: James H Wellings
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Excerpt from Directory of the City of Detroit, and Register of Michigan, for the Year 1846: Containing an Epitomized History of Detroit, an Alphabetical List of Its Citizens, a List of the Officers of the Municipal Government, and the State Officers
The State of Michigan extends from N. Lat. 41 deg. 41 m1n., to N. Lat. 47 deg. Min.; and from 5 deg. 20 min. To 9 deg. 53 min. W. Lon. From Washington, having an area of square miles on the lower or peninsula proper, and square miles on the upper peninsula, making an aggregate of square miles, and is '2 separated by a natural boundary of rivers and lakes on the east and north-east from Upper Canada; from Illinois and Wisconsin on the west and south-west, and from Ohio and Indiana on the south.
Lake Michigan on the west and north-west; Lake Huron, the river and Lake St. Clair, the straits of Detroit, With the west end of Lake Erie on the east and north-east, enclose a peninsula, forming a cone, of which the straits of Mackinaw is the apex, the south line or base being one hundred and seventy-four miles east and west, and the length north and south three hundred miles. With this extent of coast, the number of large rivers and the infinity of small interior lakes, give the utmost facilities to internal navigation; add to this the superior quality of the soil, its easy tillage, the heavy and abundant creps, and perhaps the whole is not surpassed by any section of equal extent on the sur face of the globe.
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