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Louise P. Kellogg ("The Services and Collections of Lyman Copeland Draper") is senior research associate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

William A. Titus ("Grand Butte Des Morts: A Hamlet with a History"), a resident of Fond du Lac, contributes the ninth of his interesting series of studies in local Wisconsin history.

J. H. A. Lacher ("Visions of a Wisconsin Gold Seeker") of Waukesha is a curator of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and an enthusiastic cultivator of the history of the state.

M. P. Rindlaub ("More Recollections of Abraham Lincoln") of Platteville is a newspaper editor and publisher of more than sixty years' standing.

The Reverend Stanley E. Lathrop ("Statistics of the First Wisconsin Cavalry in the Civil War") of Madison is a survivor of the fine regiment whose statistics he has so painstakingly compiled.

For a sketch of Eldon J. Canright, the second installment of whose war-time letters is printed in this issue, the reader is referred to the December, 1921 issue of this magazine, page 171.

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In presenting this sketch of Marshall M. Strong, it seems proper to state, by way of prelude, that I was but a lad when Mr. Strong died, in 1864, and do not remember ever to have seen him. I have talked, however, with many discerning people who knew him well, all of whom have spoken of him in terms of unqualified praise and almost reverential respect and regard. In city and county and court records I have encountered his name and his work repeatedly. In every authentic history of Racine County and of the state of Wisconsin he is given a definite place in the beginnings of things. What I have learned of Mr. Strong has awakened in me an ardent admiration for him, and a conviction that the people of this generation in his home city and state should know something of the life and work of one of the real founders of this commonwealth of ours-a man who was fitted for the task, and who left the impress of his genius and high character on its political, educational, professional, and civic institutions, and an example of probity in his public and private life well worthy of emulation.

Marshall Mason Strong was a prominent figure in that notable group of sterling men and women who migrated from New England and New York to southeastern Wisconsin in the decade beginning with 1834. They were people with a background of inheritance and training that fitted them for pioneer work-for foundation laying-and they gave the communities where they settled a tone and character that have survived the lapse of three-fourths of a century of time, and the influence of that other flood of alien peoples that has poured into the same section in the last sixty years.

Mr. Strong was exceptionally well equipped for the task that confronted those pioneers. The founder of the Strong family in this country-Elder John Strong-came from England to Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1630, and with one exception the succeeding five generations, leading in line to the subject of this sketch, continued to live in that state, the exception being the father of our subject, Hezekiah Wright Strong, a lawyer of marked distinction, who moved to Troy, New York, in 1832, where he died October 7, 1848, aged seventy-nine. His paternal grandfather, Simeon Strong, a graduate of Yale College, attained eminence both as a preacher and as a lawyer; he was a justice of the supreme court of Massachusetts from 1800 until his death on December 14, 1805, aged sixty-nine.

It will be worth while to note here that Elder John Strong was the paternal ancestor also of Moses M. Strong, another pioneer lawyer of Wisconsin who achieved eminence. Being a contemporary with a similar name, he has sometimes been confused with Marshall M. Strong, though he was not a near relative. He came to Wisconsin in 1836 from Vermont, representing capitalists interested in the lead mines, and settled at Mineral Point, where he continued to reside, except for a brief interval when he lived in Milwaukee, until his death July 20, 1894.

Mr. Strong was born at Amherst, Massachusetts, September 3, 1813. I have made considerable effort to learn something of his childhood and youth, but with little success. It is now more than ninety-five years since he celebrated his thirteenth birthday, and there are none living now who knew him then; while no written account of his early life has been found, further than the bare record of his years in college. His collegiate education was begun at Amherst, where he spent two years, from 1830 to 1832. In September of the latter year he entered Union College, Schenectady, New York, his father having removed from

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