie White Ceres
Mary Coffin Pomona
Mary E Ewing Flora
Zora Mcentyre Lady Assitant Steward


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Receipts of the Evening $8.85
The Grage Closed in due form
W. P. Ewing Secty

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At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in Masonic Hall in the Town of Milton Ky Jan. 14th 1882 The following offiers was present H F Coffin W. M. W. P. Ewing Secty
The mintes of the last meeting was read and approved Report of The Finance committee calls for ???? app of said count being present their report was defered until our next meeting The report of commitee on rents of Masonic Hall was called for but failed to make report On motion the finance commitee was appointed to confer with the Masons and requested to get the rent reduced on Motion The following Bretren committee was appointed as finance count Brother James T Buckhannon W. S. White and Isaac Trout Installation of officers was then Taken up on motion The following officers relicted to the same offices was held over with out Installation Bro W. D. Coffin was Installed A. Stuard Sister Mary M. Coffin Pomona Sister Mary E. Ewing Flora on motion The Grange closed in due form Receipts of the Evening 50cts
W P Ewing Secty H F Coffin W M

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Milton Trimble Co Ky Feb 11th 1882

At a meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in the Masonic Hall
The The W. M. and overseer in their respective chairs The other stations properly filled
The Grange was opened in the fourth degree. The reading The minues of the last meeting was read and approved The petition of Mr Jerry Foree was read and refered to the following commitee Brothers J. G. McIntire W. D. Coffin and Perry Mcclanahan
The Worthy Treasurer made the following report
Jan 1881 received of former Treasurer $11.05
Feb 26 received of former Secy 5 00
March 12 received of former Secy 26 65
Dec 24 received of former Secy 8.80
Total $51 50
Feb 11th Ct by orders for state Grange dues 13 80
$37 70
Reports of committees called for Committee on rents of Hall was granted untill our next meeting to make their report Brother W. D. Coffin made the following report from Jubilee Board The Expenses of Jubilee for the past year are all paid The desire of said Board is for all members of the different Granges use their

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best endeavers to improve the Exibition for the Ensuing year The grange proceeded to Install sister Izora McIntire Lady assistant Stuard On motion of W. O. The money now in the hands of Jubilee Board belonging to this Grange be used for Improving said grounds W. M. Master made some verry appioprate remarks for good of order in reguard to our supply house in Cincinnati he advised Cooperation in buying and our supplies also in selling our produce &c Receipts of the Evening nothing
The Grange closed in due form
H F Coffin Master
W. P. Ewing Secty

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(written in margin: March 11th 1882)
At a regular meeting meeting meeting of Milton Grange held at their Lodge room Masonic Hall in Milton Ky March 11th 1882 The Worthy Master and Secatary in their places the other posations being filled The Grange was opened in fourth degree The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved Committee on petition of Mr Jerry Fose reported favorable on motion their report was received and canidate ballotted for The Ballot being bright Mr Fose was declared duly Elected to become a member of This Grange by Iniation on motion the commitee appointed to settle dues of this Grange with State Grange be incorporated in the minutes of this Grange We the undersigned your commitee appointed to settle dues of this Grange with State Grange by leave to make the following report we found this Grange owing State Grange H quarters dues amounting to $6.20 which we have paid a receipt is here in filed all most respectfully submitted
H F Coffin and W. P Ewing count

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on motion the relief committee for the past year be continued for the Ensuing year on motion an order was drawn on the Treasure for rents of Masonic Hall from March 1st 1881 to March the first 1882 Twelve dollars on motion The Executive commitee appointed by pamona Grange in Jefferson Co Ind be invited to visit the different Granges in her Junsdicts be invited to visit this Grange at some future time to be fixed by themselves on motion The cultivation of potatoes be taken up and discussed at our next meeting The report of secetary of Jubilee Board was read and placed on file
Receipts of the Evening anounced
Mark Coffin 1.00 S. A. Coffin $1.00
Dorinda Holsclaw $1.00 Isaac Trout $1.00
W H Trout 50 Total $4.50
The grange Closed in due form
W. P. Ewing Secty

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 T of H Milton Ky March 25th 1882
The Grange was opened in the fourth degree in due form The mintes of the previous meeting read and approved Worthy Master reported that the committee of Pomona Grange appointed to visit Subordinate Granges would be here on the second Saturday in April Canidate for Iniation Mr Jerry Fox being Indesposed Iniation was posponed to some future Time The order of the day being called Which was the cultivation of potatoes The Brother Lecturer gave us a lecture on their cultivation and contended that potatoes seed would degenerate and to succeed they must be planted before planting the we have advantage of the first sprouts and that Paris Green was on Injurious to the potatoes and then gave his plan of preparing the ground and the cultivation and thought plowing was not Injurious after they began to set and passed to give us some very good Idied in general Worthy Chaplain Brother Trout Spoke at some length on the subject of

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seed and cultivation contending that large seed was the best was In favor of cutting off the opposite end to the stem and thowing it away and gave his plan of cultivation and would stop when in bloom and thought that too many stalks was Injurous and should be thined was infavor of not planting too deep as he had noticed a complete failure by so doing W. O Brother Mcentire gave us his plan of planting and cultvation was infavor of deep planting and cutting to one or two eye and covering with well rotted manure before planting putting on the soil Brother White contended that it was neatly all in the season for a good crop and the discussion pretty general The W M gave his experience cultivating potatoes with the Early rose varieties and from 1/2 half a pound raised a bushel of fine potatoes was infavor of preuring seed from other section was not in favor of deep planting on Thought cultivation after blooming was an injury as nature started the young potatoes where it should grow on motion the subject was stopped

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On motion of Brother White it was desided the next meeting be held with opened doore that is to invite the public to come atend on motion of Brother McClanchan the subject for discussion at the next meeting should be are there any advantage in being a Granter on motion of Bro W D Coffin it was adapted Thur being no forther business the Grange closed and it was agreed that refreshments be proposed for the whole meeting
Receipts of the Evening
Brth J G. Mcentyre 50 cent
W S White 1.00
Total 1.50
Mark Coffin Sct. PT

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At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in Masonic Hall in Milton Trimble Co Ky April 8th 1882 W M Master in the chair the other Stations property filled
The Grange was opened in the fourth degree in due form with several visiting Brothers from Ind Minutes read and approved
reports of commitees none
Standing committies none
Bills and accts none
Suggestions for good of order worthy Lecturer Stated the question for discussion What Is there any advantage in being a Granger worthy Lecturer said the question was of great magnitude

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At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in Milton Trimble Co Ky April 22nd 1882 The following officers was present H J Coffin W M J G Mcintire O.
The other stations properly filled grange opened in due form in the 4 degree The petition of H. F Coffin was read and refered to the following committee Brothers Isaac Trout Jas Strother and W S. White The petition of J W Coffin was read and reffered to the following committee Brothers Isaac Trout Jas Strother and W S White The petition of A. J. Steward was read and refered to the following committee Brothers Isaac Trout Jas Srother and W. D. Coffin The petition Lue L Coffin was read and reffered to the following committee Sisters Mary M Coffin Dorinda Holsclaw and M E Ewing The petition of Mary V. Ewing was read and refered to the following committee Sisters Mary M Coffin Sarah A. Coffin and Dornida Holsclaw Brother Jas Strother was installed Steward of this Grange The Election of a Drictor (from this Grange) to represent this Grange on Jubilee Board in Jefferson Co Ind was taken up

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which resulted in the Election of Brother W. S. White on motion of Worthy Treasure Brother White was requested to use his own judgement in reguard to business that may come before said Board of Directors The Worthy lecture proposed the following question Order in and out of the Grange which was discussed by several Brothers at considerable length on motion the subject was continued for next meeting Receipts of the Evening nothing
W. P Ewing Secty
H J Coffin M

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At a regular meeting of Milton Grange No 590 held in the
Town of Milton Ky May 13th 1882
The Grange was opened in due form with H F Coffin W M in the Chair W. P. Ewing Secty the other stations properly filled Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved
Committees on petitions of A J Seward J W Coffin Lue Coffin Jennie Ewing and H F Coffin reported favorable on motion the ballot was spread on application for membership of A J Stewart J. W Coffin H F Coffin Jun Lue Coffin and Jennie Ewing The ballots being bright They were declared duly Elected to became members of this Grange the candidates signed the roll The above named canidates was then prepared Introduced and Instructed in the first degree of this Grange Receipts of the
Evening anounsed on dues J T. Buckhannon $2.00
W D Coffin 1.00
Irvin Mayfield 1.00
M M Coffin 50
C C Hacket 50
A J Stewart Iniation fee 3 00
Total 8 00

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Milton Ky June 10th 1882
The Grange met and opened in due form with H F Coffin W. M. The other stations properly filled The Grange The minutes of The previous meeting read and approved The different hedding being called and nothing appeared on hand There being several Candidates in waiting on motion of W D Coffin the degree of Sheperdess was confered on L L Coffin and duly instructed in the same and received A J Stewart J W Coffin and H F. Coffin Jun was was then received and in Instructed the second degree or Cultivator and There being no further business the Grange closed in due form
H F Coffin W P T M
Marck Coffin Sect

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Milton Ky June 24th 1882
the Grange met persuant to closing the W Overseer. Lecturer. Chaplain Steward and Ceres absent whose chairs ware temporarily filled. The then Opened in due form in the fourth degree The minutes of previous meeting red & approved. The petition of J P Gillum was read; accepted and referred to the following committee W D Coffin J G McIntire & Isaac Trout A communication from the Secty of the Board of directors of the Jubilee association requesting a vote of the Grange on the amendment of the Laws of the Association was red and laid over for action at next meeting

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A communication from Jefferson Pomona Grange No 22 requesting this Grange to elect three as a committee to meet with the Pomona Grange on the 6th July 82 for the purpose of talking. rep a cooperative store. On motion the communication was acted on by electing H F Coffin W D Coffin and W S White by acclamation The Grange was then closed in fourth and opened in Second degree when Jennie Ewing was introduced and duely instructed in the degree of Shepherdess the was then closed in Second and opened in the third degree When Brothers H F Coffin Jr. A J Steward and J W Coffin was introduced and instructed in the 3rd degree of the Order Sisters Luella Coffin & Jennie Ewing was instructed in the degree of glioner?? The Grange was then opened in the 4th degree when the above named Brothers and Sisters ware introduced and instructed in the degrees of Husbandman and matron The Grange then partook of a bountiful harvest feast (for which they ware well prepaired to enjoy)
There being no further business the Grange closed in due form
H F Coffin M
W P Ewing Secty

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Hall of Milton Grange 590 Milton Ky July 8 1882
The Grange met presuant to time worthy Master Overseer and other officers present, Grange opened in 4 Degree Minutes of previous meting rec '& approved The petition for membership in this Grange of J P Gillium was favorably passed by the appointed committee Isaac Trout James G McKentie and W D Coffin, candiate balletted for and duly elected The Spetial committee to Jefferson Co Ia pomona to talk over and up a Grange Store Made their verbal report, The opinion of the various committee of other Subordinate Grange was that it could be mad a Success The Same comittee is refained to met again on the 1st Tursday in August with The Pomona Grange on that day The same committee was refa The Corpperation Store was well talked over with earnestness & favor The addoption to the Jubill appaciation See minutes of previous meting as to its meaning The Grange have recon?? to A J Steward & H F Coffin to join Pomona grange Jefferson Co Ia The question for

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our next discussion is the Same that has ben before us Viz Sister and Order in all Things in and out of the Grange Grange closed in propper form to meet 4 Saturday at 10 O.C. A.M.
Wm S White Sec. P. T.

Hall of Milton Grange No 590 July 22nd 1882
Grange met pursanent to closing W master in his chair W. O. present other officers in their respective places with exception of W. Chap. his place & Sec their places being filled by appointment minuets of last meeting red and approved as corrected in regard to wording of next last clause concering the recomenation of captain brothers Grange then took up the coopperation question an able discussion ensuing being generally participated in by most all the officers & members cooperation being ?? urged comparisons being made by refferance to other branches of buisness black berries for instances committee being requested to meet ?? with Pomona grange at their next meeting Bills & Acts having been passed before the Acts had been looked over permission

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was asked to return to same head which was granted Bills in acct with State grange was read & commented on W. S. instructed to communicate with S of State G. and learn in regard to certain Crs on State grange books Good of Order, Communication from State Grange in regard to Sending a Lecturer among us for the purpose of working up the interest of grange M & Secr that the Sect. be instructed to communicate with Sect of State Grange in regard to Lecture carried some time in August being thought the best, W. L. being a represenative to ?? of Jubilee & ??? is requested to be certains to meet with Board of Directors M & Second that Sister L. L. Coffin be granted a recommendation to become a member of Pomona grange No 22 Ind carried same for Sister Zora Mcintire carried Grange then took a recess for ?? J. G. Mcintire paid .50 W.S. White .60 regular question ?? grange ther prceeded close in due form to open the Second Saturday in August closed in F. H. C & E
W. D. Coffin Sec Protem
Communications from State ? filed away with in desk

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Milton Grange No 90 Aug 13th 1882
Grange met pursuant to closing when the following business was transacted reports of Special Com being called for W M made report in regard to cooperation store report that the question is generally regarded favorably by all the granges. Same committee retained by order of Pomona Grange to meet on 4th Saturday in Aug at Stony Point grange for the purpose of drafting resolutions & bylaws for government of cooperation Store, Good of Order cooperation being taken up it is thought an elevator in connection with Store would make a profitabe investment A ?(can read word) report from W D Coffin is regard to meeting of board of Directors held in Madison on Saturday August 5th M & S that com. be appointed to wait on bro White and ascertain if he will act on board of Directors to Jubillee board, Rects bro Trout $1.00 M. M. Coffin .50 C. C. Hacket .50 W D Coffin .50 there being more work for us to do to day the steward secured the implement for the nigh grange then proceeded to close in due form to remain closed 4th Sat in Aug F. H. C. & F
W. D. Coffin Sec protem
Approved

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Milton Grange No 590 August 26 1882
Grange met pursuant to Closing with followinging officers was present H F Coffin W M J G Mcentire Overseer The following business was Transacted The minutes of The previous meeting was read and aproved
Reports of Special committees was Called for Comt to wait on brother White Called No report on motion comt discharged on motion the Election of Brother White as committee on Jubilee Board be declared Null & void and a comm another Elected to fill said vacancy nomination was declared in order The following Brethren was put in nomination Brothers W. D. Coffin and James G Mcintire The ballot being spread W. D. Coffin was declared duly Elected to fill said vacacy sugestions for good of Order
Receipts of the Evening nothing The Grange Closed in due form
To meet Second Saturday in Sept at 10 oclock A.M.
W. P. Ewing Secty H. F. Coffin W M

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Milton Grange No 590 Sep 9th 1882
Grange met pursuant to closing W.M & W. O. in resp.t chairs Bro J.T. Buchanan Chap protem Bro M. Coffin Stewart the following business was transacted Special Commitee W. M. made report in regard to cooperate store stockholders being members will draw 6 pr-cent interest Patrons not stockholders will draw 1/2 rebate in proportion to trade. (written in margin) According to the net earnings of store to decide the rebate to stockholders being Patrons W. D. Coffin made short report in regard to doings of board of Jubillee Assosid Some improvments being made not of permanent maters as their lease will terminate in short time Good of Order the old question of order being taken up was discussed to Some length when on motion of W. L. the question be continued coming Jubillee discussed by W. L. desired that good attendance in the commencement day W. D. hoped for good attendance the good moral condition of affairs at the jubille must ultimatly re?(can't read) in good Recess for Dues J. T. Buchanon $2.25 there being no further buisness the grange prceeded to close to meet on the 4th Sat in Sept 10 A.m. Closed in F. H. C. & F. W. D. Coffin Sec protem

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Milton Grange No 590 Milton Ky Sept 23rd 1882
Grange met pursuant to closing W. M. & W. O. in their chair respective places The other station properly filled The grange is open in the fourth degree Minutes of the last meeting read and approved On motions of W. A. S. that some action be taking in regard in Mr Jerry Fox petition also in regard to Mr J. P. Gillums petition Report of standing comities None Special commitee Bro W. D. Coffin director of Jubilee Board from this grange Made a partial report in regard to Jubilee assoltation he reports the Jubilee a success and promised a full writin report at an early day The question of order and system was taken up and discused at consiterble legnth by worthy lectuor he urged system in all our business avocations Farming should be done with purfect system farmers should have a place for every thing and every thing kept in its place Worthy Chaplain gave us some very instructive remark from observation Worthy Mastor P. T. made some very good remarks on systematic farming

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On motion for W. T. the question of order was continued for our next meeting Worthy Treasurer Lecturer called for the names of the relief comity the following Bro's & Sisters composed the relief comitee for the presant year Bro's P T McClanahan W F Trout & E Mayfield Sisters S. A. Coffin O. McIntire & S. E. Mcintire On motion a legturon distributive cooporation delivered at Hershey hall Chacogo on June the 5th 1881. by James Kay Applibee be read at our next meeting. Receipt of the evening nothing There being no further business the Grange closed in peace and harmony
J. G. McIntire W M P.T
W. P. Ewing Secty

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Milton Grange No 590 Oct 13th 1882
Grange met pursuant to adjournment with W. M. In the chair the other stations properly filled. The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved. The question in reguard to Mr. Foxs application for membership was taken up and discussed at The question was in reguard to lapse of time from the time his petition was received and he not applying for Iniation some contend his Time had expired but upon examination by Grange law we find no special limit On motion the question was dis(?) On motion the reading of a lecture made by Jas Kay Applebe on Distributive Cooperation be posponed over untill after Mr Gillims Iniation On motion the question for discussion was laid over until our next meeting

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W. M. Declared the Grange closed in the fourth degree informally and opened in the first with J P Gillum was prepared and instructed in the first degree A part of the lecture on Distibute Cooperation was read by W A ? There and placed on file being no further business the closed in peace and Harmony receipts of the Evening nothing
W.P. Ewing Secty

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Milton Grange No 590 Oct 27th 1882
Grange met pusuant to closing W M in the chair the other stations properly filled Grange opened in the fourth degree minutes of the previous meeting of the read and approved & Communication from Jeferson Co Ind Pomona Grange was read and placed on file The question in reguard to Cooperative Store was taken up and discussed at some length by W M & Overseer The Books was opened for subscription for cooperative Stock to be subscribed the Subscription amounted to one hundred and Twenty dollars on motion the question for discustion was posponed until our next meeting Receipts of the Evening nothing
W.P Ewing Secty

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Milton Grange No 590 Nov 11th 1882 patrons H met persuant to adjournment W M in the Chair the other Stations being properly filled The Grange opened in the fourth degree The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved The petition of James Smithy was read on motion the petition was was received and refered to the following Comt H F Coffin jun W D Coffin & A J Stewart Reports of Standing Commitees none
Reports of Special Commitees none
Bills & accts none
Suggestion For good of Order
The question of Order was taken up and discussed by Brother White On motion of W L the question of Econimy & arrangement was set for discussion at our next meeting Receipts of the Evening Dorinda Holsclaw 50 cts Their Being no further business The Grange Closed in peace and Harmony
W.P. Ewing Sect H F Coffin W M

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Milton Grange No 590 Nov 25th 1882
Grange met pusuant to Adjournment W M in the chair with other stations properly filled the Grange in the fourth was opened Reading of the minutes of the past meeting was read and approved Committee on petition of Jas Smitha reported favorable on motion of W. T. the report was received and comt discharged canidate ballated for carried Ballots was spread on application of Mr Jas Smithy Ballot being bright he was declared duly elected The petition of E M Wytey was read and reffred to the following comt Brthers A J Stewart W D Coffin & J Trout
Reports of standing Comt none
Bills & acct none
Special comt none
New Business
The question of (?) was taken up on motion The worthy GR was sent to Examine and report as to quantity on hand The question of Econimy & arrangment was taken up by W Lecture and discussed at some length he gave some his plan of aranagment House & Barn feeding stock &c

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Worthy Chaplain gave his views on arrangment of Building field lots &c he was Infavor of Every Buildings being arainged so the cook can get a meal without putting her foot on the ground or climbing or desending any steps he spoke of the Economy of Storing feed and feeding stock he is in favor of regular feeding as he believed there was more horses feed blind than there was worked Blind Worthy Overseer gave his views on Economy he thinks we should have system in Farming & housekeeping he says had seen housekeepper that would keep a very Indrtuous he was man poor by poor management he says it is the duty of every parent should as for as is possible Teach his children them system Sister Mary M Coffin gave her opinion as to how a Kitchen Should be aranged and carried on W. Lecturer gave some some orther idies as to how

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Houses Daires and &c should be arainged he gave his opinion as to how a Cellar Should be araniged convenient Embanked &c He spoke of farming Tools They Should have a certain place for Ever farm tool and that ? a should he want a house with plenty of air and light he also spoke of poultry yard it should contain an acre of ground and be kept clean W. M. gave his opinion on Economy & Araingment he spoke of araingment in building let each member bring his plans before the Grange and there get Each members plans of Building he gave his opinion that there should a Cistern at Every Barn So that stock can get water without going out in the wether he says Everything should be done in the right time as weed? is a great deal Easier a Killed when young than when they are old and take a rank hold he also spoke of a ? Base being introduced in the Grange report of Gate Keeper in regard to fuel reports about 5 ? bus of cook (written in margin: report of Gatekeeper recd and same disharged M & S) to continues question by charge of word to Economy of arrangment
W. S. White .55 Dues
H. F Coffin for 200 M V Ewing 1.00
Isaac Trout .50 W P Ewing 50
Mark Coffin 50 M E Ewing 50
Sarah Coffin 50 J W Coffin 300
5.00
H. F. Coffin .75
J. W. Coffin 30
Total rect $5.10

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Recipts of Evening
M V Ewing Iniation fee $1.00
W P Ewing dues 50
M E Ewing " 50
H F Coffin sen " 2.00
H F Coffin jun " 75
J W Coffin " 30
Isaac Trout " 50
Sarah Coffin " 50
Mark Coffin " 50
W S White " 55
J W Coffin Iniation fee 3.00
Total $10.10
W P Ewing Secty as there was no other business the Grange Close in peace and harmony
W P Ewing Secty

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Milton Grange No 590 Milton Dec 9 1882
Grange Met pesuant to adjournment with worthy M in the Chair the other Stations being properly filled The Grange was opened in the fourth degree minutes of the last meeting read and approved
Comt on petition of Dr Wyley reported favorable Committee discharged and canidate ballotted for ballots bening being bright he was declared duly elected to be come a member of this grange
Reports of Commitees called for No report
the W M declared The Grange was declared the Grange Closed informally and opened in the first degree
Int E. M. Wiley was then Introduce and Instructed in the first degree
W Master declared the Grange Closed in the first degree and opened in the Second
Brother E. M Wiley was introduced and instructed in the Second degree

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Receipts of the Evening
E M Wiley Ination fee $3.00
M M Coffin total 50
3 50
as there was no other business the Grange closed in due form
W P Ewing Secty H. F. Coffin

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Milton Grange No 590 Milton Ky 23 Dec 1882
Grange met persuant to adjournment Worthy Master in the chair the other Stations being properly filled The Grange was opened in the fourth degree The minutes of the last meeting was read and approved
communication from Grange Stony point
Reports of commitees None
communication from stony point Ind Grange be received an placed on file
The above communication Embraced the Statement of Jubille board
Shelbyville Ky Dec 7th 1882
Received of Milton Grange No 590
Nine ($9(50) dollars and fifty cents on dues for 3 quarters ending Sept 30 1882 $9.50 W. Shelby Wilson Secty

The Election of officers was then Taken up Which resulted as follows
H. F. Coffin Worthy Master
J G Mcntire overseer
Jas Strother Lecturer
A. J. Stuart Stuart
H F Coffin jun A.S. S
Isaac Trout Chaplain
Mark Coffin Treasure

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W. D. Coffin Secty
W. P. Ewing Gate Keeper
Zora Mcintire Ceres
Jennie Ewing Pomona
M. M. Coffin Flora
Len. Coffin Lady Assistant Stuart
On motion of W Lecturer the question for discussion was laid over until our next meeting
Sugestions for good of the order Worthy Master gave an account of his Stewardship while attending State Grange
Receipts of the Evening
C. C. Hacket 60 on dues
Lue Coffin 100 Iniation Fee
Total 1.60
As there was no father business the Grange Closed in due form
W. P. Ewing Secty H.F. Coffin W M

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Milton Grange No 590 Milton Ky Feb 9 1883
Grange met persuant to adjournment with Worth Master in the chair the other stations properly filled Reading of the minutes of the last meeting read and approved Report of the finance comt called for committee not being present defered untill our next meeting The question of obtaining a new Hall was taken up and discussed at some length Worthy Treasure Moved that a commitee be appointed to confer with Mt Bird Trustee school district if they find it practible or select some other lot and report to this Grange at our next meeting carried The following comt was appointed to confer Mark Coffin J G. Mcintire & W. D. Coffin on motion of Brother Stewart The Secty was appointed comt to buy 6 new Manuels W M Called off for refressments W Master Called on again Receipts of the Evening P Mcclanshan $2 05 A J Stewart 30 J A Mcintire 50

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W D Coffin $1.00 Total $3.85
As there was no further business the Grange Closed in order
W P Ewing Secty approval H F Coffin W M

(written in margin: No 590)
Milton Ky Mar 10th 1883 Milton Grange
Grange met pursuant to adjounment and the folowing business was transacted Report of finance comt called comt not present deferd comt on location of New Hall not able to make report comt retained Bills none comt on manuals not present. Retained W. M. Called off for Installation list taken bro Mcintire not present bro Jas. T. Buchanan filled O.S. Chair Bros E. M. Wiley applied for and received Harvester Degree Intermission W. M. called the grange to work in the 4th degree Bro Wiley was duly advanced to fourth Degree Husbandman part of the work being omited an act no preperation M & S that Istallation be deferred next meeting carried M & S that W. M. be instructed to meet at court H in Madison March 20th in lieu of Lecturer to participate in work for good of order carried work for the day being completed Grange colsed in due for W to be opened on 4th Sat in Mar W. D Coffin Sect protem
(written in margin: Jas T. Buchanan Dues $.75 Sugestions for good of Order)

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Milton Ky March 24th 1883
Milton Grange No 590 met pesuant to adjounment with W M in the chair The other stations filled with propper persons The Grange was opened in fourth degree in due form Reading of the minute of last meeting read and approved Report of Finance committee called for comt not being able to make report defered until our next meeting The Sect Treasure was requested to make balance Sheets by our next meeting and place Them in the hands of Finance comt Comt on location of new Hall not being able to make report was granted further time Cont on manuels was also grated untill our next meeting to make report Installization of officers was then Taken up all of which were duly installed with the exception of Lecturer who was not present M that the Sec be allowed his dues amendment that the same take effect at the begining of next year amendment lost no carried lost (written in margin: Good of order) W. M. made statment in regard to meeting of Lecturer meeting Madison Mar 20 labor of day complete closed in due form met on Apr 2nd Sat W. D. Coffin Sect (can't read the rest)
(written in margin: H F. Coffin Jr 1.00 J G. McIntire 50
J. Trout 50 S.A. Coffin 50 100
D.A Holsclaw $.50 M. Coffin $1.00 100
50
50
50
400

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Milton Grange No 590 Apr 14 1883
Grange met pursuant to adjournment following buisness was transacted com on finance not present com on location of Hall not able to make report com retained Sec report read apr motion to file carried com on manuals not prest com retained Good of Order W. M. made some remarks in regard to state Lecturer some think that should have Lecture at an early day aprovd W.M. centures W.L. for non attendance Director on Jubille made report of minuet of last meeting of Board not with Some discussion refered to next meeting Some further remarks in regard to instructing Rep discussion on matter laid over W.I. Called in was duly installed in the honors of his office after which grange prceeded to close to remain closed to the 4th Sat in apr W.D. Coffin Sec
aprov

Milton Grange no 590 Apr 28th 1883
Grange met pursuant to adjourmt following buisness was transacted Finance com not present no report com on location of Hall unable to report com retained com on manuals made Statement in regard said could not get the use of Seal
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would make report at next meeting com retained Discusion on Jubilee work taken up and discussed at considerable length after which the question was put in der M that the representative go uninstructed there being no objections to the withdrawing the M. M withdrawn M that Representative go instricted to favor the moving of Jubilee to Park ground carried. Election of Rep called W. D. Coffin W. P. Ewing W P Ewing withdrawen now mo W D Coffin be elected by acclalamation carried recess for dues
Isaac Trout $1.00 Good of order W. M. made Statement that W. M. of State Grange in stead of State Lecturer was at liberty to visit granges and lecture there being no further business Grange proceeded to close to remain closed untill 2nd Sat in May W.D. Coffin Sec apr

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Milton Ky May 12th 1883
(written in Margin: W.M. not present W.O. filled chair W.O. chair filled by W. G. Chap chair filled by Sec) Hall of Milton grange No 590
grange met pursant to closing when the following buisness was transacted com on finance not present com retained, Com on moving Hall no report com retained, Com on manuals made report manual delivered to grange and that report reced and order on treas $1.10 carried m that order on treas for .60 to pay for blanks for Lect carried. Good of Order Sect made Statement read an article from Lect of Pamona Gr article m to file Subject to pleasure of W. L. carried minute recd on M that partial report of proceedings of Board of Directors of Jubillee A.S.S. be recd and placed on file for futor use reff carried Discussion on moving to Park Grounds at considerable length No more work for the day Grange proceeded to close to remain closed untill 4th Sat in May W.D. Coffin
apr

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(written in margin: M.E. Ewing 1.00 M.V. Ewing 1.00 W.O. not present chair filled by W.G.)
Milton Ky May 26th 1883
Milton Gr No 590 Grange met pursant to closing when the following buis was transacted com on finance no report com on moving of Hall no report com retained Treas made partial report of monies expended and on hand Showing $49.30 Subject to order of Grange M that report be recd and placed in hands of finance com new buis. none Discusion on Lect matters at considerable length by W.M.
Good of Order Discusion in regard to ASS Jubillee Stands for refreshment Whether Should be run by ASS or rented out Discusion at considerable length M that the Represenative use his discretion in regard to renting out refreshment carried there
being no more work for the Grange proceeded to close to remain closed untill the 2nd Sat in June
W.D. Coffin Sec
appr

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(written in margin: J. W. Coffin $1.00 A J Stewart $1.50)

Milton Ky June 9th 1883
Hall of milton grange no 590 grange met pursuant to adjournment when the following buisnes was duly transacted W. M. in chair W.O. not present chair filled Bro Hacket protem Com on finance not present no report Com on Hall no report com retained Treas report Still in hand of sec Suggestions on refreshment stands at some length. Good of Order Instructions to officers in regard to admitting members during opening cerrimonies lecture to members from W M explanations in regard to work which Should be made plain. Question in regard lecturer request the Lec to attend all meetings and give Some work for grange there being no more work for us today the grange proceeded to close to remain closed untill 4th Sat in June W.D. Coffin Sec apr

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(written in margin: Sister L)

Milton Ky June 23 1883
Milton gr No 590 grange met pursuant to closing when the following buis was transacted com on finance no report com on moving Hall no Satisfor com retained M that the finance com be notified under Seal of gr to make report at next meeting carried matter in regard to W. L. duties carried over to next meeting Good of order communication from Ohio, discussion on the matter of picture gallery on jubilee grounds favorebly in grange and Rep no more work for the day gr proceeded close to remain closed untill 2nd Sat in July Aprov W D. Coffin

Milton Ky July 14th 1883
Hall of Milton Grange No 590 Grange met pursuant to closing when the following buisness was transated com on finance made following report we of Finance com beg leave to make following report we fined the Sec & Treas books to tally and would suggest that the Sec & Treas foot up their books at the end of each year rep recd and orderd file com on moving of Hall no report M that report be com be retaned carried M that the Lect be notified to be present at next meeting
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(written in margin: Isaac Trout $1.00 Continued)
Good of order W. M. report premium list out for circulation, Hopfull statments from W M in regard to coming jubilee An article to be published in Ind Farmer that the Jub. Ass will hold their fair at the Park Ground but not in connection with any other body or Assosiation no one Sick Grange proceeded to close in due form W.D. Coffin Apr

(written in margin: W.D. Coffin $1.00 H.F. Coffin 1.00 for Dues)

Milton Ky July 28th 1883
Milton Gr No 590 Grange met pursuant to closing when the following buisness was transacted com on moving Hall no report com retained (new buis) question of declaring Lect chair vacant M. that Lect chair be declared vacant lost M that Lect be notified to attend next meeting car.d (good of order) Jubilee interest taken up matter in regard to members moving out of jurdiction of Gr lecture from W.M. there being no further buisness Grange prceeded to close in due form W.D. Coffin Apr

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(written in margin: H. F. Coffin $1.00 M. M. Coffin .50 Jas. Strother $1.00 E M Wiley .70)

Milton Ky Aug 11th 1883
Milton Gr met according adjounment When the following business was transacted com on moving of Hall no report com retained communcation from Pomona Gr dated Mar 25th read remarks from W. M. in regard to Same Lect prest tenders resignation, M that (written in margin: unfinished buis) Lect be retained & his place be filled by app. car. (written in margin: new buis) W. M. Suggest the Gr take a grange paper to be payed for out of Grange funds, Suggest a program for Sept meeting (written in margin: good) mo that grange Subscribe for a grange paper & the W. M. & Lec a com to select a paper & order for same on treas for payment of same Amend the paper be sent to Sect (for Amend lost) mo car. (written in margin: good of order) com from Sect minute board of directors of Fair at Park Ground Same read and filed (written in margin: closing) Grange prceeded to closing forms W.D. Coffin Appr.

Milton Ky Aug 25th 1883
Milton Gr met according adjournment following buis was transacted Com on moving of Hall no report Com retained. W. M. & Lect Com on Gr paper (written in margin: unfinished buis) report that the same would be subscribed immediately by (Farmers Advance) Com in regard to visiting Gras from Gallatin (written in margin: New buis) Suggest that refreshment be Supplied at
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Our next meeting approved as Pomona Grange from Jefferson Co Ind will meet with us (Sugges) mo that a com of be appointed to meet Pomona Gr at River and escort the Same to Hall (Com W L. WS. W Sec) M that com be appointed to assist W. Gr to housecleaning (bros McClanahan H.F. Coffin Jr. Sisters McIntire & Coffin) (written in margin: Good of Order Sister Holsclaw $1.00 Dues) Select Reading by Sister McIntire beged to be excu Declamatin by H. F. Coffin for nothing W.L. made Speech in regard to the duties of members on Program Speeches Essays Readings &c &c no more work for the day Grange procedded to close in due form W. D Coffin Apr
(written in margin: Perry McClanahan $.50)
Milton Ky Sept 8th 1883
Hall of Milton Gr No 590 Gr met pursuant to closing when the following busness was transacted com on moving of Hall no report retained report. W.M. & W.L. com report Gr paper same at hand report Com on house cleaning recd com discharged (Bill for Gr paper $1.88 bill allowd Select Reading by Bro Stewart Public Installation, Essay by Sister (written in margin: Good of Order) McIntire Poetic Recitation by Sister Jennie Ewing Declamation by Willie Coffin) Select Reading by W. L. (cant read word) Sister Jennie Ewing Pomona Gr met with us and we had a good Grange prceeded to close in due form twice? W D Coffin Apr

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(written in margin: Jas Strother 25 C. C. Hackett 120 M Coffin 1.00 J. T. Buchanan 1.00 S A Coffin 1 00 J. W. Coffin 50 J. Trout 50)
Milton Ky Oct 13th 1883
Hall of Milton Gr met pursuant to closing when the following buis was transacted Hall com not present com retained discussion on buying School house at considerable length M that com confer with trustees of School propert and learn in regard to School property as to conveying the Said Carried Select Reading by H. F. Coffin of others whos were on program not being present Same retained untill next meeting, Sect beged further time on his part untill next meeting granted, Suggestions from the W. M. in regard to inviting Pomona Gr to meet with us M that Pomona Gr be and is invited to meet with us carried Select reading from W.L. in regard to Growing corn selection from Farmers Advance Select reading in regard to saving fodder very good sugestion althrough discussion at Some length there being no further work grange closed in due form W.D. Coffin Sect Apr

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(written in margin: Commitees)
Milton Ky Nov 24th 1883
Hall of Milton Gr No 590 Gr met according to adjourment when the following buisness was transacted com on moving of Hall com retained Petition of Christpher Coffin recd and placed in hands of com bros Stewart Hackett & McClannahan com on Hall no report com retained to report next meeting (written in margin: new buis) claim for rent in hands Treasure matter laid over to future time matter in regard to fuel (written in margin: Good of order) to be Settled pettition of Christopher Coffin placed in hands of Com M that delegate to State Gr be elected by ballot Car. J.G. McIntire Jas Strother H F Coffin A. J. Stewart, W. D. Coffin place in nom an that the candidate receiving least votes be droped bro Stewart droped drop on first ballot bro McIntire on Second & W M. duly elected on third ballot and Same proclaimed M that program be retained untill next meeting carried visiting Gra invited to Speak on Ambros responded in Speech on the Social features of Gr Faith Hope & Charity delineated in a very practical form (written in margin: Lecture) Very Good Lecture there being no further work for us to do the Gr prceeded to close in F.H.C. & T. to meet on the 2nd Sat in Dec at 10 Oclock A. M. M that a votes of Thanks be tendered bro Ambros Carried W D Coffin Aproved

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Milton Ky Dec 8th 1883
Hall of Milton Gr No 590 met pursuant to adjourment when the following buisness was transacted com on Petition of Chris Coffin report favorable M that report be recd and com discharged carrd ballott for com ballotts being for W. M. proclaimed this Same duly elected Application of Jas Taylor read & red refered to com bros Stewart H. F. Coffin & Hackett Com on Hall no report M that Hall com be disharged car M that matter of rent be laid over to (written in margin: Good of Order) next meeting carried Program taken up Select reading by Sister Zorah McIntire read entitled Silence in Farm Houses very good Select reading by H. F. Coffin jr entitled Luck M that a com be appointed to look out a school house as a place of meeting to be procure as cheap as possible, card com bros Hackett Stewart & McClannahan M that Delegate be instructed in regard to speed(?) & all Such matters carried un? (instruction to vote against) Grange prceeded to close in due form to meet 4th Sat W.D. Coffin
Aprv

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(written in margin: Com Special hereby report that this Gr is indebted to Masonic Lodge as follows for 3 yrs & 7 months at the rates of $20 per yr then the rent were reduced to $12. which would 1 yr and ? months (71.66) 3 yrs & 7m 1 yr & 10 mo 22.00 Amt for whole time for rent Amnt of credits as 93.66
47.00
Amnt due at end of year 1883 $46.66)
(note: there is some small writing around the numbers that is not readable)

Milton Ky Dec 22nd 1883 Hall of Milton Gr No 590
Grange met pursuant to close following buis transacted minuetes of last meeting read corrected and apr Petition of Jas Taylor read mo that petition be recd com discharged and candidate ballots for car ballotts being fair carrd duly elected M Car Com on procuring School house made report that corn creek school house may be had mo that report be recd & com discharged amend com be continued car (written in margin: New buis) Mo that a Special com be appointed to examine the books and ascertain how much we are owing (?) Stother & Secretary com (written in margin: Initation) Hall prepared for candidate same introduced and Instructed in first Dg recess taken wh? Gr went into election of Officers M that private nomination is in order car. for
Master W. D. Coffin elected on third ballot,
Overseer W. P. Ewing fifth ballot
Lecturer Jas Strother first ballot
Stewerd A J Stewart first ballot
A Stewart H. F. Coffin from first ballott
Chaplin J. G. McIntire on first ballott
Treasurer M Coffin on first ballott
Secretary H. E. Coffin = = = (first ballot)
Gate Keeper Hackett = = = =(first ballot)
Pomona Jennie Ewing on second ballott

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Flora M. M. Coffin on Second ballot
Ceres S A Coffin = = = (second ballot)
L A Stewart I Zorah McIntire on first ballot
M that Grange meet at 9 Oclock sharp for the purpose of Installation Car refreshment Gr proceeded to close in first dg
W. D. Coffin aproved

(written in margin: M that order in treas for .60 for blanks
car M that order on treas for $20.00 for rent of Hall
car--Christopher Coffin 3.00
Jas G McIntire 25
I Zorah McIntire 25)

Milton Ky March 22nd 1884
Milton Gr met in Masonic Hall when the following buis was transacted minutes of meeting of Dec 22nd 1883 was read and apr report of com on examation of books M that com be continued carried com to make writern report recess Gr declared closed in fourth deg and opened in Secnd for instruction Bro Christopher was introduced and duly instructed, M that instalation of officers be the order of day at next meeting car and some be inserted in Trce ?, report of treasurers recd and ordered on file Sect report recd Same ordered on file communication from board of directors of Ag Ass. read commin from State Gr read blanks recd from S Gr blank for L reports to Pomona Gr Milton due .60 cts for printing then is no more work for us today So we close in due form W.D. Coffin
Apr

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1884 Apr 20th Milton Ky 1884 Hall of Milton Gr No 590
Gr met in Masonic Hall at 11 a.m. The following buisness was (written in margin: Confering of Degs recess) transacted minuets of March 22nd red & apr Christopher Coffin duly Introduced and instructed in the 3rd Deg Gr continued in 4th for the further instruction in the 4th deg Bro Christopher Coffin duly made Husbandman Gr takes recess for installation of officers present After a short recess the Grange was called to order when the following officers were installed Master W. D. Coffin H P Ewing Overseer Assistant S H F Coffin Jr
J G McIntire Chap Secty H F Coffin Sr
Flora M M Coffin
Ceres S A Coffin
Lady Assistant I Zora McIntire
There being no further business the Grange closed in due form
W. D. Coffin W.
H F Coffin Secty

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1884 Hall of Milton Grange No 590 June 28th 1884
Grange met @ 11 Oclock Am and transacted the following business Minutes of previous meeting red and approved The master then went through the regular callings up to new business without anything being done under the calling of new business Brother McClanahan moved a committee be appointed to wait on officers elect and ascertain whether they intend coming to the grange for instalation The committee as follows H F Coffin P McClanahan M M Coffin Bro Ewing moved a committee be appointed to visit or get the different members and urg them to attend next meeting to take action on moving the Grange the question was amended by inserting Sending card instead of committee the ammendment was carried unanimous (written in margin: Good of the Order called) Under the head of good of the order Several of the Brothers made remarks urging the advantages of the Grange There being no further work the Grange closed in due form
W.D. Coffin
H F Coffin

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 July 12th 1884
Grange met in Masonic Hall persuant to closing and opened in the furth degree in due form The Worthy master Secty Flora Ceres & Assistant Steward was all the officers present the vacant chairs was filled by appointment The committee appointed to visit officers elect and See whether they intend to come forward for installation or not was absent and was held over The Secty reported he had Sent cards to non attending members Motion and Second to change our place of meeting to Corn Creek School House was discussed at Some length when on motion of Bro H F Coffin Jr the question was laid over to the next meeting There being no further work the Grange closed in due form W. D. Coffin
H. F. Coffin Secty

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Hall of Milton Grange No 590 July 26 1884
Grange met in Masonic Hall peruant to closing and opened in the 4 degree in due form the Worthy Master Secty Chap Flora Ceres & Lady assistant Steward were all of the officers present the vacant chairs were filled by appointment. The committee appointed to visit officers elect and urg them to come forward for installation reported having finished their work the report was received and committee discharged The question of moving the Grange to Corn Creek School House was taken up and discussed at considerable length after which the question was called for and caried Bro McIntire moved a committee be appointed to move the furniture belonging to the Grange Carried H F Coffin Sr H F Coffin Jr & C C Hacket was appointed moved by Worthy Treasurer that the Secty of Grange notify the Secty of Masonic Lodge no 461 that the Grange intend Moving from their Hall carried there being no further work the Grange closed to meet at corn creek School House on the 2nd Saturdar in August W. D. Coffin, M
H F Coffin

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Corn creek S H Aug 8th 1884
Milton Grange No 590 met at Corn Creek School House pursuant to previous arrangment and opened in the fourth degree in due form Worthy master in the Secretary & Overseer in their respective chairs Committee on moving Grange furniture reported having finished their work the report received and committee discharged Motion to discharge the committee on place for our future meetings the committee having reported some weeks previous was discharged Motion to discharge committee on building hall (carried) Moved a committee be appointed to procure lock and put on the door of the hall (carried) the Worthy master agruing to act was santioned by the grange The finance committee having moved out of the jurisdiction of the grange or absented themselves it was deemed best to appoint a new commitee the new committee consists of H F Coffin Jr A J Steward J G McIntire Moved by Bro Hackett to exempt members from dues who have to pass through toll gate to attend the grange (carried) There being no more work the Grange closed in due form W. D. Coffin
H F Coffin Secty

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Corn Creek School House Aug 22nd 84
Milton Grange met at Corn Creek School House and opened in the fourth degree in due form The Worthy Master cecretary ware all the officers present the other chairs being filled by appointment The regular callings ware gone through with without anything to do up to reports of committees The committee appointed to procure Lock for the School House reported having procured the Same. On motion the committee was discharged Moved and Seconed there be committee appointed to put the Lock on the door after Some discussion it was decided that the Trustees of the School Should put the Lock on the door Sister Mary Coffin red a Selected piece entitled Sign of Caution which was very good and appropriate There being no more work the Grange closed in due form to meet the Second Saturday in September W. D. Coffin
H F Coffin Secty

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Corn Creek School House Sept 13th 1884
Milton Grange met at Corn Creek School house and opened in fourth degree in regular form and transacted the following business Worthy Master Secretary Overseer and Secretary in their respective chairs Moved and Seconed there be a committee appointed to procure duplicate key to the lock on the School house carried The Worthy Master agreed to get the key The board of trustees having forfeited their office it was moved and Seconed that the finance committee act in their stead the remainder of th year carried The old minute book being filled up it was ordered that the trustees procure new one by next meeting (written in margin: Good of Order) Sister M M Coffin red Select piece entitled Farmers life Bro Christopher Coffin red a piece Selected from one of Soloman Thrifty: Almanacs fifty years old entitled a drunkard is a voluntary mad man There no more work the Grange closed to meet on the fourth Saturday in Sept 10 oclock a m W. D. Coffin M
H F Coffin Sr Secty

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Corn Creek School House Oct 11th 1884
Milton grange met at Corn Creek School House and opened in the fourth degree in regular form and transacted the following business Worthy Master Overseer and Secretary being in their respective chairs.
Committee on duplicate key reported they had not procured the key when on motion they ware allowed further time Bro J T Buchanan applied through the Worthy master for Demit when after squaring up on the Books it was allowed The question for discussion at next meeting is cooperation and also questions pertaining to the Grange Jubilee in Jefferson County Ind There being no further business the grange closed in due form to meet fourth second Saturday in October W. D. Coffin M
H F Coffin Sr Secty

[These next written entries do not have page numbers. So, I will assign them as "a & b]

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Finance Commitee for 1882
James T Buckhannan
W S White H F Coffin
Isaac Trout

Brothers
Relief Commitee
Brothers Perry Mcclanahan
W F Trout
Wrvin Mayfield
Sisters S A Coffin
Zora Mcintire
Sarah E Mcintire

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Finance Committee
J F Coffin Jr
A J Steward 1884
J G McIntire


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