The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 348 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ... sold to the claimant, who has been in possession and occupancy since that time to this day. "And therefore it doth appear to the Commissioners that the Claimant is entitled to the aforesaid tract of land, and that he have a certificate thereof, which certificate shall be No. 31, and that he cause the same to be surveyed, and a plot of the survey, with the qnantity therein contained, to be returned to the Begisterof the Land Office in Detroit."--Am. State Paper; VoL I, p. 311.--Ed. of 1832: also VoL I, p. 288, 1834. provided him with money and left him in the care of persons who would take the best care of him. We afterwards learned of his death. Soon after we reached home, a regiment passed us on their way to storm Sandusky Fort. They were defeated. Very few came back, and they were fearfully mangled. They were driven right through Delaware. I dragged one poor fellow, with a broken leg, on a sled, five or six miles. The advance of General Harrison caused our army to retreat up the Thames to Jdoraviantown, where was fought the battle of the Thames, in which Tecumseh was killed. In the defeat of our forces, and the subsequent pursuit, the fugitive army again passed through Delaware. The action between Colonel Croghan and a portion of our army, was but eighteen miles from my home. During the following summer, there was much fighting in our town and vicinity. In the expedition of General McArthur, our mills and the office of my father were burnt. As my father was Town Clerk, the records of the town were destroyed with his office. Peace came at last, but it found us in a condition far from enviable. The loss of time, the almost total neglect of our farms, the ruinous prices which we were compelled to pay for the necessaries of life, the torch of the i...

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