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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

After profound consideration they unanimously decided that the coming city should be called Jacksonburgh. As they were disposed to rejoice over so momentous an event as the giving a name to a future city, whose importance they doubtless foresaw, the commissioners on the one hand, and the citizens of Ann Arbor on the other, determined, in the joy of their hearts, to celebrate the christening, and they did so, "without thought for the morrow," the result of which was, they made such inroads on their stock of provisions and beverages that the Ann Arbor party had a quart of flour left to sustain them on a two days' tramp, and the commissioners were obliged to quit the field of their labors at Kalamazoo, as they had exhausted their stock of provisions, and had suffered great hardship from having had nothing stronger than water to drink since leaving Jackson.

Jackson
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