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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1833

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p.1 Horse Boat - A neat little boat came into this port last evening, propelled by one horse, built and owned by Mr. John Meltimore, of Fort Covington. She is to proceed to Massena Point this morning, in order to sell it to two gentlemen in that place, for the purpose of establishing a regular ferry between Massena Point and Cornwall. This arrangement will be of great convenience to this town and neighborhood, and will be of great service to the public at large; and we have little doubt, should a regular Ferry be established at stated hours, but that the proprietor will find sufficient business for this boat, and very probable, in a short time, will require a larger one - especially if they would run a pleasant carriage from the Massena Springs to the Point in connection with the boat. The proprietors have our best wishes for their success. [Cornwall Observer]

p.2 We regret to state that the steamer William IV broke her shaft again on her return trip. We regret also to say that the Great Britain broke hers at the Ducks on her upward trip.

The beautiful steamer St. George has resumed her regular trips. It is somewhat singular that when the William IV broke her first shaft, the St. George took her place; the William's being repaired, the St. George broke hers; the St. George's having been repaired, the William IV again breaks her's! Is this ominous or not? The St. George, William IV and Great Britain breaking their shafts, but the United Kingdom still holds out firm as a rock, grumbling, snoring and puffing off her surplus steam, to the annoyance of fiscal fish and ducks, or dukes only. [Prescott Gazette]

We understand that it is in contemplation by the merchants of Kingston to form a Joint Stock Forwarding Company with a capital of £10,000, in shares of £12 10s. each. We can scarcely believe but what every encouragement will be given to a project which promises at the same time to advance the prosperity of the town and to afford an opportunity for retrieving the losses of some of its inhabitants.

NOTICE - Is hereby given that Mr. Archibald McDonell, of Kingston, has assigned all his effects to Trustees, for the benefit of those creditors who may be willing to accept of such dividend as may be declared from the sale of his property. No claims will be noticed, unless submitted in writing to the Trustees and authenticated, on or before the tenth day of October next. Letters on this subject (post paid) to be addressed to Mr. John Strange of this place.

Kingston, September 12th, 1833.



Will be sold for the benefit of creditors, by auction, on Wednesday, the 2nd of October next, at 12 o'clock noon, in the town of Kingston, the following valuable Property, recently belonging to Mr. Archibald McDonell, Forwarding Merchant of this place, viz.

The schooners LORD NELSON and LADY HILLIER, in complete sailing order.

FOUR DURHAM BOATS, with sails, rigging, etc., complete.

FIVE BARGES, do., do., do.

195 Coils Tarred Ropes and Rigging, old and new.


Household Furniture

Water Lot No. 1, in the Town of Kingston, with the Wharf and 3 storehouses erected thereon.

3,500 acres of Wild Land, in the Midland District.


etc., etc.

Kingston, Sept. 13th, 1833.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1833