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Page 114 - He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair-spoken and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.
Page 114 - His overthrow heap'd happiness upon him ; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little: And, to add greater honours to his age Than man could give him, he died, fearing God.
Page 6 - January, 1845, he was elected, by the Legislature of Michigan, to the Senate of the United States, which place he resigned on his nomination, in May, 1848, as a candidate for the Presidency by the political party to which he belonged.
Page 207 - Newburg ; and, within three months preceding that event, his mother and only sister had died, — thus leaving him the sole surviving member of the family, without fortune or means. Upon the death of his father he went to live with an uncle, who, in 1837, emigrated with him to -Adrain, Michigan. At sixteen years of age, he commenced to learn the carpenter's trade, and worked at it very diligently for four years, maintaining himself, and devoting his spare time to reading and the acquirement of knowledge....
Page 96 - At this time Mr. McClelland stood among the acknowledged leaders of the latter organization ; was elected a member of the State House of Representatives, and with others adopted a plan to regain a lost authority and prestige. This party soon came again into power in the State, and having been returned to the State Legislature M;.
Page 207 - ... himself, and devoting his spare time to reading and the acquirement of knowledge. In 1846, he began the study of law, and was appointed deputy clerk of Lenawee county. The duties of this office he performed four years, when he was elected register of deeds, and was re-elected in 1852. In 1854, he...
Page 96 - He adopted a course with the Indians which relieved them from the impositions and annoyances of the traders, and produced harmony and civilization among them. During his administration there was neither complaint from the tribes nor corruption among agents, and he left the department in perfect ordei and system: In 1867, Michigan again called a con vention to revise the State constitution Mr. McClel= land was a member and here again his long experi = enee made him conspicuous as a prudent adviser,...

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