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Life and times of Stevens Thomson Mason 2 editions

Cover of: Life and times of Stevens Thomson Mason | Lawton T. Hemans
About the Book

Stephens T. Mason was appointed acting Territorial Secretary (of Michigan Territory) at age 19 and acting Territorial Governor in 1834 at age 22. He was elected Governor of the newly-established state in 1835 and served until 1840. Mason died of pneumonia in New York in 1843, where he had started building a law practice after leaving Michigan politics. Mason’s sister was still alive when the author was researching this book, and she provided most of the details about Mason’s family origins in Kentucky, his boyhood, and his personal life. The political history in the book, which is almost entirely limited to the 1830s, was the product of years of research by the author. The volume contains about 70 illustrations, including portraits of many people prominent during that era.

Some of the chapter headings are:

-The Boundary Dispute with Ohio
-The Constitution of 1835
-Organizing the State Government
-Financial Difficulties and the Election of 1837
-Governor Mason’s Second Term
-The Patriot War
-Banks and Banking
-Internal Improvements and the Five Million Dollar Loan
-”Tippecanoe and Tyler Too”

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2 editions First published in 1920

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Cover of: Life and times of Stevens Thomson Mason
1920, Michigan Historical commission
Life and times of Stevens Thomson Mason
in English
Cover of: Life and times of Stevens Thomson Mason
1930, Michigan Historical Commission
Life and times of Stevens Thomson Mason
in English - 2d ed.

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