The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1839

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p.3 More American Civility - A passenger on board the steamboat Hamilton informs us that on Monday morning last, just as the boat was about leaving Rochester for this place, the Captain was arrested and taken back to the city on a charge of assault and threatening the life of a citizen of the United States. It seems, on the previous trip of the boat, while she was lying at the wharf, on Sunday, some scoundrel stole on board in the captain's absence, and hauled down the British colours, - a feat which he subsequently boasted of in the public bar-rooms of Rochester, and got well treated, we are told, for his bravery. The fellow came on board again on Monday last, with intention, no doubt, to repeat the insult, should an opportunity offer; but Captain Gaskin having been informed of his previous prank, very properly took him by the collar and walked him off the boat - cautioning him, at the same time, never to shew his nose there again. This was the assault complained of, and the captain was recquired to give bail to answer the charge on Monday next, before the Rochester authorities. [Cobourg Star]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1839