The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), Friday, November 16, 1838

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The Capture. -- From information which we gleaned yesterday, we are of the opinion that a bona fide attempt was made to capture the British schooner CAROLINE at our port, on Monday night. We have seen the statement of the Captain and others, and, if what they say is true, the ignorance of the pirates alone prevented them from making off with the vessel. It appeared that they went on board about 11 - requested the captain to go below with his men, hoisted sail and worked their way to the mouth of the river, where the ship grounded. They then left the vessel, since which time they have not been seen.

The Mayor it will be seen has offered a reward of $500 for the apprehension of the marauders: and we hope the police will be vigilant in their efforts to detect them. Private property must be protected, and no violence of the law should be tolerated which may interrupt commerce of disturb the tranquility of our border.

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Richard Palmer
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Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), Friday, November 16, 1838