The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Feb 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The M.T. Co.'s boat is to be built by Royalton & Dixon, Middleborough, on the Tee river. The boat is to be completed in May, when it will come over with a cargo of merchandise.

That Notable Trip.

Kingston, Feb. 18th - To the Editor:

In your issue of the 14th inst., under the above heading, you give a detailed account of the suit of J. Talbert versus Capt. Saunders, but as the statements are not founded on facts, I wish you to make a few corrections. You say Capt. Saunders claimed Mr. Richardson agreed to pay each of the sailors $15 for the round trip, that Talbert took sick on his return and did not show up for his money and the first thing Capt. Saunders knew Talbert had entered suit for the account; also that as soon as Capt. Saunders heard of it, he offered Talbert the money, but he would not take it, and the only difference is that defendants have to pay the costs.

Now for the correct statement: Capt. Saunders hired me, Mr. Richardson having no connection with it; I was hired at $2 per day or $15 for the round trip. I worked five and a half days fitting up the vessel and was then laid up with grippe before even the boat left the dock, and not on her return as stated. I repeatedly asked Capt. Saunders for my money, but could not get it. I then entered proceedings against him, after which he offered to pay me if I would pay the costs of court, but, of course I refused, and finally got judgement with costs against defendant. J. TALBERT.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Feb 1893