p.2 Col. By of Royal Engineers, accompanied by Captain Bolton and Mr. Durnford, arrived from Bytown along canal route; all contracts are given out.
Government Transport by
Notice is hereby given to all Proprietors of Steam Vessels, willing to furnish
for the service of the Government, during the present season, for the conveyance of troops, baggage, clothing, stores, etc. from Prescott and Kingston, to York, Burlington and Fort George, on Lake Ontario, and to Queenston, in the Niagara River, and vice versa, that Tenders will be received at this office until Thursday the 31st instant at noon.
The conditions of the Contract and form of Tender, (to be made out in British Money,) may be known upon application at this Office, and they must express the rates of cabin and deck passengers, Horses, Hardware, Stores per Ton, Barrels of Pork, Beef, Flour, or Liquors, and puncheons and hogsheads of Rum.
No proposal will be noticed unless made in the form prescribed, and signed by two sufficient sureties, willing to become bound for the fulfilment of the Contract, as well as by the party making the offer, who, or agents duly authorized on their behalf, must attend at the time of opening the Tenders, to give any explanation required; and it will be a condition of any Contract that may be entered into, that it shall be optional with the Commissariat Officer in charge, to pay for the Transport furnished, either in British silver money at its nominal rate; in other specie at the par of 4s. 4d. per Spanish Dollar, or in Bills of Exchange on His Majesty's Treasury, at thirty days after sight of £100 for each £103, due upon the Contract.
Any further conditions and particulars may be known upon application at this office.
The Tenders must be sealed and endorsed "Tender for Transport."
Thos. Hill, D.A.C.G.
Commissariat Office, Kingston. 14th May, 1827.