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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 23, 1836

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Stave Forwarding Company.

For the information of the Shareholders of the Kingston Stave Forwarding Company we are requested to state, that at a meeting of the committee of management on the 20th inst. the following, amongst other resolutions, were passed.

1st. That it is the opinion of this meeting that Garden Island is the most suitable place in the vicinity of Kingston, for carrying on the business of Transporting and Rafting Staves; and that the same be leased from Mr. A. Cameron for said purpose.

2nd. That Mr. A. Cameron be appointed Agent and Manager for said Company; and that he is now authorized to make contracts, and take such other measures, as may be necessary for carrying on the business with requisite despatch.

3rd. That the cash account be kept at the Commercial Bank, where all monies belonging to the Company are to be deposited; and when wanted, to be withdrawn by Checks signed by the Agent and Chairman of the Committee; - and that proper Books of accounts be kept, which are at all times to be open for the inspection of any member of the Committee: the Books to be balanced by the first of January of every year.

4th. That Mr. John Counter and Mr. Abraham Truax be chairmen of the Committee.

5th. That the Agent draw up a Constitution for the Company, which is to be approved of and signed by the Shareholders.

6th. That no Store for the sale of merchandise, be kept on Garden Island upon any pretence.

The above Resolutions show that this company are far advanced in their arrangements for commencing operations in the spring, and we have no doubt of the success of the undertaking, if the business is carried on with the same spirit as is now manifested at its commencement. We are glad to perceive by the sixth resolution that the Company have determined to do every thing possible to make this enterprise subservient to the interests of the town of Kingston, by resolving that no store shall be kept on Garden Island, by which any of the immense influx of business which the arrival of so many strangers attendant on this trade, must necessarily create, shall be attracted from the town.

The many schooners employed in this traffic will also have to procure their requisite supplies from Kingston, consequently every description of Store Keepers will be thereby benefitted, and property throughout the town in the same proportion will rise in value. This undertaking will also open a convenient market for landholders in the vicinity of Kingston, who, from the want of a mode of transporting lumber to a profitable market, have not given any attention to this valuable branch of the commerce of the country. In short it is evident the establishment of this company will benefit all classes of the community, and ought therefore to receive the aid and sanction of all, more particularly of those, who, having a large stake in the prosperity of the country will be the most benefited.

Lumber Wanted - Tenders will be received at the office of the Subscriber until 12 o'clock, noon, on the 8th day of February next, for any number of PINE FLOATS, from 50 to 3000, deliverable at the foot of Garden Island; 200 of which are required by the 20th of February next, the remainder in the months of May, June and July, also, for a large quantity of Grubs or Pins, Binders, Traverses, Oars, etc., etc., fit materials for making up Stave Cribs. For dimensions and further particulars apply to

A. Cameron, Agent.

N.B. - The subscriber is prepared to pay sixteen pounds per M. for Standard Staves, delivered as above mentioned. Kingston, Jan. 21st, 1836.

Toronto Custom House Sale.

Three Vessels with their Standing and Running Rigging, will be sold by Public Auction, at the Custom House, Front Street, Toronto, on Saturday the 30th of January, 1836, at twelve o'clock precisely, in the following Lots.

Lot 1

The Fast Sailing and Beautiful Schooner


She is about 75 tons burthen, in good repair, and is well adapted to any Trade where expedition and security are required.

Lot 2

The Government Built Cutter


This well known Vessel is built of the very best materials, admirably found in Stores, and no expense has been spared to render her a valuable and trust-worthy Vessel.

Lot 3

The Schooner ENTERPRISE.

This Vessel is well calculated for the Lumber and Lime Trade, and is, in all respects, a sound and profitable vessel.

After which, will be sold, 2 Boats, a quantity of Chain, a Roll of Canvas, 1 barrel of Varnish, 1 barrel of Pitch, 1 barrel of Salt, 3 Stoves, 1 new Brass Compass, 3 old Compasses, and a variety of Ship Stores.

The Goods and Vessels may be viewed previous to the Sale.

Thomas Carfrae, Collector.

Custom House, City of Toronto, Jan. 16th, 1836.

At a Meeting of the Stockholders of the Steamer Brockville, held at Kingston, this day, at the Commercial Hotel, C.H. McCollum, Esq. was appointed Chairman, and Rob't Harvey Secretary, when the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted.

Resolved - That the articles of association for furnishng a new Joint Stock Company of the Steamer Brockville, now submitted and read, be approved of.

Resolved - That it is the opinion of this meeting that Capt. Hugh Calder is the most efficient person to take command of the Steamer Brockville, and that we do now appoint him to fill the situation of Captain for the ensuing season. That he be notified immediately to that effect.

Resolved - That Mr. Wm. C. Lawless be appointed Clerk for the ensuing season.

Resolved - That the Captain be empowered to employ such hands as he may think necessary for the management of the said Boat, subject, however, to the approval of a majority of the managing Committee.

Resolved - That a general meeting of the Stockholders shall take place at Belleville, on Monday the 1st day of March next at O.G. Munger's Hotel, for the purpose of carrying into effect the terms of the articles of the association and deciding on other matters connected with the Steam Boat Brockville.

Resolved - That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the following papers until the 1st day of March next - Belleville Intelligencer, Kingston Chronicle, British Whig, Brockville Recorder, Prescott Vanguard, and that their accounts be sent to the Secretary for payment.

R. Hervey, Sec.

Kingston, Jan. 12th, 1836.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 23, 1836