p.2 Lamentable Accident - man killed by landslide at canal work [Cornwall Observer]
Commissariat, Kingston, U.C.
February 18, 1835.
Steam-Boat Transport on Lake Ontario.
Notice is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until Tuesday, at noon, on the 17th day of March next, from such persons as may be willing to undertake the Transport of Government Stores (heavy Ordnance and Gun powder excepted,) Troops, Baggage, Horses, Parcels, etc. until the close of the navigation of this year, viz.
From Prescott to Kingston.
" Kington to Toronto, Port Dalhousie, Niagara and Queenston.
From Toronto to Cobourg, and from those places back respectively.
It is to be clearly understood that whenever requested the Contractor must forward Passengers and Stores by the earliest conveyance, without detention to favor the interest of any particular Boat, and that the personal Baggage of Cabin Passengers, as well as Regimental Baggage, is to be received on board the Boats by Weight, and not by measurement.
All Ordnance Stores must be landed or received, as relates to Kingston, at the Ordnance Wharf, Point Henry.
From the inconvenience which the Public Service has experienced, by the Contractor altering the days of arrival and departure of the Steam Boats, without notifying the Senior Commissariat Officers at the Stations on Lake Ontario, thereof, an article will be introduced into the Contract, requiring due notice to be given to all the Commissariat Stations of any alteration the Contractor may make on this point.
The Tenders must state the Rates in Currency, agreeably to a prescribed Form to be obtained at this Office, (where the Conditions of the Contract may be seen,) and must have reference to two persons of known property as Sureties.
Payment to be made by a Check on the Bank of Upper Canada.