The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1837


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FOR THE BRITISH WHIG.

Mr. Editor, - In consequence of the mighty outcry raised in town, about the great increase in the charges of Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company, I had the curiousity to weigh the first consignment of Goods received by me this season from Montreal. They consisted of two Boxes of Pipes, 4 Boxes of herrings, and two barrels of meal, and by the new admeasurement, the freight amounted to 18s. 3d. The weight of the same was 6 cwt. 1 qr. 16 lbs. which at the old rate of 2s. 6d. per cwt. would have amounted to 16s. precisely. I grant that to Dry Good Merchants, the difference of freight may be greater than the above, but to Grocers and General Dealers, the increase is not worth while raising a breeze about.

A GROCER.

Kingston, June 14th, 1837.

OTTAWA AND RIDEAU COMPANY.

Arrivals.

June 19th - The steamer Rideau, with barge Kingston in tow, 37 passengers (consignees listed.)

Departures for Montreal.

June 14th - The barge Oswego, to load plank at Gananoque.

Departures for Bytown.

June 13th - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, pork, flour (consignees listed.)


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Date of Original:
June 16, 1837
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KN.4974
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1837