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Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 2, 1866

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The "Olive Branch" Excursion.

Editor of the Commercial Advertiser:

Dear Sir: - On Saturday last I had the pleasure of participating in a short but delightful excursion upon the blue waters of Old Ontario, on board the new and beautiful schooner "Olive Branch," the property of O.M. Bond Esq. It was towed by the tug Fred D. Wheeler, both the vessel and tug gratuitously furnished for the occasion by the the generous proprietors. Capt. Lefevere may well be proud of his new vessel, everything staunch, strong, and in the most perfect order.

The excursion was gotten up by Mr.Bond, for the benefit of the West Baptist Sabbath School (who is its Superintendent.) The weather had been sultry all day on shore, and the cool and invigorating breeze from the lake was most grateful and refreshing, and the band which accompanied, discoursed its sweetest music.All were delighted with the excursion.

At a subsequent meeting of the Sabbath School, the following resolutions were passed:

Resolved, That we hereby express our sincere gratitude to our Superintendent Mr. O.M. Bond, for the delightful excursion on board his new schooner, the "Olive Branch," and to Capt. Wheeler, who so generously furnished his tug to tow her over the blue waters of the lake; to Capt. Lefevere and his crew for their kind and gentlemanly behavior to us while on board his ship.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to Mr. Bond, Capt. Wheeler and Capt. Lefevere.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 2, 1866