p.1 McLeod's Trial - he is acquitted.
p.3 Accident and Loss of Life - The Steamboat Kingston ran into a skiff containing two men and two women, which was crossing the Bay, near the River Trent, by which unfortunate accident, two of the party were drowned, a man and woman. As the night was extremely dark, no blame can be attached to Capt. Harris. [Prince Edward Gazette]
Captain Joseph Whitney, of the Steamer United States, died at Lewiston on the 12th instant of Typhus Fever. Capt. W. was favourably known to the public, was one of oldest commanders on Lake Ontario, having commanded the Canadian Steamer Great Britian for many years, and for the last three years the United States. [Sackets Harbour Journal ]
ON LAKE ONTARIO, RIVER SAINT LAWRENCE TO DICKENSON'S LANDING
AND BAY OF QUINTE, FOR THE YEAR 1842.
Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office Kingston, M.D. until noon on Thursday the 18th day of November next, from any person or persons desirous of entering into Contracts for the following services, namely:
For the Transport of Troops, Baggage and Government Stores, from and to the various stations on Lake Ontario, and River St. Lawrence to Dickenson's Landing, during the season of navigation of 1842.
For the Transport of ditto, ditto, ditto from and to the various stations on the Bay of Quinte during ditto.
For the hire of Steam Vessels when exclusively required for the service of the Government during ditto.
Unexceptionable security subject to the approval of the Commissariat will be required, and the names of two respectable persons willing to enter into a Bond with the Principal for the faithful performance of the Contract must be given on the Tender.
Payment will be made by check on a chartered Bank.
Forms of Tenders may be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office, where any information will be obtained.
Commissariat Kingston, M.D.
14th Oct. 1841.