p.2 On Wednesday night the enginery for the steam-boat John By arrived here in sleighs from Montreal. On the opening of the navigation it is expected that she will be perfectly completed.
Messrs. McPherson & Co. of Prescott have rented Mr. Cartwright's Stores, in order to prosecute the forwarding trade from hence to Montreal. We differ from the Herald, however, in their opinion that this Company will trade exclusively by the St. Lawrence in preference to the Rideau. We believe we speak the intention of the Messrs. McPhersons when stating, that both courses will be pursued, according to their own advantages and the security of those who may employ them.
The sale of Ships, Stores, etc. as advertised, took place at H.M. Dock Yard on Wednesday last. Mr. Drummond was the purchaser of the St. Lawrence at £25, a vessel which cost upwards of a million of money. The St. Lawrence was the only vessel sold, no purchasers appearing for the others.
The standing and running rigging were purchased by several individuals of this town. The whole produce of the sale, we understand, did not exceed £1,400.
The greater part of the materials was in excellent condition, and may be converted into the best oakum that ever was imported into this Province.
House of Assembly business - £2,543 to Burlington Bay, a loan of £2,000 to Port Hope Harbour; the motion for granting £50,000 to improve the St. Lawrence was negatived.