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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1838

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p.3 Whig editor takes swipe at Prescott Sentinel about removal of forwarding companies to Kingston.



May 19 - The steamer Bytown, Hunter, with seven barges in tow (Iroquois, Clara Fisher, Hope, Kingston); one barge by this arrival contained the luggage of the 83rd Regiment, and the other two were on account of the Forwarding Establishments lately located in Kingston

(consignees listed.)

May 21 - The steamer Margaret, Ballantyne, with the barge Trader, three Government batteaux, and one other barge in tow (consignees listed.)

May 24 - The Cataraqui, Drummond, with six barges in tow (consignees listed.)

May 26 - The steamer Bytown, Hunter, with seven barges in tow.

May 26 - The steamer Margaret, Ballantyne, with seven barges in tow (consignees listed.)

The barge Mayflower was loaded with the left wing of the 34rd Regiment.

Departures for Bytown.

May 19 - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond.

May 20 - The steamer Bytown, Hunter.

May 22 - The steamer Margaret, Ballantyne.

Departures for Montreal via St. Lawrence.

May 19 - The Iroquois (consignees listed.)

May 21 - The barge Hope (consignees listed.)

May 21 - The barge Kingston ( " )

May 22 - The barge Trader ( " )

May 26 - The barge Emigrant ( " )


The Subscriber very respectfully begs leave to acquaint his friends and the Public generally, that he has leased the large and commodious Wharf and Warehouses at foot of Store Street, lately occupied by Messrs. Truax & Phillips, and known by the name of the


where he tenders his services to those who may be pleased to employ him in the Forwarding and Commission Business. The extent of the premises enabled him to let one half of the Wharf and Store Houses to the well known Firm of Messrs. Hooker and Henderson of Prescott, who are to carry on a branch of their forwarding business in this place; and also let to Mr. H. Fraser, Agent for Messrs. A.H. Vass & Co. of Montreal, a part of the spacious Stone Store House in rear of the wharf for the purpose of carrying on a

Wholesale Grocery Establishment.

Thus the Commercial Wharf offers to the public the facility of buying or selling goods and transporting them to any part of the two Provinces or of the United States.

The subscriber at the solicitation of some of his friends has been induced to take out


for the purpose of disposing of such consignment as may be ordered to be sold by Public Auction and has established a regular correspondence with respectable Mercantile Houses in several parts of the two Provinces, which will enable him to give correct information respecting the state of the different markets and the current prices of produce, etc. Cord Wood For Steam Boats and for Town consumption, will be kept at all times on the wharf and a confidential person will constantly attend to ship or receive freight and passenger's baggage. Storage and wharfage on the most reasonable terms; freight and charges on goods left subject thereto, will be collected on delivery, and punctually paid. Property on consignment will be taken charge of free of Storage and Wharfage, if sold.


Kingston, 21st May, 1838.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1838