Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1838
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p.2 The British Government has purchased another steamer, the General Proctor, of Buffalo, to be armed and manned, under the command of Lieut. Dufill, R.N., and stationed on Lake Erie. [British Whig]
The Bytown Gazette, in an article on the expected visit of Lord Durham to that place, says - A petition is getting up, praying that the obstruction to the navigation at the St. Ann's Rapids be removed. It is known to the most of our readers that the Lock at this place, the only one by which we can ascend, is held as the private property of individuals (The Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company.) The consequence has been, that this Company, holding as they do by this means the key of the Ottawa River, and also the keys of the Grenville and Rideau Canals, have, as was but natural, made the most of it, and been the means of preventing any opposition forwarders from coming on the line. This state of affairs has continued too long; and we feel convinced only requires to be represented to His Excellency to be remedied.
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- Rick Neilson
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