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HISTORY OF OHIO

Covering the Periods of Indian, French and British
Dominion, the Territory Northwest, and the

Hundred Years of Statehood

BY ROWLAND H. RERICK

Author of Chronological Chart of the United States and Ohio; a History

of Florida, etc.

MADISON, WIS.
NORTHWESTERN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

1902

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TI NEW YORK
PO LIBRARY

ASTJE, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1928 L

COPYRIGHT, 1902,

BY
SELWYN A. BRANT,

MADISON, WIS.

PREFACE

The object of this work is to present in narrative form the principal facts attending the growth of the State of Ohio, from its organization until the close of the first century. following the adoption of the Constitution. Introductory to the record of the Hundred Years, several chapters are devoted to the earlier events that affected the people formerly living in Ohio and created the conditions that made possible the founding of an American State. The era of territorial government is also given such attention as its importance demands. Altogether, the volume covers an historical period of about four centuries.

In the preparation of this volume recourse has been had to a great many general and local histories and biographical collections relating exclusively to Ohio, and the publications of historical societies and official documents. Besides, information upon various subjects has been sought in other publications of a more general scope. The extent of this research is partly indicated in the foot-notes, but many authorities that have been referred to are not so mentioned, for want of space. It may be said that there is hardly a page in the book that is not the result of comparison of several authorities. Spe cial indebtedness is acknowledged to those excellent abstracts of official records, William A. Taylor's "Annals of Progress," and “Ohio in Congress.”

Throughout the work it will be found that there has been included sketches or biographical mention of the governors of the State, United States senators, the presidents and great generals she has given the Republic, the most eminent jurists and statesmen, and others famous in different careers, with the object of showing the

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