(from originals in bound volume at N.A.C.)
p.2 The Rideau Canal is at length opened, the Perth Steam Boat Enterprize having passed through the locks at Kingston Mills, on Thursday last on her way hither, where she will remain to receive her Engine. From an individual who resides at the Mills, we learn, that at present there is only three feet water on the sills, and but few inches more on the rocks which lie in the channel of the Cataraqui Creek. In the Canadian Courant of the 19th, will be found a very interesting article for which we shall make room next week, upon the subject of the non-completion of the Government contracts. The Steamer Rideau is advertised for Bytown on Thursday morning next.
p.3 The Montreal Gazette, with its usual industry and attention to the wants of the public, has prepared a very creditable article upon "Travelling in Upper Canada," which has been copied into many of the leading journals, and which we should have had great pleasure in transferring to our columns, were it not that in many material points it is very incorrect.
We cannot stay to point out all the inaccuracies, which, as far as our knowledge extends, occur chiefly in the description of the Steam Boats, but cannot avoid mentioning one glaring error, viz. that the John By is there stated to be plying between York and Hamilton, whereas it is being quietly repaired in Kingston Harbor, and it is not likely to be ready for a month. As we are not one of those who believes Editors ought to be infallible, we allude to these mistakes, that the conductors of the Montreal Gazette may complete the good work they have began, by correcting them.