p.3 It will be seen by the following resolutions, that the Stave Forwarding Company are commencing operations with abundant prospects of success. We understand that one person has written to the company, offering to send 150,000 staves by way of Kingston, and another 50,000; so that the company will obtain as much business as they can manage during the first year.
A meeting of the Stockholders of the Kingston Stave Forwarding Company was held at the Court House, on Friday the 15th January, 1836, when John Counter, Esq. was called to the Chair, and Francis M. Hill acted as Secretary. Mr. A. Cameron, on being called upon, went into detail of the enquiries which he had made relative to the formation of the Company, on behalf of a number of Gentlemen in town; and several very satisfactory letters on the same subject, produced by him to the meeting, were read by the Secretary, after which
1. It was moved by Thomas Kirkpatrick, Esq. seconded by Wm. Wilson, Esq. - That the undermentioned Gentlemen be appointed a Committee to manage the affairs of the Company for the ensuing season, with power to appoint a Secretary and Treasurer; to employ a suitable person to superintend the business, and to select the best situation for carrying it on, viz:
Messrs. John Counter, George W. Yarker, Abraham Truax, John Ives, & Angus Cameron. - Carried. On motion of Mr. Marks, Capt. George Smith was added to the Committee.
2. Moved by G.W. Yarker, Esq., seconded by J. Marks, Esq. - That an Instalment of ten per centum be called in, payable to the Treasurer on or before the 1st of March next; and that transferable scrips be then issued to the Stockholders. - Carried.
(Signed) John Counter, Chairman.
Francis M. Hill, Secretary.