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Michigan

BRANCH COUNTY

There were spent my childhood and most of my manhood years, and Quincy, with her noble people and brillant record for a half century, is dear to me. In that record I claim nothing for myself, save that I was one, in the grand whole, of her people. Quincy commenced its existence with the birth of a new era in the progress of man. Her young life felt the first heart throb of modern science, and man stands in the midst of the resultant improvements in wonder and reverence of his own marvelous works. Great revolutions have taken place in the last fifty years. The old has yielded to the brighter new. Man has moved into the light. Such advancement in science, in the thoughts of men, "and in all that makes men happier, wiser, and better, is beyond the comprehension of the living witnesses of the day. And Quincy, true to her day, has ever been foremost in this march of progress. Steady and firm has she always been in times of trial, and your historian to-day has a proud work in bringing forward the bright, untarnished records of our beloved Quincy.
I am truly yours.
M. MUDGE.
The reading of this letter from our old friend, the colonel, was the occasion for hearty applause. The president then introduced the historian, Rev. J. Emory Fisher, whose efforts on this day will long be remembered in Quincy. We give this history in its full completeness, and a more valuable and complete document it were not possible for the people of this town and county to preserve.

BRANCH COUNTY MICHIGAN


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