Johnville Sentinel No58 25jul1861

MF – 1861.07.25 – Johnville Gets Its Name – #58 – F12246

JOHNVILLE. – Such is the name decided upon by the Rev. Mr. Connolly, by which the tract of land on the Monquart, surveyed for settlement, shall be known. This name is given in honor of the Bishop Sweeny. Mr. Connolly spent several days last week locating settlers. Of the ten thousand acres, about nine thousand are fit for settlement, and of this seven thousand are already taken. On the day that Mr. Connolly left, some fifty men were at work improving on their lots. We are glad that the warm interest evinced by the Rev. gentleman is being properly met and appreciated by those for whom he is interested. – Carleton Sentinel.