The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Toronto, ON), December 11, 1849

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Authentic intelligence reached town last evening from the scene of disturbance at the mines of Lake Superior, and we are rejoiced to say that all fears as to the safety and comfort of the troops are entirely removed. The Gore reached Sault St Marie in perfect safety, and though the weather was very cold and severe, no injury had been sustained. From Sault St Marie , the troops proceeded, accompanied by Mr. Ironsides the magistrate, to the Lake Superior side of the Portage, where the propellor Independence was chartered to convey them to the mines; when the Gore left for Penetanguishene, they were about to embark. The weather had become open, and the lake was clear of ice. We understand that several other raiders have been arrested, and that five of them were brought to Penetanguishene, in the Goreand reached here last evening.

Mr Banner agent for the Quebec Mining Company having made affidavit to the facts of the attack on the company station the Attorney general moved upon it in the Queen's Bench on Saturday and summons issued for the appearance of Macdonalds, Metcalf, and Cameron. Mr. Sherwood has been retained to defend the parties and we understand the examinations were to have proceeded yesterday but at the request of Mr. Sherwood were postponed till to-morrow. The parties are charged as guilty of a misdemeanour and will be entitled to a preliminary examination as in a complaint before a magistrate.

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Bill Hester
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Globe (Toronto, ON), December 11, 1849