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Tecumseh

Letter from E. B. Brown to Gen. Joseph Brown

The supplies, partially obtained from the Indians, who brought venison, cranberries and mocock of sugar these, with breadstuff packed thirty miles and an occasional beef crea ture driven from the older settlements, furnished the larder. The fit little school taught by Mary Spafford in Musgrove Evans' office, giving promise for the high position Michigan was destined to take in the edu-cation of its youths; the sending of the work-cattle to the beds of rushes where they were to take care of themselves as best they could; the mild.; winter, in which plowing was done in every month, appearing to be act of providence for the benefit of the infant settlement; the transporta tion of mails on the backs of oxen, ridden by Samuel or Vincent Evans How little they dreamed of the blood in which their young lives wot end—the former shot in the act of blowing up the magazine at the Alamo, in 1836, in that heroic defence when he with Bowie, Crocket and 140 others,

Michigan


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