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EARLY MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN TERRITORY IN 1820

Having been an active participant in these surveys since 1849, and knowing many of the deputy surveyors, am pleased to note a desire on the part of those who would preserve historical data and reminiscences of the past to deal justly and secure accuracy. In vol. 5, page 115, of the "State Pioneer Collections, " the paper entitled "The life and times of William A. Burt, of Mt. Vernon, Michigan, " should be credited to Geo. H. Cannon, of Washington, Macomb county, Michigan, and not, as it erroneously is, to Scott Cannon, as no such person is known to exist.
With great respect, etc.,
GEORGE H. CANNON.
To the Editor of tile Post and Tribune:
In a recent number of your paper Mr. George S. Frost, in his historical address, is represented as saying that "Mr. Trowbridge copied a list of the names of the white inhabitants of the territory for the census of 1820. " And after recounting the places of settlement which were then over that vast country, says: "The public surveys had not yet extended even into this peninsula. " This is an error, as the linear surveys of that date had occupied a large area of the southern portion of the territory; parts of Oakland and Macomb counties having been surveyed as early as 1817 and 1818. GEORGE H. CANNON,
Dept. Surveyor U. S. Lands. Washington, Mich., December 25, 1882. To the Editor of the Post and Tribune: In your issue of December 27 I find the following from the pen of Mr. George H. Cannon, the well known surveyor and "land-looker" of Macomb county: In a recent number of your paper Mr. George S. Frost, in his historical address, is represented as saying that '' Mr. Trowbridge copied a list of the names of the white inhabitants of the territory for the census of 1820.

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