History of Detroit, Vol. 2
Excerpt from History of Detroit, Vol. 2: Chronicle of Its Progress, Its Industries, Its Institutions, and the People of the Fair City of the StraitsSolomon Sibley. The history of our country has ever been the history of the frontier and the sure but slow-moving march of civilization. The spirit that has presided over our destinies from the day-dawn of freedom has ever been the spirit of the pioneer. All that has been wrought, all civic and material progress, had birth, Inspiration and fruitage in the lives and labors of our pioneers, and well it is that in recorded history should be paid to them a deep tribute of respect and honor for the gracious heritage they have left to posterity. These men deserve to be canonized in the cathedral of liberty and their deeds deserve to be told to generations yet unborn.A contemporary of Wood ward, Hull, Cass, Macomb and others of a brilliant group of men who had so much to do with formulating and directing affairs in the early pioneer epoch of the history of the present state of Michigan, Judge Solomon Sibley was one of the most illustrious of the group and his influence permeated benignantly in many directions. He it was who presented to the general assembly of the Northwest Territory the popular petition from the citizens of Detroit asking for the incorporation of the Settlement as a town and this petition was formally granted by enactment in February, 1802. He was one of the foremost in all enterprises for the good of the embryonic metropolis during the days when Michigan was a part of the far-stretched Northwest Territory, while it was a part of the Territory of Indiana, while it was an individual territory under its present name, and in the early period of its history as a sovereign state of the Union. Michigan owes much to the loyalty and noble Services of Solomon Sibley, and it may well be understood that a publication of the province assigned to the one at hand would stultify entirely its consistency were there failure to enter at least, a brief record of his career as one of the founders and builders of the City of Detroit and the state of Michigan.The Sibley family traces its genealogy back through many generations in England, where the line has been authentically followed to the year 1066. The original American progenitor was John Sibley, who emigrated from England to this country in 1629. making the voyage in one of the vessels of Governor Winthrop's fleet. One of his descendants held the rank of colonel in the Continental army during the War of the Revolution, in which other representatives of the family were likewise Patriot soldiers, not less than ten of the name having fought at Concord. The same intrinsic loyalty has been shown in succeeding generations, for members of this distinguished family have been found enrolled as valiant soldiers in the various other wars in which the nation has been involved.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.