The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1816

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p.2 another letter from A True Briton - "Did not the proprietors of the steam boat apply to Sir Sidney Beckwith, to interest himself with the Government, for the purpose of having the necessary iron work exported from Britain free of expense? Did they not, on that account, promise government the preference in conveying any goods, stores, or other commodities from one port to another?..."

"It must surely appear very ridiculous in the eye of every intelligent and reflecting person, when he sees American labourers and mechanics employed and liberally paid by those very persons who are praying the Legislature to exclude them from the Province..."

"...A piece of work is given to two American speculators, Messrs. Chapman and Tiebout, for which job they are to receive £7000. These partners go to the United States, and bring in with them 40 or 50 more of their countrymen, who are set at work in building this Steam Boat. But Mr. Goudie, a man, eminent in his profession, is never once thought of..."

another letter by Candidus - says that every effort was made to get Canadian shipwrights but to no avail, and asks the following question: "Has A True Briton any knowledge of a Steam Boat which a band of aliens in conjunction with a few individuals in this Province, unworthy of the name of Britons, have it in contemplation to build on the Canadian shore, with the express design of evading the duties, which they expect to see imposed on American shipping during the present or the ensuing session of the Legislature?...As the machinery for this American Steam Boat does not come from Great Britain, but on the contrary is to be imported from the United States, no great depth of penetration is required to discern the cause of that intemperate aversion manifested on all occasions by this singularly loyal writer, to the imposition of duties on articles of American manufacture..."

a third letter on the steamboat topic signed Timothy Peaseblossom.

p.3 Distressing Occurrence - Yesterday morning, about six o'clock, George Bender, a sea man, on board Mr. Mosier's Schooner, fell from the cross trees to the deck, and instantly expired. - It is supposed he had a fit. - He was the only support of an aged mother.

Notice - any person who will supply horses and oxen as wanted at Naval Yard, for one year contract. ED. Laws, Naval Storekeeper.

Naval Yard, Kingston 5th April, 1816.

Masons' Work - to build stone walls at different places in this Yard - will have liberty of quarring Stone on Government ground. ED. Laws, Naval Storekeeper,

Naval Yard, Kingston 5th April, 1816.

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1816