The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1856

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p.2 Assizes - Tuesday, Oct. 21st - McPherson vs Cameron - This was an action on a contract. Defendant had made arrangements to furnish freight for the British Queen during the season of 1855. The action is to recover damages for nonfulfillment and detention. Verdict for plaintiff and damages 170 pounds.

McKim vs Hamilton - This was an action to recover the value of a certain package entrusted to the charge of defendant as a common carrier, to be delivered at this port, and which has not since been heard of. The brother of plaintiff proved its delivery on board the steamer Kingston at Lachine. The defence set up was that the defendant had no knowledge of the package, never having seen a bill of landing nor given a receipt therefore, and that the books of the boat contained no entry of such package. Verdict for plaintiff and damages 72 pounds 10 shillings.

Mr. Smith for plaintiff. Mr. Draper for the defence. [News]

p.3 The Palladium says: "By the list of vessels, and their cargoes, published in our columns yesterday, it appears that there was afloat, on its way to Oswego, more than twelve hundred thousand bushels of grain, to say nothing of lumber, flour, etc."

Grain and Lumber Trade at Chicago - half a column of figures on grain shipped, etc. [Chicago Press]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1856