The Early History of Lorain County: Historical Address. Delivered ... 1876, at Elyria, Ohio

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1876 - 1 pages

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Page 302 - Here's to the United States," said the first speaker, " bounded on the north by British America, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 301 - The Declaration of Independence was a social compact, by which the whole people covenanted with each citizen of the United Colonies, and each citizen with the whole people, that the United Colonies were, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.
Page 318 - ... redress of wrongs. The want of laws for the government of the settlers was seriously felt, and as early as 1796 the company petitioned the Legislature of Connecticut to erect the Reserve into a county, with proper and suitable laws to regulate the internal policy of the territory for a limited period. This petition, however, was not granted, and for upwards of four years the intercourse and conduct of the early settlers were regulated and restrained only by their New England sense of justice...
Page 311 - Connecticut land company, and by the company incorporated by the name of "the proprietors of the half million acres of land lying south of lake Erie, called Sufferer's Land...
Page 322 - ... necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
Page 323 - ... appropriated to purposes of education here. Here was an inequality of advantages between the people of the Reserve and of the remainder of the State in that respect. This inequality was, however, in a measure removed in 1803 by an act of Congress, which set apart and appropriated to the Western Reserve, as an equivalent for section 16, a sufficient quantity of land in the United States Military District to compensate the loss of that section to school purposes in the lands lying east of the Cuyahoga....
Page 302 - Winthrop and others, his associates, " a body corporate and politic, by the name of the governor and company of the English colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America...
Page 314 - Certificates were issued to each owner, showing him to be entitled to such proportion of the entire land, as the amount he paid bore to the purchase price of the whole. Four townships of the greatest value were first selected from that part of the Western Reserve to which the Indian title had been extinguished, and were divided into lots. Each township was divided into not less than 100 lots. The number of lots that the four townships were divided into, would at least equal the 400 shares, or a lot...
Page 321 - Portage, for county purposes. On the 26th of December, 1822, Lorain county was established. It took from the county of Huron the territory embraced in the townships of Brownhelm, Henrietta, Amherst, Russia, Elyria and Carlisle, and those parts of the townships of Black River and Sheffield that lie on the west of Black River ; and from the county of Cuyahoga the townships of Troy, (now Avon), Ridgeville, the west half of...
Page 324 - Hoadley, his wife, and five children; Lemuel Hoadley, wife, and three children, his father, and his wife's mother; Lathrop Seymour, and wife; John Williams, wife, and five children ; a Mrs. Parker, with four children; Silas Hoadley and Chauncey Warner; Bela Bronson, wife, and child.

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