The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), December 24, 1835, page 3

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A "Caution."

A Steam Boat, called the Sir Walter Scott, in which the Subscriber took one share, price 25, was built last year at Dunnville, intended to run between that place and Thorold; but when built and paid for, it was found not to "go a-head" - its tail was then cut off, and the creature given a retrograde movement, which improvement is said to have added 50 per cent, to the original cost; and finally, to close the concern, it was lately sold for something less than half of this 50 per cent, so that, after sinking the whole cost of their shares, the Stockholders are now told, in the politest manner in the world - something after the fashion of Mr. Chucks, the boatswain - that unless they pay up another 25 per cent, their accounts will be put into the hands of an Attorney, &c;, &c;, when, I suppose, they will be clear as when they began, and clearer too by $125 per share.

This is therefore, to forbid all persons harbouring or trusting the said "Infernal Machine", on my account, as I will pay no debts of its contracting, unless through "Lawyer, Agent, 5 per cent, and so on - " Jacob Keefer, Thorold, Dec. 24, 1835.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), December 24, 1835, page 3