p.3 The Editor of the Port Hope Warder, in that journal of the 30th of last month, is much surprised at our remarks upon the statement made by Capt. Burns of the schooner Lord Wellington, published in the Chronicle of the 20th ultimo. Believing, as we did, that that statement was correct, we expressed our opinion that the "good people of Port Hope had been adding forgery to persecution." The following statement, however, from three gentlemen of Port Hope, published in the Warder, would seem to settle the matter, and to prove that Burns must have laboured under a mistake, at least.
Extract from a certificate signed by Capt. Burns in our presence after having been read over to him 9th Dec. and now in the possession of the Editor of the Port Hope Warder.
"I was informed by Capt. Harper of the St. George that the depth of water at this place was no more than stated in the examination of John Brown at a meeting of the Stockholders of the St. George, and that having this day examined the same do find that report to have been incorrect, there now being about fourteen feet at the end of the pier and eight feet at about the distance of three hundred feet from the end of the pier.
Port Hope, Dec. 27th, 1834.
We are as much disposed as ever to condemn the conduct of the inhabitants of Port Hope, with regard to Capt. Harper; yet we trust we shall ever be found willing to do them justice whenever they expect, and have a right to demand it.
Improvement of the Ottawa River - to connect with Lake Huron; extract from pamphlet published in 1831 by Charles Shirreff, Esq.