The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 24, 1847

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p.2 The Board of Health are indefatigable in their efforts to provide for the sick and destitute; to forward those who are able to travel, and to prevent infection through the city. We are sorry to say some deaths have occurred, and several cases of fever have presented themselves. A Committee appointed for that purpose went to Garden Island last night late, and obtained from its proprietor an offer upon most liberal terms, for the exclusive occupancy of 55 acres of land, a large storehouse, a large barn and other buildings, with the private residence of Capt. Cameron. The subject will be brought before the general board this day, when it will be proposed to remove the whole establishment, hospital, sheds, and all its present appendages to that highly desirable site. [K. Chronicle]

About 550 emigrants came up to the wharf this morning; some two or three died on their way up, and there are several of them who must be immediately sent to the Hospital; they were in such a filthy condition that it was impossible to go amongst them; even the sailors declared they could not and would not go into the holds of the barges. [ibid]

(last issue was printed on Wednesday, Sept. 15th, 1847, according to the Kingston Herald of Sept. 22nd, 1847.)

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 24, 1847