The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emerald (Steamboat), 20 Nov 1849

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SEIZURES. - The steamer CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON, Capt. Dix, was seized at Lewiston by the custon house officers and tied up. We understand the seizure was made in consequence of a quantity of gin having been brought over from Canada, for one of our merchants -- the quantity being smaller than is allowed under the revenue laws of 1796, and not for any intention to defraud the revenue.
      The steamer EMERALD was seized yesterday under a charge of defrauding the revenue. As we understand it, one of the hands on board the boat purchased a pattern of cloth for a pair of pantaloons and brought it to a tailor in this city, to make up. The cloth was seized and the boat also. If this be so, it is certainly unjust to make the boat holden for an act which neither the Captain or owners could have any knowledge of. Though now in custody of the Revenue officers, she will probably be bonded in a few days to await the result of a trial in the U.S. Court.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      November 21, 1849

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Emerald (Steamboat), 20 Nov 1849