History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​gave them a contemptuous sign​> turned up his stern and significantly slapped it without a word being spoken on the “maid”; which caused a shout from the other boat. We continued our Journey, and again arrived at the at 9 P. M. In rounding to, broke the tiller rope and came to an anchor; repaired the same, and then continued up the . <​X​> On passing a woodyard on a large island, a man who lived on it told us that a large body of troops were stationed at Louisiana, who had sworn to bring the “maid” to or sink her, as they had several canon ready shotted. The “Maid” went along as usual close by the shore, and were only saluted by some sarcastic expressions from some drunken men, but received no violence.
Arrived at the island below about 8 P. M. when on Friday 30th when , , , Geo. Langley, and Daniel M Burbank took the yawl and went up to , to learn the news, and see if there was any excitement. They found all peace; then returned to the boat, got up steam and went up to , landing about midnight
Saturday July 1 About 8 A.M. left ; after steaming about 8 miles. Sidney Roberts and another messenger came in a skiff with a letter from , saying that Joseph had arrived in , and was going to be tried before the Municipal Court; and for us to hurry home as quick as possible. On reaching the Engineer, Benjamin Owen (who was not a member of the ) got dead drunk, when the 1st Pilot turned Engineer and the 2nd Pilot took the wheel, and run the boat over the rapids to .
(about $300 spent on the trip) [10 blank lines] [p. 3]
We continued our Journey, and again arrived at the at 9 P. M. In rounding to, broke the tiller rope and came to an anchor; repaired the same, and then continued up the . X
Arrived at the island below about 8 P. M. on Friday 30th when , , , Geo. Langley, and Daniel M Burbank took the yawl and went up to , to learn the news, and see if there was any excitement. They found all peace; then returned to the boat, got up steam and went up to , landing about midnight
Saturday July 1 About 8 A.M. left ; after steaming about 8 miles. Sidney Roberts and another messenger came in a skiff with a letter from , saying that Joseph had arrived in , and was going to be tried before the Municipal Court; and for us to hurry home as quick as possible. On reaching the Engineer, Benjamin Owen (who was not a member of the ) got dead drunk, when the 1st Pilot turned Engineer and the 2nd Pilot took the wheel, and run the boat over the rapids to .
(about $300 spent on the trip) [10 blank lines] [p. 3]
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