The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Jan. 13, 1846

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p.2 Mr. Hamilton Merritt, M.P.P. has published two letters in favor of the interference of the Government with the monopoly of the forwarding business. We are averse to the Government interfering in any such matter. Where monopolies by private individuals or companies exist, they should be met by the opposing enterprize of other private individuals or companies. The forwarders are quite right in making up their losses by any honest means they may think proper. The merchants would do the same if they had a chance. We are anxious to see the price of freight lowered but not in the way proposed by Mr. Merritt.

p.3 The sloop E. Morgan came into port yesterday from the other side of the Lake. She left here on Thursday, January 1st, with a cargo of merchandize, hides, etc. for Picton, a Canadian port on the Bay of Quinte. Our harbor is clear of ice, and we understand the navigation of the St. Lawrence remains open to Ogdensburgh, and is supposed to be open to Montreal. [Oswego Advertiser, Jan. 5th]

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Jan. 13, 1846