The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 29 April 1835, page 2

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[extract from article "Winter in the West"]

Contrast this desolate picture not with the representation made in the text, but with the existing condition of the place [Chicago], with the improvements that have been made since the writer left there, not a year ago. He is informed recently from Illinois, that- -

"Chicago, which but eighteen months since contained but two or three frame buildings and a few miserable huts, has now 500 houses, 400 of which have been erected this year, and 2208 inhabitants. A year ago there was not a place of publick worship in the town; there are now five churches, two school-houses, and numerous brick stores and ware-houses. The shipping lists of daily arrivals and departures, show how soon the enterprise and activity of our citizens have discovered and improved the capabilities of this port.--There have been 300 arrivals this year, and more than $50,000 worth of salt has been sold there this season, and of European and domestick merchandize to the amount of $100,000. A line of four steamboats, of the largest class of lake boats, and regular lines of brigs and schooners, are now established between that port and the principal ports of the lower lake." [Long's 2d Expedition, 1st Vol. Appdx. Note k.]

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Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 29 April 1835, page 2