The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 15, 1843

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(copied from Whig by Montreal Gazette, May 15, 1843)

p.2 A GROSS OUTRAGE - The Americans are the first to complain of outrages, and the very first to commit them. The steamer Charlotte, Capt. Marshall, on her way to Montreal from Kingston, on Monday last, put into French Creek for wood. Among other passengers, she had on board a small guard of soldiers with three deserters as prisoners, whether on the road to trial, or to the place of punishment, we are not correctly informed. While the steamer was lying at the wharf wooding, a large gang of idle vagabonds came on board and forcibly released the prisoners, who decamped forthwith into the interior. It is said that one of the prisoners refused to be released, and remained on board. It is also said, but we cannot vouch for the fact, that part of the guard accompanied the prisoners in their flight. We shall have more correct tidings by our next publication. It is but just to the respectable resident population of French Creek to add, that they took no part in the commission of this gross outrage, and would most probably have prevented it, had they the power. [British Whig]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 15, 1843