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Michigan

Jackson

He continued to give a portion of his time every year to a hunt, up to the time of his death, though game had become so scarce during the latter years that it did not give the same satisfaction as when the country was new and game of all kind plentiful. William E. Bothwell came to Jacksonburgh in 1832, and was for many years quite prominent as a business man. He was for several years en gaged in the mercantile business, and was most favorably known as a landlord. His reputation as "mine host" extended to all parts of the state. He was a man of very genial manners, as well as of excellent business ability.
CHURCHES.
The only religious society holding services in the village in 1832 was*? the Methodist, whose circuit preachers filled appointments at stated times during the year. These meetings were held in the dwelling-houses of the citizens as was most convenient at the time being, and were usually attended by the entire community, though tradition does point to some errant and erring ones who would hunt and fish, claiming that it was work of necessity; that they were obliged to do it to procure food for their families.

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