Meeting of Vessel Owners.
At a meeting of the Vessel Owners and Masters of Vessels, held this 23d day of March at the Board of Trade Rooms, Mr. L.B. Crocker was elected Chairman, and J.L. Hall Esq., Secretary. On motion, the following resolutions were adopted: -
Resolved. That the vessel owners of the city of Oswego will instruct and require all our Captains in all cases to compel the sailors which they ship on our respective vessels, to sign shipping articles before entering upon their duties, during the coming season of navigation.
Resolved. That on the first trips in the spring, the wages shall not exceed Twenty Dollars per month for able seamen to all upper Lake ports.
Resolved. That a committee of five be appointed by the Chair to confer with the Collector of this Port, to obtain his concurrence in this object by enforcing the law in relation to the use of Shipping articles, and to see that the foregoing resolutions are conformed to by vessel owners, and also take any measures needful for carrying out in practice the foregoing resolutions; also to get up a Shipping article, to be used in common by all the owners of vessels, and also to correspond with parties at all the other Lake ports on the subject.
The Chair appointed as such Committee H.M. Ames, Charles Parker, William Baldwin, S. Doolittle and O.H. Hastings.
On motion, it was resolved that the proceedings of the meeting be published in the city papers.
L.B. CROCKER, Ch'n
J.L. Hall, Sec'y