A New County

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A New County - Tbe How County on tiong Island Mooting Mooting...
Tbe How County on tiong Island Mooting Mooting at Mtncola. A meeting was held yesterday at Mineola, L, I., to diBcriBs tho proposition to form a new county out of portions of Queens and Suffolk Counties, At B o'clock, about forty farmers, representing Hempstead, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay aud Huntington, assembled at Mr. John A. Searing's hotel. Tho Hon. W. T. McCoun, of Oystor Bay, was choson Chairman, with Samuel W. Jones and Goo. H. Bkoppavd as Secretaries Secretaries . The Chairman briefly stated tho object tf the meeting, after wbicb a resolution was unanimously adopted that it is oxpediont to divide the County of Queens on tho basis of tbe eastern towns, but that tho meeting would receive any proposition on tho part of the residents of tho western towns of Suffolk Countv which they might desire to make. Remarks favoring the formatien of the now county woro mode by Messrs. Solomon Townsond, Geo. S. Downing, Edwin Frost, Dan. K. Youngs, Chas. E. Street, and others. Mr. Frost moved that tho proposod county includo Hempstead, North Hompstoad, Oyster Bay, and Huntington. Considerable discussion followed followed on this point, somo insisting that Islfp and Smith - town, of Suffolk County, should bo added, tho other3 Breaking against tbeir addition, not becauso they wero not wantod, but because the wholo project might bo defeat defeat d in Borne way by including them. As a compromise, compromise, Mr. Searing moved that Mr. Frost'B proposition be adopted with the amendment that "an invitation bo extended to Islip and Smithtown to Join tho proposod county." Tbe proposition as amended was carried almost unanimously. An Executive Commfttee, to take charge of tha project project and present it to tho Legislature, was appointed aa follows: The Hon. Wm. T. McCoun of Oyster Bay, John A. Searing of North Hempstead, Charles E. Street of Huntington, Ebcnezer Eellum of Hempstead, and Geo. S. Downing of Oyster Bay. The meeting was then adjourned, . The formation of a new eonnty, hag beon talked of fjr several years by tho Inhabitants of the towns mentioned mentioned above, and the project is received with gonoral favor, the eastern towns of Queens County having no oommon Interest with the western towns. They havo tn nhare the expenses of the latter in suDDorttaor nau - periam and crime, to which tho eastern towns do not contribute to any extent The new county is an agri - ,tcusiriot,wiuii8W iujer to .maintain, oom - OUltuM

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle02 Feb 1869, TuePage 2

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)02 Feb 1869, TuePage 2
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