At this point I am tempted, in a few bold strokes of this historical sketch, to tell of the evolution of the wilderness into a city, of the felling of primeval forest, of the growth of roads and streets from little pathways, of the founding of new homes, the advent of new faces, and of the innumerable things which gradually but surely alter the face of the land, but were I to attempt it I fear that the good people who have the courage to read this introduction would accuse me of theft of an idea from Hawthorne"s charming story "Main Street", of the facts from Mr. Cooper"s delightful and instructive sketch.
In St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Camden, the following officers were elected: Wardens -- Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Vestrymen -- Maurice Browning, William E. Lafferty, Samuel H. Grey, Edward R. Shubrick, Jesse W. Starr, Joseph Fearon, William J. Sewell, H. Genet Taylor, James H. Carpenter, Henry C. Alexander, Robert F. S. Heath, Wilson H. Jenkins, Nathan F. Cowan, Harry Humphreys, E. H. King. Deputies to Diocesan Convention -- Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Edward R. Shubrick. Alternate Deputies to Convention -- H. Genet Taylor, Robert F. S. Heath, Henry C. Alexander. Lay Delegate to Burlington Convocation -- Joseph Fearon.