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kept by the generations that succeeded, and by none more strictly or cheerfully, than by Porter Cram, who was always ready to assist in the administration of justice and preservation of the peace with body and goods and best endeavors, according to God,' as his pioneer forefathers made oath."

“ The conspicuous occasion to do yeoman service, in the cause of liberty and good government, came to my old friend and political instructor, in 1845, when the slave power made its first great stride towards despotism in America, by the annexation of Texas.”

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