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Michigan Judges

George G Bates

REMARKS OF HON. GEORGE C. BATES,
Before the Society,
on the Evening of February 7, 1878.

Allusion has been made to John S. Horner. " who sat in the corner," and came to supersede our gallant Governor, Stevens Thompson Mason, when he was upon the battle-field of Toledo, covered with glory, with the veteran Gen. Joseph W. Brown in command, of the troops. A thousand memories come thronging through my mind. At Toledo we scattered the court, stole old Stickney's potatoes, or rather drafted the tops and the bottoms volunteered. Stevens T. Mason rode a sorrel horse, and that milk-white steed spoken of by Judge Wells is a mere matter of fancy. "When the order came from President Jackson for Governor Mason to march his troops back to Detroit we said General Jackson had nothing to do with us, and we vowed, " by the great Eternal," to remain in Toledo until Gov. Mason or Gen. Brown saw fit to order us home. It was a splendid sight when Mason, in a buck-skin coat, mounted on his sorrel horse, placed himself in the center of that division of 300 gallant Michigan troops and we drove out the court, which took to its heels and flew away.

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