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acres of land Adrian Township afterward April became the parents birth Blissfield bought brother buildings child Church citizen Clinton cultivation daughter death Democratic died district school Dover Township early eight eighty acres eldest elected engaged erected Fairfield Township farm farmer father five children George grandfather Hillsdale County husband interest James John July June labor land on section later LENAWEE COUNTY lived located Macon Township Madison Township manhood March marriage married Miss Medina Township Michigan mother native occupied Ogden Township Ohio old homestead Ontario Palmyra party pioneers politics prominent purchased Raisin Township reared remained removed Republican resident Ridgeway Township Riga Township Rollin Township Rome Township Sarah Seneca County Sept settled ship sketch spent spring Tecumseh tion took town tract of land trade united in marriage wife William York young
Page 632 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page xiv - In all these responsible positions, he discharged his duties with distinguished ability, and proved himself the warm friend of the working classes. In 1857, Mr. Johnson was elected United States Senator. Years before, in 1845, he had warmly advocated the annexation of Texas, stating, however, as his reason, that he thought this annexation would probably prove ' 'to be the gateway out of which the sable sons of Africa are to pass from bondage to freedom, and become merged in a population congenial...
Page 238 - Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke ; How jocund did they drive their team afield ! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke ! Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure.
Page xiii - Y ., on the yth of January, 1800. His father was a farmer, and owing to misfortune, in humble circumstances. Of his mother, the daughter of Dr. Abiathar Millard, of Pittsfield, Mass., it has been said that she possessed an intellect of very high order, united with much personal loveliness, sweetness of disposition, graceful manners and exquisite sensibilities.
Page xxviii - Lemmon, of Virginia, went to New York with his slaves, intending to ship them to Texas, when they were discovered and freed. The Judge decided that they could not be held by the owner under the Fugitive Slave Law. A howl of rage went up from the South, and the Virginia Legislature authorized the Attorney General of that State to assist in an appeal.