p.2 letter to Editor about improvements on Trent Canal.
p.3 Notice - A General Meeting of the Stockholders of the Late Steamer Western, will take place at Miles Shorey's Inn, Napanee, the 1st day of September next ensuing at 12 o'clock noon, when all persons having claims against and for said Boat, are requested to present them for adjustment.
J. Stillwell Clute
Managing Committee of said Boat for 1840.
Napanee, July 18th, 1840
Caution to Emigrants - The American steamer Oneida took from this port, a number of Emigrants, on Thursday morning last, pursuading them that by Rochester was the nearest and best route to Toronto. An emigrant who agreed to work his passage, but not doing so to the satisfaction of the Captain, was bundled ashore at Sackett's Harbor, in the most unceremonious manner, and his bundle of clothes kept for the passage to Sacketts.
This and similar outrages are every day practised upon emigrants, and they are induced to leave better wages at this side than they can obtain in the U.S., by the rascality of the Captains and runners of the American boats that frequent this port.
Welland Canal Locks - Sealed Tenders will be received at the Welland Canal Office, on or before the 6th day of August next, at noon, for Building Locks and waste Weirs, to replace Locks Nos. 4,5,6,7,8,9,10, and 11, according to a Plan and Specification, which may be seen at the Office of the Engineer, on and after the 21st inst.
The operations of the Company will, for the present, be confined to the procuring and delivering Materials; and payments will be made on the 10th of each month, for the quantity delivered, at such rates as may be agreed upon.
The Tenders to contain the name of two Sureties, together with an acknowledgement of their assent to give the security required - which will be one-third of the whole amount of the Contract taken.
By order of the Board,
George Prescott, Sec'y W.C. Co.
St. Catharines, 14th July, 1840.