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Lenawee County

By John J. Adam, February 7th, 1878.

EARLY HISTORY OF LENAWEE COUNTY.
By John J. Adam.
February 7th, 1878.

Fellow Citizens of the State Pioneer Society: I have been requested by your worthy President and others to prepare for your use and acceptance a paper on the early settlement of Lenawee county, a county of which I have been an inhabitant for more than forty-six years—having taken up my residence there when I first came, in the fall of 1831, to settle in the then very extensive but very sparsely settled territory of Michigan; and of which county I have continued to be a resident ever since. At that time and until the organization of the territory of Wisconsin, in 1836, Michigan territory embraced besides what is now included in the boundaries of the state of Michigan, all the country now constituting the states of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, and the eastern portion of the territory of Dakota, east of the Missouri and White Earth rivers. As late as 1834 and '35 the legislative council of the territory of Michigan continued to lay off and organize counties and townships in " Ouisconsin," and also counties west of Mississippi river. Before proceeding to the history proper of Lenawee county, it would perhaps be well to state briefly the nature of the territorial government, as provided and authorized by Congress, from the organization of the territory, in 1805, until the formation of the state government and the admission of Michigan into the Union as a state in 1836-7.

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