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Two Receipts for Road Tax for lots on Jefferson and Atwater, one bank deposit receipt from the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Michigan and two receipts from the Detroit Hydraulic Works for (Captain) Lewis Davenport of Detroit who established the first Detr

Detroit 1845-1848` Receipt size varies from 2.25 x 5 to 3 x 6.5, creasing, soiling, edge tears, unevenly trimmed else good. Captain Lewis Davenport, born 1795 in Massachusetts, raised and educated in New York and Ohio and arrived in Detroit by his early 20s. He had many business ventures, i.e., mercantile, real estate, maritime (it was for his work in this industry that he was called "Captain"). Unfortunately, he didn't live long enough to see all his businesses expand and grow, he died at the age of 51 in 1846. The estate remained in his name and was managed by his widow Sarah and son-in-law Dr. Geo. B. Russel, who is listed on the bank receipt as depositing $50 "on the note of Lewis Davenport. . . " The Atwater lot was referred to as the "C. Moran Farm." Nice early Detroit history. A total of five pieces, sold as a lot only.


Book Id: 99-1550

Price: $250.00

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