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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 4, 1845


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p.3 Loss of the Schooner Brothers - We regret to have to state that no hope remains of the escape of the unfortunate crew and passengers of the schooner Brothers, the wreck of which was noticed in our last. In the hold of the vessel the following articles were found:- 4 pairs of wheels on axles, 4 beer casks, 3 cider casks, 4 cwt. lead, 8 boxes of axes, sledge hammer, cross-cut saw, tub pitch, barrel fish, half sheet zinc, and 8 sheets iron. When found the vessel was all under water except the starboard quarter, the tiller was gone, the mainmast broken off close to the deck, the foremast badly sprung, fore and mainsail badly chafed, and the bulwarks on the starboard side gone. The wreck has been directed to be taken into the eighteen mile creek.

We annex the names of the passengers and crew, with such particulars of their dress as may lead to their identification, should the bodies be washed ashore, in which case it is requested that information may be immediately conveyed to Mr. Heron, jr., of this town, or to Mr. Edward Beckett, Iron Foundry, Grave Street, Toronto.

Crew - James Brothers, Captain, pilot cloth surtout, blue trowsers, and dark vest, with a watch, and about $100 in cash on his person; Samuel Brothers, brother of the foregoing, pilot, cloth coat and trowsers; Thomas Morris, sailor, pilot cloth surtout, and tartan trowsers; Benjamin Bailey, sailor, blue coat and trowsers; James Davy, sailor, rough pilot surtout, trowsers and vest.

The poor sufferers were all unmarried, with the exception of James Mitchell and James Brothers, both of whom leave widows to mourn their loss, and the former 2 children. [Niagara Chronicle, Feb. 25th]

p.3

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office, Montreal, till Noon, on Thursday, 20th of March, 1845, for the performance of such Transport by Steamboat and Barge, and for Towing such Commissariat Barges and Batteaux as may be required by Her Majesty's Government, between Montreal and Kingston, and intermediate places, via the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, during the navigable Season of 1845.

The Conditions of Contract, the Form of Tender, and any further information which may be required, can be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office, Montreal or Kingston.

The Tenders to state the Rates in Currency, and to contain the real signatures of two responsible persons, as Sureties for the due fulfilment of the Contract; and Payment will be made in Mexican or United States' Dollars, at the rate of 5s. 1d. Currency each, or in the Notes of Chartered Banks, at the option of the Commissariat Officer.

Commissariat Office,

Montreal, 27th February, 1845.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office, Montreal, till Noon, on Tuesday, 18th of March, 1845, for the performance of such Transport by Steamboat via the River St. Lawrence, as may be required for Her Majesty's Service, between Kingston and Coteau du Lac and intermediate places during the Navigable Season of 1845.

The Conditions of Contract, the Form of Tender, and any further information which may be required, can be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office, at Montreal or Kingston.

Payment will be made either in Mexican or United States' Dollars, at 5s. 1d. Currency each, or in the Notes of Chartered Banks, at the option of the Commissariat Officer.

Tenders to state the Rates in Currency, and to contain the real Signatures of two responsible persons as Sureties for the due fulfilment of the Contract.

Commissariat Office,

Montreal, February 27th, 1845.


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Date of Original:
March 4, 1845
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KN.5252
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 4, 1845