Early Days of Peoria and Chicago: An Address Read Before the Chicago Historical Society at a Quarterly Meeting Held January 19, 1904

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Chicago Historical Society, 1904 - Chicago (Ill.) - 29 pages
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Page 91 - One piece of land six miles square, at the mouth of Chikago river, emptying into the southwest end of lake Michigan, where a fort formerly stood.
Page 114 - Point, crossing the river below the northeast branch, and to land on either side of both branches, to suit the convenience of all persons wishing to cross.
Page 91 - Again from the mouth of Chikago, to the commencement of the portage, between that river and the Illinois, and down the Illinois river to the Mississippi...
Page 91 - And the said Indian tribes will allow to the people of the United States a free passage by land and by water, as one and the other shall be found convenient, through their country, along the chain of posts...
Page 96 - all the rest and residue of the attached part of the County of Pike east of the fourth principal meridian shall be attached to and be a part of said County of Fulton until otherwise disposed of by the General Assembly.
Page 93 - Bloomington, then a small village, but now one of the finest interior cities of the state, where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life, and where he died.
Page 91 - Fort and Village, near the south end of the Illinois lake, on the said Illinois river.
Page 99 - More than half a century since, I first came to Chicago on horseback, from Saint Louis, stopping on the way at the log-cabins of the early settlers, and passing the last house at the mouth of Fox River. I was married in Chicago, having to send a soldier one hundred and sixty miles, on foot, to Peoria, for a license. The northern counties in the State had not then been organized, and were all attached to Peoria County. My dear wife is still alive, and in good health ; and I can certify, a hundred...
Page 101 - December thirteenth and fourteenth tiers of townships, north of the base line, and west of the third principal meridian...
Page 96 - ... During this period the following persons were at the head of affairs of Pike county : Abram Buck, probate judge, from February 12, 1821, to June n, 1821, when he resigned and was succeeded by Nicholas Hanson, who also resigned and was followed in the office February 15, 1823, by William Ross; April 2, 1821, Leonard Ross, John Shaw and William Ward were elected county commissioners, Bigelow C. Fenton, sheriff, and Daniel Whipple, coroner. At an election held August 5, 1822, James M. Seeley, David...

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