The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 6, 1834

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Singular Circumstance. - The following occurrence took place on board the William Avery, on the 20th inst., on her passage between Oswego and Dodus: A deck passenger, a Scotchman by the name of Thomas Sewell, got on board, with his wife, at Oswego, having his bottle with him, and was considerably intoxicated.

Some harsh words were exchanged between him and his wife, she reprimanding him for his disorderly conduct. he took off his cap and coat, bid her farewell, and as he went forward to the larboard gangway, was heard to repeat the following words.

"This night I drown myself in the sea;
I leave you here to mourn for me."

He then held up both hands, ballooed, "hurra," and leaped into the lake forward of the wheels, and immediately sunk to rise no more. The unfortunate wife of the drowned man, went waxing distracted in consequence of the unfortunate occurrence. Sackett's Harbor Courier.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 6, 1834