The New Shipping Office.
The Shipping Agency in this city, spoken of by us yesterday, has been consummated. Capt. Parker has established his office for the purpose, in the front part of the office of Bronson and Crocker, on Water street. The following articles signed by most if not all the shipping houses in the city have been issued:
We the undersigned, Owners, Masters, Consignees and Agents of Steamers and Vessels, belonging to and trading at the Port of Oswego, having become satisfied that the present system of shipping crew for vessels is calculated at all times to derange and fluctuate the rates of seamanÂ's wages and inculcate a system of extravagance and bad discipline greatly detrimented, to our interest. Therefore, we do recommend and will abide by the following system of shipping crews for vessels under our charge:
First, That a shipping Office or Clearing House shall be established at this port under the supervision of Charles Parker.
Second, That all seamen be requited to sign shipping articles through said Shipping Office before entering upon their duties as seamen.
Third, That all Masters be required to notify said Shipping Master of the number of seamen they may want with as little delay as possible.
Fourth The said Shipping Master shall receive for each subordinate office, seamen or cold shipped by him, a sum not to exceed fifty cents, to be paid by the Master or Owner of the vessel.
Fifth, It shall be the duty of the said Shipping Master to keep an office open at all hours, and to be prepared to furnish seamen at any time after having received reasonable notice.