Records of Davidson County Court July Term 1784
Ferry Established at Nashville
On a motion made by James Shaw to have the keeping of a Ferry on Cumberland River at Nashville. The court whereupon orders that the said Shaw keep a Ferry at the place aforesaid with good and sufficient boats and well attended for the passage of such as are desirous of crossing the said River &c.
And for which services he shall take the following fees and no more.
To Wit: One Shilling for a man and horse
One Shilling for every pack horse and pack.
For a lead horse without a pack eight pence.
For every footman six pence.
For every head of horned cattle six pence.