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First Settled by the French. Politically Associated with Canada.-Occupied by the United States
in 1796.—Part of the Northwest Territory.--Form of Government.-Descent of the Territorial Sover-
III.-NATIONAL AND PATRIOTIC SONGS.
Introductory Remarks: “Our Native Song.”--- American National Songs: My Country, 'Tis of
Thee; Hail Columbia; Star-Spangled Banner; Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean; Our Flag is There;
Yankee Doodle; The Liberty Song; The Ship of State; How Sleep the Brave; The Flag of our Union;
Viva l'America, Home of the Free; Tramp, Tramp, Tramp; Flag of the Heroes; The American Flag;
Stand by the Flag; Columbia Rules the Sea.–Our Michigan Songs: Michigania; Michigan, my
Michigan.—Songs of Other Nations: God Save the Queen; Scots Wha Ha’e Wi' Wallace Bled; St.
Patrick's Day; Watch on the Rhine (German and English); Marseillaise Hymn (French and English). —
A Song for all Peoples: Home, Sweet Home.
COMMEMORATIVE CENTENNIAL EXERCISES.
I.-CELEBRATION OF THE EARLIER EVENTS.
The Boston Tea Party.-Lexington and Concord : Commemoration in 1836; Hymn by Ralph
Waldo Emerson; Commemoration in 1875; Poem by James Russell Lowell; William E. Gladstone's
Estimate of America; Poem by John G. Whittier; Resolutions of the Michigan Senate, April 19, 1875.-
Bunker Hill: The Fiftieth Anniversary; Centennial Celebration, June 17, 1875; Large Military Display;
Military Companies from the South; Distinguished Gentlemen Present-Gov. Bagley, Senator Ferry.-
The Mecklenberg Declaration: Celebration in North Carolina and Tennessee; Resolutions of the U. S.
II.-THE CENTENNIAL FOURTH.
Introductory Remarks: Greeting of the Centennial Fourth.-The Great National Celebration at
Philadelphia: Exercises in Independence Square; Independence Hall; Grand Military Parade; Distin-
guished Persons Present; Opening Address by Gen. Hawley, President of the U.S. Centennial
Commission; Address by Vice-President Ferry; Prayer by Bishop Stevens; Hymn, " Welcome to all
Nations,” by Oliver Wendell Holmes; Reading of the Declaration by Richard Henry Lee; Greeting
from Brazil; The National Ode, by Bayard Taylor; Hymn, by Dexter Smith.—Greeting from Germany-
President Grant's Reply.--Miscellaneous Exercises: The Authors' Tribute to the Signers; The National
Reform Association-Demanding a Religious Amendment to the Constitution; Centennial Congress of
Liberals-Total Separation of Church and State; Woman Suffrage Centennial Meetings. Page 77-94
III.--THE CENTENNIAL FOURTH IN MICHIGAN.
Introductory Remarks.—Newspapers from which Quotations are Made. — Reports of Celebrations
at Adrian, Allegan, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Big Rapids, Bronson, Caro, Charlotte,
By Whom the Exhibition was first Proposed.-Agitation of the Subject in Philadelphia and
Pennsylvania. — Act of Congress Establishing the Centennial Commission.—The President's Proclamation.
Further Act of Congress Giving the Exhibition a National Character.- The Centennial Board of
The Number of Exhibitors.—The Seven Departments.--MINING AND METALLURGY: A Table
Showing the Number of Exhibitors from each Nation; the Contributions of the Several Countries