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Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), June 16, 1856

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Oswego Business. - The rush of freight East and West keeps our Forwarding men upon their legs days and nights, almost unceasingly. Consignments of Buffalo freight, direct from that city, are now of frequent occurrence, the detentions on the canal having accumulated such an amount at that point, that it is difficult to get freight promptly to its destination.

A correspondent who looked through Crawford & Co's warehouse at Ogdensburgh expressed surprise at the extent of their business and the amount of merchandise waiting transportation. He saw the great warehouse of Fitzhugh & Littlejohn the other day, and was taken quite aback by the extent of their business. Not only was their vast establishment crowded with western freight, but a Propeller and three or four sailing vessels at the docks were loading.

Canal boats filled to the water's edge had just arrive. Crawford & Co. do about all the business of forwarding at Ogdensburgh, while F. & L. are but one firm here, yet wholly the largest, of course, in its transportation business. In addition, they have one of the largest Flouring mills and elevators in Oswego, to say nothing of one of them being Canal Commissioner. We notice that this enterprising firm have just erected a commodious warehouse on one of the piers in old "Grampus Bay," where alone they are doing a "world of business."

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), June 16, 1856