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Lenawee County

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

At the first election for members of the legislative council, under the last mentioned act, the counties of Monroe and Lenawee formed the sec ond district, and were entitled to three members out of the thirteen; at the subsequent elections for members of the legislative council, the coun-ties of Monroe and Lenawee, and the country attached to Lenawee composed the fifth district, and were entitled to two members.
The first laying out and naming and defining the boundaries of the county of Lenawee, is to be found in a " Proclamation " of Gov. Cass dated Sept. 10th, 1822, in which he altered, defined and established the| boundaries of certain counties previously organized—that is to say, county of Wayne, established by an executive act of Nov. 1st, 1815; county of Monroe, established by an executive act of July 14, 1817 the county of Macomb, established by an executive act of January 15, 1818 the county of Oakland, established by an executive act of Jan. 12, 1819 the county of St. Clair, established by an executive act of March 28 1820; and by which " Proclamation " he also laid out and defined the boundaries of the following named new counties: Lapeer, Sanilac, Sa| naw, Shiawassee, Washtenaw and Lenawee, and said six counties were be organized whenever the competent authority for the time being should so determine; and until so organized,

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