The time has arrived in which it becomes all-important to preserve far'y memo rials. The history of families from their first emigration to the present time, em~ bracing descent and intermarriages, is a field of investigation which has been very much neglected in this country. The discovery and colonization of this continent is a momentous period of its history. The most authentic materials on this subject are family memorials and reminiscences. The generation who were acquainted with the early scenes and improvements of the country have already disappeared. Many of their great-grand children are still living with grey hairs and tottering steps, the only heralds of the past, who alone possess an accurate and detailed history of the early settlement and subsequent improvements of the country, and, unless speedily consulted, it will be too latefi With their decease will perish every memorial, tradition, reminiscence, and historic fact connected with the colonial chronicles of the country, and the ancestral chronicles of families.