||Peter Audrain; Reuben Atwater; William Woodbridge
||.25 cubic ft. (in 1 box)
Records, 1790-1827, include 90 letters and 35 printed circulars regarding business and shipping operations for the Port of Detroit, Mich. The records relate to the leveling of duties on goods and merchandise imported on foreign ships and vessels; rules regulating the receipt and distribution of fines, penalties, and forfeitures of foreign vessels; and rules regulating the registration and enrollment of U.S. vessels. Some correspondence regards the appointments of Inspectors of Revenue at Mackinac and Detroit. Most of these men became prominent early Michigan politicians, senators, and governors, such as William Woodbridge and Reuben Atwater. Other correspondence involves schooners, including: Wilkinson (1804), Eagle and Champion (1816), Fair American (1816), and the Hornet (1818).