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History of Genesee County, Michigan: Her People, Industries and Institutions
Edwin Orin Wood
Vista previa limitada - 1916
afterwards army bank battle became building built called camp Cass Charles chief Chippewas church command commissioners Company corner Corps death Detroit died died of disease disability disch dollars early east elected enemy engaged entered established Fenton five Flint Flint river Flushing Forest formed four Genesee county George Governor Grand Blanc held Henry hundred Indians interest James John July June known laid Lake land later lieut lived March meeting Michigan miles mill moved officers opened organized passed pioneers Pontiac present President railroad reached received record regiment remained reservation returned river road Road number running Saginaw Sept settled settlement settlers side Smith soon street thousand took town township treaty United village waters William wounded York
Página 428 - SOLDIER'S DREAM. Our bugles sang truce — for the night-cloud had lowered, And the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky ; And thousands had sunk on the ground overpowered, The weary to sleep and the wounded to die.
Página 39 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave. And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Página 336 - We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand more, From Mississippi's winding stream and from New England's shore; We leave our ploughs and workshops, our wives and children dear, With hearts too full for utterance, with but a silent tear; We dare not look behind us, but steadfastly before ; We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand more!
Página 70 - And it shall be the duty of the legislature as soon as may be. to provide effectual means for the improvement and permanent security of the funds of said university.
Página 613 - This, books can do ; — nor this alone ; they give New views to life, and teach us how to live ; They soothe the grieved, the stubborn they chastise, Fools they admonish, and confirm the wise...
Página 58 - ... 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...
Página 58 - 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...
Página 69 - The singular spectacle was presented, of the officers of the state, seeking for banks in situations the most inaccessible and remote from trade, and finding at every step, an increase of labor, by the discovery of new and unknown organizations. Before they could be arrested, the mischief was done ; large issues were in circulation, and no adequate remedy for the evil.
Página 336 - And floats aloft our spangled flag in glory and in pride ; And bayonets in the sunlight gleam, and bands brave music pour — We are coming, Father Abraham — three hundred thousand more ! If you look all up our valleys, where the growing harvests shine, You may see our sturdy farmer boys fast forming into line ; And children from their mothers...