.Lditor Courier.- My good friend, S. R. Doty, gave the pioneer society a history of a fife which was preseuted to him by Captain E. S. Cobh. The Courier kindly printed the historv in its issue of last week. Mr. Doty states in his paper, and it wars so printed, that Capt. Cobb went east in the summer of 1843, and was lost on the occasion of the burning of the steamer Erie. In the papers of those times, now in niy possession, I flnd that the disaster occurred early in August, 1841, and that Captain Cobb was drowned at that time. The sad nffitir took place off Silver Creek, and about eight miles from shore, and 38 miles from Buffalo. The boat was destined for Chicago. Tlie cause of the accident was the explosión of some cans of varnish, which were placed on the boiler deck just over the boilers. As this is a historica! fact, I desire the correction made.