Early History of Michigan: With Biographies of State Officers, Members of Congress, Judges and Legislators

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Thorp & Godfrey, state printers, 1888 - Michigan - 745 pages
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Page 11 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted...
Page 5 - June next, all that part of the Indiana Territory which lies north of a line drawn east from the southerly bend, or extreme, of Lake Michigan, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, and east of a line drawn from the said southerly bend through the middle of said lake to its northern extremity, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the United States, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate Territory, and be called Michigan.
Page 88 - His grandfather, Capt. Bolles, of that State, was an officer in the American army during the war of the Revolution. About the beginning of the present century both his grandparents, having become dissatisfied with the institution of slavery, although slaveholders themselves, emigrated to...
Page 17 - ... it is with the utmost difficulty that a place can be found over which horses can be conveyed with safety.
Page 37 - Allen, of Ypsilanti, was born in Sharon, Washtenaw County, Michigan, October 28, 1839; worked on a farm until twenty years old, attending school and teaching during winters; graduated from the State Normal School in March, 1864; taught the Union School in Vassar, Michigan, for the three months following, when he enlisted and helped to raise a company for the Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry; was commissioned First Lieutenant in that regiment in the following September, and went with it southwest, where...
Page 17 - The country on the Indian boundary line, from the mouth of the Great Auglaize river and running thence for about fifty miles, is (with some few exceptions) low, wet land, with a very thick growth of underbrush, intermixed with very bad marshes, but generally very heavily timbered with beech...
Page 17 - ... contain so many swamps and lakes, but the extreme sterility and barrenness of the soil continues the same. Taking the country altogether, so far as has been explored, and to all appearances, together with the information received...
Page 17 - ... covering, which sinks from six to eighteen inches from the pressure of the foot at every step, and at the same time rising before and behind the person passing over. The margins of many of the lakes and streams are in a similar situation, and in many places are literally afloat.
Page 18 - Territory designated by law toward satisfying land bounties promised the soldiers of the late army are so covered with swamps and lakes, or otherwise unfit for cultivation, that a very inconsiderable proportion can be applied to the intended grants.
Page 7 - Many of the traders, and those in their employ, were ruffians of the coarsest stamp, who vied with each other in rapacity, violence and profligacy. They cheated, cursed and plundered the Indians and outraged their families, offering, when compared with the French traders, who were under better regulation, a most unfavorable example of the character of their nation.

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