p.3 Fatal Accident - sawyer from Kingston killed by falling of timber at Sackets Harbor while making ship plank.
To Whom It May Concern - Having observed in the Herald a notice dated April 4th 1823, and signed Stephen Finchley, wherein he offers his services as an Agent to Transport produce and other property from the head of Lake Ontario and other places to Montreal; and stating that he, the said Finchley had employed in his services, the schooners Two Sisters, Ann & Jane, and other vessels.
Now, in order to let the public and those particularly concerned in this respect understand; I take the liberty to state that the Schooner Two Sisters does not sail regularly to this port; and that the Schooner Ann & Jane was previously to the 4th day of April in my service; and that up to this time, no person knows, except Mr. Finchley himself, who seems to encompass the extent of the Lakes and River navigation as it were with a Span, what particular vessel, other than the Steam-Boat Frontenac is engaged in his exclusive employment? That Mr. F. has a right to make great promises, no one can deny; but it would have comported more with the truth, had a very considerable part of his advertisement been omitted.
William Bayard Smith Kingston, May 5, 1823.