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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1842

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Commonalty of Kingston.


An Act to amend the Act regulating the Public Market.

(read a first and second time, April 26th, 1842)

Be it enacted by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the town of Kingston, in Common Council assembled.

I. - That the twelfth clause of "An Act to regulate the Public Market in the town of Kingston," be, and the same is, hereby repealed, and that the following clause be substituted therefore, in combination with the penalties in the said Act mentioned:

"That the owner or master of very steam-boat, schooner, scow, skiff, or other craft, raft, crib or dram, bringing into the harbour of the said town any article or thing, in the fourth clause of this Act mentioned, shall pay to the Market Collector, or his deputy, by way of standing, stallage, groundage, shorage or toll, the sum or sums mentioned in Schedule C; Provided always that no charge shall be imposed on any vessel laden with a cargo for the sole private use of the owner, and not intended to be sold, or upon a cargo which shall be consigned in bulk to any shipping merchant with a view to being forwarded out of the town, and not sold or used therein; and, Provided further, that in case the cargo of such vessel be exposed for sale, partly on the said vessel and partly on the Market Square, such apportionment of the proper rates as may seem proper shall be made, in case of dispute, by the Clerk of the Market; and when the whole cargo is removed to the Market Square no additional charge shall be made for standing thereon, but no article or thing shall be marketed or sold from off any Ferry Boat. The Clerk of the Market shall also have power to decide upon all disputes respecting the burthen or contents of any vessel, raft, crib or dram, liable to Market charges."

II - That "Schedule C." forming part of the said Act regulating the Market, be repealed, and the following Schedule be subtituted therefore, namely:

Schedule C.

For every sloop, schooner, scow, sailboat or other craft, of a size

which will not contain more than 20 cords of fire wood, or 20,000

superficial feet of lumber, for each arrival 0 2s 6d.

For every sloop, schooner, scow, sailboat, or other craft, exceeding

in size the last mentioned, for each arrival, 0 3 9

For every punt, skiff or canoe, for each arrival 7 1/2

For every cord of firewood brought in rafts, cribs or drams 1 1/2

For every 1000 superficial feet of lumber so brought 3

III - That the thirtieth clause of the said Act, hereinbefore mentioned shall be amended, by repealing the following words therein, viz.: "heretofore in the various clauses thereof mentioned, (except the fourteenth clause.)"

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1842