p.2 To The Editor Of The Daily News
Sir - In reference to the late inquest held at Barriefield on the body of Jane Bratton, the unfortunate girl who was drowned on Sunday, 1st instant, I find by looking over your journal that the jury has strongly censured the party who let the boat to these soldiers while in a state of intoxication. Now, as I am the person alluded to, I do distinctly say, and can bring the most reliable evidence to prove, that they were not in the least intoxicated at the time of leaving my place; and if they were so at the time of the accident, the liquor must have been taken with them or have been procured afterwards. And, furthermore, I wish to say that I am not in the practice of hiring my boats to this particular class of her Majesty's subjects, and have not done so with but one exception for the last two years. Hoping you will give these few lines a place in the columns of your valuable journal.
I am your ob't,
Kingston, 9th July, 1866 M. O'Gorman.
Imports - 9,10; Exports - 8-10.
Preparations For the 12th - Orangemen to use steamers Pierrepont, Bay of Quinte, and Gazelle.