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To Be Accurate And Correct

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The most important element in history is its correctness, and it is well known that most of our historical work.s are sadly wanting in this particular, and are tlierefore for the most part unreliable. It requires such an outlay of time and money, and the patience of a Job, to compile authentic history that but few publishers find the compe isation justify the expenditure. We are glad to note, however, that the publishera of our county history, Messrs. Chapuian & Co., seem to possess all the necessary qualifications to insure to Washtenaw county a history as correct and reliable as it is possible to publish. The industry and acouracy of their oorpa of historians, and the supervisory dilligence of the publishers would of itself insure us an authentic work, but, in order to expunge every error and make it full and complete, comniitteeH have been appointed by the pioneer society to revise and correct (he manuscript before going to the printers. The appointment of these oommittees was solicited by Mr. Chapman, who was present at the meeting held at Ypsilanti last week. With such care, patience, and the expenditure of thousands of dollars that the firm propose to put into the compilation and publioation of our county's history, we certainly believe they will give us a work that will commend itself to the intelligence of our people, and one that will not only reflect honor upon the publishers.but will be a credit to the county.


Ann Arbor Courier
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