The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 10 Dec. 1824, page 2

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...On the trail of nine soldiers of the U.S. army, stationed at this post, it appeared by the testimony of a number of witnesses, who were examined before the Mayor's Court, that there had been several riotous assemblies of soldiers near Roby's wharf, and at a grocery in that vicinity kept by Larkins. It appeared also, that the origin of the riots had been occasioned by a quarrel and fight between one of the soldiers (Clark) and one or two sailors belonging to the schooner Superior; the soldiers, it seems, to the number of about thirty, armed with clubs, went down to Roby's wharf, nearly half a mile from the garrison, between 7 and 8 o'clock on the evening of Tuesday, the 23d Nov. and behaved riotously; enquired for the sailors, and even threatened sailors and other persons indiscriminately; they also assaulted and struck at a Mr. Morris, from Ohio, who narrowly escaped the weight of several clubs, as he entered Gillet's counting room... as the marshal entered the door, he found four or five soldiers, beating Elliot, a sailor, with clubs--the soldiers rushing on; ....


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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 10 Dec. 1824, page 2