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PREFACE

The Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan, in giving to the public the sixth volume of "Collections," cannot but congratulate the pioneers of Michigan upon the success that has attended their efforts to secure from all parts of the State authentic narratives of: those who were most prominent in its settlement, and in the gradual extinguishment of the Indian Claims and the removal of most of the tribes from the State. The wise but guarded liberality of the legislature in granting aid to the society which is reimbursed from the proceeds of the sales of the "Collections," has enabled the committee of historians to publish the proceedings of the society and a part of the valuable material which it has collected much more rapidly than could otherwise have been done. This and the interesting annual meetings of the society, have been of great service in the influence they have borne of the work that is being done in collecting and preserving material for the future historian. Our work of necessity is of a miscellaneous character, but all having à tendency to bring out most distinctly by whom and in what manner our pioneers laid the foundation of the government, and of the various departments and institutions of the State in which we all so justly take great pride.

The material collected and carefully filed, indexed, and preserved, so as to be easily obtainable when required for use, is much greater than that printed in the six volumes; and if the society shall in the future receive from the State and from individuals the same helping hand as heretofore, it will in a few years form a collection of historic matter bearing on its settlement, as complete if not more so, than any State in the Union.

We confidently expect and thankfully receive contributions of historical matter from " those who can aid us in preserving our early history. Every communication of this

is carefully preserved and published as rapidly as the means of the society will

interest taken in the work being done is manifested by the largely increased ndance at our annual meetings, and more particularly by the largely increased sale de "Collections” as the volumes are issued. We submit volume six to the society and

e public, conf t that it will be found of equal interest and value with the volumes ich have pret

MICHAEL SHOEMAKER, Chairman,
TALCOTT E. WING,
0. C. COMSTOCK,
HEZEKIAH G. WELLS,
N. H. GOODRICH,
HARRIET A. TENNEY, Secretary,

Committee of Historians.

PREFACE TO

TO SECOND EDITION

Pursuant to the instructions of the executive committee, of the Pioneer and Historical Society of the State of Michigan, as authorized by law (Public Acts, 1907, File No. 62, Section 4), the undersigned has undertaken to revise and prepare for publication, a second edition of such volumes of the Pioneer Collections as have gone out of print.

Great care has been taken to do nothing that would interfere with the usefulness of the index to the first fifteen volumes, that is, the paging of the first edition has been preserved and the erroneous spelling of names has been indicated, without erasures. Only such mistakes as were obviously due to faulty printing or copying have been changed without an explanatory note in an appendix, so that many crudities of style and diction will still be encountered.

Statements of facts of historical importance have been briefly investigated and commented upon, editorialy, with citation of authority, where accuracy or clearness required, but the correctness of the very large number of dates, descriptions and statements of minor or trivial consequence have been left unchallenged because not enough time is available for painstaking verification.

H. S. BARTHOLOMEW STATE LIBRARY, June 20th, 1907.

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Quincy's semi-centennial Celebration...

225

Semi-centennial Poem-D. M. Campbell.

228

Semi-centennial Address-Hon. Chas. Rynd..

232

Semi-centennial History—Rev. J. Emory Fisher.

237

CALHOUN COUNTY:

How Battle Creek Received its Name-0. Poppleton.

248

Memorial Report-A. O. Hyde.

251

CLINTON COUNTY:

Memorial Report-Hon. S. S. Walker...

265

EATON COUNTY:

Memorial Report—D. B. Hale.....

270

GENESEE COUNTY:

Memorial Report-Gov. Josiah W. Begole...

272

GRATIOT COUNTY:

Memorial Report—Death of Gen. Ralph Ely....

281

INGHAM COUNTY:

County Pioneer Society....

282

History of Michigan Female College and Sketch of Miss A. C. Rogers—Mrs. Eliza C.

284

Burning of the Old Capitol...

290

Location of the Capital at Lansing.

292

Reminiscential-George P. Sanford...

292

Memorial Report-George H. Greene.

295

In Memoriam-Rev. George Taylor..

298

IONIA COUNTY:

Christmas in Ionia Fifty Years Ago—P. H. Taylor...

300

Memorial Report-Hon. Hampton Rich..

301

JACKSON COUNTY:

Memorial Report-John L. Mitchell...

306

KALAMAZOO COUNTY:

The Pioneer Picnic, Sept. 27th, 1883...

308

In Memoriam-A. D. P. Van Buren.

315

To the State Pioneer Society-Henry Bishop...

317

Memorial Report-Henry Bishop..

319

KENT COUNTY:

Our Banks....

319

Growth of Grand Rapids....

325

Memorial Report-Robert Hilton

328

LENAWEE COUNTY:

Memorial of Fernando C. Beaman-F. A. Dewey..

338

Memorial Report-Francis A. Dewey

339

LIVINGSTON COUNTY:

Memorial Report_Nelson B. Green.....

342

MACKINAC COUNTY:

County of Mackinac-Dwight H. Kelton, Lieut., U. S. A.

343

Ancient Names of Rivers, Lakes, etc....

349

Marquette Monument Association..

351

Marquette, Sketch of Father James.

352

Point St. Ignace.

354

Old Mackinaw.

355

MACOMB COUNTY:

Early Settlement of Mt. Clemens-Gen. John Stockton..

357

Mt. Clemens and Vicinity-Edward Tucker...

359
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MONROE COUNTY:

Early History-Hon. I. P. Christiancy...

History of Monroe, continued—Talcott E. Wing.

Memorial Report-J. M. Sterling..

OAKLAND COUNTY:

First Settlement of Pontiac-Orisson Allen..

Memorial Report-E. W. Peck...

OTTAWA COUNTY:

Old Settlers' Association....

Memorial Notice of Rev. William Montague Ferry.

A Reverie-Rev. L. M. S. Smith...

Memorial Report-Henry Pennoyor..

ST. CLAIR COUNTY:

History of St. Clair County-Hon. William T. Mitchell.

Legends of Indian History-Hon. William T. Mitchell.

Lake St. Clair in 1830-C. Colton....

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY:

Annual meeting of County Pioneer Society....

Maple Sugar Making.....

Early Occurrences about Nottawa Sepe-William H. Cross..

SAGINAW COUNTY:

Pioneer Life in 1830-Mrs. Azuhah L. Jewett..

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY:

Memorial Report-B. O. Williams..

VAN BUREN COUNTY:

Memorial Report-Eaton Branch...

WASHTENAW COUNTY:.

Early Settlement of Ann Arbor-Bethuel Farrand....

Memorial Report-E. D. Lay...

Funeral Services of Hon. James Webster Childs.

Death of George W. Lee.

WAYNE COUNTY:

Indian Affairs around Detroit in 1706...

The Battle of Brownstown, 1912—Levi Bishop.

The Battle of Monguagon-Levi Bishop...

Anecdotes of the Bar—Levi Bishop...

Incidents in the Life of Eber Ward-Mrs. E. M. S. Stewart..

Biographical Sketch of Onesimus C. Price—Levi Bishop.

Biographical Sketch of Gen. Lawson Alexander Van Akin (Aiken)-Levi Bishop.

Biographical Sketch of Charles C. Trowbridge—Hon. James V. Campbell..

Life of Mrs. Eliza Sheldon Bagg—Levi Bishop..

Marie Anne Marantette Godfroy-Levi Bishop.

The Knaggs Farm and Windmill—John C. Holmes.

Gen. Cass and the British Flag..

Sketch of Executive Mansion in 1826—Thomas L. McKenney.

Pontiac and the Siege of Detroit-Thomas L. McKenney..

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Charles Fox-William H. Fox.

Memorial Report-Hon. Philo Parsons..

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