The History of the County of Highland, in the State of Ohio: From Its First Creation and Organization, to July 4th, 1876; Together with the Proceedings of the Assembled People, who Met on that Day at Hillsboro, the County Seat, to Celebrate the Centennial Birthday of the Nation. And, Also, a Continuation of the History to December 31st, 1877 (Google eBook)

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Hillsboro Gazette Job Room, 1878 - Highland County (Ohio) - 132 pages
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Was looking for names of first settlers. This is more about statistics c. 1860's with little about previous.

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Page 76 - Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind.
Page 97 - My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here : My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Page 93 - In contemplating the causes which may disturb our Union, it occurs as a matter of serious concern, that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views.
Page 95 - ... national independence, and that they cause to have delivered on such day an historical sketch of said county or town from its formation, and that a copy of said sketch may be filed, in print or manuscript, in the clerk's office of said county, and an additional copy, in print or manuscript, be filed in the office of the Librarian of Congress, to the intent that a complete record may thus be obtained of the progress of our institutions during the first centennial of their existence.
Page 77 - When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder; Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Page 91 - What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he armed, that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Page 95 - Representatives to the people of the several States that they assemble in their several counties or towns on the approaching centennial anniversary of our national independence, and that they cause to have delivered on such day an historical sketch of said county or town from its formation, and that a copy of said sketch may be filed, in print or manuscript, in the clerk's office of said county, and an additional copy, in print or manuscript, be filed in the office of the Librarian of Congress...
Page 94 - Great GOD ! we thank thee for this home This bounteous birthland of the free ; Where wanderers from afar may come, And breathe the air of liberty ! Still may her flowers untrampled spring, Her harvests wave, her cities rise ; And yet, till Time shall fold his wing, Remain Earth's loveliest paradise ; THE WOMEN OF THE MAYFLOWER.
Page 92 - We all within our graves shall sleep A hundred years to come ! No living soul for us will weep, A hundred years to come...
Page 97 - Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow ; Farewell to the straths and green valleys below; Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods ; Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

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