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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1834

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p.2 Imposition on Emigrants - Assuming the circumstances stated in the following paragraph, (which we copy from the Herald of Wednesday) as facts of which no doubt can be entertained, knowing as we do, the respectable source from which the information emanates, we cannot too severely reprobate the conduct of the Captain of the William Avery. It affords us, however, much pleasure to learn that His Excellency the Lieut. Governor has, with his accustomed regard for the encouragement of Emigrants, appointed our fellow townsman, Mr. Manahan, Emigrant Agent for Kingston, under whose direction and advice a recurrence of such shameful and wicked deception need not be apprehended. The gentleman's appointment has given general satisfaction.

We have seldom found a more flagrant instance of dishonorable cupidity than has been brought under our notice in the following facts. Last Sunday fortnight the American Steam Boat William Avery took on board a number of English Emigrants at Kingston, and the Captain engaged to take them to Toronto. Instead of doing this, he took and landed them at Rochester, and, after staying there two or three days, they had to take a boat and come to Port Hope, and pass from there up to Toronto. But this circuitous route and consequent delays and expense were not all the evil. By being landed at Rochester, the Emigrants had to pay the States heavy duties on all their goods, paying on a gun more than it cost in England. On the following Sunday the same Steamer was again here, and engaged other Emigrants on a similar promise of taking them to Toronto; but a respectable tradesman of the town happened to go on board, and hearing the statement, told the Emigrants that they were deceived, as the Boat never went to Toronto. On finding this, one of the party said that he would go ashore, and made preparations for it; but when the Captain saw and heard this, he rung the bell, and pushed off the Boat immediately. This conduct is the more detestable because, if the Emigrants had been allowed to wait two or three hours longer, the William IV would have come up, and would have taken them to Toronto in gallant style. We hope that some of our townsmen will attend the William Avery when she comes, and prevent her Captain from entrapping our countrymen in his toils. And we would request the Lower Province papers to notice this, and place the Emigrants on their guard before they arrive here. [U.C. Herald]

The Oswego - It affords us much pleasure to learn, that this fine vessel is expected here this afternoon from Niagara, after having undergone a thorough inspection in the Dry Dock of that place. The friends of the Oswego will be gratified to learn that the damage sustained by her, in the late gale, was comparatively trifling, and that she has now resumed her regular trips.

By referring to the advertisement, it will be observed, that the days of sailing of the Oswego are slightly changed. She leaves Kingston on her route upwards on Friday morning instead of Thursday, as formerly. The Oswego is now commanded by W.W. Sherman, formerly of Lake Champlain.


The New and Elegant



(Propelled by Two Low Pressure Engines)

W.W. Sherman, Master,

Has just been completed with superior accommodations, and will commence her trips on Lake Ontario, for the present season, on the 30th of April inst., and run as follows:

On her Passage up the Lake, she will leave

Ogdensburg, on Thursday, at 9 A.M.

Kingston, U.C. Friday 6 A.M.

Sacket's Harbor, do. 12 M.

Oswego do. 10 P.M.

Rochester Saturday 8 A.M.

Toronto (York) U.C. do. 9 P.M.

arriving at Youngstown and Lewiston early on Saturday morning.

On her Passage down the Lake, she will leave

Lewiston on Sunday, at 8 P.M.

Rochester Monday, 8 A.M.

Oswego do. 5 P.M.

Sacket's Harbor do. 11 P.M.

Kingston, U.C. Tuesday, 7 A.M.

and arrive at Ogdensburgh the same evening. The Boat will touch at French Creek, Alexandria, Brockville and Morristown, both going to and returning from Ogdensburgh.

Oswego, April 25th, 1834.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1834