p.1 Travels in Upper Canada - Newcastle District - The Trent - mentions proposed canal. (2 columns) [Montreal Gazette]
p.2 With great pleasure we give insertion to the following testimony in behalf of Captain Harper, and having made several passages in the St. George, can with truth respond to the sentiments therein conveyed.
"We the undersigned Cabin Passengers from Kingston to Toronto, on board the Steamer St. George, Captain Harper, having seen in the Port Hope Warder an Editorial invocation to the Proprietors of that Boat to discharge Captain Harper from his command, couched in the following language:"
"It has been frequently to us that the lofty bearing and the supercilious airs which he (Captain Harper) thinks proper to assume (with what pretensions we know not) are the causes assigned by many for preferring another Boat - under this view of the subject we cannot refrain from expressing our earnest hope that after the present season her proprietors will consult their own interest so far as to appoint some other person of a more gentlemanly disposition to the command of that vessel -" We consider it our duty thus publicly to declare the satisfaction we have felt from the conduct of Captain Harper, first, as a diligent, safe, and efficient commander, and secondly, as a gentleman on all occasions polite and attentive to our comfort and convenience, and it is right to observe, that many of the signers could on several previous occasions have testified to the same had it ever been deemed necessary. It is now done soley with the view of refuting a false charge, and protecting an unoffending gentleman, and a brave officer, from the insidious attacks of Editorial arrogance.
Andrew Geddes, James Geddes,
D. Matheson, Peter Crichton,
George Colls, P. Hector Morin,
James Davidson, W.H. Grass,
Duncan Graham, H. Pork,
Charles Geddes, L.F. Morin,
Stephen Bruson, T.M. Kinson,
Thomas Martin, Thomas Lewis,
Edward Colls, A. Blackburn.
- forger arrested on steamboat Constitution at Toronto. [Toronto Patriot, Oct 31st]
Bay of Quinte - letter to editor gives description. (full column)
By R. Jackson.
THE STEAM BOAT THOMAS M'KAY,
including Engine and Furniture,
Will be sold Positively Without Reserve, on Friday, the 21st instant, at 12 o'clock noon, precisely, on board. The Boat having been built for, and ran on the Rideau Canal during the last Summer, is nearly new and in good order; therefore persons wishing to have an interest in one of the finest water communications in the Canadas, would do well to embrace this opportunity. Terms will be made known at the time of sale.
R. Jackson, Auctioneer.
Kingston, Nov. 8th, 1834.