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

History of Green County,   pp. [9]-64 PDF (10.7 MB)


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History of Green County. 
.another. According to one account he selected Green, 
.,as indicative of the bright color of the vegetation, and 
refused to'change it to Greene in honor of Gen. Greene. 
Another account says he selected Greene, and when the 
.act of the legislature was printed the final e was omit- 
ted by mistake. Be this as it may, for some years the 
'name was usually written Greene. 
To the act which detached this county from Iowa, 
was proposed an amendment attaching it to that county 
for judicial purposes. Action on the amendment was 
-deferred until the next session, go that when the legisla- 
ture adjourned in December, 1836, Green County was 
left detached from Iowa County, without any authority 
to organize, and without being attached to any county 
for judicial purposes. In this state of affairs, Iowa 
County claimed jurisdiction over Green, and, having 
appointed Daniel S. Sutherland and Wm. Bowen jus- 
tices of the peace, directed them to hold an election for 
ecounty officers; but when the people assembled election 
day, Mr. Sutherland urged them not to do anything 
which might be understood as an acknowledgment of 
Iowa's authority over Green, and it was unanimously 
-resolved that no election should be held.  There fol- 
lowed nearly a year in which Green County had no 
government or legal organization. By an act of the 
legislature, which was approved January i5th, 1838, 
Green County was fully organized; but while the bill 
was before the legi6lature some one said that Green 
was indebted to Iowa County for a portion of all the in- 
debtedness of the mother county incurred prior to 


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