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Mb. POítD: - In the Free Press of tlio llth inst., thero is a "Sketch of Aim Arlior," read before the Pioneffï Society oL Detroit, in which there are a ïmmLcr nf mistakes whioh I desire to correct. Ist. AVoodrniï's Grove is at lenst a müo bolow Tpailanti, and on tho cast side of the Iluron Biver, couüocjuently is not the proseut site of Vj'-il"iiii. Cd. " Cook's Hotel, tho first built in Ann Arbor." TliPro was ono on tho corner west of tTudgo O ttinger's residence ; tlxe old block liouso ivaa wlicre tho Gregory House now stands ; S. Cfinatp's on the corner now occupicd hy Ellis & Co.'s Drag Store ; Bird's on tlie Saving's Bank corner; Uoodrich's east sidc of the Court House Square ; tod the si.vlh was Cook's Hotel. 3d. "Mr. S. Cook, still living, is'thc oldest lalidlord in Michigan." Ho may be, but Benjamin "Woodworth, of 8t. Clair county was a landlord before Mr. Cook eamu tn MicTiigSJi ■lth. " Judge Jamos KingBley and Miss Lucy A; Clark " did not meet at the first Fourth of July celebration, Vhii h was in ÏS'.M, as the Judgo did not come to Ann Arbor till 1he fall of K2(-, and Miss Clark not until May, IS'27. Sth. ThP pinuo was not the seeond but tho first wosl cï J'ifroit. Cth. Tlio atory about Mrs. Clark aeadrag for Bishop McCoskry is not probable. "vh. "The Old C"i)H'lrry fjrounds in the upptír town forintd H p;rt of Andrus Xowland's farlii)" Rhould be Audrew Nowland ; and the story of Iov.-l:md ring the ladios a deed of the land on condition that they would como and tako tea with liim Í3 also doubti'ul, to say the least of it, as he sold the land as any other land is sold, for a cash consideration, as can be secn by thn records in lïlo Cöanty Ilegister's ÜJtice. 9th. tl Tltore v.'as at this time a good pious mail named leacon "Rranch residin1' hero." Deacoii Branch resided on liis farm, some tliree miles down the river, at tliat time. The M8SBIU linve indeed changed, for up to the l8th of Xovember, 1842, thcre was not show enoughtp induce one faruifí íii fin y to keep a sleigh, and op to that daté plowing was done every month in tlie year. Sunday and Monday of tliis week wcre fair samples of the winters then. The wind storms, with one exception, were not mort sevsré thrtn tliat of Saturday last. " The night ui sfáích' 20, 1838, will always be remembered for its terrific storm " of thunder and lightning, hut not ot wind. I remember that night distinetly ; I was out in the storm and tiin ürst ( t.ike up the boy (Welch) üiter )ie Vas killed. T]],-re n onc part Of Miss CiarkV ilrticlo that ought to b3 written iil gold and a copy ffiven to sachof "the droves of females who thioug the postoiïiee, cspecially while the evening mails are being opened and disttibuted, much to the Ehnnoy&irö! 0Í the postoíVioe clerks and'those who go to get mails and not males. I ain told that not more than one in fit'ty get a letter or paper. T!iis is eomethiag ior mothers to eofrect. But to the quotation: "ïo go to the postofiice was once regarded ladies as wone tlian going to to'ivn-máeting tö vote. A Mr. Camming, in 1S39, Baid, that, with regret and mortificai.iöri of feeüngs, she had to ncknowledgc that she had that day been to the postoffico. She Was ofiigëd to go, and she said she was probably tïie only lady in town who liad done suoh a thing. Tlie opening of a mail in Ann Ajrbor to-day will conviaoe any one that ladieR there now do not share any of Mrs. Cuniining's mortificatiou :it risitina a nostoSice.


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