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Bygones of Monroe:


Monroe Sept.15, 1827 - died in Frenchtown, yesterday, Col. Hubert Lacroix, aged 48 years - one of the carliest setters of this country, and a member of the Legislative Council of this territory since the establishment of that body. Col Lacroix was a native Montreal, of highly respectable parentage. He removed to this country pervious to the year 1800, where he lived till the time of his death, enjoying the general confidence of his fellow citizens. In the first organization of the militia of this territory, he received the appointment of Captain, in which capacity he continued until the commencement of the later war. When Col. Anderson beat up for volunteers, Capt. Lacroix was the first volunteer in the service of his country as a private soldier. Upon the organization of the company to which belonged he was unanimously chosen commamdment. At the surrender of Detroit, Captain Lacroix was taken prisoner by the British, and for some time kept on board a prison ship at Malden, and was from thence released by a peremptory order of the celebrated Indian warrior Tecumseh, to Gen. Brock. At the battle of the Raisin most of his property fell prey of the devouring element. In the early organization of this country he was appointed a Colonel in the militia, and Sheriff of the country. He was twice chosen by his fellow citizens a member of the Legislative Council. His loss will be most severely felt by the French population, who have for the past twenty-five years placed great confidence in his integrity, and disposition to protect their rights.


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