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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1838


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p.3 The Prescott Sentinel has given a different account of the collision between the Wm. IV and the Brockville, from that given in our last, and says that certificates to the truth of his statement can be given by the passengers of the William. - Our account was taken from the passengers on the Kingston, and they also offered to give certificates, so that between the two the public would be somewhat puzzled.

While on this subject we may notice that the Dolphin is unfit for the route on which she is plying, having, on two occasions lately, failed in ascending the Rapid de Plat, up which she had to be towed by oxen. Besides, she is an American boat, and ought not to be allowed to ply against British Boats. Many of the Stage passengers who would prefer the Brockville or Kingston are compelled to come up in the Dolphin, because her agent orders the stage drivers to drive past the other landing half a mile farther to the Dolphin's landing, and thus they must either go by her, or walk back, carrying their baggage, half a mile as some of them have done. On Thursday the Dolphin did not go down at all, so that a Commissariat Officer with despatches was kept a whole day at the Landing waiting for the boat.

Celebration of Her Majesty's Coronation - ..."The Boat race took place at Barriefield in the afternoon, but, from some underhanded dealing among the racers, the thing was a failure. .. "

pirates have landed at two points in the Western District, viz: Bear Creek, near the entrance to the Thames, and at Sarnia on River St. Clair; troops moved to Hamilton on steamer Cobourg.

The Seamen and Marines to the number of 150 for the Dock Yard at this place, arrived last Thursday, with Lieuts. Cleary and McClew, Lieut. Parker R.M. and Ass. Surgeon Stratton.

steamers Cobourg and William IV bring additional news.


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Date of Original:
July 3, 1838
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KN.3327
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Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1838