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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1817

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A question has lately been started, whether Batteaux coming up the St. Lawrence are, upon their arrival at Kingston, obliged by law to be reported at the Custom House.

It has not heretofore been the practice to report them. The Collector now requires such reports, and of course claims his fees on them.

The claim is founded on the 8th section of the Provincial Statute of the 41st of Geo. 3rd, Chap. 5 b.....

...If they are to be reported at all, they reported at Cornwall, Johnstown, Brockville, Kingston, Bellville, York, and every port of entry they "pass by or into" in their progress to the place of their ultimate destination...... and all this, not for the purpose of collecting any revenue for public use; but only to put money into the pocket of the Collector for fees, and subject the merchants, carriers, and farmers to needless expense and trouble. It would be a slander upon the Legislature, to say they intended such a system of vexation, and it would be an uncharitable reflection upon our judges & juries, to suppose they will ever lend their sanction to so unreasonable an extension of the law.


Government Sale - to be sold by auction at Batteau Yard, near the Scow Wharf - 4 Batteaux, and other condemned stores. Commissariat Office, 15th May, 1817.


The Schooner Commodore Perry, will another season sail regularly between Kingston and Sackets Harbor. Horses and all kinds of freight taken on board as usual - Good accommodation for passengers. - For Passage or Freight apply to the Master on board.

May 17th J.G. PARKER.



May 10th - Schr. Caroline, Coates, from Genesee, with provisions.

Schr. Olive Branch, Johnson, from Troupville, 205 bbls. flour.

Boat Lark, Yirks, from Brockville, ballast.

Schr. Blackbird, Huguinnin, from Sacket's Harbor, with 54 bbls. of beer.

Boat Julian, Tremair, from Bay of Quinte, 40 bbls. flour.

12th - Schr. Hornet, Wood, from Henderson's Harbor, with potash, shingles and leather.

Open Boat, Newton, from Oswego, with 74 bbls. of salt.

Boat Leopard, Smith, from the Bay of Quinte, eggs and flour.

Schr. Hamilton Packet, Williams, from Newcastle, with flour, oats, peas, etc.

Schr. Brock, Petrie, from Newcastle, with staves.

Schr. Commodore Perry, Parker, from Sacket's Harbor, with pork, salt, tools, lemons, leather, boots, and shoes.

Boat Purser, Hastings, from Sacket's Harbor, with emigrants.

Schr. Nancy, Fairbanks, from Genessee, 176 bbls. flour, 16 bbls. potash, and potatoes.

Schr. Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's Harbor, potash.

Schr. Eliza, Hartford, Newcastle, produce.

Schr. Farmer's Daughter, Ingalls, from Sacket's Harbor, with 345 bbls. flour.

14th - Schr. Triumph, Reid, from Sacket's Harbor, provisions and 31 settlers.

Boat Star, from Henderson's Harbor, 18,000 shingles, 2000 feet of boards, 8 tons of potash.

Boat Liberty, Jenkins, from Sandy Creek, with hay.

Schr. Rambler, Cherry, from Sacket's Harbor, with potash.

Schr. Commodore Perry, Parker, from Sacket's Harbor, oxen, potash, and paper hangings.

15th - Boat Lark, Yirks, from Hallowell, with 156 bbls. of flour.

Schr. Genessee Packet, Mayo, from Genessee, with 734 bbls. of flour.

Schr. Minerva Ann, Parker, from York, with 2 kegs of tobacco, passengers and baggage.

16th - Schr. Fairplay, Kiblin, from Sandy Creek, with 8000 feet of boards, and 4 tons of hay.


May 10th - Schr. Rambler, Cherry, for Sacket's Harbor.

Schr. Caroline, Coales, for Genesee.

Schr. Triumph, Reid, for Sacket's Harbor.

Schr. Olive Branch, Johnson, for Oswego.

Schr. Blackbird, Huguinnin, for Oswego.

12th - Schr. Hornet, Wood, for Henderson's Bay .

Schr. Comet, Bennet, for York.

Schr. Mary Anne, Mosier, for York, with Merchandize.

Schr. Commodore Perry, Parker, for Sackets Harbor.

Schr. Nancy, Fairbanks, for Genesee.

13th - Schr. Rambler, Cherry, for Sackets Harbor.

Schr. Eliza, Hartford, for Newcastle.

Schr. Farmers Daughter, Ingalls, for Genesee.

14th - Schr. Triumph, Reid, for Sackets Harbor.

Boat Star, Ingalls, for Henderson's Harbor.

Boat Liberty, Jenkins, for Sandy Creek.

Schr. Brock, Petrie, for York, with emigrants.

15th - Schr. Commodore Perry, Parker, for Sackets Harbor.

Schr. Rambler, Cherry, for Sacketsharbor.

16th - Schr. Genesee Packet, Mayo, for Genesee.

Schr. Fairplay, Kiblin, for Sandy Creek .

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1817