"As some of the happiest events that the New Haven Yacht club have thus far celebrated were from their very nature of a nautical character, it seemed perfectly proper that there should be a watery manifestation of the elements last evening at their first concert... A tempting collation was served, Caterer Bradley, assisted by Head Waiter Pickett, officiating. Many of the members of the [Republican] league were present, also Governor Harrison and Thomas R. Trowbridge, jr., president of the league, to whom the visitors were introduced, after which they spent a few hours in a very social manner, playing billiards, whist and in conversation, and every visitor present expressed themselves as highly pleased with the attention shown them by the members of the Yacht club."
"Yesterday a very important purchase of property was made, being the purchase of the club house of the Republican league by its members, the consideration being $25,000... Dr. Winchell will convey to the club a clean title of the property -- which was formerly occupied as a family residence by Marshal Carll, and previous to that by the late Gaius F. Warner, and which is situated in front of the Hyperion Theater."
"The Republican League club held their first shore dinner last night at Hill's homestead at Savin Rock. About half a hundred members of the club were present and many more who had gone out of the city to escape the suffocating weather sent their regrets... The regular shore dinner was served in elaborate style, consisting of: Little neck clams, stewed clams, bluefish, fried clams, broiled oysters, soft shell crabs, cold lobsters, champagne, appollinaris. The champagne had to be furnished by the club, as nothing could be bought of that kind at the shore."