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Michigan

By. H. G. Wells

He prided himself on his ownership of improved breeds of cattle and other farm stock, and his judgment in such matters was often complimented by his farmer friends. While on his circuit, nothing pleased him so well as a half-hour's talk with intelligent pioneer attendants upon court, and always upon the subject of agriculture. He thus became a great favorite with the farmers, who rejoiced in his election to the executive office. He was a man of commanding appearance, great firmness of purpose, and always made diligent effort to discharge faithfully his official duties After his service in public life in Michigan, he received a Presidential appointment in Kansas, removed there, and soon after died. His last years were clouded by pecuniary embarrassment, resulting in a strong desire to pay indebtedness which was accomplished by the sale of his beautiful homestead at Kalamazoo at a time of great real estate depression. This was truly a misfortune, as he had acquired the property by a life of industry, much of it spent in the service of the State of Michigan.

BIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES.


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