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As of 6 December 2008, several pages at the end of the book, 43-47 I believe, are missing. Gone are the lists of members of secret societies. Is this an error or a grand conspiracy?
Other than
that, the book is interesting to historians of the history of Ypsilanti, MI. It's ironic that this book on "the past" of the city was written only 35 years after it's founding. What will the past look like after 350 years? 

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Page 29 - Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men : For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Page 24 - Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Page 3 - And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Page 24 - ... for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord ; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get ye out of this place ; for the Lord will destroy this city.
Page 24 - The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad ; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Page 34 - Our lips shall tell them to our sons, And they again to theirs; That generations yet unborn May teach them to their heirs.
Page 30 - ... two of whom shall be elected for one year, two for two years and two for three years from the date of the annual school meeting next succeeding such special meeting.
Page 7 - We had the privilege of staying in a log cabin till we could build one of our own, which we moved into the last day of December. Eight weeks after this, February 27th, 1824, Alpha was born; we called him Alpha Washtenaw the latter being given in honor of the county, and the former on account of his being the first white child born in the county/' John Bryan was a carpenter by trade and found work readily available in Michigan's rapidly growing towns.
Page 7 - Alpha was born; we called him Alpha Washtenaw, the latter name being given in honor of the county, and the former on account of his being the first white child born in the county. Allen and Ramsay, the first settlers of Ann Arbor, agreed to mark the auspicious event by presenting the infant with a lot of land at the county seat. "It was amusing that first fall and winter, to hear the corn mills in operation every morning before...
Page 40 - In a largo majority of the Union Schools In the State of New York, the course of instruction is limited to that of the common district school, while but few give advantages of a classic or even an extended English course. Owing to this deficiency, they are in many instances com pelled to support as separate schools, both an Academic and a Union School. We have aimed to unite both of these in one...

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