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AS CONNECTED WITH THE FIRST SESSION OF THE COURT OF
COMMON PLEAS OF LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO.
BY W. V. WAY,
At the semi-annual meeting of the Raisin Valley Historical Society, held at Tecumseh, Michigan, December 22d, 1868, at the close of an able and important address on the subject of the “ Toledo War,” the following Resolution was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That the address of the Hon. W. V. Way, of Perrysburg, Ohio, OD the “ Toledo War," with such modifications as may be desired, if any, by the writer, be requested for publication by this Society.
; B. D. BAXTER, Sec'y.
Hon. W. V. Way, .
Herewith we transmit you a copy of the Resolutlon adopted by the Raisin Valley Historical Society, requesting for publication your impartial history of the almost forgotten “Toledo War.” This history is of renewed interest and importance to our people at this time, in view of the petition of the citizens of Lake Superior district to the Legislature of Michigan to re-cede to the United States, so much of our Upper Peninsula as was annexed by an act of Congress to Michigan, in exchange for the loss of territory on our Southern border.
The petitioners desire the formation of a Territorial government over the Upper Peninsula, with the hope of obtaining material aid from Congress to develope its natural wealth, until admitted in the Uinon as a separate State.
If Michigan generously accedes to the prayer of the petitioners, will Ohio be equally generous and return to us the " disputed territory," made classic in our history during the “Toledo War," as the battle ground of pioneer chivalry?
M. A. PATTERSON, President R. V. H.S. Tecumseh, Michigan.
E. N. NICHOLS, Act. Sec'y.