p.3 His Excellency Sir John C. Sherbrooke ..... & suite arrived in town this day, at 12 o'clock, from the upper part of this Province. On disembarking from on board the Montreal, a salute of 17 guns was fired from that ship.
London, July 8th - Several arrangements are in course of progress, with a view to establish a respectable naval force upon the lakes of Canada. Sir Robert Hall, an officer of distinguished merit, who was lately commissioner of the naval yard of Quebec, is appointed to the command of the vessels upon the Lakes. Their present force consisted of: - Tecumseh, Schooner, Lieut. H. Kent; Tagus, Schooner, Lt. Hambly; Star, Capt. Herbert, acting; Newash, Schooner, Capt. W. Bourchier, acting; Netley, 10, Lieut. H.F. Spencer; Montreal, Capt. Ewd. Collier; Kingston, 24, Capt. W.F.W. Owen; and Huron, Lieut. J. Jackson. The St. Lawrence 98; Burlington 74; Charwell 24; and Chubb cutter, are at present in ordinary. Several officers, and a number of seamen, will proceed shortly to the station.
Montreal, Aug. 31st - The citizens of the western part of the State of New York continue to speak with confidence of the completion of a Grand Canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson. The commissioners, agents, etc. continue to report favourably. Whether they succeed or not, we hope they will go so far as to stimulate the people of this country to improve some of the natural advantages given us by the St. Lawrence.
Taken up adrift on Friday the 30th Aug. last, opposite Mississaugua battery, a Skiff, almost new. The owner can have it by applying to Natham Cherry, at Block House No. one. Kingston, Sept. 6th, 1816.