Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 27 Oct. 1820, page 3
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Post Office, Detroit, Oct. 24 1820
Messrs SHELDON & REED,
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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- Dave Swayze
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