The Anniversary of our National Independence, in the celebration of which, every American heart and hand should join, was also distinguished by a numerous and brilliant assemblage of the ladies of Detroit and its vicinity, accompanied by several of our citizens and the gentlemen of the army at this post, who embarked on board the Steam Boat Walk-in-the-water, at eleven o'clock....
The day was extremely fine, and the quarter deck of the boat, which, by the politeness of Capt. Rogers had been prepared for the purpose, was occupied by cotillion parties.
The Declaration of Independence was read, and after partaking of an excellent dinner, a set of appropriate toasts were drunk.
The boat, after passing Malden and making a short trip in Lake Erie, returned to her wharf at sunset.