THE Steamer Brothers and Tow Boats, Stevenson and David Lewis are prepared to forward with Despatch, all goods consigned to the Proprietor.
The Steamer Brothers is of light draught, and well suited to run in low water. She possesses power and speed, and is admirably adapted to towing, and can accommodate about 20 passengers.
The Proprietor contemplates running the Boat himself, and will give special attention to way freight and naval stores; to towing, and will also attend to the comfort and convenience of Passengers. From his long experience as Agent in Wilmington of the several Steam Boat Companies, he thinks he can give satisfaction.
To Merchants in the interior he would say, that all Goods shipped by him, will be delivered to their Agents in Fayetteville. His Agent in Wilmington is JOHN C. LATTA, to whom all communications may be addressed, as Agent of the Steamer Brothers.
JOHN BANKS, Proprietor.
May 16th, 1851 36-tf
[Wilmington Daily Journal – Wilmington, NC — Friday Evening, September 12, 1851]
Feb. 1852 the ad changes slightly with Agent in Wilmington DAVID BANKS
and addition of two more tow boats, James Cassiday, and Alfred Ellis