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THE

HISTOKY

07

LIVINGSTON COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

CONTAINING

K History of the County—its Cities, Towns, <&c.; a Directory of its
Tax-Payers; War Record of its Volunteers in the late Re-
bellion; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
General and Local Statistics; Map of Livingston
County; History of Illinois, Illustrated;
History of the Northwest, Illustrated;
Constitution of the United States,
Miscellaneous Matters,
Ac, &e.

ILLTJSTEATEE

CHICAGO:

WM. LE BARON, Jn., & CO., 186 DEARBORN STREET.

PREFACE.

J~N presenting our History of Livingston County, we deem a few prefatory words necessary. We have spared neither pains nor expense to fulfill our engagement with our patrons and make the work as complete as possible. We have acted upon the principle that justico to those who have subscribed, be they few or many, requires that the work should be as well done as if it was patronized by every citizen in the county. We do not claim that our work is entirely free from errors; such a result could not be attained by the utmost care and foresight of ordinary mortals. The General History of the County was compiled by 0. F. Pearre, Esq., of Pontiac; and the Township Histories by our historians, W. H. Perrin, H. H. Hill and A. A. Graham. Some of the Township Histories are indeed longer than others, as the townships are older, containing larger cities and towns, and have been the scenes of more important and interesting events. While fully recognizing this important difference, the historians have sought to write up each township with equal fidelity to the facts and information within their reach. We take this occasion to present our thanks to all our numerous subscribers for their patronage and encouragement in the publication of the work. In this confident belief, we submit it to the enlightened judgment of those for whose benefit it has been prepared, believing that it will be received as a most valuable and complete work.

THE PUBLISHERS.

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