From ‘The Times’- 5th November 1843
Some parties in a boat on leaving the harbor of St. Mary’s (Newfoundland) a short time since, fell in with a large red chest, towards which they directed the boat’s course, and succeeded in picking it up. On being opened, it was found to contain the corpse of a young and beautiful woman, clothed in a rich silk dress, and having three solid gold rings upon her fingers; and this was all that could be learned conceding her. It was most likely, however, that the fair young creature had died at sea, and her body committed to the deep, which thus yielded it up again. The chest containing the body, just as it lay when first opened, was consigned to the grave, with the usual Christian rites, in St. Mary’s.