History of Saginaw County, Michigan (Google eBook)

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C.C. Chapman & Company, 1881 - Saginaw County (Mich.) - 958 pages
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Wish it had a bit more information about my lineage, but I found pretty much what I was looking for, PLUS a photo of a GGGrandfather : ).

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It's unbelievable how this document has helped me find out facts about my heritage. I enjoyed reading it!

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Page 99 - ... circumstances on the health of the people. They shall, when required, or when they deem it best, advise officers of the government, or other State boards, in regard to the location, drainage, water supply, disposal of excreta, heating, and ventilation of any public institution or building.
Page 321 - To say that any state may at pleasure secede from the Union, is to say that the United States are not a nation...
Page 321 - I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION, UNAUTHORIZED BY ITS SPIRIT, INCONSISTENT WITH EVERY PRINCIPLE ON WHICH IT WAS FOUNDED, AND DESTRUCTIVE OF THE GREAT OBJECT FOR WHICH IT WAS FORMED.
Page 933 - He was reared on a farm and received his education in the...
Page 77 - Miami, aforesaid, and on the north by an east and west line, drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, or the territorial line, and thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line...
Page 321 - The states severally have not retained their entire sovereignty. It has been shown that in becoming parts of a nation, not members of a league, they surrendered many of their essential parts of sovereignty.
Page 105 - This act shall not take effect in favor of any bank not subject to the act, entitled "an act to create a fund for the benefit of the creditors of certain moneyed corporations, and for other purposes...
Page 194 - Only waiting till the shadows Are a little longer grown ; Only waiting till the glimmer Of the day's last beam is flown ; Then from out the gathered darkness, Holy, deathless stars shall rise, By whose light my soul shall gladly Tread its pathway to the skies.
Page 69 - ... would not be more than one acre out of a hundred, if there would be one out of a thousand, that would in any case admit of cultivation.
Page 90 - The Legislature shall encourage the promotion of intellectual, scientific and agricultural improvement; and shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment of an Agricultural School.

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