From the Gazette of the United-States, October 14, 1789


It is with pleasure we learn, that Mr. Midlar [sic – Patrick Miller] of Dalswinton has lately completed his experiment for ascertaining the steam engine in moving ships. The success fully answered his expectations, and afforded very great pleasure to the spectators present. The result of this experiment must be of the greatest utility to society in general, but more particularly to trading countries which abound in coal or wood.

Source: Gazette of the United-States. [volume] (New-York [N.Y.]), 14 Oct. 1789. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>