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enabling act......Dec. 14, 1836 After protracted discussion Congress admits Michigan, adding to the State in the upper peninsula 2,500 square miles; act approved......Jan. 26, 1837 Legislature passes an act to provide for the organization and support of primary schools......March 20, 1837 Board of seven commissioners of internal improvement appointed by act of legislature......March, 1837 Meeting of citizens of Detroit friendly to the Canadian patriot cause is held, Jan. 1, 1838. Jan. 5 the schooner Ann is seized, loaded with 450 stands of arms stolen from the Detroit jail, and sails away with 132 men and provisions for the patriots. Meeting of the public to preserve neutrality is held......Jan. 8, 1838 William Woodbridge elected governor......November, 1839 Governor Woodbridge, elected United States Senator, is succeeded by James W. Gordon as acting governor......May 31, 1841 Gen. Lewis Cass nominated for President of the United States by the National Democratic
of France......May, 1671 Marquette commences Fort Michilimackinac, starts a Huron settlement, and builds a chapel there......1671 Marquette is buried near present site of Ludington......May 18, 1675 Robert la Salle, accompanied by Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......1707 Detroit attacked by the Fox Indians; after a three-weeks' siege the French garrison of twenty soldiers, under M. du Buisson, drive the Indians back with severe loss......May, 1712 Pontiac, with Ottawa Indians, assists in the defence of Detroit against the combined Northern tribes under Mac
e United States......1844 Copper-mining in the upper peninsula of Michigan begun......1845 Seat of government permanently located at Lansing by act approved......March 16, 1847 Michigan and Wisconsin troops enlisted for the Mexican War leave Detroit by boat for Vera Cruz......April 24, 1847 Capital punishment, except for treason, abolished in the State......1847 Epaphroditus Ransom elected governor......November, 1847 Constitution framed by a convention which met at Lansing June 3; adopted by vote of the people......Nov. 5, 1850 Governor McClelland made United States Secretary of the Interior, Lieut.-Gov. Andrew Parsons acting governor......March 6, 1853 Maine liquor law passed......1853 State asylum for deaf, dumb, and blind, established by act of legislature in 1848, opens in rented rooms at Flint......February, 1854 Ship-canal around St. Mary's Falls opened......1855 Lands granted by Congress to aid in building a railroad from Ontonagon to the Wiscon
or reception of children......May 21, 1874 Revised State constitution ratified by people; a separate vote on woman suffrage stands 40,077 for and 135,957 against......Nov. 3, 1874 Prohibitory liquor law repealed, and an annual tax imposed on dealers in and manufacturers of liquors......1875 Constitution amended, striking out article IV., section 47, which prohibits any act authorizing the license for selling intoxicating liquors......1876 State insane asylum at Pontiac opened......July. 1878 New capitol at Lansing dedicated......Jan. 1, 1879 State school for the blind opened in a leased building at Lansing......Sept. 29, 1880 Legislature, after heated discussion and opposition, confirms grant of 1857 to the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company, although the road had not been constructed, and limitation of time had long expired......1881 Michigan reform school for girls at Adrian, opened......August, 1881 Forest fires break out in Huron and Sanilac count
ss setting forth the defenseless condition of Michigan, and praying for aid against the Indians......Dec. 27, 1811 Governor Hull issues a proclamation from Sandwich, on the Detroit River, inviting people to come in under the American flag, and promising protection; but extermination to those who joined the British and savages against the United States......July 12, 1812 Lieutenant Hanks, commandant at Fort Mackinac, surrenders to the British......July 17, 1812 Battles of Brownstone, Aug. 4, and Maguaga......Aug. 9, 1812 General Hull surrenders Detroit to British under General Brock......Aug. 16, 1812 [The forces for its defence were estimated at about 2,000 men. These, with 2,500 stands of arms, twenty-five iron and eight brass pieces of ordnance, forty barrels of gunpowder, and a large quantity of other military stores, were delivered up to the British without even an attempt to defend them.] Sudden attack upon the United States troops, under General Winchester, at t
90° 30′ W. Area, 58,915 square miles in eighty-three counties. Population in 1890, 2,093,889; 1900, 2,420,982. Capital, Lansing. Claude Dablon and Jacques Marquette establish a permanent mission at Sault Ste. Marie......1668 Two Sulpician priests, with three canoes and seven men, pass through the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair......1670 French under M. de St. Lusson permitted to occupy Sault Ste. Marie by the Indians, erect a cross at that place bearing the arms of France......May, 1671 Marquette commences Fort Michilimackinac, starts a Huron settlement, and builds a chapel there......1671 Marquette is buried near present site of Ludington......May 18, 1675 Robert la Salle, accompanied by Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and
h a permanent mission at Sault Ste. Marie......1668 Two Sulpician priests, with three canoes and seven men, pass through the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair......1670 French under M. de St. Lusson permitted to occupy Sault Ste. Marie by the Indians, erect a cross at that place bearing the arms of France......May, 1671 Marquette commences Fort Michilimackinac, starts a Huron settlement, and builds a chapel there......1671 Marquette is buried near present site of Ludington......May 18, 1675 Robert la Salle, accompanied by Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......
French under M. de St. Lusson permitted to occupy Sault Ste. Marie by the Indians, erect a cross at that place bearing the arms of France......May, 1671 Marquette commences Fort Michilimackinac, starts a Huron settlement, and builds a chapel there......1671 Marquette is buried near present site of Ludington......May 18, 1675 Robert la Salle, accompanied by Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......1707 Detroit attacked by the Fox Indians; after a three-weeks' siege the French garrison of twenty soldiers, under M. du Buisson, drive the Indians back with severe lo
lement, and builds a chapel there......1671 Marquette is buried near present site of Ludington......May 18, 1675 Robert la Salle, accompanied by Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......1707 Detroit attacked by the Fox Indians; after a three-weeks' siege the French garrison of twenty soldiers, under M. du Buisson, drive the Indians back with severe loss......May, 1712 Pontiac, with Ottawa Indians, assists in the defence of Detroit against the combined Northern tribes under Mackinac......1746 Further emigration from France to Detroit......1749 Maj. Robert Rog
toine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......1707 Detroit attacked by the Fox Indians; after a three-weeks' siege the French garrison of twenty soldiers, under M. du Buisson, drive the Indians back with severe loss......May, 1712 Pontiac, with Ottawa Indians, assists in the defence of Detroit against the combined Northern tribes under Mackinac......1746 Further emigration from France to Detroit......1749 Maj. Robert Rogers is ordered by General Amherst, at Montreal, to take possession of the posts in Michigan and administer the oath of allegiance to the French subjects there......Sept. 12, 1760 Pontiac makes peace with Major Rogers, and attends the English to Detroit......Nov. 7, 1760 Detroit capitul
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