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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1849

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p.2 River Telegraph Line - One of the steamers (the Fashion) belonging to this line, on her last downward trip, a little below Prescott, broke her shaft, but fortunately was enabled to complete her journey in safety, and in good time. A new shaft, we understand, is being supplied with all possible speed, and the Fashion will, no doubt, be on her station about the middle of next week. In the meantime the Lord Elgin will continue her trips as usual, three times a week.

Port of Kingston.

July 5th - Schr. Governor, Bon Dieu, ? pipe staves, McPherson & Crane.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

July 6th - Schr. G.H. Walker, Oswego, pass. and baggage.

Schr. Jenny Lind, Sacketts Harbor, passengers.



Commissariat Office,

Toronto, July 5th, 1849.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this office until Friday, the 13th inst., at noon, from all persons willing to charter, to the Commissariat Department, a Schooner, for the undermentioned services:

The Vessel, which is to be staunch, in good condition, well found, and of not less than 150 tons per register, is to be in readiness at the Port of Toronto, by the 1st of August, to receive on board such Indian Present Goods, or other Stores, as may be required by the Commissariat Department to be embarked in her. She is to proceed, as soon as loaded, to Amherstburgh, where, after discharging the portion of her cargo intended for that Station, she will embark such Stores or Passengers as may be sent on board by the Commissariat Department, and proceed without delay to Penetanguishene. She will receive on board at Penetanguishene such further quantities of Stores, Cattle, and passengers as she may be required by the Commissariat Department to embark for Manitoulin, for which place she must proceed by the 25th August, and arrive on or before the 1st of September following. From that day until the 15th of September, the vessel will remain at Manitoulin, subject to orders, if required to do so, without being entitled to demurrage.

The surplus Stores and Passengers are to be re-embarked at Manitoulin, and after being landed at Penetanguishene and Amherstburg, as may be directed, the contract to terminate.

Should the vessel be detained by weather, so as not to arrive at Manitoulin, till after the time specified, she must wait fifteen days, if required to do so, without charge for demurrage.

During the period the vessel shall be in the employment of Government, the passengers proceeding in her are to be accommodated with the use of the Cabin, Cooking Utensils, and othe conveniences of the vessel, and no Passengers nor Stores are to be embarked without the permission of the Senior Officer of the Commissariat.

Convenient place on deck to be provided for any Live Stock it may be found necessary to embark for Manitoulin, so that they may be secure from injury or damage of any kind, as far as practicable.

Tenders to specify the sum that will be required for the voyage, and the rate per day for demurrage, in case the vessel should be detained beyond the period mentioned.

Payment will be made at Toronto, in Mexican or United States' Dollars, at 5s. 1d. currency each, or in Bank notes, at the option of the Commissariat, on the production of a certificate from the Senior Commissariat Officer at Penentanguishene, that the service has been properly performed.

Two Sureties will be required, in a Bond to the amount of £500 currency, whose bona fide signatures must be affixed to the Tenders; forms of which may be obtained at this office, and no Tenders will be noticed unless made to these Forms.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1849