The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 11 June 1819, page 3

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Last Sunday evening three men left this place in a boat for Grosse Isle--when opposite Petite Cote, on the Canada shore, the wind compelled them to lay to near the shore. At this place they were hailed by a man in the service of Capt. Elliot, who we believe is a revenue officer. The man boarded the boat and was informed by the boatmen that they had only a waggon and some provisions on board. The man was somewhat intoxicated and left the boat apparently satisfied. He went to Capt. Elliot, who ordered him to desist from troubling the boatmen. Soon after he returned to the shore and ordered the men to come on shore or he would shoot them, and on their refusing, he fired his gun at them, and wounded two very badly-- A buck shot passed through the jacket of the third. The man immediately escaped to the woods, but has since surrendered himself at this place. He proves to be an American deserter. The offence having been committed out of the jurisdiction of our courts, the man can only be punished here for his military crime of desertion. It is much to be regretted that some reciprocal arrangement does not exist between the two governments whereby murderers, thieves, and other criminals (who have only to cross the river to escape,) could be brought to meet the punishment due their deeds.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 11 June 1819, page 3