The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1835

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p.3 Steam Boat United States - On the last long trip of the steam-boat United States, there were between eighty and one hundred cabin passengers from the head of the lake, most of whom came through to this place. They were so highly pleased with the boat and the officers commanding it, that they held a meeting on board and passed the following resolutions, which were signed by every gentleman present. Nothing could be more flattering to the captain and crew of the boat, and the proprietors, than this spontaneous expression, coming as it did from gentlemen from different parts of the country. Capt. Van Cleve, of whose qualifications we have before spoken, is one of the most gentlemanly commanders we have ever seen, and is equally respected by passengers and crew. The boat is managed with a degree of quietness without a parallel on our waters. During a whole voyage, in coming to and leaving a harbor, you see nothing of that bustle that takes place on some of our boats, which to strangers is so annoying. The boat is not only fortunate in having a good commander, but is equally so in relation to other officers. The mate and clerk, and all others employed, are persons whose address ensure to them the respect of all who come in contact with them.

At a meeting of the passengers of the steam-boat United States, on arriving at Ogdensburgh on the 6th of August, 1835, it was

Resolved unanimously, That our thanks be tendered to Capt. James Van Cleve, of the steam-boat United States, for his kind attentions to us on our passage down the lake.

Resolved, also, That we have never been in a more commodious, quiet, orderly and clean boat; that the meals served were truly excellent, both in materials and cookery; and that the uniform attention of the servants and persons attached to the boat, deserves and has our warmest thanks; and that we recommend the steam-boat United States to the travelling public.

Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the Ogdensburgh papers, and that the papers at Kingston, Brockville, Prescott, Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, Rochester, Toronto, Niagara, Lewiston and Buffalo, be requested to copy them. [Ogdensburg Republican]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1835