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Michigan

OAKLAND COUNTY

Mr. Wilmarth was an excellent teacher; he taught three months, and twenty-six days to the month ; holding school from sunrise till sundown without intermission, boarded himself and furnished firewood to warm the house, for the sum of seventy-five cents per scholar during the term. There was another school house erected a little later, further down the base line, just where that splendid row of maples comes up to Clark Griswold's barn. This house was built on contract by Bela Chase; was well done, the floor made of hewn logs with a trap door in the centre, all seated and ready to run for the sum of thirty-five dollars. Under this trap door, mentioned above, was an excavation, the dirt being thrown back against the logs on either side. By whose order this infernal pit was made I do not know, but I do know that it was the cause of much anxiety to me in my very early days.

Oakland Co. Michigan


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