(from original at Ontario Archives)
p.1 ad for Forwarding business of W.B. Smyth (see Dec. 28, 1819)
Notice to Raftsmen - The subscriber has been requested to give publick notice, to all owners and masters of rafts from the Bay Quinty [Quinte] that Mr. Johnson Perry, of Quoto Dulac, [Coteau du Lac - ed] will attend to forwarding and furnishing rafts with proper pilots and men through the course of this summer, for all such as will call for his services. From the knowledge the subscriber has had of M. Perry for several years, he begs leave to say, that he has not a doubt but Mr. Perry will give more felicity, and satisfaction, than any other individual in that place, because he says, (and there is every reason to believe him) that will not follow the old custom, of selling chances as has too long been the practice of those in this employment there, often to the damage, and delay of rafts.
Moses Carnahan, Adolphustown, May 1, 1820.
reward for rigging of schooner Mary-Ann - John Mosier Dec. 5, 1819.