ferry licenses & rates 1841-1844
MCGREGOR, RICE, BRISBOIS
Posted By: Shary Ferrall (email)
Date: 5/6/2005 at 21:16:33
source: Wisconsin territorial papers; Proceedings of Crawford County Board of Supervisors; Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Historical Records Survey, 1941
1.-At a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, for the County of Crawford, at the office of the Clerk of the Board, April 5th 1841:
Alexander McGregor applied for License to keep a Ferry on the Mississippi River from Prairie du Chien to Coolie de Sioux in Clayton County and Territory of Iowa for three years from date. Petition granted and Clerk ordered to issue a License as prayed for when the Applicant shall have Complied with the requisites of the Law and give Bond in the Sum of Five Hundred Dollars. Hours of Ferriage from daylight in the morning until night. The rates of ferriage as follows. Single man Twenty five Cents. Man and horse 75 Cts. Wheel carriages per wheel 25 cts. Horned cattle oxen per head 50 Cts. Cows and young Cattle 25 cts. Horses per head 50. Hogs per head 6 1/4 cts Sheep and goats 6 1/4 cts. Mules Jacks and Tennets 50 cts per head. Freight not contained in wheel carriages 12 1/2 Cts. per 100 lbs for the first thousand, over that 6 1/2 cts.
Said Ferry to start from the west end of Pond and Pacquette streets as laid out by the Prairie du Chein Land Co. No 1.
2. -At a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Crawford W.T. held at the office of said Board on the 5th day of July 1841:
Henry M. Rice made application to the Board for license to establish a Ferry across the Mississippi River, from the upper part of the main Village of Prairie du Chien, to a point opposite in the County of Clayton and Territory of Iowa. Application granted and the Hours and rates of ferriage to be in accordance with the Hours and Charges last established by the Board for the direction of the Ferry license granted to Alexander McGregor. Clerk ordered to issue License when said Rice shall have Complied with the provision of the Law regulating Ferries.
3. -At a Special Session held on the 28th day of October A D 1843, for the purpose of Examining the application of B.W. Brisbois to Keep a Ferry across the Mississippin River.
Bernard W. Brisbois made application for a License to Keep a Ferry across the Mississippi River from the upper part of the Main Village of Prairie du Chien to a point Opposit in the County of Clayton and Territory of Iowa, Application granted and the Hours and rates of ferriage to be in accordance with the Hours Charges last Established by the Board of County Commissioners on the License granted to A. McGregor. Ordered that the clerk of the Board issue, Ferry license to the Said B.W. Brisbois, for the Term of Two years When Said B.W. Brisbois Shall have Complied with the Law regulating Ferries and give Bond in penal sum of Five hundred dollars. Bond files Oct. 28th 1843 with H.L. Dousman Security for $500.00. License issued to Said B.W. Brisbois according to Order.
4. -At a Regular Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Crawford County, Wisconsin Territory, held at the Court House in Prairie du Chien the first day of April A.D. 1844:
2nd day of April A.D. 1844 - Alexander McGregor made application to the Board for a Ferry License to be Kept on the Mississippi River from Prairie du Chien to Coolie des Sioux in Clayton County and Territory of Iowa for three years from date.
Petition Granted and Ordered by the Board that the clerk issue License as prayed for, when the applicant Shall Complied with the requisition of the Law and Give Bond in the Sum of Five hundred dollars with Security -- Hours of Ferriage from daylight in the morning, until night,
The rates of Ferriage as follows, to wit:
Single man, twenty five cents (.25 cts.)
Man & Horse, seventy five cents (.75 cts.)
Wheel carriages, per Wheel, twenty five cents (.25 cts.)
Horned Cattle, Oxen, per head, fifty cents (.50 cts.)
Cow & Young Cattle, twenty five cents (.25 cts.)
Horse per head, fifty cents (.50 cts.)
Hogs per head, fifty cents (.50 cts.)
Sheep & Goats, per head, six & 1/4 cents (6 1/4 cts)
Mules, Jack & Jennets, per head fifty cents (.50 cts)
Freight not contained in wheel carriages, 12 1/2 cents
Said ferry to Start from the West End of Pond and Pacquette Streets as Laid Out by the Prairie du Chien Land co. No 1
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