Ohio Archæological and Historical Society
Publications, Volume XX
scnption of the Western Country given by Generals Putnam and Tupper & others, it appearing expedient to form a settlement there, a Motion was made for chusing a Committee to prepare the Draught or Plan of an Association into a Company for the said Purpose, for the Inspection and Appropriation of this Convention — Resolved in the Affirmative. — Also Resolved that this Committee shall consist of five. — General Putnam, Mr. Cutler — Col. Brooks, Major Sargent & Capt. Cushing were elected. — Adjourned to half after 3 o'clock, Thursday. — The officers of the societies interested in these anniversary meetings include President G. Stanley Hall, Clark University, Worcester, president of the Rufus Putnam Memorial Association; Hon. Whitelaw Reid, president of the Ohio Company of Associates of New York, and Professor Archer Butler Hulbert of Marietta College. Professor Hulbert will be a guest at the annual banquet of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Jan. 17, when he will speak on "Rufus Putnam." 'WILLIAM HENRY RICE — IN MEMORIAM. William Henry Rice, for many years a Life Member of the Ohio State Archæological and Historical Society, and for seven years previous to last May, a Trustee of the Society, died in South Bethlehem, Pa., January 10, 1911. For the main facts of his active and resultful life we are indebted to Professor W. N. Schwarze of the Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa. William Henry Rice sprang from heroic, pioneer Moravian stock. He was a direct descendant of the noble missionary among the Indians, the Rev. John Heckewelder. He was the son of the late James Alexander and Josephine Charlotte Seibert Rice and was born in Bethlehem, Pa., on September 8, 1840. After receiving his early education in the Moravian Parochial School of Bethlehem, he entered Yale College as a member of the class of 1859. From this institution he was graduated with distinction, and after spending a short time teaching, he entered Yale Theological Seminary. In his middle year at this institution he joined the Union Army and was chosen Chaplain of the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry, in which were many of his friends from Bethlehem. Dr. Rice never tired of relating his army experiences and on every possible occasion used what eloquence he could command to fire the enthusiasm and patriotism of his fellow countrymen. Wm. H. Rice.