Ottawa Daily Citizen, 1 Dec 1849


A splendid ball took place last night at Bedard’s Hotel.  We have only room to say that the assemblage was large, and that the beauty and fashion of Bytown were well represented, which of course was one of the most important circumstances connected with the Ball. Excellent music made the “welkin ring” all night long, and the merrie notes of the Bagpipe fell agreeably on many an ear.

A capital supper was served up with much good taste, a noble “Haggis” graced the head of Bedard’s well stored table.  The Host sustained his high reputation admirably.  The lovers of the Dance kept it up till an early hour in the morning; and all passed off in the best possible manner.