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Lenawee County

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

It ought, perhaps, to be remarked here, that until the large immigration from the state of New York the counties of the territory were governed by commissioners, a system adopted from the state of Ohio; and the county commissioner system was again enacted in the Fletcher code, so-called, or revised statutes of 1838; but was repealed in 1842, and the county boards of supervisors again re-established. It may perhaps be well here to state that in the "proclamation" of Gov. Cass, and in all the territorial laws as printed, which relate to the county of Lenawee, except in one of the latest acts of the council, the name is spelled with one "e" in the final syllable; but in the proceedings of the convention to form the first state constitution and all subsequent state laws and documents, it has been spelled with two "ee's" at the end of the word. The name " Lenawee " is said to be from a Shawnee word, meaning "Indian;"

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