p77 1817 Journal Thomas Dean

Taken 1969-12-31 16:00:00-08

October 4th. We were under way about 11 A. M., and going down the river we got onto the rocks, but with some exertion we shoved off and went on down into the lake, and had a fair wind. We ran all night, arriving at Detroit X about 7 A. M. on the Sth of October, being about seventy miles from the foot of the Maurnee Rapids. We left our packs on board the "Fire Fly" and the next day went about the village, and lodged on board at night. Our lodg- ing was but indiherent.

October 6th. It rained some part of the day. We spoke a passage in the "General Wayne" and bought some stores. Paul Dick and I lodged on shore; Thomas Isaac lodged on board the "Fire Fly." Stores cost $1.25; lodging for Paul and me, $1.

October 7th. We engaged passage on board the schoon- er "General Wayne," Captain Rough, and put our bag- gage and stores an board. We took a deck passage for $3 each, and lodged in the hold on the cable.

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