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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1848


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p.1 Notice - undersigned has been appointed Agent for Columbus Marine Insurance Company. Thomas Briggs, Junr. office on Princess St.

p.3 The Weather - ice was frozen, broken up by south wind, and now is frozen again.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

STEAM BOAT TRANSPORT

On Lake Ontario,

For the Year 1848.

Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office, Kingston, until noon, on Thursday, 3rd February, 1848, from any person or persons willing to enter into a Contract, agreeably to certain conditions, which may be seen on application at the Commissariat Offices at Kingston, Toronto and Niagara, for the following Services, viz:-

FOR THE TRANSPORT OF TROOPS,

persons attached to the Army, Baggage, Horses, and Government Stores, during the season of Navigation of 1848, including such further periods as the Boats may continue to run.

FROM KINGSTON TO COBORG,

Port Hope, Whitby, Toronto, and vice versa,

FROM KINGSTON

to the Bay of Quinte, and vice versa,

including the Ports between the stations last mentioned.

Separate Tenders will be required for each route, and the rates to be stated in Currency.

Parties Tendering are requested to observe that the Freight of Regimental Baggage, Camp Equipage, and the Personal Baggage of officers and others, is to be ascertained by Measurement; two and a half tons measurement to be considered equal to one ton weight, and payment to be made for each ton weight so ascertained.

Household Furniture, Carriages and other articles not comprised in the above, and all personal Baggage in excess of the quantity allowed by regulation, to be computed by weight or measurement, as may be agreed upon between the parties, and paid for at Tariff or Commercial rates - Government in no case being answerable for the freight of such Baggage, which must be recovered from the owners.

Unexceptionable Security, subject to the approval of the Senior Commissariat Officer at Kingston, will be required, and the real signatures of two responsible persons, willing to enter into a Bond with the Principal, in the sum of £1000 sterling, for the due and faithful performance of the first named Contract, and £100 for the latter, must be given in the Tenders.

Payment will be made at Kingston, in Mexican or United States Dollars, at 5s. 1 d. currency, each, or by check on a Chartered Bank, at the option of the Senior Commissariat Officer.

Commissariat, Kingston, January 10, 1848.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

Sealed Tenders will be received at the Local Commissariat Office, Montreal, until Noon, on Wednesday, the 26th instant, for the performance of such Transport by Steamboat and Barge, and for Towing such Barges and Batteaux as may be required for Her Majesty's Service, between Montreal and Kingston, and intermediate places, via the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, during the navigable season of 1848.

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.

Tenders to state the rates in Currency, and to contain the real signatures of two responsible persons, to be approved by the Commissariat, as sureties for the due fulfilment of the contract, to be sent in sealed, and marked on the envelope "Tender for Transport."

Payment will be made monthly or two-monthly, either in Specie, at the rate of 5s. 1d. currency per dollar, or in Notes of Chartered Banks, at the option of the Commissariat Officer.

Local Commissariat Office, Montreal, 7th January, 1848.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

Tenders will be received at the Local Commissariat Office, Montreal, until Noon, on Wednesday, the 26th instant, for the performance of such Transport by Stage and Steamboat, (via the River St. Lawrence Line,) as may be required for Her Majesty's Service between Montreal and Kingston, and intermediate places, during the Navigable Season of 1848.

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

Tenders to state the rates in Currency, and to contain the real signatures of two responsible persons, to be approved by the Commissariat, as sureties for the due fulfilment of the Contract, to be sent in Sealed, and marked on the envelope "Tenders for Transport."

Payment will be made Monthly or Two-Monthly, either in Specie, at the rate of 5s. 1d. Currency per Dollar, or in Notes of Chartered Banks, at the option of the Commissariat Officer.

Local Commissariat Office, Montreal, 7th January, 1848.


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Date of Original:
Jan. 12, 1848
Local identifier:
KN.5470
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), Jan. 12, 1848