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BATTLE CREEK

BY A. D. P. VAN BUREN

How many of the old settlers yet distinctly remember this genial old gentleman as he was accustomed to sit, during his leisure hours, on pleasant summer days, in front of his office on Main street, his good natured countenance beaming with intelligence,. as he bowed to the passers-by. In the make-up of the man there was good natural ability, shrewd hard sense, with a strong social element, and a vigorous humor that was apparent in his love of stories and the jokes he perpetrated. There was so much sunshine about this old townsman, that as he sat in his arm-chair beneath his awning and chatted with you, you felt his influence and went away with pleasant memories of the man. It was this, with his genial humor and love of conversing with his friends that has won so lasting and kindly a remembrance. His daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gregory and Mrs. Henry Andrus of Goguac, and Mrs. Jacob Clark of Battle Creek, are the only members of Esquire Angell's family now living.
JUDGE SANDS McCAMLY.
"Some time in June, 1831, Sands McCamly, of Orleans county, X. Y., in company with Geo. Redfield, visited the site on which Battle Creek now stands, and was so favorably impressed with the location that he, who after various vicissitudes, was to be its future proprietor, was already determined to have an interest here.

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