Steamship Cortes, Bay of San Francisco,
January 5, 1853
The gentlemanly Purser, Mr. Walter G. Smith, has performed the arduous duties peculiar to his office in the best possible manner, and to our entire satisfaction. Nothing has been omitted; and we feel under many obligations to him for the kind favors he has shown us.
Mr. Healy, the first officer, has, by his own deportment and manly bearing, merited the esteem of the passengers.
The other officers of the vessel we have always found gentlemanly, courteous,
and ever ready to perform their respective duties. In conclusion we would
say, that the ventilation and sailing of the steamship Cortes
are unsurpassed by any other vessel on the Pacific coast. Though death
has been among us, and some of our number found a watery grave, we cannot
attribute the cause to the lack of good regulations, or want of wholesome
food or first rate water, but to sources entirely unconnected with the
Ames, Mrs. Mary
Ames, Mrs. Mary E.
Bache, Mrs. E.
Barker, Mrs. R.
Barnett, Mrs. M.
Bloome, Mrs. E.
Davis, Mrs. M.A.
Davis, W.H., MD
Gibbons, Mrs. Mary
Grarjar (Grarjan, Grotjan ?), Mrs. Sallie F.
Guttiman, Mrs. L.
Haines, Dr. M.
Hicks, Mrs. R.
Jayne, Mrs. Hannah
Long, Mrs. Martha
McQuigg, Mrs. A.J.
Mitchell, Mrs. Mary
Nunes, Mrs. R.
Robinson, Mrs. B.
Runnells, Mrs. Susan
Scott, Mrs. E.
Stewart, Mrs. Mary
Tiiden (Tilden ?), M. B.
Turner, C., MD
Whuite, Mrs. A.
Wie, E. Win
The undersigned, steerage passenger on board the fine steamship Cortes,
on her present trip from Panama to San Francisco, do with genuine sincerity
and pleasure recommend her to the traveling community.
As regards her ventilation and accommodation for steerage passengers particularly, we consider her unrivaled: and the fare of the best description.
Her captain and officers are gentlemen, and have left no means untried to render the voyage a comfortable and pleasant one, which it has proved to be.
To them we tender our best wishes; and to all who are homeward or outward bound, we would cheerfully say, “Take the Cortes.”
Bice (Rice ?), David
Gavagan, Miss Mary
Trotter, John E.
Willace (Wallace ?), M.
And fifty others (unnamed).
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