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A PIONEER MINISTER

BY REV. SUPPLY CHASE
APRIL 21, 1873

Some of these yet linger among us and delight to fight their battles o'er again, and recount their perils among the pig-pens and hen-coops of that theater of desperate war. Soon after this, Michigan was received into the Union, her sin of com-bativeness forgiven, and her anger pacified by giving her the then unknown wilderness of the upper peninsula, with all its immense stores of mineral wealth for the narrow strip of swampy land adjudged to Ohio. Wrongs and insults were heaped upon her in her infancy and weakness, but they were blessings in disguise, however they meant it not so. Howbeit the peace offering was accepted, and the heroes of the Toledo war beat their swords into, plowshares and their spears into pruning-hooks and retired to the peaceful pursuits of civil life. Toledo lives, and the blood that was [not] shed laid the foundation of a permanent peace.
THE PATRIOT WAR.
In the winter of 1837-8 occurred the patriot war in Canada, and one company of the patriots was quartered at Mt. Clemens; a motley crew of loafers, renegades, and dead-beats, apparently gathered from the off-scourings of the country, whose chief exploits were to see how much whisky they could put themselves outside of, and how much dirt and profanity they could indulge in. During the winter they had a few dress parades, when they would have compared favorably with Falstaff's warriors of an earlier day.

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