The Plattsburgh Sentinel – Friday, June 26, 1868
The 4th at Champlain. – Champlain will celebrate “freedom’s birth day” in an appropriate manner. There will be a grand procession, oration and addresses, game of base ball, balloon ascension, pyrotechnical display, &c. A procession will form under the direction of C. E. Everest, Marshal, in front of the Champlain House, at 9 o’clock in the morning, in the following order: band, Good Templars, base ball players, orators of the day, clergy, Sabbath Schools, citizens and stranger, committee of arrangements, which will march to the grounds of the Frontier base ball club, where the usual order of exercises will follow. A game of base ball will be played by the Rough and Readys, of Chazy, and the Frontiers, of Champlain. Ice cream, strawberries, fireworks, balloon ascension, &c., in the evening.