The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 28 June 1825, page 2

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Emigration.--The tide of emigration which poured in upon us in the months of April and May, and the first weeks of this month, is now sensibly diminishing, and will not probably rise to its full vigor again until October. This is the case every season, and we get but a trifling addition to our population during the harvest weeks...

It is impossible to state with any accuracy the number of people who have settled in Michigan the present season. Mr. Warner Wing has kept, at the Custom House, a list of all emigrants reported by the masters of vessels, at this port. By this list there have arrived by water, 2467; besides a considerable number who arrived in vessels which entered whilst Mr. Wing was absent. From the best calculation that can be made, there have been landed at Detroit, the present season,not less thad [sic] 3000 emigrants. What number may have landed at other places, or may have reached the country by land, we have no means of ascertaining.--Without making a sanguine calculation relative to the fall emigration, we may safely set down the actual increase of our population, this year, at fifty per centum. And when we consider that this addition is drawn almost entirely from the western counties of New York, the increase will seem more astonishing.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 28 June 1825, page 2