The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1831

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At a meeting of Farmers, and other inhabitants of the Midland District held pursuant to public notice, at Griffis' Inn, Adolphustown, on the 13th day of July 1831, to take into consideration the propriety of building a Steam Boat to run between Prescott and the head of the Bay of Quinty, Samuel Casey, Esq. of Adolphustown, was called to the Chair, and Wm. Rorke of Hallowell, was appointed secretary.

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted: -

Resolved, That from the great increase of business, both in an Agricultural and Merchantile point of view, the necessity for another Steam-Boat to ply between Prescott and the head of the Bay of Quinty, is much felt, and this meeting is of the opinion that immediate steps should be taken to procure subscribers sufficient to take stock for building one.

Resolved that with a view of enabling farmers, and other persons generally to take stock, that the shares be only twelve pounds ten shillings each, and that no individual shall hold more than four shares.

Resolved, That it be necessary that stock to the amount of not less than £6000 be subscribed, and that it be called in hereafter when required, by instalments of not more than ten per cent on each share, and that four weeks notice be given in the public papers, previous to calling in each instalment.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of the meeting, that the engine for said boat should be of not less than sixty horse power, and more if the subscription will warrant it, and that said Boat be called the Canadian Farmer.

Resolved, That after the payment of the first instalment, any person neglecting or refusing to pay in the remaining instalments, after due notice being given, or within fifteen days after the expiration of the same, shall forfeit the amount paid in, and the stock be again sold for the benefit of the other shareholders.

Resolved, That the following be a committee to obtain the necessary information as to the most suitable dimensions for said boat, and of such other matter as may be requisite to lay before the next meeting -

John Mowat, Archibald M'Donald, Kingston - L.P. Macpherson, Norman Ballard, and Wm. Rorke, Hallowell.

Resolved, That the following persons be appointed to circulate subscription lists in their respective neighborhoods, and they are particularly requested to forward the same to the secretary of this meeting, by the first day of September next, that the same may be laid before the next General meeting.

John Moffat Kingston

Archibald M'Donnell "

Samuel Casey Adolphustown

Orrin Ranney "

Burger Huyck "

John Van Dycke Fredericksburg

D.L. Thorpe "

Barnard Forshee "

L.P. Macpherson Hallowell

Norman Ballard "

Wm. Rorke "

Jesse Henderson Ameliasburgh

Edmund Mash "

Charles Bigger Murray

Shelden Hawley "

Reuben White Sidney

Peter Davy Ernestown

Colin Mackenzie "

Conrad David Marysburgh

Samuel Molineaux "

Philip Roblin Sophiasburgh

Samuel Somes "

Philip D. Haight Hillier

James T. Lane "

Archibald M'Faul "

Clifton M'Coilom Bellville

William M'Donnell "

Joseph Caniff Thurlow

Archibald M'Neil Richmond

Philip J. Roblin "

H. & S. Jones Brockville

M'Pherson & Crane Prescott

Hooker & Henderson "

C. & J. McDonald Gananoque

Resolved, That a general meeting be held on Tuesday the 8th day of September next, at Allen Munro's Tavern in the village of Hallowell, when those interested are requested to attend.

Stephen Niles having taken the Chair, the thanks of the meeting were given to Samuel Casey, Esq. Chairman and Wm. Rorke, Secretary for their services at this meeting.

Resolved, That the foregoing Resolutions be inserted in the Kingston Herald, and in the Hallowell and Bellville papers.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1831