The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 28, 1839

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We learn from the Oswego Herald that the schooner GURNSEY, of Rochester, the vessel that carried the gang of pirates to Cobourg, returned to Oswego from a Canadian port lumber laden; the Captain and crew were drunk, and had more money than persons in their circumstances generally possess. This added to other suspicions, induced the Collector at Oswego to seize the vessel. A Deputy Marshall was immediately sent to Cobourg, to obtain information against the vessel and crew. The Captain has absconded, Kennedy, one of the brigands, had arrived at Lewiston; it is feared Lett, the murderer, has also effected; he was no doubt protected and assisted by the Durham Responsibles, as his friends and confederates, the Ash's, were amongst the most conspicuous actors at the late Durham meeting at Cobourg. -- Kingston Chronicle.

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 28, 1839