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Lenawee County

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

Tecumseh had the start of Adrian by about two years, and had obtained the advantage of having had the county seat first established there by the territorial legislature, and thus kept rather ahead of Adrian in population and improvements for the first ten or twelve years of their growth. By the state census of 1837, the township of Tecumseh had a population of 2,462; whilst Logan township, (afterwards changed to Adrian), and including the village of Adrian, had 1,962—and Raisin township, lying between them, had about 1,076, about equally divided in interest as between the two villages, but leaning strongly towards Adrian, on account of the influence of Darius Comstock being thrown actively and powerfully in favor of his son's interests as the founder of the village of Adrian. It is related by W. A. Whitney, editor of the Adrian Press, in an article upon the subject of the celebration of the eighty-fourth anniversary of the birthday of Gen. Brown, held at the Exchange hotel, in Tecumseh, on the 26th of November last, that he well remembered a conversation between the General and Darius Comstock, when the latter inquired:

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