Montreal Gazette, 1 December 1858, page 2
The Annual Soiree and Ball of the Caledonian Society, in aid of the funds of the St Andrew’s Home, took place on the evening of St Andrew’s day. The crowd was not so great as we should liked to have seen, or as the occasion deserved. The President, AA Stevenson, Esq., occupied the chair, and the representatives of the different National Societies of this city were on the platform. The President addressed those assembled, giving an account of the different charities which they had administered, and was followed by the Honble John Rose, TD McGee, Esq., MPP, AN Rennie Esq., R H Hamilton, Esq., M Doherty, Esq., C Dorwin, Esq., __ Masson, Esq., and WA Merry, Esq. After the conclusion of the programme, dancing commenced and was continued till an early hour in the morning. All enjoyed themselves greatly. The arrangements were all that could be desired.