The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1864

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p.2 Police Court - Peter Mitchell, John Mitchell, Robert Macauley, Thos. Enright, Wm. Howard and John Macaulay, were charged with assaulting and threatening Edward J. Murray at Portsmouth on the first of the present month. Mr. Murray being sworn, stated that he is the owner of the schooner Feu Follet, now lying at Portsmouth, and to which Peter Mitchell, one of the defendants, was making certain repairs. On Wednesday the 31st August, Peter Mitchell and witness had a dispute as to the amount of the bill for the repairs, which difficulty was settled, witness paying Mitchell a portion of his account, and the work was to go on. Witness came into the city the next day, Thursday, the 1st September, and when he returned to Portsmouth in the afternoon he found a chain leading from the head of his vessel, and fastened to the shore. Witness asked the master of the vessel who put the chain out; and he replied that it was Peter Mitchell. Witness cast off the chain, and had it handed aboard by the mate and another man, when Peter Mitchell came with nine or ten men and forcibly put the chain out again, against the remonstrance of witness and the efforts of the crew of the vessel to prevent it. The six defendants charged all took part in the proceedings. Four of the crew had possession of the vessel all the time. The assault consisted in Mitchell's having pushed witness and threatened to throw him and the mate into the water. T. Kirkpatrick, Esq., Q.C., appeared on behalf of the complainant, and Mr. Britton for the defendants. On the suggestion of Mr. Kirkpatrick the parties withdrew, with the intention of, if possible, settling the matter, in preference to sending it up to the Assizes, as the police magistrate seemed determined to do. The case was therefore postponed for the present.

p.3 Imports - 1st - Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - gen cargo.

Tug Swan, and five barges in tow, 125 tons iron ore, 75 cords wood, 100,000 ft lumber.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, gen cargo.

Str Banshee, Montreal - do.

Str St. Lawrence, do. - do.

2nd - Str Kingston, Hamilton - gen. cargo.

Sloop Clyde, Saugeen - 307 pcs elm timber, Calvin & Breck.

Sloop St. Lawrence, Saugeen, 315 pcs elm timber, Calvin & Breck.

Barque Canada, Saugeen, 12,000 ft elm timber, Calvin & Breck.

Str Grecian, Montreal - gen cargo.

Str City of Ottawa, Ottawa - do.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - do.

Str Huron, Montreal - do.

3rd - Prop Brantford, Hamilton - do.

Prop Georgian, Port Dalhousie - 13,475 bus wheat, Glassford & Jones.

Str St. Helen, Montreal - gen cargo.

Str Passport, Hamilton - do.

Tug Samson, 3 vessels in tow.

British Barque Wirralite, Detroit - 200 brls and 100 tons copper ore, and 14,000 ft walnut lumber, Cunningham, Shaw and Coy, Liverpool

Clearances - 1st - Str Banshee, Hamilton, gen cargo.

Prop St. Lawrence, 6hhds sugar.

Barge Ireland, Toronto - 268 tons pig iron, 246 tons coal, Chaffey & Co.

Str Bytown, Ottawa - gen cargo.

3rd - Str Kingston, Montreal - gen cargo.

Scr Mail, Toronto - 27 cords wood, J. Campbell.

Schr Almeida, Toronto - 75 cords wood, J. Noble.

Barque Canada, Saugeen.

Sloop St. Lawrence, do.

Sloop Clyde, do.

2nd - Str City of Ottawa, Ottawa - gen'l cargo.

Str Grecian, Hamilton - do.

Str Huron, Toronto - do.

3rd -Prop Brantford, Montreal - do.

Str St. Helen, Trenton - do.

Str Passport, Montreal - do.

Tug Samson, Saugeen - 3 vessels in tow.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1864