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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1848

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p.3 The Steamer Beagle, Walker, Master, arrived at this port on Saturday last, having on board, among other cargo, 18 cases Brandy, ex-ship Conquering Hero, from London, which were passed on from Montreal, to be entered for duty at the Custom House, Toronto. It is now settled, that under the new Customs law, goods intended for Upper Canada can be forwarded direct, without the necessity of Bonding, or paying the Duties, at the port of Montreal, as was formerly the case. All that is required is, that the vessel taking the goods ex-ship at Montreal, for Upper Canada, must take a Clearance at Montreal which is not attended with any delay or expense. For this boon to the Trade of Upper Canada, the mercantile community are indebted to Mr. Mitchell, of the house of Ross, Mitchell & Co., through whose representations at the proper quarter, the concession has been made. Among the numerous advantages which will result to the trade of Upper Canada, under this arrangement, will be, that our Merchants can transact their business, free from the burdens of Agency, Bank Commission, difference of money, etc. etc.; and another will be, that parties importing large quantities of goods in the fall, for the Winter and Spring Trade, can Warehouse them at Toronto, and release them from Bond as they require them, on payment of the duties; whereas under the former system the goods would have to be entered and the duties paid at once. The same regulation will of course apply to other ports in Canada.


At a Meeting of the Stewards of the Kingston Regatta, held at Belanger's on the evening of the 17th inst. some alterations were made in the advertisement which appeared in a late number of the Argus. The following is the amended advertisement:

That the Regatta do take place on Friday, the 15th September, and that the following prizes be contended for:


1st Class, for Boats of 15 Tons and under, Prize £25 0 0 Entrance, £5 0 0

2nd do. do. 10 do. 12 10 0 2 10 0

3rd do. do. 5 do. 7 10 0 1 5 0

4th do. do. 18 ft. long & under 2 10 0 0 5 0

Scow Race, open to all Scows 2 10 0 0 10 0


1st Class, 12 oared match, keel boats Prize £12 10 0 Entrance £1 10 0

2nd 6 " 7 10 0 1 0 0

3rd 4 " 5 0 0 0 15 0

4th 2 2 10 0 0 5 0

Skiff Race for the championship of the Bay; one pair of Sculls.

Prize 10 0 0 Entrance 1 0 0

2nd 5 0 0 0 10 0

3rd 2 10 0 0 5 0

The Skiff winning the championship to be excluded from the other skiff races.

Sculling Match, for one oar, open to all, 1 5 0 Entrance free

Match for Market Boats, do. 1 5 0 do.

In all the Matches, three Boats to start, or no race.

Second boat to save entrance.

All arrangements to be made by the Stewards, whose decision in all cases to be final.

Each boat to carry a distinguishing flag, which with her name, must be stated at the time of entrance.

Entrances may be made at the Office of the Kingston Marine Railway, with the Secretary, on or before the 12th day of September, and the Stewards will meet at Belanger's at 7 P.M., and all entrances must be closed, and stakes paid by 8 P.M. on that evening.

In case of unfavorable weather, the Stewards have the power to postpone the Regatta.

The following gentlemen were appointed Stewards, with power to add to their number: - The Mayor, the Member for the City, the Member for the County, the Sheriff, Major Crofton, 20th Regt., Lieut. Davis, R.N., Henry Gildersleeve, Esq., Mr. Hallowell, Capt. Donaldson, William Wilson, Esq., Capt. Gaskin, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Henderson. S.D. Fowler was appointed Secretary and Treasurer.

S.D. FOWLER, Secretary.

Kingston, 18th August, 1848.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1848