p.2 From Toronto to Halifax - The schooner Pacific has cleared from Toronto for Halifax with a general cargo.
Twelfth of July at St. Catharines - involving labourers from canal. [2 articles from Hamilton Gazette and Toronto Patriot]
Western Trade - We have had the pleasure of seeing a bill of lading of the following cargo, shipped at Toronto direct for Halifax, N.S., per schooner Pacific, by Thomas Clarkson, Esq., at a freight of 3s. 3d. per barrel:-
339 barrels flour,
22 " pot barley,
25 " oatmeal,
65 " split pease,
116 bushels pease, in bulk,
114 bags malt,
48 " bran,
920 bushels wheat.
We have frequently asserted that there are but few among us who realize fully the advantages which are to result to the people of Canada by our splendid interior navigation. Here we have fact of a barrel of flour being freighted direct from Toronto to Halifax at 3s. 3d., when two years ago it would have cost 6s. 3d. for the same distance, with two transhipments. We understand that the Pacific is to load back from Halifax to Toronto with sugar. Well done, Toronto! We never had any fears of losing the trade by the St. Lawrence, nor have we any fears that unrestricted British enterprise will be found inferior to American. We are happy to hear also that a shipment was made two days ago of 600 barrels of mackerel from Halifax to Western ports, and that the agent of the Halifax house has gone up to procure the vessel a return cargo. [Pilot]
p.3 bodies of Mr. Bedford and 2 crew lost on Lake Huron last fall have been found, from schooner Wing on Wing. [Huron Gazette]
Valuable Property For Sale at Portsmouth - large and substantial wharf with water lot adjoining, together with other lots belonging to the late John McLeod.
Thomas Masson & Angus McLeod, Executors. July 18th, 1849.