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Michigan

By. H. G. Wells

Stevens T. Mason, Secretary of the Territory, by virtue of his office became acting Governor at the decease of George B. Porter, and so officiated until the latter part of 1835, when he became involved, with Ohio, in a question as to the southern boundary of our proposed State. While the troops of Michigan, including the crack company, the " Brady Guards" of Detroit, were on the contemplated bloody field, where now ' stands the city of Toledo, our Governor mounted on a milk-white steed, with floating banner and waving plume, ready to do battle for the right, received orders from President Jackson to retire with his forces—in fact, to go back into the nothingness of private life, and that his successor had been appointed. His successor, as Secretary of the Territory and ex officio Governor, John S. Horner, an impulsive man, a Virginian, who always talked as though he thought Virginia intellect and Virginia manhood was ninety-nine per cent, above par. He had one redeeming quality. He had gotten unto himself a most estimable lady for a wife, whose pleasant ways and intelligent talk kept him in friendly relationship with others.

BIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES.


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