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REMINISCENCES

BY C. A. LAMB.
Written June, 1874

On Monday we took leave of our hospitable hosts, and made our way to Detroit. Here we were detained for a day or so, waiting for our boat. This gave us the opportunity to look around a little to see what was going on. The city that then was, was principally composed of the old French settlers, with their unique dwellings. The Yankees had but just begun to take possession, and put up their more modern buildings, both for dwellings and business' The architects were then engaged in laying the foundation of the capitol building, which stood away in the distance from the settled part of the city. The city then extended but little north of Jefferson avenue, quite out upon the common. Here we found Friend Palmer and his brother, who had emigrated from Canandaigua, New York, and had engaged in mercantile business. With them we had formed an acquaintance while they were in Canandaigua. The boat finally arrived from Buffalo, and among its passengers we found Brother Elchana Comstock, who had come out with his family to take possession of the territory under the patronage of the New York State Convention, designing to make Pontiac his headquarters. In early life he was an acquaintance of my father and mother in old Connecticut. We could heartily give to him the hand of fellowship, and bid him a hearty God-speed in the new and interesting field upon which he was entering. While here we visited the old fort, still a military post, occupied by a squad of U. S. troops. Here is where Hull so ignominiously gave up his sword and surrendered the post to the enemy of his country.

Michigan


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