p.2 Meeting of Ship Owners
Kingston, 19th May, 1857.
A meeting of gentlemen interested in the Canadian shipping trade was held at the office of Messrs. Walker & Berry, in Kingston. The following gentlemen were present: - Messrs. Calvin, Ferguson, Falconer, Boyle, Doyle, Delaney, Berry, Bowen, Gildersleeve, C. Hamilton and Capt. Patterson.
On motion of Mr. Berry, seconded by Mr. Boyle, Mr. Calvin was appointed Chairman.
Moved by Mr. Ferguson, seconded by Mr. Delaney, and resolved, - That this meeting considers the Laws at present existing in Canada insufficient for the due protection and interests of owners of vessels navigating the inland waters of this country, and that it is considered important that an association of Shipowners in Canada be formed, with the view of obtaining greater legislative assistance, and otherwise for the consideration of the interests of vessel owners in Canada.
Moved by Mr. Boyle, seconded by Capt. Patterson, and resolved, - That a committee be appointed to arrange a meeting with the various Ship Owners in other parts of Canada, with the view of forming such an association, and that the following gentlemen be appointed such committee: - Mr. Calvin, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Gildersleeve, Mr. C. Hamilton, Mr. Berry and Mr. Doyle.
Moved by Mr. Ferguson, seconded by Mr. Falconer, - That the committee be requested to appoint one or more of their members to attend a general meeting of the Ship Owners in Canada, at such place as may be arranged, to bring the views of this meeting under the notice of such meeting.
Moved by Mr. Gildersleeve and seconded by Mr. Delaney, and resolved, -That the committee be requested to call together this meeting and to report its proceedings at an early day.
Moved by Mr. Ferguson and seconded by Mr. Berry, - That a copy of these resolutions be published in the newspapers in Kingston and elsewhere.
Signed, D.D. Calvin, Chairman.
p.3 Imports - 19,20; Exports - 20.