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STATE OF INDIANA:
BEING A FULL AND AUTHENTIC
Civil and Political History of the State from its
First Exploration down to 1875.
INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE
COMMERCIAL. AGRICULTURAL, AND EDUCATIONAL
GROWTH OF INDIANA.
WITH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES OF THE
CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES,
Interesting Narratives of Pioneer Life,
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND PORTRAITS
Of the Prominent Men of the Past and Present,
AND A HISTORY OF
EACH COUNTY SEPARATELY.
BY DE WITT C. GOODRICH,
PROF. CHARLES R. TUTTLE,
of Michigan," etc., etc.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by
RICHARD S. PEALE & Co.,
In the Ofice of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
In the mechanical execution of this volume we have aimed to reach some degree of perfection. It is true that the Western book manufacturing establishments do not yet present as complete facilities for printing and binding books of this class, as some of the older Eastern publishing houses contain, but we have already made considerable advancement in this important industry; and it is, perhaps, not too much to say that this work presents, especially in its best bindings, a high degree of this progress.
The materials of which the volume is composed, in a literary sense, and the manner in which these are treated, are subjects so fully considered in the General Introductory, that we cannot speak of them here with expediency, yet, to prevent a misunderstanding, we have thought proper to make these explanatory remarks:
The volume was not intended as an exclusive civil history of Indiana; hence, to persons expecting such, it will bring disappointment and dissatisfaction; nor did our plan contemplate an exclusive political history of the State, hence to persons expecting a full history of the several political administrations that have characterized the State government, it will bring disappointment also. Neither did we expect to present, in a single volume, all the important events in the
pioneer history of Indiana. But, believing that, at the present time, the wants of the people could be best served by presenting an equal part of each of these great features, we have adopted the plan of the present volume. And, while it must be remembered that neither of these phases, as presented in the following pages, is as complete as it would be were the entire volume devoted to a single feature, yet, since our space is limited, the idea of variety seems most acceptable.
In presenting this, the second edition of the History of Indiana, we have made several important corrections and additions, thereby making the work more desirable.
MAY 15th, 1875.