Valley of the Upper Maumee River: With Historical Account of Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Volume 2

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Brant & Fuller, 1889 - Allen County (Ind.)

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Page 442 - I was Circuit Prosecuting Attorney at the time of the trials at the falls of Fall Creek, where Pendleton now stands. Four of the prisoners were convicted of murder, and three of them hung, for killing Indians. The court was held in a double log cabin, the grand jury sat upon a log in the woods, and the foreman signed the bills of indictment which I had prepared, upon his knee ; there was not a petit juror that had shoes on — all wore moccasins, and were belted around the waist, and carried side...
Page 379 - Also the unsurveyed lands described as the west half of the west half of the southeast quarter and the east half of the east half of the southwest quarter of section twenty-six, township two north, range twelve west, San Bernardino meridian, when regularly protracted, containing eighty acres, more or less.
Page 438 - We were joined at Centerville by James Rariden, mounted on ' Old Gray,' one of the finest animals I have ever seen. Our court was to be held on the next Monday at Fort Wayne. We reached Winchester late in the evening and took lodgings at the hotel of Paul W. Way, but no newspaper heralded the arrival. How different was the circumstance that occurred when I was in the senate of the United States.
Page 486 - Michigan and spent one year, at the end of which time he was appointed, under civil-service rules, to a clerkship in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, DC; resigning from the War Department, he returned to the University of Michigan and completed his law course, graduating with the class of 1889 with...
Page 439 - The bridles were taken off, and the horses turned loose to graze. A moment after, Old Gray stuck up his head, turned to the path we had just come, and bounded off at a full gallop swarming with flies, followed by the pacing pony of the Judge, at his highest speed. Fox lingered behind, but soon became infected with the bad example of his associates, and away they all went, leaving us sitting under the shade of a tree that stood for years afterward on the bank of the Wabash. Our horses were, a week...
Page 440 - night we reached the prairie worn down with heat and fatigue. The thunders were roaring and the lightnings flashing from the black clouds in the west. A storm was coming up on the wings of a hurricane, and ten minutes after we arrived at Mr. Thompson's it broke upon us in all its fury, and continued raining in torrents during the night. We were in a low, one story log cabin, about twenty feet square, no floor above, with a clapboard roof. Supper, to us dinner, was soon ready. Three articles of diet...
Page 439 - I sat at the time in the next seat to Gov. Silas Wright; turning to the Gov., " I see by the papers that Mr. Benton and Mr. Buchanan have been in Philadelphia and taken lodgings at the United States Hotel ; how did it happen that your name was not announced, as you were with them?" " I did not send my name to the printer.
Page 340 - He is a member of the County and State Medical Societies and of the American Medical Association.
Page 216 - Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has obtained the Chapter degrees of that society.
Page 439 - Eggleston in the centre, and I brought up the rear. The heat was intense. None of us had been much used to walking. I am satisfied we must all have broken down, but most fortunately there had fallen the night before a light rain, and the water lay in the shade in the horse tracks. We were soon on our knees, with our mouths to the water. — Tell me not of your Croton, ye New Yorkers, nor of your Pairmouut, ye Philadelphians, here was water,

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