(from originals at Toronto Central Reference Library)
STEAM BOAT TRANSPORT
On Lake Ontario,
For the Year 1844.
Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office, Kingston, until noon, on Monday, the 11th March, 1844, 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, from Kingston upwards, during the season of navigation of 1844.
For the Transport of do. do. do. from and to the various stations on the Bay of Quinte during do.
Unexceptionable security, subject to the approval of the Commissariat Officer at Kingston, will be required, and the real Signatures of two responsible persons willing to enter into a bond with the principal, for the faithful performance of the contract, must be given in the Tender.
Payment will be made in Mexican or United States Dollars, at 5s. 1 d. currency, each, or by check on a Chartered Bank, at the option of the Senior Commissariat Officer.
Forms of Tender may be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office, where any further information may be obtained.
Commissariat, Kingston, 22nd January, 1844.
Notice - Calvin, Cook & Counter now Calvin, Cook & Co. Jan. 19th, 1844.