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DUFTON.
 
There was a social gathering at the above-named village on the 8th inst., of a very pleasing character  -  the occasion of MR. ROBERT SISSON attaining his majority, and being freed from the bonds of his apprenticeship, which, we may add, he has diligently served.
 
The repast was spread in a commodious barn, decorated for the occasion, kindly lent by MRS. ELLWOOD.  The repast was of a rich and varied character;  the invitations were numerous, amounting to over fifty, and were pretty generally responded to, notwithstanding the night was most unfavourable.
 
Dancing and other amusements were heartily entered into by the young people of both sexes, and refreshments went round very profusely during the whole evening.
 
The band was present, and added very much to the hilarity.  The festivities were kept up till far beyond the small hours of the morning, and every thing was done by MR. SISSON,  MISS SISSON,  and family, to make the evening enjoyable, and their efforts were most successful.
 
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