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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1817

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BUFFALO, Sept. 2nd - Large and Valuable Arrival of Furs

Last week, the Schooner Tigress, and Sloop Hannah, deposited the largest and most valuable lot of Furs, ever before seen in this Village. They consisted of Beaver, Otter, Muskrat, Bearskins and Buffalo robes, 322 packs were consigned to Hart & Lay, owned by John Jacob Astor, of New York, and 150 packs were consigned to Townsend and Coit, belonging to several owners. These Furs came down in the Tigress, and in consequence of the starting of a plank on the 19th of August, near the head of the Lake, she sprung a leak, and a part of the cargo was landed in a damaging state, but owing to the timely exertions of the merchants, to whom they were consigned, property to a large amount has been saved to the owners. - We learn that a part of this cargo was insured in Boston. One hundred and twenty two packs came down in the sloop Hannah, perfectly safe. These Furs have been estimated at rising of 150 thousand dollars; the damage is supposed to amount to 10 or 12 thousand dollars.



Sept. 16th - Schr. Com. Perry, Parker, from S. Harbor, oil.

17th - Farmer's Daughter, Ingalls, from do., potash, oil, iron ware, etc.

Com. Owen, Sinclair, from Queenston, pork and potash.

Wellington, Patterson, from Niagara, in ballast.

18th - Lady Amelia, Covert, from Bay of Quinte, in ballast.

--- Dolphin, Clarke, from Bellville, boards.

19th - Triumph, Reid, from S. Harbor, sheep and potatoes.

--- Apellona, White, from do., onions, cattle, potatoes, etc.

Anne & Jane, Smith, from the Outlet, with potash.

Rambler, Cherry, from S. Harbor, potatoes, cattle.

Boat Hornet, Wood, from do., vegetables.

20th - Schr. Bethiah, Penny, from do., sheep and potatoes.

Farmer's Daughter, Ingalls, from do., vegetables.

Fellowship, Dyer, from Bay of Quinte, sundries.

22nd - Schr. Triumph, Reid, from S. Harbor, 200 bush. potatoes, 200 cabbages, onions, etc.

Northern Trader, Deming, from do., shingles.

Com. Perry, Parker, from do., potatoes, cheese, etc.

Swallow, Leslie, from Troupville, potash, potatoes.


Sept. 16th - Schr. Com. Perry, Parker, for S. Harbor.

Minerva Anne, Finkle, for York.

Asp, Miller, for Niagara, with merchandize.

17th - Farmer's Daughter, Ingalls, for S. Harbor.

19th - Triumph, Reid, for do.

Apellona, White, for do.

Rambler, Cherry, for do.

Boat Hornet, Wood, for do.

20th - Schr. Bethiah, Penny, for do.

Farmer's Daughter, Ingalls, for do.

Com. Owen, Sinclair, for Queenston, merchandize.

May Flower, Patterson, for Duffin's Creek, merchandize.

22nd - Com. Perry, Parker, for S. Harbor.

Triumph, Reid, for do.

Northern Trader, for do.

Swallow, Leslie, for Troupville.

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1817