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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 23, 1836

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For the information of the Shareholders of the Kingston Stave Forwarding Company we are requested to state, that at a meeting of the Committee of Management on the 20th inst. the following among other resolutions were passed.

1st. That it is the opinion of this meeting that Garden Island is the most suitable place in the vicinity of Kingston, for carrying on the business of Transporting and Rafting Staves; and that the same be leased from Mr. A. Cameron for said purpose.

2nd. That Mr. A. Cameron be appointed Agent and Manager for said Company, and that he is now authorized to make contracts, and take such other measures, as may be necessary for carrying on the business with requisite despatch.

3rd. That the Cash Accounts be kept at the Commercial Bank, where all monies belonging to the Company are to be deposited; and when wanted, to be withdrawn by checks signed by the Agent and Chairman of the Committee; and that proper Books of Account be kept, which are at all times to be open for the inspection of any member of the Committee; - the Books to be balanced by the first of January of every year.

4th. That Mr. John Counter and Mr. Abraham Truax be Chairmen of the Committee.

5th. That the Agent draw up a constitution for the Company which is to be approved of and signed by the Shareholders.

6th. That no store for the sale of Merchandise, be kept on Garden Island, upon any pretence.

The establishment of this company will prove of infinite utility to the inhabitants of the Back Country. It will afford a ready and constant market for such kinds of lumber, as cannot now be sold, at any prices. The Company is already advertising for any number of Pine Floats, to be delivered at the Island; and should the business of forwarding Staves become great, as in fact we trust it will, no end will exist of the demand. Not only pine floats but a variety of other lumber, now unsaleable, will be required for the purpose of rafting.


Tenders will be received at the office of the Subscriber,until 12 o'clock, noon, on the 8th day of February next, for any number of


(from 50 to 3000,)

Deliverable at the foot of Garden Island; 200 of which are required by the 20th of February next, the remainder in the months of May, June and July.

ALSO, for a large quantity of Grubs or Pins, Binders, Traverses, Oars, etc., etc., fit materials for making up Stave Cribs. For dimensions and further particulars apply to

A. CAMERON, Agent.


The subscriber is prepared to pay sixteen pounds per M. for Standard Staves, delivered as above mentioned.


Kingston, Jan. 21st, 1836.

At a Meeting of the Stockholders of the Steamer Brockville, held at Kingston, this day, at the Commercial Hotel, C.H. McCollum, Esq. was appointed Chairman, and Rob't Harvey Secretary, when the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted.

Resolved - That the articles of association for furnishng a new Joint Stock Company of the Steamer Brockville, now submitted and read, be approved of.

Resolved - That it is the opinion of this meeting that Capt. Hugh Calder is the most efficient person to take command of the Steamer Brockville, and that we do now appoint him to fill the situation of Captain for the ensuing season. That he be notified immediately to that effect.

Resolved - That Mr. Wm. C. Lawless be appointed Clerk for the ensuing season.

Resolved - That the Captain be empowered to employ such hands as he may think necessary for the management of the said Boat, subject, however, to the approval of a majority of the managing Committee.

Resolved - That a general meeting of the Stockholders shall take place at Belleville, on Monday the 1st day of March next at O.G. Munger's Hotel, for the purpose of carrying into effect the terms of the articles of the association and deciding on other matters connected with the Steam Boat Brockville.

Resolved - That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the following papers until the 1st day of March next - Belleville Intelligencer, Kingston Chronicle, British Whig, Brockville Recorder, Prescott Vanguard, and that their accounts be sent to the Secretary for payment.

R. Hervey, Sec.

Kingston, Jan. 12th, 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 23, 1836