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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

It was also directly west of Ann Arbor, the county seat of Washtenaw county, and might therefore hope some day in the not far distant future to aspire to become the county seat of a new county, which was also as yet a thing to be hoped for. Here, then, on the third day of July, 1829, after a two days' journey " in spying out the land " from Ann Arbor, came Mr. Horace Blackman, a young man from Tioga county, New York, who was looking for a home in " the west" for his father's family and himself, Capt. Alexander Laverty, then a resident of Ann Arbor, and Pe-wi-tun, a Pottawattomie Indian. Mr. Blackman was one of the advance guard of the great army of emigrants who were in a few years to overrun the great west, and under whose thundering blows and unconquerable energy its gloomy forests and bleak prairies were to be subdued, and made the pleasant, happy homes of teeming millions of the most enterprising and prosperous people the world has ever known.

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