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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1869

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p.2 County Court - Ledyard vs Davis - An action for damages brought by the plaintiff Ledford against Davis, the defendant, for not having built a scow according to contract. The plaintiff claimed that the vessel was to be of 1,000 bushels capacity, her bottom to be built of hard maple, her frame of real oak, and her planking from the water line upward was to be of white oak. The agreement took place in 1868, and the vessel was to be ready by the 10th of September of that year. Plaintiff was to pay defendant $600 for the vessel, and did pay $400 of the amount in cash, and gave his note for the balance, but plaintiff asserted that the vessel was not built of the material agreed upon, and further that some of the timber was unsound, which necessitated the overhauling of the vessel and a detention of the crew, involving an expense to plaintiff.

Defendant's answer to the claim was that he had put upon the vessel certain extra work, which was not in the contract, but which was sufficient to overbalance any deficiency whch might arise from any violation of the contract. Mr. James O'Reilly for plaintiff; Mr. B.M. Britton for defendant.

At noon the court adjourned for an hour.

Shipping News - The schooner Alexander, 19,000 bushels wheat; schooner A.G. Morey, 16,446 bushels wheat; schooner Jessie Drummond, 19,000 bushels wheat; schooner Montpelier, 16,941 bushels wheat, from Milwaukie, arrived at J.H. Henderson's wharf since Saturday. The propeller America passed down yesterday at noon; the propeller Colonist also passed down yesterday; the propeller Acadia, from Bruce Mines to Montreal, passed down yesterday, carrying the first cargo of iron ore from those mines. The propeller Dominion passed down and the Magnet up today. The schooner Flying Scud, from Oswego, arrived at Swift's wharf with coal. Barge Hannah Knapp arrived here today with lumber for Oswego. The schooner Pride of America, 19,227 bushels wheat; barque Minona, 17,000 bushels wheat; schooner Cossack, 17,800 bushels wheat, arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf during Saturday night and Sunday. The schooner Ocean Wave, 5,700 bushels wheat, and schooner Ploughboy, 4,838 bushels wheat, arrived at the same wharf today.


The undersigned beg to inform STEAMBOAT and VESSEL OWNERS that they are prepared to haul out and repair all kinds of Craft at the above-named Railway on the shortest notice and with despatch; and as the subscribers intend to give such work their personal supervision, they hope to be able to give general satisfaction to their customers.

All communications addressed to the Kingston Foundry Office will receive immediate attention.

Entrance to Shipyard from Union Street.

A few comfortable Dwellings in the Railway Cottages to Rent.

Kingston, 14th June, 1869 Davidson & Doran.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1869