Extract from the record of the Board of Supervisors—1st April, 1836
Resolved, that where as the Board of Supervisors in and for the county of Monroe, and Territory of Michigan, at their annual meeting held at the Court House in the village of Monroe, in said county, on the 1st, 2d, & 3d of March last, did authorize and empower Henry Disbrow of said county to discharge the sum of nine hundred and fifty dollars, the same being the appraisal value of the River Raisin Toll Bridge, and give written notice to each of the Stockholders in said Bridge so far as they could be ascertained, that he would meet them at the Bank of River Raisin, in said village of Monroe, at 2 o’clock P.M. on the 28th day of March last, and then and there pay to them severally or collectively the whole of said sum or such portion thereof as they might be entitled to receive—And the said Henry Disbrow having reported to this Board at this meeting, that he had given such notice to each of said stockholders, (so far as to him known,) and that he was present at said Bank of River Raisin at 2 o’clock on said 28th day of March, for the purpose abovementioned, with the money in his charge ready to pay over to any or all of said stockholders said sum of nine hundred and fifty dollars, or such portion thereof as they might be entitled to receive—but that neither of said stockholders appeared to receive said sum or portion thereof—And it appears to the board that a like notice to said stockholders has been published in the Michigan Sentinel once in each week for the space of four weeks last past, agreeably to the order of this Board—
Therefore be it known to the people of the county of Monroe, and to the public generally, that the Bridge across the River Raisin in the village of Monroe, is declared by this Board to be FOREVER FREE.
A true Copy:
By order of the Board of Supervisors, Peter P. Ferry, Clerk.