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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1848

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p.2 Navigation - The steamer Eclipse was advertised to leave Toronto for Hamilton on Monday last.


By the attention of a friend, we are put in possession of a copy of a memorial to His Excellency the Governor General, praying that His Excellency, in council, will be pleased to take into consideration the present state of Port Hope Harbor; and further, whether the Government should not assume the conduct of the same, and carry out the recommendations of the Provincial Engineers, Messrs. Fleming and Keeper, in the construction of a new harbor to the westward of the present works, (now in a state of dilapidation,) which the memorialists urge would be of incalculable advantage to Port Hope, and to those townships lying in close proximity thereto. The grounds on which the memorial is based are, first, that it is situate midway between Hamilton and Kingston; secondly, that it being the terminus of the Rice Lake Road the exports would necessarily pass through there; thirdly, that there is no accessible harbor of refuge between Toronto and Kingston; that the voice of the inhabitants of the neighboring districts, as well as that of ship-owners, etc., is in favor of such assumption by the Government; that as the Government contemplate the erection of fortifications, it is desirable that a good harbor should be added thereto; that the time accorded to the Incorporated Company for its contemplation has expired, and although considerable progress has been made, yet in their incomplete state, full tolls are demanded for the limited advantages afforded; that the revenue to be derived from tolls would in a short time pay the whole cost of construction of a commodious and accessible harbor; that vessels of the smallest class are unable to freight between the piers for want of a sufficient depth of water, and are compelled to make other ports in heavy weather; and that a favorable opportunity now offers of obtaining the works from the proprietary, as they seem unwillling to incur further expense in the repairs of the dilapidations. This latter is borne out by a resolution of the Company, embodied in the memorial, which sets forth that they are willing that the Government should assume the works, together with the liabilities of the said Company.

The memorial, of which we have been given the substance, already has the signatures of 1400 inhabitants of the adjacent districts, and will probably be much extended, as copies now lie at the Bank of U.C. Toronto, and that the notice of T.M. Simmons, Esq., holding property in the district, accord with the views of the promoters.

It is ever gratifying to us to note any mark of Canadian prosperity; and we hope the memorialists may be successful as we know the attention bestowed on the petition by His Excellency in Council will be careful. [British Colonist]

p.3 Oswego and St. Lawrence Routes Compared - by Montreal Board of Trade.


Will be sold on Thursday the 6th April next, at the Queen's Wharf on account of H.M. Customs, the schooner


about 35 Tons burthen, with sails, chains, and rigging complete.

Terms made known at sale. Sale at 12 o'clock.

R. JACKSON, Auctioneer.

Kingston, March 6th, 1848.



In the matter of Joseph Pierson - a Bankrupt.

It is ordered that the Third General Meeting of Creditors for the proof of Debts, examination of Bankrupt, and granting Certificate, be held at the Judge's Chambers, in the Court House, City of Kingston, on Wednesday the 29th March instant, at the hour of twelve o'clock, noon.

By the Court,


p.F. McCuaig, Assignee.

Kingston, March 6th, 1848.


In the matter of Joseph Pierson, a Bankrupt.

Notice is hereby given, that the following effects belonging to the Estate of the above named Bankrupt, will be sold by Public Auction, on Saturday, the 25th inst., at the Sales Rooms of Mr. James Linton, Auctioneer, etc., Market Square, at the hour of 12 o'clock, noon, viz.:

One undivided third of the Steamer Transit, subject to charges for repairs, etc., to be specified on day of sale.

Eight Shares Windsor Road Company Stock.

The Barge Tay, capable of carrying 600 bbls. Flour.

One horse.

Two Hundred Acres of Land, composed of the North halves of Lots Nos. 8 and 9, in the 6th concession of Sombra, in the Western District.

Terms made known on the day of sale; and any further information respecting the above, will be furnished on application to

p.F. McCuaig, Assignee.

Kingston, March 7th, 1848.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1848