The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig & Journal (Buffalo, NY), 12 August 1835, page 2

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"Steamer"--This vile term, which has long been the cockney name for Steam Boat, is lately coming to be used much more legitimately. We see the two Lobelia quack doctors, who were lately hanged in Mississippi, for heading the negro insurrection, are dubbed "steamers." That's well; and we warmly commend that the vile epithet be given up to Hygeian, Lobelia, and the like quackery, and that cockneys henceforth call a Steam Boat by its legitimate name. "These two quack 'steamers' were hanged," says the account. Now, only think of hanging two Steam Boats!

[note use of "steamer" in article on the "Great West" on June 10!]

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Richard Palmer
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Buffalo Whig & Journal (Buffalo, NY), 12 August 1835, page 2