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The great mass of voluminous and carefully considered opinions on file in each of the four large and populous counties then comprised in its limits, in the course of his nine years of service, would themselves constitute a sufficient title to a permanent judicial reputation. It was fitting that his voluntary retirement, justified as it was, should be succeeded by a call to a higher position, in which his ability, learning and character have been recognized by the profession and the public, and in which there ought to be no question of remaining as long as his health and strength are continued, which it is earnestly hoped may be for many years to corner This closes the judicial history of the presiding officers of this court. The county officers appertaining to the circuit court first selected tinder the territorial condition in 1833 were as follows:
Associate Judges-Eleazer McCamly, John V. Henry. Prosecuting Attorney-Cephas A. Smith. Sheriff-Harris C. Goodrich. County Clerk-Charles D. Smith. In 1836 the state government was organized-though prior to the formal admission into the union-and the following officers selected : Associate Judges-Tolman W. Hall, Charles Olin. Prosecuting Attorney-Stephen H. Preston. Sheriff- Harris C. Goodrich. ' County Clerk-Marvin Preston.
CALHOUN COUNTY POOR HOUSE
Is located upon a farm of 120 acres, lying one-and-one-half miles northeast of the city of Marshall. The building is a wooden structure, about seventy feet front, with a wing off the north end of the building, properly constructed for the insane poor. The estimated value of the farm and buildings thereon is $16,900; live stock on the farm estimated at $900; farm implements on the farm estimated at $200, and value of all other property estimated at $750; total, $18,750. The annual expenses of the-poor of the county is from $16,000 to $20,000.

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