The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 13, 1838

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To. Capt. Smith, Steamer Oneida:

We the undersigned, Cabin passengers on board the Sir Robert Peel, Steamer, which was destroyed this morning by a band of Pirates (calling themselves Patriots) at Well's Island, within seven miles of French Creek, avail ourselves of the earliest opportunity of thus testifying to you the deep obligation we owe you, for the very kind and handsome manner in which you so promptly assisted in relieving us from a situation, at once trying and unpleasant, occasioned by the unfortunate occurrence just alluded to, by receiving and carrying us on board the Oneida Steamer, then on her way to Ogdensburgh, to Kingston, the nearest British port. - Such disinterested conduct on your part, cannot fail to secure you, not only our lasting gratitude, but also the approving acknowledgment of a well disposed community.

We beg also, hereby to tender our thanks to the passengers, then on board of your boat, who, doubtless, at some inconvenience to themselves, simultaneously assured us, that no objection existed on their part, to you returning with the Oneida to Kingston.

Eliza Sampson, Kingston.
Madeline Sampson, do.
Janet Fisher, do.
Theresa Robertson, Montreal.
Harriet Fraser, Brockville.
Aaron Choate, do.
George Auldjo, Montreal.
John R. Auldjo, do.
J.S. McDonell, Toronto.
James Holditch, Port Robertson.
D.McIntosh, Prescott.
William Cossart, Island of Maderia.
C.B. Knapp, Bytown.
Collin Robertson Jr. Montreal.
A. Macdonell, do.
G. Hales, do.
R.K. Bullock, Captain, Steamer Neptune.
F. Togni and brother, Switzerland.

Kingston, 30th May, 1838.

Note. - We cannot be responsible for all the above names, as the chirography of several proves a mystery too profound for the black art. - Editors of the Times & Advertiser.

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Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 13, 1838