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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1838

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p.2 Last week, the steamer Rideau having 11 barges in tow, between Bytown and Grenville, burst her boiler, by which two men were killed. [Bathhurst Courier]

p.3 Bylaws of Town of Kingston - Second Report of the Committee to revise the By Laws: That for the suppression of Nuisances and the good Government of the Town it is resolved...

2nd - That no Steam Boat, Schooner, Barge, or other Vessel, shall receive any Freight or discharge any part of their Cargo on the Sabbath day, at or near any of the Wharves or Docks of the said Town, except the baggage of passengers, under a penalty of Five pounds for each offense;...

5th - no filth, etc. into harbour, or along the shores, or on the ice.


The Subscriber very respectfully begs leave to acquaint his friends and the Public generally, that he has leased the large and commodious Wharf and Warehouses at foot of Store Street, lately occupied by Messrs. Truax & Phillips, and known by the name of the


where he tenders his services to those who may be pleased to employ him in the Forwarding and Commission Business. The extent of the premises enabled him to let one half of the Wharf and Store Houses to the well known Firm of Messrs. Hooker and Henderson of Prescott, who are to carry on a branch of their forwarding business in this place; and also let to Mr. H. Fraser, Agent for Messrs. A.H. Vass & Co. of Montreal, a part of the spacious Stone Store House in rear of the wharf for the purpose of carrying on a

Wholesale Grocery Establishment.

Thus the Commercial Wharf offers to the public the facility of buying or selling goods and transporting them to any part of the two Provinces or of the United States.

The subscriber at the solicitation of some of his friends has been induced to take out


for the purpose of disposing of such consignment as may be ordered to be sold by Public Auction and has established a regular correspondence with respectable Mercantile Houses in several parts of the two Provinces, which will enable him to give correct information respecting the state of the different markets and the current prices of produce, etc. Cord Wood For Steam Boats, and Town consumption, will be kept at all times on the wharf and a confidential person will constantly attend to ship or receive freight and passenger's baggage, Storage and wharfage

on the most reasonable terms; freight and charges on goods left subject thereto, will be collected on delivery, and punctually paid. Property on consignment will be taken charge of free of Storage and Wharfage, if sold.


Kingston, 21st May, 1838.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1838