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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1847

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This Establishment is to be a Benevolent Institution, but not as a Gratuitous Charity. It is expected that those who reside at the House, will, as a general thing, pay their Board; while the stranger, the worthy objects of charity, the destitute and shipwrecked mariner will meet with a welcome within its doors, and share freely in its hospitalities.


Rule 1 - Morning and Evening Prayer.

Rule 2 - Boarders must conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner.

Rule 3 - Gambling or games of chance will not be permitted.

Rule 4 - Profane swearing or improper language shall in no case be allowed.

Rule 5 - Bringing intoxicating liquors into the house is prohibited.

Rule 6 - Books, periodicals or newspapers shall not be taken from the reading room or defaced.

Rule 7 - Persons infringing the last five rule may be expelled from the home by the person in charge.

Conditions of Admission.

Rule 8 - One week's board payable in advance.

Rule 9 - Any Seaman being Sick or Destitute coming from a distance requiring admittance, must produce a certificate of his moral character, signed by some respectable Ship-master, Physician, Clergyman, or Magistrate of the locality where he last resided, or three respectable persons, if the above cannot be obtained.

Doors closed at 10 o'clock P.M.

Contributions in aide, either of the General Funds of the Bethel Society, or to sustain and encourage the Sailors' Home, will be thankfully received. Donations in Bibles, Testaments, Magazines, Tracts and other Religious Books, are respectfully solicited, and may be remitted or forwarded to the following persons:

Capt. A.C. Ross, Rec. Secretary.

John Waudby, Rec. Sec. & Treasurer.

ad for Prince of Wales on Bay of Quinte, Capt. C.B. Crysler, with schedule.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1847