p.1 The Rideau Settlement - the money used to build Rideau Canal would have given greater benefits had it been used to improve St. Lawrence - signed Viator. [Cobourg Reformer]
p.2 The Sale of Mr. Archibald McDonell's Property closed yesterday. The schooners, durham boats, and other effects employed in the forwarding business were divided among different purchasers. Many had hoped that there was enterprise enough among our inhabitants to have carried into operation the Kingston Forwarding Company, and to have purchased this property, that the Company might have gone into immediatel operation; but they appear to have been mistaken. The best opportunity for commencing the forwarding trade that has ever occurred among us has been suffered to go by unemployed, and the last blow of the Auctioneer's hammer at the sale, struck the knell of the Kingston Forwarding Company. May it rest in peace.
The present would appear to be the season of steam-boat accidents. We are informed that the American boat, Wm. Avery, while at French Creek on Thursday, broke her engine in several places. The engine in this vessel and the Black Hawk are formed on a new plan, which, as yet, has not been very successful. They were made, together with that of the United States, by Mr. Wm. Avery, of Syracuse.
Navigation of the St. Lawrence - less difficulties would be encountered on the American side of the river to build a canal around rapids. [Ogdensburgh Republican]