p.2 Toronto Board of Trade - about repeal of British corn laws; a comparison of price of wheat and flour in Toronto and Rochester; desire for a reciprocal treaty of Commerce & Navigation.
New York the Port of Western Canada - [Hamilton Gazette]
p.3 Toronto Dry Dock Company - This Company, which received its Charter during the last session of Parliament, is about to go into active operation. A few temporary buildings will be erected on its premises at Reese's wharf, and the Company will soon be prepared to execute orders for articles in its line. A meeting of the Stockholders to appoint Directors, was held on Friday last, the 8th, when Messrs. Angus Bethune, Joseph Beckett, W.H. Bolton, Thos. Dick, John Ewart, Esq. was chosen President; D. Paterson Esq. Treasurer, and Wm. V. Bacon, Solicitor and Secretary.
We understand it is the intention of the Directors to apply to Parliament for permission to increase their capital to £40,000, from £10,000 as at present. [Globe]
Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon on Monday, the 14th February next, for Transport By Steamboat during the season of navigation of 1848, of Troops, Government Passengers, Horses, and Stores, on the following routes:
Toronto to Hamilton and intermediate ports, and vice versa.
Toronto to Niagara and Queenston, and vice versa.
Holland Landing to Barrie and the Narrows of Lake Simcoe, and vice versa.
Also - from Toronto to Penetanguishene by land and water, via Orillia.
Forms of Tender, and the particulars of the Contract to be entered into, can be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office. Two sureties, whose real signatures must be affixed to the Tenders, will be required to enter into a bond for £300 currency for the faithful performance of each agreement; and payment will be made in Mexican or United States dollars, at 5s. 1d. currency each, or in notes of a chartered bank, at the option of the Commissariat Department.
Toronto, 13th Jan., 1848.