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Tecumseh

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

withstood the attack of Santa Anna with an army of 4,000 men for fifteen days, and then died at their guns rather than submit to Mexican mercy—Vincent shot in a fight with Indians in Texas' soon after. The coming of spring, and with it a few additions to the little colony; the opening of roads through the woods; the building of the first frame house in Lenawee county; the hope excited that the new country was entirely free from malarial fevers, justified by the freedom from diseases of the kind for the first three years—so sadly proved to be false when the effects of the clearing and turning up the virgin soil with its ages of vegetable deposit with the plow. The time when sickness was the rule and health the exception, and not well ones enough to take care of the sick; the gloom and sadness that hung over the homes of the settlers; the first death, that of cousin Pamelia Evans in 1826; the opening of roads, building the first church, first school-house, and first mill;

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