Oceana County Pioneers and Business Men of To-day: History, Biography, Statistics and Humorous Incidents

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Pentwater News Steam Print, 1890 - Oceana County (Mich.) - 432 pages
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Page 88 - Indenture witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the premises and of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged...
Page 253 - If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Page ii - ... and other places covered with a coarse, high grass, and uniformly covered from six inches to three feet (and more at times) with water. The margins of these lakes are not the only places where swamps are found, for they are interspersed throughout the whole country and filled with water, as above stated, and varying in extent. "The intermediate space between these swamps and lakes — which is probably near one-half...
Page ii - On the 6th of May, 1812, Congress passed an act requiring that 2,000,000 acres of land should be surveyed in the then Territory of Louisiana, and a like quantity in the Territory of Illinois, north of the Illinois river, and the same quantity in the Territory of Michigan, in all 6,000,000 acres, to be set apart for the soldiers in the war with Great Britain.
Page ii - 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, cottonwood, oak, etc., thence continuing north and extending from the Indian boundary eastward, the number and extent of the swamps increase, with the addition of numbers of lakes, from twenty chains to two and...
Page 24 - Parma, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of John Graham, in said township.
Page ii - On approaching the eastern part of the military lands, toward the private claims on the straits and lake, the country does not contain so many swamps and lakes, but the extreme sterility and barrenness of the soil continues the same.
Page ii - ... above described. The streams are generally narrow, and very deep compared with their width, the shores and bottoms of which are (with a very few exceptions) swampy beyond description: and it is with the utmost difficulty that a place can be found, over which horses can be conveyed.
Page 88 - ... and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever...
Page ii - ... 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.

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