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Bingham, Helen M. (Helen Maria) / History of Green County, Wisconsin
(1877)

Preface,   pp. [v]-viii PDF (513.9 KB)


Page [v]

PREFACE. 
Be fo)re the days of niewspapers in a new country, the 
county and family records are almost the only means 
by which the dates of important occurrences are pre- 
served. Nevertheless, when a county has been settled 
fifty years, each man,. by reference to the dates set down 
in his family Bible, and to the year in which he came, is 
able to fix a g'reat mal other dates, thus:" Barter 
and Newconib had been here a year when I came, il 
H37. Holland came the next spring. Smith came the 
year our baby died, and that was '38.  Browi must 
have comne in '7, for it was the description of the 
country, in his letters, that induced the Smiths to leave 
Illinois. Jones came the ioth of Sept. '39". That wvas 
the day Tom was bonr, and I remember Jones was 
camped right in front of my house, because some of his 
cattle had g-iven out." 


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