(from originals at Toronto Central Reference Library)
MERCHANT SEAMEN'S SOCIETY.
At the Annual Meeting of the Merchant Seamen's Society, held at the National Hotel, on Monday the 8th day of January, 1844, the following persons were chosen office bearers for the present year, viz:
Capt. Burns, President - Capt. James Twohy, 1st Vice-President; Capt. Wheeler, 2nd Vice-President; Capt. Joseph Pierson, Treasurer; Capt. Wm. Donaldson, Rec. Secretary; Capt. Hunter, Corresponding Secretary.
Committee - Messrs. Curran, Swanson, McIntyre, Rowe, Adamson, McHenry, Probey, R. Pierson, McAllen, J. Faulkner, G. Finkle.
At the first Monthly Meeting, held at the National Hotel, on Monday the 12th inst., the following Resolutions were adopted, viz:
Resolved, - That Captains Wheeler, Swanson, A. McHenry, be a Committee to enquire into cases of Charity that may come before them, and use all dilligence in finding out sufferers who may come under the Rules of this Society. (Carried.)
Resolved, - That Doctor A.C. Robinson's proposal be accepted by this Institution, and that the members of this Society return him their sincere thanks for his very considerate letter. (Carried.)
Resolved, - That copies of the amendment now passed, be printed, and attached to the original By-laws. (Carried.)
Resolved, - That the second Monthly Meeting of the M.S. Society be held at the National Hotel, the second Monday in March, at 7 o'clock, P.M. (Carried.)
By order, Wm. Donaldson, Secretary.
Kingston, Feb. 14th, 1844.
The Subscribers beg leave to inform their friends and the public generally, that they will be fully prepared on the opening of the navigation, with efficient means, to carry on their usual business as Forwarders, Warehousemen, and Shipping Agents.
Routes of Transport between Kingston and Montreal via the Rideau Canal upwards, and River St. Lawrence downwards.
Their line of Steamboats, Ericsson Propellers, (first introduced into Canada by them), Schooners and Barges, equal to any in the Country, will enable them to forward Merchandize,
Produce and Passengers, on the Canal, Lakes and River, at as low rates, and with as much expedition, as any other House in the Trade.
In addition they would beg also to state, that they have leased from the Kingston Marine Railway Company, their Spacious Stone Store House, foot of Gore Street, together with a large New Warehouse, to be erected by the Company on the adjoining wharf, which will be ready for occupation on the opening of the navigation.
These premises will afford them facilities for Transhipment, Storage and despatch, superior to any they have hitherto occupied in Kingston, while the safety of Property Stored in Fire Proof Buildings, is too well known to the Commercial Public to require comment.
At Brockville, Bytown and Montreal, they will occupy the same extensive Premises which they have hitherto occupied.
Entries passed, Duties and all other Charges paid on goods consigned to them from Great Britain.
MURRAY & SANDERSON, Montreal.
SANDERSON & MURRAY, Kingston, Brockville and Bytown.