Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly Volume 15

Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...the remarks and advice of the bystanders. A son of the late Gov. Porter, a clever young man, a friend of Larned's, spent the evening with us. I have seen his n1other--she is big as a hogshead. 23. TU1-: s. Morning dawned--the steward rang his bell--I arose and looked out still upon Detroit. This is vexatious. Ought to have left yesterday morning, entered our name on board this boat in the evening--two other boats have left in the meantime--but we remain. There was no help for it, tho', so took one more walk in Detroit, in company with Larned. Did not feel too bright, having been broken of my rest, by the everlasting hammering on the machinery. Speaking of Hofiman's letters from the West, Larned says that the anecdote Hoffman relates of Gov. Cass, is true of his father--it certainly isn't of Cass. The little streets on the river are lined with groceries, as is usual in seaport towns--tho' I have seen not so much intemperance as might reasonably have been expected. Did not start till dinner time; about one. Now, tho' I should admire to spend a day or two in Detroit, yet, when one expects to go at a certain time, it is vexatious to be delayed. Had a very pleasant trip down the river, a part of the country which I had not before seen, as I came up in the night--so there was one advantage in our delay. Passed Springwells, about three miles from the city, --the ancient Bellefontaine, where are, as both names indicate, beautiful springs, --the seat of Judge Woodbridge & the place of'deposit of the remains of the gifted poet of the Revolution, Trumbull. Here Brock landed his army, prior to the dastardly surrender of Detroit by the recreant Hull. The country on both sides of the river is here very fiat--a sort of...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951204
  • 9781236951205