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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 13, 1836

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For the Chronicle & Gazette.

District of Prince Edward.

At a General Meeting of the Inhabitants of Hallowell, Picton and vicinity, held at St. John's Hall, on Monday evening the 4th inst., to devise the best means of rendering the Bay of Hallowell navigable for Steam Boats to the Bridge. William Rorke, Esq. being called to the Chair, and Philip Low, Esq. appointed Secretary; and the Chairman having explained the object of the meeting.

1st - It was moved by R. Ross, Esq., seconded by J. Miller, Esq.

Resolved - That by increasing the facilities to the import and export trade of the Port of Hallowell, and thereby giving a stimulus to the agricultural industry of this District. It is proper and necessary that the navigation of the same be opened up to the Bridge.

2nd - Moved by John Miller, Esq., seconded by Wm. Vance, Esq.

Resolved - That a Committee be appointed to collect subscriptions, take notes for the several amounts, and to advertise and receive tenders for clearing out the Bay from Mr. Bockus' upper wharf, to the Bridge, to the depth of 10 feet and width of 100 feet. And for forming the sides of the same with Cedar Piles; and also to appoint a proper person to superintend the work during its progress.

3rd - Moved by Mr. McGill, seconded by Mr. Gibson.

Resolved - That the Committee consist of the following Gentlemen, viz:-

Simeon Washburn, Adam Hubbs,

D.B. Stevenson, Roderick Ross,

D. Barker, John Miller, Esquires

to whom was added Mr. McGill.

4th - Moved by Dr. Moore, seconded by Adam Hubbs, Esq.

Resolved - That the Committee do immediately enter upon their duties, and that from the consequent increase which will take place in the value of all property in Hallowell and Picton, every proprietor should come forward and assist in the undertaking by subscribing liberally, according to his means.

5th - Moved by Dr. Moore, seconded by Simeon Washburn, Esq.

Resolved - That David Smith Esq. be Treasurer, and Philip Low, Esq. Secretary to the Committee.

6th - Resolved that the foregoing resolutions be published in the Kingston Gazette and in the Whig.

The Chairman then left the Chair, when Dr. Moore taking the same, the thanks of the meeting were given to the Chairman and Secretary.

Hallowell, 5th Jan. 1836.

- letter to the editor about competition between Quebec route and the N.Y. City route, as seaport to Upper Canada. (full column)

p.3 Will be leased to highest bidder upon Building Leases for 21 years, the water lot adjoining the Custom House, now in the occupation of the Ottawa Company, being 88 feet on Front Street, to be put up in 3 lots, the leases to be renewable, or the Buildings paid for at the expiration of the term. Sale to commence on the premises, at 12 o'clock, noon, precisely. For further information, apply to Robert Jackson, Auctioneer.

Reports having been spread, that the Canadian Inland Forwarding and Insurance Company are about giving up the business, they beg leave to assure their Customers and the Public generally, that these reports are groundless, and that they are determined to prosecute it with greater vigour than ever.

The Canadian Inland Forwarding and Insurance Company have had no object in view, from their first establishment, but to secure to the public moderate rates of Freights between Montreal and the Upper Province. They started with a view to check, if not dissolve, a most powerful monopoly, and they have not now, nor ever had any project in view, such as compensating present losses by future extravagant charges. No, their only aim has been to save themselves from actual loss, and at the same time be the means of increasing and facilitating the intercourse between the two Provinces. Obtaining this, their highest wishes will be realized. And on these grounds alone do they call for, and rely upon the firm support of the Merchants and Traders of these Colonies, whose interests are closely identified with those of this Company.

For the Committee of Management

Adam Ferrie, Chairman.

Montreal, Dec. 31st, 1835.

Notice - A Meeting of the Stockholders of the Kingston Stave Forwarding Company is hereby called, at the Court House, at 12 o'clock noon, on Friday the 15th inst., to organize the Company and prepare for operations. Kingston, Jan.13th, 1836.

Sale of Naval Stores - at Naval Depot, Penetanguishene on March 3rd; J. Marks in charge of Naval Stores. 1st January, 1836.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 13, 1836