The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 April 1820, page 3

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We have been informed that arrangements will be made by the merchants and owners of vessels in this place, to have all the freight destined for Detroit brought from Buffalo in vessels belonging here. Should this be done, much inconvenience will be avoided, and our citizens will not so often be put to the trouble of obtaining gold and silver or eastern paper for the ship owners of Buffalo, &c. Besides avoiding trouble, a considerable saving will be made to our citizens of a pecuniary kind. Hitherto an enormous premium has been paid by us to obtain such money as would satisfy the ship owners of Buffalo. If the contemplated arrangement is made, we shall not only not have to pay this premium, but in very many instances be enabled to pay our accounts for freight in the way of trade, and, it should be recollected, that if even money is paid for such accounts, it will be to our neighbors, who will again put it into circulation among us; while, on the contrary, not a cent of money ever returns to us that is paid to a ship owner residing any where on the shore of Lake Erie.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 April 1820, page 3