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Michigan

By. H. G. Wells

With an abrupt manner, and never intending to make ex- hibition of his scholarship, yet he was really distinguished for his learning, and it has been said with seeming authority that his suggestions as to the arrangements for professorships and courses of study in the University were received by the Regents with marked favor. Liberality and charity may not have been characteristics of the Governor, but they were of his wife. Her kindly ministrations and charitable donations for the benefit of the poor and destitute were widely known in the county of her residence. Epaphroditus Ransom for many years officiated as one of the Circuit Supreme Judges of Michigan before assuming the office of Governor. While upon the bench he managed to conduct his farm, on which he had his residence, with much of intelligence and skill.

BIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES.


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