In 1838 there was another glorious celebration. The oration was given by Edward H. Sprague in the 'baptist Meeting House, and the Declaration was read by Christopher Robinson. The dinner and toasts were discussed in a vacant room of a building owned by Messrs. W. L. A. Cook, on Main Street. It was at this cele bration that a certain dignified citizen Of the village honored the American Eagle with a toast and a speech which brought down the house. The escort duty to these celebrations was performed by the Bellingham Riﬂes, under the command of Abiram Wales, assisted by Lieutenant Landers. In 1846 occurred what is remembered to this day as the Temper ance Celebration. The church bells were rung at sunrise and sunset, and during the day the usual national salutes were fired. At ten o'clock a procession was formed on Market Square by Lyman A. Cook, Chief Marshal, assisted by Arnold Briggs and Peleg W.