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    Father Claude Dablon’s Report, Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Reuben G. Thwartes, ed., Cleveland, OH 1896-1901, Vol. 58, p. 105. It should be noted that I have changed the names of rivers and lakes to those currently in use instead of the French names

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    Plase, Theodore O. and Werner, Raymond, ed., The French Foundations 1680-1693, French Series Vol. I Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, Ill. 1934, Vol. XXXIII, p. 3,.

3. Andreas, A. T., History of Chicago, From The Earliest Period to The Present Time, Chicago, 1884, Vol., I., p. 233.

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    Ibid., p. 113.

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    Pierce, B. L., A History of Chicago 1673-1848, University of Chicago Press, 1937, Vol., I., pp. 48-


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    Cram, Capt. T. J., “Report on the Harbor Improvements on Lake Michigan” Report of the Sec’t of War, 26th Congress, 1st Session, Senate [140] Jan. 31, 1849, Washington, D.C., p. 18.

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    Thomas, Jesse B., Report of Jesse B. Thomas as a Member of the Executive Committee appointed by the Chicago River and Harbor Convention of the Statistics concerning the City of Chicago, Chicago,

ILL., 1847, p. 3.

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    op. cit., Pierce, History of Chicago, Vol. II, p. 69.

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    Porter, Robert P., The West From the Census of 1880: A history of the Industrial, Commercial, Social and Political Developments of the States and Territories of the West from 1800-1880. Rand McNally Co., 1882, pp. 184-185. The total “arrivals” at Chicago in June, 1978, were 1,702of 537,082 tons burthen [burden] and clearances 1,716 of 551, 235 tons burthen. An increase of arrivals of 435 and in clearances of 44.

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    World Ports, Chicago Number, Vol. XIX, No. 4., Monthly Bulletin of the American Association of Port Authorities, Feb. 1831, p. 372.

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    Marshall, W. L. Major, Corps of Engineers, Preliminary Examination of the Chicago River Illinois, Dec. 7, 1899, 56th Congress House of Rep. Doc. No. 95, 1st Session, Washington, D.C., p. 5.

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    Report to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago by the Chicago Harbor Commission, Appendix B, “Letter to the Harbor Commission from the Commercial Club Committee on the Plan of Chicago,” Chicago, 1909, p. 252.

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    Mss. Account of Sales of Lots in the Town of Chicago, sold by William Montgomery by Order of the Canal Commissioners,” June 1836, located at Lewis University Canal and Regional History Special Collection.

14. Mss. Petition of Diverse Citizens of Chicago Concerning Lots in Said Town” Nov. 13, 1840, Lewis University Canal and Regional History Special Collection.

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