December 15th, 1862. Lansing, Mich. Samuel S. Lacey to Emil Baur
[Letter is on letterhead from the State Land Office of Michigan]
Dec. 15th, 1862
Revd. Emil Baur
I have great pleasure in announcing that the Board of Control, upon appreciation of your proposition to form a Colony at Wild Fowl Bay passed a resolution reserving all the state Swamp Lands in the Towns you need from sale for the purpose of appropriating them to the use of your Colony as explained by me.
May God bless your efforts.
Saml. S. Lacey.
Mess Baker & Henrici:
Will please to return this to yours truly.
German Christian Agricultural and Benevolent Society of Ora Labora records, 1862-1895. – Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor