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St. Joseph County

By Judge William H. Cross

The general sent us word that it would be impossible for him to keep us, for his wife was quite sick; he had no female help, and was really landlord, nurse and housekeeper. Inquiry being made for a probable resting place we were directed to Peter Low's house, as all his family were in good health. We went there and asked for supper and lodging. We were told that they were out of meat and flour. We said we would be thankful for a dish of bread and milk, or a bowl of mush. The reply came that they had neither milk or butter, their cow having strayed away off in the woods and had been gone several days, but Mrs. Low thought we would find supper and lodging at Mr. Jacob Ketchum's, a mile or so distant. On our way to Mr. Ketchum's we heard he was very sick with fever. Of course we did not go there, but ventured to try to find Moses Smith, who came from the state of New York with us, and Timothy Mitchel, whom we knew in Ontario county, N. Y. We had the good luck to find them at the house of Luther Rawson, about two miles west of Tecumseh. On stating our situation to Mr. Smith, and he to Mr. Rawson, he said: "Boys, I have yet something to eat, and you need not go hungry; it may not taste as good as what your mother would get for you, but it will stop hunger.

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