Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 15 Mar. 1822, page 3
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Ohio Steam-Boat Law.-- The law of ohio, (published in our last,) for the protection of the privileges of such of her citizens as may own Steam-boats, and retaliatory as respects the law of the state of New York, which vests in certain persons the exclusive privilege of navigating the waters of that state with boats moved by steam or fire, appears to be incomplete. The law, although it prohibits, under the penalty of a fine, the landing of any passenger, &c. "from any boat or water craft whatever, when the said boat or water craft shall have received such passenger or passenger from a boat moved by steam or fire." &c.--yet it does not provide against the landing of any passenger, &c. directly from the boat moved by steam or fire. This being the case the boat of the New York company will, perhaps, be allowed to land her passengers at all the usual landing places in Ohio, excepting Cleaveland.
A few years ago, we believe some of the citizens of Connecticut petitioned the legislature of that state to pass a law which would be retaliatory, and have the effect of bringing the NY Company to terms. That legislature, however, deemed the law of New York unconstitutional, and would not follow the example. It is not known to us what were the sentiments of the legislators of Ohio on the subject--but it may be presumed that they have a sufficient warrant for the correctness of their conduct, in this particular matter, in the precedent established by statesmen of the great state of New York.--At any rate, complaints would come with an ill grace from the citizens of that state.
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