The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 27 Oct. 1820, page 3


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Post Office, Detroit, Oct. 24 1820
Messrs SHELDON & REED,
Gentlemen

I have very lately been informed, that the charge of eighteen and a half cents postage on a single letter received at this office per the steam-boat Walk-in-the-water, has caused some of our citizens to murmur, and say, that I was not authorized so to do; for their information and satisfaction therefore, I consider it proper to give them, through your paper; an extract of a letter received from the General Post Office on the subject of Mails transported on board said Boat, viz:

"General Post Office, Aug. 10 1818."

"The same postage is to be charged as if the letters and papers were went by land."

The above I trust is sufficient to shew that I have not acted authorizedly or incorrectly.

JAMES ABBOTT, Post Master

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Notes:
Column 2
Date of Original:
27 Oct. 1820
Local identifier:
GLN.2538
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 27 Oct. 1820, page 3