History of Branch County, Michigan

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Everts & Abbott, 1879 - Branch County (Mich.) - 347 pages

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Page 287 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest ? When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
Page 292 - Socially he was genial and courteous, winning the regard of all with whom he came in contact. He was a man of much public spirit, and his hospitality was proverbial.
Page 138 - And yet they'll buy a patent, and succeed ; Will dare to promise dying sufferers aid, — For who, when dead, can threaten or upbraid ? With cruel avarice still they recommend More draughts, more syrup, to the journey's end : 'I feel it not ;' — 'Then take it every hour.' — 'It makes me worse ;' — 'Why, then it shows its power.' 'I fear to die ;' — 'Let not your spirits sink, 'You're always safe, while you believe and drink.
Page 176 - All that portion of the county of Jackson, designated in the United States survey as township 2 south, of range 3 west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township, by the name of Parma, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of John Graham, in said township.
Page 106 - The following is the text of the report of the judges, as accepted by the United States Centennial Commission, and in conformity with which an award of diploma and medal was decreed to the State Public School: "The undersigned, having examined the product herein described, respectfully recommend the same to the United States Commission for award, for the following reasons, viz.: For the exhibit of plans, drawings, historical sketches and reports, showing the advantage of the separation of children...
Page 127 - The said notice shall also direct such inhabitant to notify every qualified voter of such district, either personally or by leaving a written notice at his place of residence, of the time and place of said meeting, at least five days before the time appointed therefor; and...
Page 25 - We are no more than wild creatures to you, fathers, in understanding ; therefore we request you to forgive the past follies of our young people, and receive us for your children. Since you have thrown down our former father on his back, we have been wandering in the dark, like blind people. Now you have dispersed all this darkness, which hung over the heads of the several tribes, and have accepted them for your children, we hope you will let us partake with them the light, that our women and children...
Page 180 - Indians herein named, and for such other friendly tribes or individual Indians, as from time to time they may be willing, with the consent of the United States, to admit among them...
Page 132 - Solemn strikes the funeral chime, Notes of our departing time, As we journey here below Through a pilgrimage of woe. • * * • < "Mortals now indulge a tear. For mortality is here. ' . See how wide her trophies wave O'er the slumbers of the grave.
Page 48 - ... judgment and execution, in the same manner as though this act had not been passed...

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