PAST AND PRESENT OF CLINTON COUNTY MICHIGAN  (Google eBook)

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1906
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Page 3 - ... throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued "the even tenor of their way," content to have it said of them as Christ said of the woman performing a...
Page 461 - Laws of 1867) provides in the twelfth section thereof that the bridge shall be commenced within two years from the passage of the act, and shall be continued without unreasonable delay, until it is completed, " or this act and all rights and privileges granted hereby shall be null and void.
Page 464 - ... every alternate section of land, designated by odd numbers, for six sections in width on each side of each of said roads.
Page 3 - State, and from their lips have the story of their life struggles. No more interesting or instructive matter could be presented to an intelligent public. In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout...
Page 3 - Coming generations will appreciate this volume and preserve it as a sacred treasure, from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great care has been taken in the compilation of the work and every opportunity possible given to those represented to- insure correctness in what has been written, and the publishers flatter themselves that they give to their readers a work with few errors of consequence. In addition...
Page 450 - States relinquish their claims to all other Indian lands northward of the river Ohio, eastward of the Mississippi, and westward and southward of the Great Lakes and the waters uniting them, according to the boundary line agreed on by the United States and the King of Great Britain, in the treaty of peace made between them in the year 1783.
Page 3 - In addition to the biographical sketches, portraits of a number of representative citizens are given. The faces of some, and biographical sketches of many, will be missed in this volume. For this the publishers are not to blame. Not having a proper conception of the work, some refused to give the information necessary to compile a sketch, while others were indifferent. Occasionally some member of the family would oppose the enterprise, and on account of such opposition the support of the interested...
Page 14 - A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
Page 450 - ... planting, and dwelling thereon so long as they please, without any molestation from the United States; but when those tribes, or any of them, shall be disposed to sell their lands, or any part of them, they are to be sold only to the United States; and until such sale, the United States will protect all the said Indian tribes in the quiet enjoyment of their lands against all citizens of the United States, and against all other white persons who intrude upon the same. And the said Indian tribes...
Page 175 - In 1889 he entered the Law Department of the University of Michigan from which he was graduated in 1891.

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