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Michigan

By. H. G. Wells

"I may however say, here, quietly, among ourselves, what does not affect their character, that they severally weigh from one hundred and twenty-five to three hundred pounds, enjoying fair health, and have all except the present incumbent closed their accounts with the State treasury, having drawn their salaries with great regularity. A word as to judicial officers that I have personally known, and who are numbered with the dead: William A. Fletcher and George Morrell among the older judicial officers of the Territory and State were eminently qualified for the positions they occupied. In the performance of circuit court duties, with them, involving an immense amount of labor, as Well as in the disposal of questions of law in the Supreme Court, they had the full confidence of the bar, and the people recognized them as pure men in the discharge of public duties. Warner Wing, Charles W. Whipple, George Martin, Edward Mundy, George Miles and Abner Pratt, long acting as Circuit and Supreme Judges of Michigan; Ross Wilkins, John W. Longyear and H. H. Emmons of the United States courts: it might be inscribed on their monuments, that they had learning, industry and integrity, qualifying them for their several positions, and if a single fault was found with any of them during life, there is a mantle of charity with us who survive, broad as the sky and white as the snow, to cover it out of sight.

BIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES.


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