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Michigan

Macomb County

there came into it, among the rush of settlers, not for worldly gain, nor for the gratification of human ambition, but for the purpose of preaching the gospel, a man humble and unprepossessing in his appearance, of no rare gifts or extensive learning, but simple and self-denying in his habits, and thoroughly in earnest in his purpose of doing good. That man was the Rev. Isaac W. Ruggles, a graduate of Yale College and a pupil of the celebrated Dr. Dwight, for whom he ever entertained the highest esteem and even reverence. A descendant of one of the earliest ministers of Connecticut, he was an inheritor of the promises. He belonged also to a missionary family. A brother and a sister were among the early missionaries to the Sandwich Islands, and the desire had seized him to be employed in like work. And so, like the ancient patriarch, taking his staff in his hand he came forth alone, into what was then little better than a wilderness.

Early Macomb County


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