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

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


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of this labor has recently been submitted to a number 
of old settlers, in the hope that a comparative view of 
the recollections of many persons might lead to the 
detection of errors which escaped those who had fewer 
data to guide them. 
One of the main objets of the following pages is  t 
faithful delineation of life and manners in the early days 
of the connty. WVith this object in. view, record has 
becn made of some incidents which are, in themiselves, 
so trivial that one who knew of them said he supposed 
they were put in to fill up. 
I cannot sufliciently express my gratitude for the kind 
assistance which .has been rendered me both by old 
friends and by those to wx hom I w as hitherto a stranger. 
It has made my task one to be remembered only for its 
pleasuires. I (am Lnder special obligations to the towx n 
clerks and to -the county officers for initornation con- 
tained in the records tulnder their care, and to Col. 
Edwin E. Bry7ant, Adjutant Gieneral of Wisconsin, who 
allowed me to eauine all the muster rolls in his office. 
With the greatest diffidence as to their judgment upon 
it, and with just one plea in its behalf the history is now 
submitted to the people of Green Countyl. The plea is 
this; It is ofteni said, though whether the saving orig- 


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