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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1856

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Kingston, May 10, 1856

We, the undersigned, Forwarders, Wharfingers, etc., hereby agree to permit the embarking and disembarking of horses, cattle and farming implements from steamers and other vessels during the Provincial Exhibition of 1856, free of any charge whatever.

John Hamilton & Co.

Joseph Doyle & Co.

L.N. Putnam.

Holcomb & Henderson.

G.M. Kinghorn.

W. Colcleugh.


The Travelling Community who may chance to take up the Kingston Daily Papers, for the purpose of ascertaining the time of departure of the various steamers, would be fearfully puzzled to know which newspaper tells the truth. For instance, looking into the Herald of Saturday he would find, that the steamer Kingston leaves "Colcleugh's Wharf" for Toronto, whereas in the Daily British Whig he would see that the place of departure is the Commercial Wharf. Again in the Herald, the traveller would learn that the Sir Charles Napier makes a daily trip to the Cape, at nine in the morning; while in the Whig the same vessel makes two trips a day, at half-past seven a.m., and five o'clock, p.m. In the Herald, the steamer Ottawa is advertised to make alternate daily trips between Kingston and Brockville, while in the Whig, the Ottawa is on her regular business in the Mail Line. These and similar discrepancies disfigure the Kingston papers, and the traveller is bewildered, as he may well be. All that we can say is, that the Whig is correct in its steamboat advertising, because, in the greater number of instances, the advertisements are sent regularly to the office, and when that is omitted, the publisher takes pains to procure correct information.

p.3 For Ottawa - The Steamer Prince Albert, will leave the St. Lawrence Wharf, Kingston, for Ottawa, this day at 3 o'clock, p.m. Kingston, May 13th.

For Montreal - The Royal Mail Steamer Ottawa, Capt. Kelley, will leave the Commercial Wharf, foot of Princess Street, for Montreal, calling at intermediate ports, this evening at nine o'clock. May 13th.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1856