Emily M. Morrill Family papers,   1846, 1900
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Tom C. and Fred R. Trelfa Collection. [series]:
Box   1 F   1
MANIFESTS, 1802 May 24 Entry of goods on a canoe, property of Joseph Mercier. June 6 Entry of goods on a canoe, property of Isadore LaCroix. June 12 Clearance, three canoes, bound for Montreal, property of J. Giasson. Undated Entry of goods on two canoes, from St. Louis, property of T. Pothier. June 14 Mackinac, clearance, two canoes, bound for Canada, property of Isadore LaCroix. June 15 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, property of I.B. Flament. June 18 Mackinac, request for clearance, canoe, bound for the Grand River, property of George Schindler. Undated Clearance, boat, bound for the Grand Portage, property of D. Rousseau. June 24 Mackinac, clearance, four canoes, bound for Montreal, property of George Gillespie. June 29 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Mississippi. July 4 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a boat, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. Undated Clearance, two canoes under Jacques Neveu and Paul Pettier, bound for Montreal. Undated Entry of goods on two canoes, property of Harry Munro Fisher. July 5 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Murdoch Cameron. July 11 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Jacob Franks. Undated Clearance, canoe, property of Germain Pothier. Undated Clearance, canoe, bound for the Muskegon, property of Michael Jeandront. Undated Clearance, boat, property of Jean Marie Coursall. Undated Clearance, two canoes, property of Harry Munro Fisher. 1803 April 17 Clearance, boat, property of Charles Maillet. Undated Clearance, canoe, property of Pierre Grignon. April 17 Clearance, canoe, bound for Lake Michigan, property of Samuel Lashley. April 28 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for St. Joseph, property of Daniel Mitchell. May 3 Port Sandwich, clearance, sloop “Hunter” under James Rough, bound for Michilimackinac, arrived May 14. May 8 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for Lake Michigan, property of George McGulpin. May 9 La Chine, entry of goods on a canoe, property of George Gillespie, Mackinac, received June 16. May 12 Michilimackinac, entry of goods imported on the schooner “Thames” under William Gilkison, property of George Gillespie, received June 29. May 14 Mackinac, entry of goods on the sloop “Hunter,” property of John Kenzie, St. Joseph, shipped by Forsyth Smith, Sandwich, May 2. May 22 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a canoe, from St. Joseph, property of Michel Dousman. May 28 Entry of goods, from Montreal, property of D. Rousseau. June 2 Entry of goods on a canoe, from Montreal, property of David Mitchell, Jr. June 15 Entry of goods on a boat, from Montreal, property of David Mitchell, Jr. June 29 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on three canoes, from Montreal, property of George Gillespie. June 21 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Louis Baupry, property of Jacob Franks. June 29 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, from Montreal, property of Laframboise and Schindler, received July 2. July 1 Entry of goods on the sloop “Hunter” and schooner “Thames,” property of Josiah Bleakley. July 1 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Tousaint Pothier. July 1 Entry of goods on a canoe, from Montreal, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 1 Mackinac, entry of goods, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. July 1 Entry of goods, from St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 2 Entry of goods on the “Montreal,” from Sandwich, property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 1 Entry of goods, property of Giasson and Berthelot. July 2 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on the schooner “Nancy” and a canoe, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 3 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Tousaint Pothier. July 2 Mackinac, entry of goods, property of Giasson and Berthelot. July 3 Entry of goods, property of Giasson and Berthelot. July 4 Entry of goods, from St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 4 Entry of goods on a boat, from St. Joseph, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 4 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Tousaint Pothier. July 5 Mackinac, entry of goods on the schooner “Nancy” under William Mills. July 5 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Joseph Numenuil. July 5 (Mackinac) entry of goods on the schooner “Nancy,” property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 6 Entry of goods on a boat, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. July 6 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Henry Berthelot. July 6 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Tousaint Pothier. July 7 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. July 9 Mackinac, entry of goods on the sloop “Saguina,” property of Isadore LaCroix. July 10 Mackinac, entry of goods, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. July 15 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a boat, from St. Joseph, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 15 Entry of goods on a boat, property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 17 Mackinac, clearance, boat, property of Basile Proux. July 17 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, property of Tousaint Pothier. July 19 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Grand River, property of Joseph Bailly. July 19 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Illinois River, property of Lewis Crawford. July 4 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on the schooner “Nancy,” property of George Gillespie, received August 12. July 20 Michilimackinac, clearance, two canoes under Charles Bruyon, bound for the Illinois, property of Tousaint Pothier. July 21 Clearance, two canoes under Mr. Labrasse and Michelle Bertrand, bound for the Mississippi, property of Giasson and Berthelot. July 22 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under L.B. Mairand, bound for Labay, property of Pierre Grignon. July 23 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a boat, from St. Joseph, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 23 Entry of goods, property of Giasson and Berthelot. July 23 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Louis Grignon, bound for Labay, property of Pierre Grignon. July 24 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under P. Ulrich, bound for Labay, property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 25 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Narcissus LaGothrie. July 30 Mackinac, clearance, two canoes, bound for Wisconsin, property of Jean Ecusser. July 28 Clearance, three canoes, property of John Campbell. July 30 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Peter St. Germain, bound for the Indian country, property of J. Baptiste Caron and Co. August 2 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Joseph LeJean, bound for the Mississippi, property of David Mitchell, Jr. August 2 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Denis Julien bound for the Mississippi, property of David Mitchell, Jr. August 3 Mackinac, clearance, two canoes under Jean Baptist L’Island, bound for Montreal, property of Lafromboise and Schindler. August 4 Mackinac, clearance, boat, property of Denis Julien. August 4 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Joseph Gravel, bound for the Mississippi, property of J. Baptiste Caron and Co. August 4 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Antoine Guilliroy. August 8 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for Wisconsin, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. August 6 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Mississippi, property of Lafromboise and Schindler. August 11 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Mississippi, property of Giasson and Berthelot. August 12 Entry of goods, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. August 15 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Charles Sanguinet. August 17 Clearance, boat, bound for Chicago, property of Charles Chardonett. August 19 Clearance, canoe, bound for the Kankakee River for Bertrand and Bourassa, property of David Mitchell, Jr. August 19 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under J.B. Caron and Co. August 19 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Charles Sanquinet. August 25 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Tharaise Marcette, bound for the Grand River, property of Lafromboise and Schindler. August 30 Entry of goods, property of Giasson and Berthelot. September 1 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Mississippi, property of Giasson and Berthelot. September 1 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under J. Baptiste Defond, bound for the Mississippi, property of Giasson and Berthelot. September 1 Clearance, canoe, bound for Montreal, property of Giasson and Berthelot. September 1 Mackinac, clearance, two canoes, bound for Montreal, property of Isadore LaCroix. September 2 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Michel Coursalle.September 3 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, property of Louis Buisson. September 5 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge, property of Charles Sanquinet. September 8 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell. September 9 Michilimackinac, clearance, two canoes, property of Lemoine and LaCroix. September 10 Mackinac, clearance, barge, bound for the Illinois, property of G. Cerre. September 10 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the Grand River, property of George Cchindler. September 10 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Pierre Baron, bound for Bay de Noc, property of Joseph Bailly. September 18 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the Grand River, property of Dousman and LaBorde. September 15 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for L’Arbre Croche, property of David Mitchell. October 8 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on the “Saguina,” property of David Mitchell. October 30 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on the “Saguina,” property of David Mitchell. November 11 Michilimackinac, entry of goods, from St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell. November 15 Mackinac, clearance, canoe, property of David Mitchell. November 3 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell.November 20Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Barnet Lyons, bound for the Grand Traverse, property of David Mitchell. November 28 Entry of goods, property of Simon Champaigne. December 6 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under George McGulpin, bound for Lakes Huron and Michigan, property of Antoine Dupre (Giasson and Berthelot), May 24, 1802-December 6, 1803
Box   1 F   2
MANIFESTS, 1805 April 25 Detroit, manifest, brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound for Michilimackinac. May 27 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on five canoes, from the Mississippi, property of Robert Dickson. July 24 Mackinac,manifest, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, from Fort Erie. November 1Mackinac, manifest, sloop “Saguina” under John Fearson. 1806 Undated Clearance, boat, bound for Muskegon, property of D. Rousseau. Undated Clearance, boat, bound for the Mississippi, property of J. Maxwell. May 15 Detroit, clearance, schooner “General Tracy” under Peter Curry, bound for Michilimackinac, signed J. Wilkinson., April 25, 1805-May 15,1806
Box   1 F   3
MANIFESTS, 1806 May 19 Mackinac, manifest, brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort. May 23 Michilimackinac, invoice of goods shipped on the schooner “General Tracy” under Peter Curry, property of Joseph Guy. May 24 Mackinac, manifest, brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort. June 5 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a canoe under Franc. Montreuch, from Montreal, property of D. Rousseau. June 6 Presque Isle, clearance for Rufus B. Reed to ship goods on the schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Port Sandwich. June 6 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Thames” under William Gilkison, from Fort Erie and Sandwich. June 6 Michilimackinac, invoice of items on the schooner “Thames,” bound for St. Joseph. June 10 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Thames” under William Gilkison, bound for Chicago. June 16 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on three barges under Francois Brunelle, property of David Mitchell, Jr. June 16 Detroit, clearance of goods to be shipped on the schooner “Ranger,” property of Isaac Jones, consigned to John Knaggs, Michilimackinac, signed William Jones for Joseph Wilkinson. June 19 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Nancy” under William Mills, from St. Joseph. June 20 Bill of lading, sloop “Hunter” under James Rough, from Sandwich to Mackinac and Chicago. June 20 Mackinac, bill of unlading, sloop “Hunter” under James Rough, from Sandwich to Mackinac and Chicago. Has a number of papers. June 23 Michilimackinac, clearance, three canoes, bound for St. Mary, property of Tousaint Pothier. June 25 Detroit, clearance, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac, signed J. Wilkinson. June 25 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, from Detroit. June 25 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a barge, property of LaCroix and Lemoine. June 27 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a canoe, from Montreal, property of Robert Dickson. July 1 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Thames” under William Gilkison, from Chicago. July 16 Property of Rob Dickerson bound for Green Bay, signed by Anderson. June 29 Michilimackinac, clearance, two boats under Antoine Chenier, bound for the Mississippi territory, property of George Gillespie. Undated Clearance, barge under P. LaVing, property of R. Crawford. Undated Manifest, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Chicago. July 2 Detroit, clearance, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Stanley Griswold. July 5 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Duncan Grahame, bound for Mississippi, property of Murdoch Cameron and Co. July 5 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Michel Rinville, bound for the Mississippi, property of Murdoch Cameron and Co. July 5 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Pierre Lapointe, bound for the Mississippi, property of Murdoch Cameron and Co. July 7 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Harry Munro Fisher, property of Harry Munro Fisher. July 9 Michilimackinac, entry of canoe under Jean Baptiste Dugane, bound for Montreal, signed Tho. Blackwood. July 10 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under G.T. Wood, bound for the Mississippi, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 10 Mackinac, clearance, two canoes, bound for the Mississippi for Francois Frenier, property of Josiah Bleakley. July 11 Manifest, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Chicago. July 12 Mackinac, entry of good on the “Nancy” under William Mills, from St. Joseph, property of G. Pothier. July 12 Michilimackinac, entry of goods in a canoe, property of George Gillespie and Co. July 14 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge under Joseph St. Jean, bound for the Mississippi, property of David Mitchell, Jr. July 14 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Ignace Piche, bound for Sandy Lake, property of Robert Dickson and Co. and D. Rousseau, signed Thomas G.Anderson. July 14 Michilimackinac, clearance, two boats, bound for St. Joseph, LaFlache and the Mississippi, property of T. Pothier. July 14 Mackinac clearance, boat under Ignace Piche, bound for Sanky Lake, additional property of Robert Dickson and Co. and Rouseau, signed Thomas G. Anderson. July 15 Clearance, canoe under Louis Grignon, bound for the Mississippi, property of Rocheblaue and Portier. July 15 Mackinac, clearance, barge under Pierre Peugord, bound for Lake Michigan, property of George Gillespie. July 15 Mackinac, clearance, boat, property of Ph. LaVaussay. July 16 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Joseph Numeuville, bound for Lake Michigan, property of George Gillespie. July 16 Mackinac, clearance, barge under Louis Beaupry, bound for Green Bay, property of Robert Dickson and Co. and D. Rousseau, signed by Thomas G. Anderson. July 16 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Jean Bellana, bound for Green Bay, property of Robert Dickson and Co., signed Thomas G. Anderson. July 24 Detroit, entry of goods on a boat under Henry Barthlette, from Sandwich; transferred to the brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound for Michilimackinac, signed William Davidson. July 19 Detroit, entry of goods on the schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, from Presque Isle; transferred to the brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound for Michilimackinac, signed William Davidson. July 26 Mackinac, bill of lading, sloop “Hunter” under James Rough, from Chicago bound for Mackinac and Sandwich. July 26 Detroit, clearance, brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Stanley Griswold. July 28 Mackinac, manifest, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, from Chicago. July 29 Mackinac, clearance, two boats under Joseph Robedour, bound for St. Louis, property of Joseph Robedour, signed David Mitchell, Jr. July 30 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Charles Bellair, bound for the Missouri, property of G. Pothier. July 31 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Thomas G. Anderson, bound for the Mississippi, property of Robert Dickson and Co. August 1 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Andre St. Jean, bound for the Illinois, property of LaCroix and Lemoine. August 1 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the River Souble, property of Dousman and Labourd. August 2 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under J.B. Massigan, bound for the Mississippi, property of Robert Dickson and Co. August 2 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat, property of J. Rudsdell. August 3 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Antoine Roy, bound for St. Louis, property of Antoine Roy. August 3 Clearance, barge under Mr. Beron, property of Giasson and Berthelot. August 4 Mackinac, boat under Jean Ecuyer, property of Jean Ecuyer. August 4 In French. August 11 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Pierre Petrimault, bound for the Illinois, property of G. Pothier. August 11 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge, bound for the Illinois, property of LaCroix and Lemoine. August 12 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Thames” under William Gilkison. August 14 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Mississippi, property of Robert Dickson and Co. August 15 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under P. John Deserontyon, property of David Mitchell, Jr. August 18 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for St. Louis, property of Charles Sanguinet. August 19 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Grand River, property of J.B. Baulier. August 19 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the Kalamazoo, property of Ett. La Murandien. August 20 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for St. Joseph, property of J. Battiss Barau and Jean Langevien. September 26 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Patrick Adhemar, property of Robert Dickson and Co., signed Patrick Adhemar. September 28 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat, property of Michel Dousmand and J.B. Labourd. October 10 Michilimackinac, clearance, two boats, bound for L’Arbre Croche, property of David Mitchell and Daniel Mitchell. October 14 Mackinac, entry of goods in five canoes and two boats, property of G. Pothier. October 15 Mackinac, entry of goods on two boats, property of Dousman and Labourd. October 16 Mackinac, clearance, barge under Patrick Adhemar, property of Robert Dickson and Co., signed Patrick Adhemar. October 20 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under J. Bte. Leguinac, property of G. Pothier. October 21 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on two boats and three canoes, from L’Arbre Croche, property of David Mitchell and Daniel Mitchell. November 5 Mackinac, entry of goods on a boat, from St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell and Daniel Mitchell. November 9 Mackinac, clearance, boat bound for the Au Sable River, property of Michel Dousman and Co. November 22 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a canoe, property of G. Pothier. November 26 Detroit, clearance, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Stanley Griswold. December 9 Mackinac, manifest, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, from Detroit, May 19-December 9, 1806
Box   1 F   4
MANIFESTS, 1807 April 28 Detroit, clearance of goods for Kenzie and Forsyth, Chicago, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Michilimackinac and Chicago, signed Stanley Griswold. April 28 Detroit, clearance of goods for Josiah Bleakley, Michilimackinac, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Stanley Griswold. April 30 Detroit, clearance, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Michilimackinac and Chicago, signed Stanley Griswold. April 28 Cumberland Head, clearance of goods, bound for Montreal and Michilimackinac, property of John Oakes, signed Henry S. Woolsey. April 28 Cumberland Head, testimony that goods to be cleared were manufactured in the United States, signed John Oakes before Henry S. Woolsey. April 28 Oswego, clearance of goods for Matthew McNaire, Michilimackinac, schooner “Linda” under Archibald Montgomery, bound for Queenston and Michilimackinac. May 15 Presque Isle, manifest, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac. May 21 Niagara, permission given to Thomas Clark to remove goods from Niagara to Fort Erie, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed John Symington. Clearances granted at Fort Erie (June 8) and Sandwich (June 19) on verso. May 15 Presque Isle, manifest, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac. May 15 Presque Isle, clearance, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Thomas Forster. May 23 (?) Detroit, removal of goods from the schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Stanley Griswold. May 23 Detroit, clearance of goods loaded, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac, property of Richard Pattison, signed Stanley Griswold. May 26 [Michilimackinac], invoice of goods shipped since cleared at Detroit, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee. June 8 Detroit, clearance of goods for Josiah Bleakley, “Dover” under Captain Hathaway, bound for Michilimackinac, property of Angus Mackintosh. June 9 Michilimackinac, manifest, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, from Chicago. June 14 Presque Isle, clearance of goods loaded, schooner AMary@ under Charles Stewart, property of Robert Murray. June 17 Detroit, manifest, schooner “Tacy” under Charles Oliver, bound for Michilimackinac, Certificate of clearance, signed Stanley Griswold, on verso. June 19 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “General Wilkinson” under John Connely, bound for Michilimackinac, clearance signed by Stanley Griswold. July 3 Michilimackinac, goods taken on at the St. Clair River remaining on board the schooner “General Tracy,” from Detroit. July 4 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Ranger” under Daniel Dobbins. July 9 Michilimackinac, clearance, schooner “General Wilkinson” under John Connelly, bound for Detroit via St. Joseph, signed G. Hoffman. September 11 Mackinac, manifest, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound for Chicago. July 14 St. Joseph, entry of goods on the schooner “General Wilkinson” under John Connelly. Separate sheet (same size)--landed and signed for. July 23 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Wilkinson” under John Connelly, from St. Joseph. July 16 Detroit, manifest and clearance, brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Stanley Griswold. August 18 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the Illinois River, property of Louis Buisson. September 11 Report, sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, bound from Chicago to Mackinac. 1808 June 23 Mackinac, return of cargo discharged from the sloop “Contractor” under William Lee, from Chicago, signed Samuel Abbott. September 21 Mackinac, manifest, brig “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound for Detroit. 1809 June 26 Manifest, schooner “Salinas” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Detroit. August 3 Manifest, schooner “Ellen” under John Fearson, from St. Joseph. August 19 Mackinac, manifest, “Adams” under Henry B. Brevoort, bound from Chicago. 1810 April 20 Clearance, boat, bound for the Grand Traverse, property of Michilimackinac Company, signed Daniel Mitchell. April 21 Mackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the “Saguina,” property of Jean Baptiste LaBord. April 21 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under D.O. Dunham, bound for Green Bay, property of D.O. Dunham. April 21 Mackinac, clearance, boat under John Dousman, bound for Green Bay, the property of John Dousman. April 21 Clearance, canoe under Alexis Reaume, bound for Rivier Au pair, property of D.O. Dunham. May 18 Clearance, canoe, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed Daniel Mitchell. June 26 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe bound for St. Joseph, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed William Hall, Jr. July 2 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for the Sault St. Mary’s, property of Solomon Mittleberger. July 4 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe, bound for St. Joseph, signed Fredk. Oliva for George Gillespie. July 8 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Augustin Nolin, bound for Sault St. Mary, property of Jean Baptist Nolin. July 10 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge under Joseph Colin, bound for St. Joseph, signed William Hall, Jr. July 15 Clearance, canoe under Ralph M. Pomeroy, bound for Sault St. Mary’s, signed Ralph M. Pomeroy. July 16 Clearance, two barges and a canoe under Michel Cadott and Messrs. St. Germain and Corbin, bound for Lac Courtes Orielles and La Pointe, property of Leon St. Germain and Co. July 16 Michilimackinac, clearance, six canoes, bound for Montreal, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed T. Pothier. July 16 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat and canoe under Michel Cadotte, bound for LaFolle, signed J. Beron for Michel Cadotte. July 16 Clearance, two boats under F. Mailhiot, bound for River Montreal, property of F. Mailhiot. July 18 Michilimackinac, clearance, two barges under Joseph Laroque, bound for St. Joseph, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed William Hall, Jr. July 18 Michilimackinac, clearance, two canoes under August Pitre, bound for Montreal, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed Fredk. Oliva. July 18 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Bazil Proulx, bound for the Illinois, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed Fredk. Oliva. July 23 Michilimackinac, clearance, two canoes under Pierre Deloge, bound for Montreal, property of the Michilimackinac Company, signed Fredk. Oliva. July 24 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under George Gillespie, bound for St. Joseph, signed Fredk. Oliva for George Gillespie. July 31 Michilimackinac, clearance, canoe under Louis Crawford, bound for St. Joseph, signed Fredk. Oliva. July 31 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under T. Chapeu, bound for Lake Superior, property of T. Chapeu. July 31 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge, bound for the Illinois, property of Jean Baptiste Lemoine, April 28, 1807-July 31, 1810
Box   1 F   5
MANIFESTS, 1810 August 1 Mackinac, clearance, barge under Louis Grignon, bound for Green Bay, property of Louis Grignon. August 5 Michilimackinac, bill of lading, barge under James Aird, bound for the Mississippi, property of James Aird. August 6 Mackinac, clearance, barge, bound for the Illinois River, property of Michel LaCroix. August 6 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge under Joseph Larocque, bound for St. Joseph, property of George Gillespie. August 6 Michilimackinac, clearance of goods, bound for the Grand River, property of Michel Coursall. August 6 Michilimackinac, barge, bound for the Mississippi, property of Joseph Rotelle. August 6 Michilimackinac, manifest, barge, bound for the Mississippi, property of Murdoch Cameron. August 6 Mackinac, manifest, barge, bound for the Mississippi, property of Robert Dickson, signed Thomas G. Anderson for Robert Dickson. August 7 Clearance, canoe under J.B. LaLelliene, bound for Sault St. Marie, property of D.O. Dunham. August 7 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Etienne Lamorandier, bound for Kallimasa, property of Etienne Lamorandier. August 6 Mackinac, manifest, barge under Thomas G. Anderson, bound for the Mississippi, property of Robert Dickson, signed Thomas G. Anderson for Robert Dickson. August 8 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Daniel Bourassa, bound for St. Joseph, property of Daniel Bourassa. August 8 Mackinac, manifest, barge, bound for St. Louis, property of Antoine Chenier. August 9 Mackinac, manifest, barge under John Lawe, bound for the la Baye, property of Jacob Franks. August 9 Mackinac, clearance, boat under P. Jos. LaCroix, property of P. Jos. LaCroix. August 9 Mackinac, clearance, barge under Augustin Grignon, property of Pierre Grignon. August 9 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat under Redford Crawford, bound for the Mississippi, signed John B. Askin for Redford Crawford. Statement regarding clearance, signed Samuel Abbott. August 9 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat under John B. Askin, bound for the Portage of the Ouisconsaign, property of Redford Crawford, signed John B. Askin for Redford Crawford. August 9 Michilimackinac, manifest, two barges, bound for the Missouri River, property of Wilson P. Hunt. August 9 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat bound for the Mississippi, property of Henry Munro Fisher. August 12 Michilimackinac, bill lading, canoe under L. Crawford, bound for St. Joseph, property of L. Crawford. August 11 Michilimackinac, manifest, canoe, bound for St. Louis, property of Wilson P. Hunt. August 11 Michilimackinac, bill of lading, boat under Guill. Varin, bound for St. Joseph, property of L. Crawford. August 11 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat, property of M. Brisbois. August 13 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge under J. B. Duchouquet, bound for St. Louis, property of George Gillespie. August 13 Michilimackinac, clearance, two canoes under J. Bt. Berthelot and Phylip Lasaussay, bound for Prairie du Chien, property of J. Bt. Berthelot.. August 13 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat, bound for the Missouri, property of Charles Bellair. August 15 Clearance, barge, bound for Lake Superior, property of David O. Dunham. August 16 Michilimackinac, entry of a boat under Louis Buisson, bound for the River Illinois, property of Louis Buisson. August 17 Mackinac, manifest, boat under Louis Chevellier, bound for the River Au Sable, property of Francis LeBaron. August 18 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under John Bleakley, bound for the Mississippi, property of John Bleakley. August 18 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Jacques Portier, property of Jacques Pertier. August 18 Clearance, barge under Denis Julien, property of Denis Julien. August 18 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Peter Powell, bound for Green Bay, property of Peter Powell. August 18 Clearance, canoe under Samuel Lashly, bound for Lake Superior, property of Samuel Lashly. August 19 Michilimackinac, entry of goods in four boats under Joseph Bailly, from St. Joseph, property of T. Pothier. August 20 Michilimackinac, clearance, five canoes under J. Bte. Bielle, bound for Montreal signed Fredk. Oliva for George Gillespie and T. Pothier. August 22 Mackinac, clearance, boat, property of Antoine Guillory. August 27 Mackinac, clearance, boat, property of Daniel Bourassa. August 27 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Fredk. Oliva, bound for LaPrairie, property of George Gilliespie and T. Pothier, signed Fredk. Oliva for George Gillespie and T. Pothier. August 28 Mackinac, clearance, canoe bound for Montreal, property of T. Pothier. September 4 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under Jos. Bailly, bound for St. Joseph, property of Jos. Bailly. September 14 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat under J. Bt. Beaubien, bound for the Grand River, property of Alexis Reaume. September 15 Mackinac, clearance, boat under John Dousman, bound for La Bay, property of John Dousman. September 17 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Jean Bte. Ricard, bound for La Riviere Per Marquette, property of Daniel Mitchell. October 11 Mackinac, clearance, canoe under Baptiste Bertrand, bound for Mine a Coquin, property of David Mitchell, signed Daniel Mitchell. October 13 Mackinac, clearance, boat under John Holiday, bound for Sault St. Maries, property of John Johnston, signed John Holiday for John Johnston. October 16 Clearance, boat under Daniel Mitchell, bound for Arbre Croche, property of David Mitchell, signed Daniel Mitchell. October 20 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Jacob Franks, bound for La Bay, property of Jacob Franks. October 21 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Joseph Numanville, bound for the Grand River, property of Michael Dousman. October 30 Clearance, boat, bound for St. Joseph, property of David Mitchell, signed Daniel Mitchell. 1811 June 14 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Salina” under Daniel Dobbins, bound for Michilimackinac, signed Reuben Attwater. June 16 Michilimackinac, oath relating to delivery of goods on a canoe from St. Joseph, property of George Gillespie, signed Samuel Abbott. July 10 Mackinac, entry of goods in a boat under P. Jos. LaCroix, property of P. Jos. LaCroix, August 1, 1810-July 10, 1811
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MANIFESTS, 1815 July 23 Michilimackinac, manifest, canoe under Paul Joseph LaCroix, bound from St. Joseph, property of Paul Joseph LaCroix. July 22 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat under F. Bouttrillier, bound for the Mississippi, property of F. Bouttrillier. July 24 Michilimackinac, oath relating to goods on board schooner AMink@ under William Keith, bound for Detroit, signed William Gamble. [July 24] Memorandum of articles loaded on a boat, bound for St. Joseph, signed William McGulpin and Ann Werren. July 24 Entry of goods, property of Michel Lapallieur. July 24 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat bound for the Grand River, property of Jos. C. Deschenau. July 24 District of Detroit, certificate of cargo of James Bough, signed by Austin E. Wing. July 30 Mackinac, clearance, boat under Joseph Rolette, bound for Prairie du Chien, property of Berthelot and Rolette. August 18 Detroit, clearance, brig “Hunter” under James Rough, bound for Presque Isle to Michilimackinac, signed Austin E. Wing. August 3 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a boat from Sault St. Maries, property of Charles O. Ermatinger. August 3 Mackinac, entry of goods on a boat under William McGulpin, from St. Joseph, property of William McGulpin. August 5 Michilimackinac, clearance, boat, bound for St. Louis, Louisiana, property of Fredk. Oliva. August 6 Fragment: No. 25. Outwards A Boat for St. Joseph by William McGulpin. Undated Unidentified list of goods. August 19 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Champion” under John Connelly, bound for Detroit. August 26 Mackinac, manifest, boat under John Campbell, from St. Joseph. August 26 Manifest, canoe under Joseph Rolette, bound for Prairie du Chien. August 24 Mackinac, manifest, Indian canoe, from St. Joseph, property of John Dousman. August 18 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Diligence”under Seth Barney, bound from Presque Isle to Michilimackinac (arrived August 27), signed Austin E. Wing. August 31 Michilimackinac, manifest, brig “Hunter” under James Rough, bound for Detroit. August 31 Michilimackinac, entry of goods on a canoe under John Drew, from St. Joseph, property of John Drew. September 7 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat, bound for the Grand River, property of Joseph Schindler. September 16 Mackinac, entry of goods on a canoe under John Drew. From St. Joseph, property of John Drew. September 18 Michilimackinac, clearance, barge under Louis Buisson, bound for the riviere des Illinois, property of Louis Buisson. September 24 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Diligence” under Seth Barney, bound from Presque Isle to Michilimackinac (arrived October 14), signed E. Wing. October 18 Oath regarding manifest, schooner “Champion” under Elijah Warner, bound from Michilimackinac to Detroit. 1816 August 6 Michilimackinac, manifest, canoe under Augustin Nolin, bound for Sault St. Mary’s, property of Augustin Nolin. 1817 September 8 Michilimackinac, manifest, barge under Augustin Nolin, bound for Sault St. Mary’s, property of Augustin Nolin. October 8 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Ruthy Ann” under Samuel Duncan, bound for Detroit. October 9 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Eagle” under William Dickinson, bound for Detroit. 1818 October 27 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “General Jackson” under Chesley Blake, bound for Michilimackinac, clearance from Detroit to Green Bay and Chicago attached, November 4, signed Samuel Abbott. September 26 Michilimackinac, manifest, canoe under Joseph LaPerche, bound for Drummond Island. October 27 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat under Robert Dickson, bound for Drummond Island, property of Robert Dickson. November 10 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat, under Joseph Reille, from Sault St. Mary’s. November 16 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Monroe” under Michael Conner, bound for Detroit. November 11 Michilimackinac, manifest, boat under Joseph Rele, bound for Sault St. Mary’s. 1819 April 24 Drummond Island, clearance, boat under Mathew Donovan Nelson, bound for Michilimackinac, signed T.G. Anderson. April 23 Detroit, Manifest and clearance, schooner “Monroe” under Michael Connor, bound for Mackinac and Chicago, signed Charles James Lanman for William Woodbridge; clearance from Mackinac to Chicago, May 10, signed Samuel Abbott. May 13 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Diligence” under Seth Barney, bound for Michilimackinac, signed John Deming. May 4 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “General Jackson” under Chesley Blake, bound for Mackinac and Green Bay; clearance from Mackinac to Green Bay, May 12, signed Samuel Abbott. April 22 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Tiger” under William Keith, bound for Mackinac and Green Bay, signed Charles James Lanman for William Woodbridge; clearance from Mackinac to Green Bay, May 7, signed Samuel Abbott. May 11 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Widow’s Son”under John F. Rupley, bound for Mackinac. June 22 Michilimackinac, manifest, schooner “Tiger” under Moses Burdsall, from Green Bay proceeding to Detroit. September 17 Detroit, manifest, schooner “General Jackson” under Chesley Blake, bound for Chicago via Mackinac (arrived October 1). October 2 Green Bay, manifest, schooner “Tiger” under Moses Burdsall, bound for Detroit via Mackinac. September 28 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Monroe” under Michael Connor, bound for Mackinac (arrived October 7), signed John Deming. October 8 Detroit, manifest and clearance, sloop “Hannah” under Clifford Beldin, bound for Green Bay via Mackinac, signed John Deming; clearance from Mackinac to Green Bay, October 11, signed John W. Mason, July 23, 1815-October 8, 1819
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MANIFESTS, 1821 May 19 Drummond Island, clearance, boat under Joseph Dupré, bound for Michilimackinac, signed T.G. Anderson. 1825 April 25 Mackinac, manifest and clearance, schooner “Red Jacket” under Aug. Walker, bound for Buffalo. May 21 Michilimackinac, manifest and clearance, schooner “Eclipse” under William J. Puen, bound for Buffalo. July 8 Manifest, canoe under Dan. Laually, bound for Drummond Island, property of William Mitchell. July 17 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Young Amaranth” under J. W. Ransom, bound for Buffalo. July 20 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Mariner” under Chesley Blake, bound for Buffalo. July 26 Michilimackinac, manifest, four boats under William A. Aitken, bound for Lake Superior, property of William A. Aitken. July 20 Manifest, boat, bound for Drummond Island, property of George Mitchell. August 4 Michilimackinac, manifest, two boats under R. Robinson, bound for the Grand River, property of F. Robinson. August 5 Michilimackinac, manifest and clearance, schooner “Red Jacket” under A. Walker, bound for Buffalo Creek, signed Adam E. Steuart. September 12 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Red Jacket” under A. Walker, bound for Buffalo Creek, shipped by W.S. Allan and consigned to D.G. Jones, Detroit. September 16 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Bolivar”under George Miles, bound for Buffalo. Undated Mackinac, manifest, schooner “St. Clair” under Samuel Ward, bound for Detroit. November 20 Mackinac, manifest, schooner “Farmer” under Austin Smith, bound for Buffalo Creek. 1832 November 3 Detroit, manifest and clearance, schooner “Louisa Jenkins” under L. Case, bound for Green Bay via Mackinac, signed J.O.B. Vallie; clearance from Mackinac to Green Bay, November 15, signed Samuel Abbott. 1835 July 19 Michilimackinac, oath regarding manifest, schooner “La Grange” under Charles Couchois, signed Abraham Wendell. 1856 September 24 [Mackinac] report, trip from Buffalo to Green Bay. 1858 September 16 O. Newberry and Co., Detroit to Abraham Wendell, Mackinac, regarding the return of a seized shipment of twine. 1860 September 26 Buffalo, manifest, propeller “Rocket” under John Rice, bound for Green Bay, May 19, 1821-September 26, 1860
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AMERICAN FUR COMPANY, 1838 January 22 Sault Ste. Marie, contract between Gabriel Franchere, American Fur Company, and Jean Baptiste Cantin, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, wherein the latter agrees to provide the Company with 300 barrels of charcoal at thirty-seven and a half cents per barrel, P.B. Barbeau, witness. May 28 Sault Ste. Marie, agreement between Gabriel Franchere, American Fur Company, and Edward Boisvert, employing the latter to deliver all fish he catches during the season to the Company, J.R. Livingston, witness. 1839 January 27 Sault Ste. Marie, agreement between John R. Livingston, American Fur Company, and Samuel Peck, St. Joseph wherein the latter agrees to provide the Company with 600 barrels at eighty cents each; all staves he can secure at $9.00 per thousand; an all headings at $9.50 per thousand. May 21 Sault Ste. Marie, agreement between John R. Livingston, American Fur Company, and John Vincent, to employ the latter for four months as a journeyman carpenter at $18.00 per month, John Walker, witness. July 8 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Enclosed bill of lading for 500 barrels of fish to be shipped to Detroit; mentions scarcity of deerskins. August 20 D.P. Bushnell, La Pointe, to J.R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Requests return of his watch by Captain Stannard and settlement of his account. September 11 Sault Ste. Marie, agreement between John R. Livingston, American Fur Company, and Harvey Hamlin, Mackinac, to employ the latter as a carpenter at $1.50 per day plus lodgings, William Scott, witness. Agreement of employment of William E. Stone appended. 1840 January 1 Sault Ste. Marie, articles for which duties were paid, fourth quarter 1839, signed John Agnew, Customs Inspector. 1841 October 4 Samuel Abbott, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Informs him that he settled his account with Mr. Mitchell in Green Bay. November 9 Sault Ste. Marie, agreement of John R. Livingston, American Fur Company, to pay Samuel Ashman $510 (paid October 22, 1842). Sault Ste. Marie, American Fur Company, blacksmith account book, two pages, July 3, 1841-May 16, 1842. 1842 February 21 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Encloses accounts and bonds and discusses business and the arrangements with Mr. Mendenhall. April 5 Sault Ste. Marie, license granted the American Fur Company to be retailers of spirituous liquor in their store, signed William Bell, clerk, township of Ste. Marie. April 14 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Notes that his last order was too high given poor business conditions but it will be filled almost completely, trusting he can buy fish that will render a profit. Added note, April 17, enclosing list of prices allowed for furs and skins; low prices rendered in March sales in London. April 26 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Refers to change in the price list of furs and skins enclosed in his April 17, copy enclosed; business matters. May 5 Ramsay Crooks, New York to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Difficulty in raising limits on skins because of poor trade; Mr. Barbeau unable to secure the needed men because of demand for labor in Canada. April 27 Sault Ste. Marie, account of G.S. Hubbard. May 13 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Great decline in value of skins; should it prove necessary, permission to exceed limits given him in buying skins. May 24 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie (copy, appended to following). Urges him to visit Brockville, Canada, and secure the speedy delivery of his goods; comments that Barbeau’s salary is more than the business justifies. May 30 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Problems with Barbeau’s business dealings in Montreal; poor sales at the Leipsic Fair. June 3 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of $7.33 from the American Fur Company, signed Charles Mott. July 1 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of $26.27 from the American Fur Company on postage account, signed Thomas Edwards, postmaster. July 18 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Notes shipment of goods in the “Buffalo” to be sent to La Pointe; glad to hear that he make a favorable exchange of fish for provisions. July 24 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment for goods shipped in the steamer “Buffalo,” signed P.W. Helye for Captain S. Allen. August 20 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Claims of William Holiday and his brother George regarding buildings at L’Ance. September 12 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of $550 in specie from John R. Livingston, signed William Brewster, agent, American Fur Company. September 20 Edward S. Lovell, Mt. Clemens, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Inquiring as to the disposition of the money drawn for the heirs of George Ermatinger from Charles Montreale; desires his share. October 24 Sault Ste. Marie, received from the American Fur Company on account, $44.12, signed George P. Ermatinger. October 24 Sault Ste. Marie, received from the American Fur Company in full, $619.82, signed Charles Stanard. October 24 Sault Ste. Marie, three receipts of payment from the American Fur Company in full, signed James Taylor, William Barnet, Nicholas Gebhard. 1843 January 31 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment of 1842 taxes by the American Fur Company, $161.90, signed J.D. Childes, treasurer, township of St. Marie. August 18 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Request for shipment of powder and shot as he is running very short; shipping skins to Livingston despite their scarcity; business matters. November 1 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Forwarding bonds to secure Mr. Crebassa’s license. November 3 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Notes omission of goods which are to be sold for account of the Northern Outfit; includes copy of current account with the American Fur Company; requests 15 gallons of linseed oil in the spring. December 30 Anthony Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Forwards current account as of December 31; informs him of the status of his last order. 1844 January 27 H.E. Nicolls, Toronto, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Requests him to advise Mr. Wilson to sign the Power of Attorney and return it as soon as possible. February 12 Samuel Abbott, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Enquiry as to whether he can procure the necessary men to work on the brig "Astor." February 17 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Ste. Marie. Has not received anything toward the account as of December 31, 1843; informs him that he can secure at least $4.50 per barrel if he can forward at least 500 barrels of white fish during the season. March 4 C.H. Beaulieu, Ance, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding shipment of goods on the AAstor@; nothing new at La Pointe; the hunt is worse than ever. March W.K. Rains, St. Joseph, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding a bill for salt bought by Mr. Peck (note received March 8). March 14 John Bellenden, Sault Ste. Marie, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Places an order for books on account of James Anderson. March 20 Mackinac, order for goods from La Pointe, per Samuel Abbott. March 26 Charles H. Stewart, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Requests that he forward to him the names of those who compose the firm of “The Cleveland Northern Lake Co.”; advice regarding an attachment suit against the company. Appended letter of H.H. Emmons elaborating on the suit and the best way to proceed on it. March 30 H.H. Emmons, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Detailed manner in which he may proceed with the attachment suit against the Cleveland Northern Lake Co. March 31 Samuel Abbott, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Capt. B. Stannard, his men, mail, and supplies are proceeding to the Sault on ice, the steamer "Bunker Hill" unable to proceed because of ice, January 22, 1838-March 31, 1844
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AMERICAN FUR COMPANY, 1844 April 1 D.R. Holt, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Inquires as to whether he can buy fish in exchange for provisions for B.F. Smith and Co., Cleveland. April 1 Fragment noting receipt and answer of a letter from the New York office. April 9 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Encloses a letter from Ramsay Crooks to Duncan McKay and informs him that Capt. Beckley will deliver to him a small box received from New York. April 16 Robert Stuart, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Recommends Mr. Hays, the U.S. agent for La Pointe. April 19 Spencer Norvell, Fort Brady, Sault Ste. Marie, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request for projected costs in using the “Astor” to transport supplies for the building of a new military post near Copper Harbor. April 22 C.T. Carrier, Ance, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. The opening of the spring season and details of a contract he made with Mr. Beaulieu for the freight of his goods during the season. April 22 Spencer Norvell, Fort Brady, Sault Ste. Marie, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. His communication received and forwarded to Lt. Col. Whiting for answer. April 26 Samuel Abbott, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Received too much salt and requests no more be sent; fish selling well that it would be wise to take as many as he can. April 29 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Will send goods including the horses; no charge for wharfage in Detroit but thinks Livingston could charge 2/per ton; signed contract with Col. Whiting and has agreed to charter the “Astor;” details on the Copper Harbor contract. May 4 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Goods shipped on account on the “W. Brewster” and copy of contract with Whiting enclosed (not present). May 10 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Apprehensive that Livingston will be unable to fulfill the contract with the government, the “Astor”being detained in being fitted out. May 14 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Goods forwarded on account; Capt. John Wood will not again be found trafficking at your place. May 19 C.H. Gratiot, Steamboat “Constitution” to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Approaches possibility of having himself and party taken to Lake Superior the first of June. May 29 S. Mandlebaum, Copper Harbor, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Requests to have some letters and goods forwarded to him. May 29 Anthony Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Encloses a tariff of rates of wharfage as established in Detroit; the bay horse was in excellent condition when shipped. June 11 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. No vessel or news; supplies of flour and pork exhausted; regular business suffers much. June 13 A.W. Buchanan, Mississaugue, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request for earrings, a ring, a shawl and some tea. June 19 A.W. Williams, Grand Island, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding shipment of twine purchased and request for refund as too much was charged. June 19 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Sends bill of lading of the “Astor”and requests he ship the fish without delay. June 24 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Regrets he is not satisfied with the government contract; sends $1,000.00 American gold for Doctor Borup and mail. June 29 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Problems with negotiating a contract for transporting Indian supplies with Mr. Newberry. July 8 A.W. Buchanan, La Cloche, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Received goods by Grant and returning those kept by Mr. Sharpe. July 18 O. Newberry, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Maries. Pointing out that his contract with Mr. Dudgeon specified transportation of the Indian provisions by August 1. August 14 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Has sold most of the fish although the market is very slow; discussion of the accounts of the St. Mary’s Outfit. August 24 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. $400 credited to the account of the St. Mary’s Outfit; Mr. Dockstader not yet sent the claims against Mendenhall. August 26 Henry Sayer, Mississague, to John R. Livingston, St. Maries. Order for thread or twine. August 28 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Regarding the problems of Nicholas Dockstader versus Cyrus Mendenhall; Livingston appointed Marshall to act in this matter; documents attached not present. September 2 George Ehninger, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault de Ste. Marie. Has forwarded the goods requested, the amount due to be credited to Ramsay Crooks in account. September 6 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. “Astor” arrived but the shipment short on some goods; discussion of various accounts and goods. September 9 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Fish received but no market for them; invoice of seeds enclosed; hopes he had laid up the “Algonquin”and secured Dockstader’s claims against the owner. September 12 R.E. Clary, Fort Brady, Sault Ste. Marie, to Capt. R.A. Stanard, brig “J.J. Astor.” September 16 William Pettit, Copper Harbor, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request for speedy forwarding of a shipment of copper ore destined for Boston; also order for items wanted. September 20 Ramsay Crooks, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Goods requested by Borup for Ance, Grand Island, and La Pointe secured; other goods being shipped; the writ of attachment against the “Algonquin” to force Mendenhall to pay the $500 certificate unfairly sold to Dockstadter plus between $120 and $130 he owes him. September 20 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Supplies shipped to St. Mary’s Outfit and debited to their account. September 3 To John R. Livingston, charges to his account, signed Samuel Abbott. eptember 23 C.H. Gratiot, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request to have the “Astor” transport his goods to Eagle River. September 24 Ramsay Crooks, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Will leave with Dr. Houghton to your address a letter in favor of your brother to a friend of mine in New Orleans; hearth rug arrived safely. September 25 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Goods forwarded including materials for the AAstor@; Mendenhall still owes on two notes and if not paid, Livingston should proceed against the “Algonquin.” September 26 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Regarding goods shipped. September 26 Avery and Eldridge, Detroit (brewery), to Agent of the American Fur Company, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding shipment of beer ultimately destined for Fort Wilkins. September 26 C.H. Gratiot, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. No prospect of his getting off until Saturday; will arrive Sunday. September 28 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Enclosed papers relating to the Mendenhall affair; Crooks leaving via Canada for New York, April 1-September 28, 1844
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AMERICAN FUR Company, 1844 October 1 Samuel Abbott, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Informing him of a shipment of gun power to arrive and requesting Holland twine. October 7 Avery and Eldridge, Detroit (brewery), to Agent of the American Fur Company, Sault Ste. Marie. Sending 50 barrels of beer for Fort Wilkins. October 12 [Charles W. Borup] Fort Wilkins, to [John R.] Livingston, [Sault Ste. Marie]. Here since yesterday arranging for goods for La Pointe; goods needed or trade annihilated for the year; the loss of the “Astor” is miserable; invoice of goods to be shipped to Copper Harbor on the “Algonquin,” letter incomplete. October 12 Charles W. Borup, Fort Wilkins, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Whatever happens to the “Algonquin,” the enclosed noted articles must get through or trade will be ruined. October 13 Charles W. Borup, Fort Wilkins, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. “Corbassa” not yet arrived nor the boats; remainder relating to various goods. October 19 George Ehninger, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault de Ste. Marie. Hopes to hear that Capt. Stanard has been successful in freeing the “Astor” from the rocks; business relating to various accounts. October 29 C.H. Oakes, Copper Harbor, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding whether the “Algonquin” will return. November 2 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Succeeded in securing four screws; Capt. Stanard desires the screws before the ice forms as the “Astor” will be injured if not freed before. November 6 C.H. Oakes, Fort Wilkins, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request to forward his fish if possible. December 7 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Consignment of fish sold but market poor; unsuccessful in selling fish in Buffalo; the “Hamilton” short two barrels; Mendenhall has paid the two notes due; your worthy Representative, the Hon. Peter Barbeau is now here as large as life. 1846 June 1 H. Selby, Mackinac, to John R. Livingston, St. Maries. Forwarding to him 86 mococks of sugar. June 4 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding recent order being prepared for shipment; no uniform edition of James novels and the Bible and Testament cannot be found. June 8 Martin Coryell, Eagle River, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request for shipments of clay and powder as supplies are exhausted. June 9 Henry Hamilton, Milwaukee, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Failure of a shipment of shot and balls for the American Fur Company to arrive. June 10 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Cancels order of firebrick from Detroit as it was mistakenly ordered instead of common brick; absolutely necessary that the supplies arrive; remainder regarding supplies and accounts. June 10 Charles Whittelsey, Copper Harbor, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Complaining that all his goods were delivered except a bundle of hoes which he needs. June 10 Francois LaBranche, Ontonagon River, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Requests that his house at the Sault be repaired as promised and informs Livingston that his wife will trade for him in his absence. June 12 George L. Ward, Boston, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Mary’s. Introduction of Justin Shapley, agent of Copper Falls Company. June 12 A. McGraw and Co., Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault de Ste. Marie. Receipt of payment in full of account and apology for stock being light at the time of the order. June 13 [George Ehninger,] New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Business matters; extends apologies to Mr. Ballenden for allowing his subscription to the London Illustrated News to lapse; problems with subscriptions; shipment of books from D. Appleton and Co. Mistakenly shipped to Buffalo; remainder regarding other supplies letter incomplete. June 20 George Ehninger, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Has done all he could to increase consignments to Livingstton; business matters relating to accounts, shipments, etc. June 20 David Henshaw, Boston, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Notes the cost of freight and expense of transportation are impediments to the mining interests on the lake. June 22 Hammond Whitney, Copper Falls Co., Boston, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Protests unreasonable additional freight charges. June 23 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Notes an error in his invoice of June 10 relating to goods shipped to Livingston. June 25 Martin Coryell, Eagle River, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Receipt of goods; thanks him for his detailed accounts. June 29 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Notation of goods sent; fish a drug on the market; negotiating for flour and pork. June 30 Henry Hamilton, Milwaukee, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Shipping the remainder of his orders for shot and balls. October 1, 1844-June 30, 1846
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AMERICAN FUR Company, 1846 July 6 July 6 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Regarding various shipments of goods; mining prospects very fair and will turn out well. July 7 Ramsay Crooks, Union Mining Company, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Goods ordered from Dudgeon have been consigned to Livingston for shipment to Borup. July 11 George Ehninger, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault de Ste. Marie. Regarding various goods including the newspaper subscriptions and order for books; will do all he can to secure business for Livingston from the companies recommended by him; regrets the death of Captain A. Talcott. July 13 J. Webster [Point Keewanaw], to John R. Livingston, Sault St. Mary. Has not received any lumber from him yet; perhaps it would be best to have it shipped with the freight from Detroit. July 18 written Mr. [name indecipherable] offering to transport all the ore his company can deliver to the mouth of the Eagle River up to October 1; death of Mr. [James] Schoolcraft a horrible affair; various accounts. July 20 S.A. Hastings, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Encloses 15 shares of Eagle Harbor Mining Co. stock (not present); other business matters. July 25 Hammond Whitney, Boston, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Inquires as to why the costs of freight from the Sault to Lake Superior are so high; is it because there is a combination between the vessel owners? July 27 S.A. Hastings, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Includes an extract from his company’s (Eagle Harbor Mining Co.) permit to ship. August 3 A. Dudgeon, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Unable to collect anything on accounts; remainder relating to Livingston’s various orders. August 3 Henry Doty, Detroit, to John R. Livingston, [Sault Ste. Marie]. Places an order for the Eagle Mining Co. for 400 fish barrels and 400 half barrels with a request that they be delivered as soon as possible. August 14 P.L. Parsons, Buffalo, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Relating to Livingsto’s commission of purchase of furniture. August 16 G.T. Sproat, Middleborough, Mass., to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Inquires as to the whereabouts of his five boxes which Livingston was to ship to Boston. August 17 P. von Schneidau, Chicago, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Requests that his bag of specimens from Iron River left by Mr. Graham be forwarded to him. August 17 Charles W. Borup, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Sending Livingston 36 hoops and 9000 staves; success in mining operations. August 20 Jno. G. Beardsley, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, Sault de Ste. Marie. The traders angry at having to stay here for another month; they talk of going down; Indians have not got half of what they want. August 21 Crafts I. Wright, Cleveland, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Request to aid men in getting to the island, or to Copper Harbor. August 21 Charles W. Borup, [La Pointe], to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Notes that Livingston seems to have a large bump for charging this poor outfit; list of accusations and unfair charges. August 23 R.C. Bristol, Chicago, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Unable to get to the Sault; requests that the account against the "Merchant" be resumed or he will have to sue her preserve the lien against the vessel. August 25 George Ehninger, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regrets that in the matter of land claimed by Mr. Agnew has placed him in an unpleasant situation; pleased to see his remittances to Detroit have been considerable; mining operations on Lake Superior, Mr. Whiting a case in point; Captain Talcott’s late accident. September 1 F. Moore and Co., Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Regarding a note against John Wood, master of the schooner “Merchant.” September 22 J.A. Armstrong and Co., Detroit, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Various shipments and questioning shortages responible for by Capt. Rockwell of the “Uncle Tom.” 1847 June 8 Charles H. Oakes, La Pointe, to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Cargo arrived; Capt. Wood has left and failed to pay for three cords of wood. [June 12] Charles W. Borup, on board the “Ward,” to John R. Livingston, St. Mary’s. Request to send some items forgotten in leaving. June 29 N. McGiffin, Trap Rock River Mining Company, Houghton County, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Concern over the delay of the “Merchant” and the necessary supplies.September 13 Richard Kernick, Lake Huron, to John R. Livingston, trustee of the Lake Huron Silver and Copper Mining Company, Sault Ste. Marie. Conflicts between him and professor Shepherd in exploring property owned by the company. September 14 Ramsay Crooks, New York, to John R. Livingston, Sault Ste. Marie. Order for books complete except for Dickens’ American Notes which is out of circulation for the moment; comments on other goods. Copy of letter of September 4 dealing with these orders is appended, July 6, 1846-September 14, 1847
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, A. MARINE HOSPITAL MONEY RETURNS, 1831 May 10 Michilimackinac, return of six seamen, schooner “Free Trader” under George Fearson, $2.80 hospital tax. 1834 July 1 Michilimackinac, return of six seamen, schooner “Nancy Dousman” under James Sanderson, $5.80 hospital tax. July 26 Michilimackinac, certificate of illness and payment of hospital tax for William Black, schooner “Post Boy” under Jeremy Hixson Jr. Undated Mackinac, return of twelve seamen, schooner “Supply” under Captain Sutliff, $8.87 hospital tax. 1835 July 1 Mackinac, return of six seamen, schooner “Nancy Dousman” under James Shook, $8.40 hospital tax. October 24 Michilimackinac, certificate of illness and payment of hospital tax for Robert Green, schooner “Nancy Dousman” under James Shook. 1836 May 9 Michilimackinac, return of seamen, schooner “Supply” under Hiram Campbell, $8.59 hospital tax. May 17 Mackinac, return of seamen, schooner “Jefferson” under John Briggs, $10.50 hospital tax. July 1 Mackinac, return of seven seamen, schooner “Nancy Dousman” under Richard Sutliff, $10.50 hospital tax. July 20 Mackinac,] return of twelve seamen, schooner “John Jacob Astor”under Charles C. Stanard, $11.72 hospital tax. July 27 Mackinac,] medical discharge for Charles Skinner, schooner “Ocean.” 1837 June 1 [Mackinac,] return of six seamen, schooner ASupply,@ $9.60 hospital tax for April 1-December 1, 1836. August 14 Mackinac, return of seven seamen, schooner “Nancy Dousman” under John McLane, $7.00 hospital tax for the year 1836. September 7 Michilimackinac, return of seven seamen, schooner AWisconsin@ under John Veazie, $11.20 hospital tax from 1835-1836. September 11 [Mackinac,] return of nine seamen, schooner “John Jacob Astor”under Charles C. Stanard, $5.58 hospital tax for July 20-October 23, 1836. 1838 April 6 Washington, D.C., Treasury Department, First Comptroller=s office, printed circular addressed to Collector of Customs, Michilimackinac, noting that hospital taxes are suspended April 1, 1837-April 1, 1838, signed J.N. Backer. September 3 Mackinac, return of seven seamen, brig ARocky Mountain@ under John Haggerty, $3.16 hospital tax for May 4-July 13, 1838. October 24 Michilimackinac, return of seven seamen, schooner AWisconsin@ under John Veazie, $8.12 hospital tax for May 1-October 24, 1838. October 29 Michilimackinac, return of seven seamen, schooner AFlorida@ under Lyman Beckley, $8.34 hospital tax for April 1-October 29, 1838. November 1 Michilimackinac, return of nine seamen, schooner AJohn Jacob Aster@ under Charles C. Stanard, $10.30 hospital tax for May-November, 1838. November 2 Michilimackinac, return of ten seamen, schooner “Nancy Dousman” under Thomas Nash, $2.85 hospital tax. December 4 Michilimackinac, certificate of illness and payment of hospital tax for Alexander Cameron, schooner ADetroit@ under Elam Cobb. 1839 July 6 Michilimackinac, certificate of illness and payment of hospital tax for Garret Stewart, schooner "Jena" under C.W. Cringle. July 13 [Mackinac,] return of eleven seamen, schooner "Rocky Mountain" under John Haggerty, $6.60 hospital tax for April 13-July 13, 1839. September 21 Michilimackinac, return of seven seamen, schooner "Cambria" under Nathaniel W. Brooks, $7.98 hospital tax for April 1-September 21, 1839. October 29 Michilimackinac, return of nine seamen, schooner "William Brewster" under John Wood, $8.00 hospital tax. October 29 Michilimackinac, return of nine seamen, brig “John Jacob Astor”under Charles C. Stanard, $9.00 hospital tax for May 20-October 20, 1839. 1840 June 8 Michilimackinac, certificate of illness and payment of hospital tax for Asa Bogden, schooner "Henry Norton" under C.C. Marsh. November 19 Mackinac, return of nine seamen, schooner “Algonquin”under James A. Converse, $5.88 hospital tax. 1842 April 8 Michilimackinac, certificate of illness and payment of hospital tax for James Cledesdele and Robert Cledesdele, schooner "Liberty" under James Clark. 1843 July 29 Washington, D.C., Treasury Department, to Collector of Customs, Michilimackinac. Printed letter requesting remittance of second quarter (1843) hospital returns, May 10, 1831-July 29, 1843
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, A. REGISTRY OF VESSELS, 1814 October 17 Treasury Department, Register’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular regarding new registry forms, signed Joseph Dawson. November 16 Treasury Department, Register’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Samuel Abbott, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular noting enclosure of two new certificates of registry, signed Joseph Dawson. 1835 July 1 Partial receipt from the schooner “Nancy Dousman.” 1836 July 26 Treasury Department, Register’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular requesting list of registered steam vessels as of June 30, signed Michael Nourse. 1838 June 29 Blank copy of “Return of steam-engines” form. B. REGISTRY OF VESSELS 1838 (cont.) July 12 Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular relating to House of Representatives resolution requesting information on the use of steam engines in the United States. July 31 Printed circular reprinting Congressional Act of June 7 relating to the licensing of steam vessels. September 7 L.H. Cotton, master, steamboat “Pennsylvania,” to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Description of the vessel. September 25 Two Rivers, Wisconsin Territory. Statement of engines used in the Twin River Steam Mill, signed Robert M. Eberts. 1839 July 18 G.M.H. Williams, Detroit, to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Mackinac. Registry of the schooner “Cambria” under James Slemmen. 1842 May 26 Treasury Department, Register’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac, Printed letter enclosing part of the margins of marine papers (present), signed Robert Lawrence. 1843 September 25 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed request for data on revenue boats employed in the district. 1844 December 11 George M. Bibb, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular regarding rates of duty chargeable on iron. October 17, 1814-December 11, 1844
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, A. CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE: U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTORS OF CUSTOMS, Undated Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C. Printed letter enclosing the twelfth volume of the Laws of the United States, signed W.G.D. Worthington. 1815 April 20 Joseph Anderson, Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to William Gamble, Collector, Michilimackinac. Regarding the true collection of ad valorem duties. 1837 December 19 Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relating to disturbances in Upper and Lower Canada, signed Levi Woodbury. 1838 February 15 Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular reminding collectors to endorse treasury notes in order that accounts may be credited. April 6 Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular asking for assistance in procuring witnesses to testify against those apprehended for violating the laws of April 20, 1818 and March 10, 1838, signed Levi Woodbury. May 26 Treasury Department, First Comptroller’s Office. Washington, D.C. Printed circular relating to changes in treasury notes, signed J.N. Barker. June 1 Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular relating to collection of revenues. June 5 H. Smith, Treasury Department, Register’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Requesting a statement of the value of imports in his district for May 10, 1837-May 10, 1838. June 11 Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to recent difficulties on the northern frontier, signed Levi Woodbury. September 28 Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to disturbances in Canada, signed Levi Woodbury. November 1 Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to making annual statement of salary and fees received and disbursed, signed J.N. Barker. 1839 September 2 Treasury Department, First Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C. Printed circular relative to the liabilities of the sureties on bonds given to the United States, signed J.N. Barker. 1840 March 30 W. Birchard, Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed letter requesting reports from his office. July 9 Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular relative to new duties under an act to provide for the collection, safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue. 1842 June 23 James Wm. McCulloh, Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Relative to the collection of duties up to June 30 and after. June 25 Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to the collection of duties, signed James Wm. McCulloh. July 1 Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to the collection of duties, signed J.W. McCulloh. July 30 Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed letter relative to James Espy’s request for weather observations (copy enclosed), signed S. Pleasonton. August 30 Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed letter informing him that the act relative to duties will be sent upon printing, signed J.W. McCulloh. October 18 Treasury Department, First Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to payment of duties on items make with silk, signed J.W. McCulloh. October 31 Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to whether imports from the Port of Riga shall be subject to section 25 of the present tariff, signed J.W. McCulloh. October 31 Treasury Department, First Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to duties on coal, coke, and culm of coal, signed James Wm. McCulloh. October 31 Treasury Department, First Comptroller’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to duties on certain books, signed J.W. McCulloh. November 1 W. Forward, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular requesting list of all customs offices employed in the district (duplicate copy also present). 1843 March 31 John C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to prevention or detection of frauds or evasions of the revenue laws. April 3 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular relative to absences of officers of the U.S. government from their places of duty. May 11 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to the deposit of public moneys. May 20 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Request for monthly returns of money received and disbursed. September 4 Treasury Department, Register’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Samuel K. Haring, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relative to the compiling of the Biennial Register. November 28 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed circular noting cancelled Treasury notes abstracted from the department. 1844 March 18 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., to Samuel K. Haring, Collector, Michilimackinac. Confidential inquiry as to imports from Canada not being entered. April 8 J.C. Spencer, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. Printed circular relative to seized goods valued at less than $100, undated, April 20, 1815-April 8, 1844
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, A. MISCELLANEOUS 1838 January 27 John Agnew, Sault Ste. Marie, to Abraham Wendell, Mackinac. Regarding questionable duties on some sugar. April 16 John Campbell, Treasurer of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector of Customs, Michilimackinac. Printed letter requesting signature and return of ten enclosed treasury notes. April 16 Same as above but relating to three treasury notes. 1841 June 13 St. Joseph, manifest, schooner "Jane" under Samuel Peck. 1842 April 7 William Selden, Treasurer of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Michilimackinac. Printed letter requesting signature and return of ten enclosed treasury notes. June 10 Same as above but relating to twenty-one treasury notes. September 30 Same as above but relating to one treasury note. B. CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE: U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES 1836 February 22 Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Superintendent of Lighthouses, Michilimackinac. Printed circular requesting information on time of lighting and extinguishing of lamps, signed S. Pleasonton. 1840 March 10 Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Michilimackinac. Printed circular relating to completion of annual and quarterly reports, signed S. Pleasonton. Undated Blank "State of the Light-Houses during the year" form. 1841 February 16 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Request for annual report of the state of lighthouses in his district. June 16 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, DC., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Acknowledges receipt of letter and enclosed vouchers. August 9 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Questions several changes in his account which demand explanation. 1842 January 31 Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Printed circular requesting information on all wrecks occurring in his district, signed S. Pleasonton. June 7 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Allocation of funds for his lighthouse expenses and repairs on the Floating Light. June 16 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Request for complete and accurate reports of lighthouses and light vessels. August 10 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Informing him of the appointment of William D. Wilson as General Inspector of lighthouses on Lake Erie, Huron, and Michigan. September 3 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Request for submission of omitted enclosed voucher. 1844 April 12 Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Superintendent of Light Houses, Michilimackinac. Printed circular detailing additional instructions to lighthouse keepers, signed S. Pleasonton, January 27, 1838-April 12, 1844
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, A. U.S. PAYMENT VOUCHERS, 1862 January 16 Detroit, receipt of payment in full for account, signed B.R. Mallory. 1867 September 16 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment, signed Henry O. Porter. October 1 Mackinac, payment of wages, signed W.W. Butterfield, Deputy Collector. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Thomas McKnight, Deputy Collector. September 30 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Peter C. Bird, Deputy Collector. September 23 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed E.F. Prince, Deputy Collector. October Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed John Becker, Deputy Collector. October Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed James Lasley, Deputy Collector. October 10 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment for supplies, signed Louis P. Tempe. October Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed James M. Wilkinson, Deputy Collector. October Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Edward Fraser, Deputy Collector. October Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Levi Chapman, Deputy Collector. October Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed E.P. Royce, Deputy Collector. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Seraphine Lalonde, Aid to the Revenue. September 28 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Edwin Bennett, Deputy Collector. September 30 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed C.L. Newell, Deputy Collector. October 12 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed William Newcomb, Aid to the Revenue. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed William Ruehle, Aid to the Revenue. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Dora Newcomb, Inspector. September 30 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Peter E. Olmstead, Aid to the Revenue. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Dora Newcomb, Inspector. September 30 Sault Ste. Marie, payment of wages, signed Lorenzo Y. Slayton, Deputy Collector. September 19 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment of transportation costs, signed Guy H. Carleton, American Express Company. October 10 Sault Ste. Marie, schedule of accounts rendered, signed John B. Dillingham, collector. October 10 Sault Ste. Marie, current account of receipts and disbursements, signed John B. Dillingham, collector. October 7 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment of mileage from Newport, R.I., signed Henry O. Porter. October 10 Sault Ste. Marie, abstracts of disbursements, signed John B. Dillingham, collector. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, requisition of supplies for the U.S. Revenue Steamer "John A. Dix" under G.R. Slicer, signed John B. Dillingham. October 1 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of requisitioned supplies from Louis P. Trempe, contractor, for the "John A. Dix," signed Robert Henderson, third lieutenant. October 1 Receipt for Quantity of Rations for the "John A. Dix," signed Robert Henderson, third lieutenant. October 10 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of payment for rations and supplies, signed Louis P. Trempe. September 14 Sault Ste. Marie, receipt of wood or coal aboard the "John A. Dix" from Louis P. Trempe, signed Alexander Auchinleck. September U.S. Revenue Steamer "John A. Dix" under G.R. Slicer, payroll of officers and crew, January 16-October / September 1862
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, A. BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LIGHTHOUSES, 1843 October 6 George Barber, Milwaukee, bid on proposed construction of a Revenue cutter. 1847 August 1 William Bunschoter, bid on proposed lighthouse at White Fish Point. August 4 George Budington, Thunder Bay, bids on proposed lighthouses at Point Detour and Copper Harbor. August 6 D. Shook, Mt. Clemens, bids on proposed lighthouses at Point Detour, Copper Harbor, and White Fish Point. August 6 T.M Perry, Mt. Clemens, bids on proposed lighthouses at Point Detour, Copper Harbor, and White Fish Point. August 6 George Witherell, Cleveland, bid on proposed lighthouse at Copper Harbor. August 6 George Witherell, Cleveland, bid on proposed lighthouse at Detour. August 6 George Witherell, Cleveland, bid on proposed lighthouse at White Fish Point. August 7 Robert Thompson, Mt. Clemens, bids on proposed lighthouses at Detour, Copper Harbor, and White Fish Point. August 7 George Witherell, Cleveland, revised bid on proposed lighthouse at White Fish Point. August 7 George Witherell, Cleveland, revised bid on proposed lighthouse at Detour. August 7 George Witherell, Cleveland, revised bid on proposed lighthouse at Copper Harbor. August 7 Charles Rude, bids on proposed lighthouses at Detour, White Fish Point, and Copper Harbor. August 10 William Bunschoter, bid on proposed lighthouse at Copper Harbor. August 10 William Bunschoter, bid on proposed lighthouse at Detour. August 10 Melvin Johnson, bid on proposed lighthouse at Detour. August 10 William Spaulding, bid on proposed lighthouse at Detour. August 10 William Spaulding, bid on proposed lighthouse at White Fish Point. August 10 Melvin Johnson, bid on proposed lighthouse at Copper Harbor. August 10 Ebeneezer Warner, bid on proposed lighthouse at White Fish Point. August 10 Ebeneezer Warner, bid on proposed lighthouse at Copper Harbor. August 10 Ebeneezer Warner, bid on proposed lighthouse at Point Detour. December 28 Thomas Chamber, Mackinac, to Samuel K. Haring, Superintendent of Lighthouses, agreement to furnish rations for the light ship. December 31 Tully O’Malley, Mackinac, to Samuel K. Haring, Superintendent of Lighthouses, bid to supply rations to the light ship, “Ocean.” 1849 April 5 Mackinac, notice that bids for supplying fuel for the light ship “Ocean” are being accepted, signed Samuel K. Haring. April 7 Micheal Dousman, Mackinac, to Samuel K. Haring, bid to furnish fuel for the “Ocean.” April 7 Edward Lyne, Michilimackinac, to Samuel K. Haring, bid to furnish fuel for the “Ocean”, October 6, 1843-April 7, 1849
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, A. BOIS BLANC LIGHTHOUSE 1830 [January 1] State of the lighthouse during 1829. 1831 January 1 Inventory of property on hand, signed E.W. April 19 Inventory of property on hand, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. 1832 January 1 Inventory of property on hand, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. August 3 Memorandum of oil, signed E.B.W. December 31 State of the lighthouse during 1832, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. 1833 April 1 Eber Ward to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lighthouses, first quarter report on the state of the lighthouse. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1834 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1835 April 11 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1836 April 1 First quarter report of the state of the lighthouse, Eber Ward, Keeper. April 17 Eber Ward, to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lighthouses. Regarding his procedure as to the lighting and extinguishing his lamps. July 1 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1837 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1838 February 19 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Michilimackinac. Regarding the destruction of the Bois Blanc lighthouse in a storm and requesting information a a safe site to rebuild. April 30 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell. Acknowledges receipt of sketches of new site for Bois Blanc lighthouse and notes that Congress should pass the necessary appropriations. July 1 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report. 1839 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report on the state of the newly built lighthouse; lamps lighted on September 23, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1842 April 1 Eber Ward, Keeper, to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent. Sending him a box of 50 tube glasses. August 20 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Authorizes the painting, plastering, and whitewashing of Bois Blanc lighthouse. October 20 Eber Ward, Keeper, to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lighthouses. Notes that Mr. Orr has completed the painting, plastering, and whitewashing. 1843 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Eber Ward, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report noting articles received from Eber Ward, late keeper, on July 13, signed Willard Church, Keeper. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Willard Church, Keeper. 1844 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Willard Church, Keeper. April 2 Willard Church, Keeper, to S.K. Haring. Calls attention to an error in his December report. July 1 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Willard Church, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1845 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Willard Church, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the public property used at the lighthouse, signed Lyman Granger, Keeper. 1846 April 1 First quarter report on the public property used at the lighthouse, signed Lyman Granger, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1847 April 1 First quarter report on the public property used at the lighthouse, signed Lyman Granger, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1848 April 1 First quarter report on the public property used at the lighthouse, signed Lyman Granger, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. Undated Letter from William Scott to A.B. regarding the receipt of a bill. Undated Letter from E.W. regarding amounts of used oil. Undated Letter from E. Ward to A. Wendell, Esq. regarding the lighting of the lighthouse on April 17. Undated Letter from E. Ward to A. Wendell, Esq. regarding the lighting of Bois Blanc lighthouse on April 17, 1833. 1835 Undated Letter regarding the receipt of 3 casks of oil from William Scott on June 10, 1835 and that one was missing and will be fetched. Undated Letter from Eber Ward regarding receipt of 3 casks of oil from Capt. Nelson. June 27 Letter from William Scott, Deputy Superintendent of the Lighthouses, regarding the receipt of 3 casks of oil and 1 bundle for the Bois Blanc lighthouse. July 10 Letter from E. Ward, Keeper of Bois Blanc lighthouse, regarding the receipt of 3 casks of oil and 1 box of tube glasses, 1829/1830-December 31, 1848
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, CHICAGO RIVER LIGHTHOUSE, 1831 May 31 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Adam Steuart. Authorizes contractual agreements for the building of the lighthouse on the Chicago River. Photostat. 1833 August 15 Report of property on hand at the Chicago lighthouse, signed G.W. Snow, Keeper Pro. Tem. September 30 Report of property on hand, signed Geo. W. Snow, Keeper Pro. Tem. 1834 April 1 Report of the lighthouse, signed Samuel C. Lasley, in charge. June 30 First and second quarter reports on the state of the lighthouse, signed Samuel C. Lasley. June 30 William Stevens, Chicago, receipt of lighthouse, keeper’s house and various provisions from Samuel C. Lasley. October 1 William Stevens, keeper of the lighthouse, Chicago. Transmits quarterly return. October 1 Third quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed William Stevens, Keeper. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1835 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed W.R. Stevens, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report, unsigned. December 31 Fourth quarter report, unsigned. 1836 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, unsigned, May 31, 1831-April 1, 1836
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, St. JOSEPH LIGHTHOUSE, 1831 March 15 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Adam D. Steuart, Collector, Michilimackinac. Reports on Congressional authorization for the construction of lighthouses at Chicago, St. Joseph, and Thunder Bay Island. Photostat. 1831 May 31 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Adam D. Steuart. Notes receipt of lighthouse construction bids and authorizes purchase of land at St. Joseph. Photostat. 1832 May 9 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Adam D. Steuart. Transmits official appointment of Thomas Fitzgerald as Keeper of the lighthouse. 1833 July 1 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Thomas Fitzgerald, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1834 January 4 Thomas Fitzgerald, Keeper of the lighthouse, St. Joseph, to A. Wendell, Collector, Mackinac. Additions to last quarterly report. December 15 Report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Thomas Fitzgerald, Keeper. 1835 January 2 Thomas Fitzgerald, Keeper of the lighthouse, St. Joseph, to A. Wendell, Collector. Encloses returns for the last two quarters, April 2-December 15, 1834 (report present). October 1 Third quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Thomas Fitzgerald, Keeper. December 31 Fourth quarter report, March 15, 1831-December 31, 1835
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, 1839 July 19 Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C. Incomplete photograph of letter which refers to authorization to advertise for bids for construction of the South Manitou Island lighthouse; remainder relating to Presque Isle lighthouse. 1842 September 24 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Application has been made to the Secretary to remit funds to cover lighthouse expenses. 1843 July 1 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Zach Ward, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1844 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Zach Ward, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1845 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Zach Ward, Keeper. July 1 Second quarter report. August 31 Report on the state of the lighthouse during the first two months of the third quarter, signed Zach Ward, Keeper. September 30 Report for September 1-30, signed George Clark, Keeper. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed George Clark, Keeper. 1846 April 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed George Clark, Keeper. June 16 Inventory of supplies received, signed George Clark. July 1 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed George Clark, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1847 March 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, unsigned. July 1 Second quarter report, signed George Clark, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report, unsigned. December 31 Fourth quarter report, unsigned. 1848 March 1 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, unsigned. July 1 Second quarter report, signed George Clark, Keeper. October 1 Third quarter report, unsigned. December 31 Fourth quarter report, signed George Clark, Keeper. May 31, 1831-December 31, 1848
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, MISCELLANEOUS LIGHTHOUSES, 1844 December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the Michigan City lighthouse, unsigned. 1845 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the Kalamazoo lighthouse, signed E.B. Ward. March 31 First quarter report on the state of the Manitouwac (Wisconsin Territory) lighthouse, signed T.A.H. Edwards, Keeper. March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse at Milwaukee, unsigned. March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse at Racine, signed A. Stebbins, Keeper. March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse at Sheboygan, signed Stephen Woolverton, Keeper. 1848 October 1 Third quarter report on the state of the lighthouse at Long Tail Point lighthouse, Green Bay, signed Peter White, Keeper. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse at Long Tail Point lighthouse, Green Bay, signed Peter White, Keeper. October 1 Report on the state of the Detour lighthouse, unsigned. November 1 Report on the state of the Detour lighthouse, unsigned. December 1 Report on the state of the Detour lighthouse, unsigned. 1850 December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse at Skillagalee, signed Jacob Burk, Keeper. B. TREASURY CIRCULARS, 1833 February 8 Printed circular relating to lamp oil, and quarterly reports, and including a schedule of lighthouses and beacons in the U.S., signed S. Pleasonton. 1838 February 15 The same for 1838, signed S. Pleasonton. December 31, 1844-February 15, 1838
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, A. POTTAWATTAMIE LIGHTHOUSE, 1837 July 13 Joseph Hobbs, Superintendent at Pottawattamie Island, to Abraham Wendell. Certifies the completion and quality of the lighthouse. December 20 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell. Transmits official appointment of David E. Corbin as Keeper of the lighthouse at Pottawattamie Island. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Lewis Cramer, Keeper. 1838 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed Lewis Cramer, Keeper. May 2 Report on the state of the lighthouse for part of the second quarter, signed Lewis Cramer, Keeper. June 30 Report on the state of the lighthouse for the remainder of the second quarter, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper (Duplicates of reports, one with explanatory notes). August 4 Russell and Hawes, Buffalo, to Abraham Wendell, Michilimackinac. Regarding policy of delivering oil to the various lighthouses. September 30 Third quarter report. October 15 Russell and Hawes, Buffalo, to Abraham Wendell, Michilimackinac. Regarding David Corbin’s claim for having oil transported from the landing to the lighthouse. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. 1839 January 28 David E. Corbin to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent, Mackinac. Reports the loss of a boat under his charge during a storm on November 24, 1838. March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. June 30 Second quarter report. September 30 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1842 ugust 27 David E. Corbin to Abraham Wendell, Collector, Mackinac. Regarding trees which obstruct the lights and result in complaints about the operation of the lighthouse. 1843 August 28 John Orr, Mackinac, to Samuel Haring. Submits bids on repair work necessary at the Pottawattomie lighthouse. September 7 Alexander Hamlin, Mackinac, to the Inspector of Lighthouses. Submits bids on repair work necessary at the Pottawattomie lighthouse. December 31 Fourth quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. 1844 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. April 13 David E. Corbin to S.K. Haring, Collector, Mackinac. Notes the run-down condition of the lighthouse. [The previous two entries constitute one piece of paper.] June 30 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E Corbin, Keeper. September 30 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1845 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. June 30 Second quarter report. September 30 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1846 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. April 1 David E. Corbin to Samuel K. Haring, Collector, Mackinac. Requests a copy of the President’s message (written on the verso of the March 31 report). June 30 Second quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. September 18 David E. Corbin to Samuel K. Haring, Collector, Mackinac. Encloses third quarter report, requests a new stove pipe, and regrets he will be unable to leave the Island for a visit (written on the verso of the September 30 report). September 30 Third quarter report. 1847 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper. June 30 Second quarter report. September 30 Third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report. 1848 March 31 First quarter report on the state of the lighthouse, signed David E. Corbin, Keeper.April 4 David E. Corbin to Samuel K. Haring, Mackinac. Discusses the condition of the lighthouse (written on the verso of the March 31 report). June 30 Second quarter report. September 30 third quarter report. December 31 Fourth quarter report, July 13, 1837-December 31, 1848
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, B. LIGHT BOATS REPORTS, 1833 November 19 William Keith, Mackinac, to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lighthouses. Request for a chain cable and mushroom anchor for the “Louis McLane.” 1834 June 11 William Keith, Keeper, Mackinac, to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lighthouses. Requisition for supplies for the “Louis McLane.” 1835 September 30 William Keith, Keeper, to Abraham Wendell, Collector. Report on the state of the light boat “Louis McLane.” December 31 Fourth quarter report of the light boat “Louis McLane” at Point Wawgoshance, signed William Keith, Keeper (duplicate copies). 1836 March 31 First quarter report of the light boat “Louis McLane” at Point Wawgoshance, signed William Keith, Keeper (duplicate copies). June 30 Second quarter report of the “Louis McLane,” signed David Keith, Keeper (duplicate copies). September 30 Third quarter report, noting repairs necessary on the “Louis McLane,” signed David Keith, Keeper (duplicate copies). December 31 Fourth quarter report, noting repairs not yet completed on the “Louis McLane,” signed David Keith, Keeper. Undated List of articles required for lighthouse, signed David Keith, Keeper. 1837 March 31 First quarter report of the light boat “Louis McLane” at Point Wawgoshance, signed David Keith, Keeper (duplicate copies). June 30 Second quarter report of the “Louis McLane.” September 30 Third quarter report of the “Louis McLane.” December 31 Fourth quarter report of the “Louis McLane.” 1839 January 23 Seth Barney to Abraham Wendell, Mackinac. Condition of a floundered light boat and request for supplies. 1841 January 9 Report of a light boat ashore in six feet of water at St. Helena, signed Henry A. Lamanes. August 28 Samuel Hawes, Buffalo, to Abraham Wendell, Michilimackinac. Forwarding to him one gross wicks, the largest he could obtain. 1842 June 12 Samuel Peck, St Joseph Island, to Abraham Wendell, Mackinac. Will send him the boat he found on the shore of the lake; requests payment for his services. June 20 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Does not feel it expedient to reduce the crew of the “Louis McLane.” July 13 S. Pleasonton, Treasury Department, Fifth Auditor’s Office, Washington, D.C., to Abraham Wendell, Superintendent of Lights, Michilimackinac. Removal of Henry A. Lamanes as Keeper of the “Louis McLane,” to be replaced by Christian Barkenbill. August 6 Receipt of the “Louis McLane” and accompanying property from Henry A. Lamanes, signed Christian Barkenbill, Master. August 6 Inventory of stores on board the “Louis McLane,” signed Christian Barkenbill, Master. September 10 Christian Barkenbill to [Abraham Wendell, Michilimackinac.] Losses during a storm and requests for supplies. 1843 September 30 Expenditure of oil on the “Louis McLane,” April 1-June 30 and June 30-September 30, 1843, unsigned. December 31 Expenditure of oil from October 1-December 31, 1843, unsigned. Undated Christian Barkenbill to Abraham Wendell, Mackinac. Request for supplies for the “Louis McLane,” and problems of noting names of passing vessels. Undated Christian Barkenbill to Abraham Wendell, Mackinac. Concerning chain, anchor, and sundry articles. 1845 January Statement of oil expended and on hand on the light boat "Orion," April 1-November 19, 1844, with request for 1845 supplies, signed Christian Barkenbill, November 19, 1833-November 19, 1844
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Thunder Bay Lighthouse, 1833-1842
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Presque Isle Lighthouse, 1843-1848
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Schooner “Sparrow”, circa 1843-1855
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Journal, Peter Paxton, circa 1848-1851
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Journal, John W. Paxton, 1843, 1874
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Miscellaneous notes on lighthouses, circa19th century, 1965
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Bois Blanc Lighthouse, Photographs, circa 1960-1975
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Alpena (Michigan) Fire, 1888, 1925
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CIRCULARS AND CORRESPONDENCE, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND COLLECTIONS OF CUSTOMS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF LIGHTHOUSES, Miscellaneous, 1804, 1975
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SCRAPBOOKS, 1. Alcona County (Michigan), 1921, 1973
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SCRAPBOOKS, 2. Bradley and Cedarville (Michigan), 1958, 1969
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SCRAPBOOKS, 3. Detroit - Automotive, 1914, 1968
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SCRAPBOOKS, 4. Eisenhower, Dwight David (Ike), 1969
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SCRAPBOOKS, 5. Iosco County (Michigan), 1969
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SCRAPBOOKS, 6. Mackinac [Island] (Michigan), 1940, 1969
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SCRAPBOOKS, 7. Marine Lakes, 1872, 1968
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SCRAPBOOKS, 8. Michigan, 1871, 1969
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SCRAPBOOKS, 9. Presque Isle County (Michigan), Newspaper Articles, circa 1905-1966
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SCRAPBOOKS, 10. Presque Isle County Advance, May 3, 1928
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SCRAPBOOKS, 11. Presque Isle County Advance, 2 volumes, December 7, 1953
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SCRAPBOOKS, 12. Profiles in Science (Science Profiles), 1941, 1970
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SCRAPBOOKS, 13. Rogers City Centennial, 2 volumes, V. I-PCA, July 30, 1971, V. II-PCA, Alpena News, July 30, 1971, July 30, 1971
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SCRAPBOOKS, 14. Space (2 volumes, V. II- Space Nuclear), 1966-1970
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SCRAPBOOKS, 15. United States of America, 1939, 1969
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SCRAPBOOKS, 16. Wars (U.S.A.), 1958, 1964
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SCRAPBOOKS, 17. William L. Clements Library (University of Michigan, 1954-1973