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Michigan

OAKLAND COUNTY

It had always been held by good men before this that you could not raise a barn or a baby without whisky, but from that time on they raised a great many of both without that article. Those who have been much on the frontier readily agree that no place furnishes so many differing types of character as a new settlement; and any who have read Cooper's novels and made themselves familiar with that character which, under the various names of Leather Stocking, Hawkeye and Trapper, runs through several of his works, would no doubt have found his parallel in our own town, one who resided here in an early day. 1 had often heard his name spoken, coupled with remarks which led me to believe that he was an eccentric man, and since commencing this sketch have inquired more particularly and have learned

Oakland Co. Michigan


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