The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1813

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p.3 We are happy to announce the arrival at this place within a few days past, of several distinguished Naval Officers, together with from four to five hundred Seamen - as fine looking fellows as ever were beheld.

By a General order of the 8th April, for the better regulation and conducting the transport by batteaux of the King's troops and stores between Lower and Upper Canada, a provincial Corps is to be raised immediately, to be named the Commissariat voyageurs, to consist of one Lieutenant Colonel superintendant, one Major Deputy superintendant, one Captain, 10 Lieutenants, one of whom to act as Paymaster and Quarter Master, 400 privates able batteaux men, to serve for 18 months, or during the war with the U.S. The field officers to be Commissariat officers. [Quebec Mercury]

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1813