p.2 Rideau Canal - It will be seen that the subject of forming a Company to navigate the Rideau Canal has been referred to a Committee, who are to report to the adjourned meeting on Saturday next. The only difference of opinion is, whether the Company shall construct Steamboats for the purpose of towing barges and conveying passengers, or engage in the forwarding business generally. We shall wait with patience for the Report, which we have no doubt will recommend the measure most likely to benefit the public. A writer in the Patriot is apprehensive that "exclusive privileges" will be applied for by the projected Company. No such thing is intended, and therefore, as the Patriot says, "Anti-monopolist may calm his apprehensions."
At a Meeting held at the Mansion House, in the Town of Kingston, pursuant to notice, on the eleventh day of Dec. inst.
John Kirby, Esq. in the Chair, and D. Bethune, Esq. was appointed Secretary.
It was then resolved that the meeting be adjourned until Saturday next, and that Messrs. Bethune, Kirby, McDonell, Strange, Parker, Drummond, Captain Mackenzie, Truax and Cartwright, be a committee to report upon the subject of forming a company to navigate the Rideau Canal. John Kirby, Chairman
The Chairman having left the chair, the thanks of the meeting were voted to him for his conduct in the Chair, D. Bethune, Sec'y