The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 1, 1865

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A Faithless Pair. -- Last fall, soon after the close of navigation, a man and woman of respectable appearance arrived in this city, and engaged board at the house of a respectable widow lady who resides on the east side of the river. The woman had with her a certificate of membership and good standing, from a church in Detroit, whence the parties came, and were taken into the communion of one of our churches here.

The parties remained at their boarding house during the whole of last winter, and shipped on board a vessel from this port, this spring, the man as mate and the woman as cook. Two or three days after their departure, a woman called upon the lady with whom the mate and cook had been boarding, claimed to be, and in fact had proof that she was, the wife of the mate. She stated that she and he husband had been living in Detroit, and that last fall he left her at that place for the purpose of going to Buffalo to lay up his vessel. She heard nothing further from him, although she had sought him in all the cities along the line of the lakes, till this spring, when, in consequence of information received, she came to Oswego to find that the guilty pair had gone away as stated.

On inquiring of the boarding house keeper, the deserted wife learned that the woman had, and wore valuable articles of jewelry which her husband took away from her when he left her in Detroit. The lady with whom the parties boarded says she will never again take strangers into her house, even if they have certificates of church membership, without certificates of marriage accompanying them. The wife has started for Detroit to head off the gay couple if possible.

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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 1, 1865