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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

Mr. George B. Cooper, who came here some time in June, was interested with Mr. Baird, and while engaged about the pond and race received more than he had contracted for, the unusual labor and exposure bringing on him an attack of fever and ague, and to him belongs the unenviable distinction of having been the first to acquire that disease which a few years after became so common as to be in the care and keeping of almost every family in the community. Mr. Cooper had also, following the ague, a severe attack of bilious fever, which came near closing a career which was afterwards, for so many years, so closely and so usefully identified with the growth and prosperity of Jackson. Mr. Hiram Thompson had also an attack of fever and ague, and these were the only two cases of sickness with which our infant settlement was afflicted in 1830. Another store, with a miscellaneous assortment of goods, such as are usually found in a country store, and supposed to Contain any and every article a customer might call for, was opened by Mr. Hogan in the house of William R. DeLand, on the corner of Blackstone and Pearl streets, soon after that of Mr. Baird.

Jackson
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