p.3 Died - On 5th Dec. at Dover, River Thames, Capt. P.M. Fortier, late Captain of the Provincial Navy, aged about 70 years; he had been forty years in his Majesty's Service an Officer on the Lakes.
Brockville, January 1st, 1823.
Having entered into the Forwarding Business at this place, under the firm of Henry and Alpheus Jones, and having rented the Old Yellow Ware House belonging to Charles Jones, Esq. we will, on the opening of the Navigation, have a sufficient number of Durham and Canadian Boats, entirely new and British built, by which arrangement the owners of property will avoid all that risk and damage which they in several instances have sustained, in consequence of such Boats not being British bottoms, nor owned by British Subjects. We therefore beg leave to solicit your patronage. We shall of course consider ourselves responsible as Common Carriers, and pledge ourselves to merit the support of the Public, by a strict attention and punctuality in all business entrusted to us. The facilities and advantages of this place in the Carrying Trade, must be obvious to all acquainted with the navigation of the St. Lawrence.
For our rate of charges, we beg leave to refer you to the annexed schedule.
We are, your very ob't servt's.
N.B. We the subscribers hereby make ourselves responsible for the good conduct and due performance of all contracts entered into by the above-mentioned Henry and Alpheus Jones as forwarders.
Rates of Freight up the River.
In Batteaux to Kingston 5 0
In Batteaux to Brockville or Prescott 4 6
In Durham Boats to Kingston 4 6
In do. do. to Brockville or Prescott 4 0
Rate to Queenston, Niagara, York, or any other Port
round the Head of Lake Ontario, when forwarded in Durham Boats, 5 0
And in Batteaux 5 6
Rates of Freight Down the River.
Flour Per Barrel from Queenston, Niagara, York, or any other
Port round the Head of Lake Ontario to the port of Montreal, 4 0
Ashes from do. do. bbls. of 4 1/2 cwt. 8 6
Pork and Beef 5 6
Wheat and other articles in proportion.
Flour from Kingston, (storage included) 3 0
Ashes, bbls. not more than 4 1/4 cwt. 6 6
Ashes from Brockville or Prescott, per bbl. 6 0