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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1847

The following arrivals were extracted from the Quebec Morning Chronicle of 1847. Please note that sometimes an issue is missing, or damaged, so this extract may not contain all vessels to these ports.

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August 1847

Aug 2 -7 | Aug 9 - 22 | Aug 23 - 31

Monday, August 2, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday, August 2, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............10h. 53m. Evening..............11h. 20m.
July 31 Brig Argo Fearon 11 June Sligo   to order
July 31 Brig Midas Low 22 June Matanzas   to J. Leslie & Co., general cargo
July 31 Bark Diamond Irvine 8 June Bremerhaven 165 pass to order
July 31 Bark Edina Yule 18 June Bristol   to A. Gilmour & Co.
July 31 Bark Abbey Lands Ekin 15 June Liverpool 398 pass to Sharples & Co., coals
July 31 Ship Leander Sheridan 13 June Londonderry 156 pass to W. Price, salt
July 31 Ship Agamemnon McKandy 25 June Liverpool 646 pass to A. Gilmour & Co.
July 31 Ship March. Of Bute Kimming 9 June Belfast 492 pass to G.H. Parke & Co., salt
July 31 Ship Kibbain Currie 6 June London 258 pass to order
July 31 Ship Wm. Dawson Spitall 27 June Baltimore   to A. Gilmour & Co.
July 31 John Walker Mile 24 June Liverpool   to H & E Burstall
July 31 Brig Royal Oak Robson 12 June Liverpool   to G B Symes & Co
July 31 Bark Coverdale Benson 18 June Belfast   to A. Gilmour & Co
Aug 1 Brig XL Owen 10 June Galway 150 pass to order
Aug 1 Brig Ophelia & Mary Cleet 20 May Hamburgh 176 pass to order
Aug 1 Brig Marsingale Brown 22 May Hamburgh 140 pass to H & E Burstall
Aug 1 Ship Signet Thomson 8 June Londonderry 208 pass to A. Gilmour & Co
Aug 1 Brig Globe Smith 24 May Bremerhaven 140 pass to H.J. Noad & Co
Aug 1 Schr Eliza & Ann Ferguson 30 June Kilrush 93 pass to order
Aug 1 Bark Numa Vaux 2 June Sunderland 1 pass to Anderson & Paradis, coals
  Shipping Intelligence
The steamship St. George returned from River du Loup this morning, with a number passengers.[sic] She reports having passed eight or night[sic] vessels bound up, but could not make out the names.

Captain Spitall, of the ship Wm. Dawson, arrived on Saturday, reports having see a black bark ashore, on Monday last, about three miles to the west of Egg Island.

Spoken-The John & Robert, with passengers, on the 25th ult. off Point des Monts. The Ocean Queen, from Liverpool, off Crane Island, on Friday, all well, by the Coverdale, at this port.

Captain Fox, of the Brigantine Susan Ann, at St. John, N.B. on the 17th instant, from Ireland, has furnished the following report to the Courier:

"At 9h. 30m. P.m., on the 8th July, Cape Race bearing North 35 miles, saw something about a mile to leeward, apparently the hull of a ship.-Bore down on it and found it to be a full-rigged ship on her beam ends,-bowsprit, jib-boom, and fore-top-gallant-mast gone, but the remainder of her spars standing, with her studding-sail booms rigged out, but gear unrove-all light sails gone; only sails perceived bent was the mizen topsail, foresail, and mainsail, and not a reef taken in the mizen topsail. The name in the leech of the mizen topsail was 'James Hunt & Co. Sailmakers, Quebec.' The after part of the rudder gone. Two gilded stars on her stern, with white drops and carved work round her stern; anchors and chains bent. The main top marked by chisel 'M.T.' and main cap 'W. & M.' Starboard bulwarks abreast the fore rigging gone. Windlass handles and pump gear painted red. No boats attached to her, but the starboard davit falls over-hauled as if unhooked from a boat. Thinks she had not been long at sea, or in that condition, and that she was either a new vessel, or recently had a thorough fit out, as everything appeared to be new, by the information of those whom I sent in a boat; but it coming on a fresh breeze, could not remain by her any time,"

[The above is probably the new ship Emma, from Quebec for Liverpool, which was in contact with the John Jordine, on the 30th June, the particulars of which were published in the Morning Chronicle of the 14th July.]

Government Emigration Office,
Quebec, 31st July, 1847.
Number of Emigrants arrived at the Ports of Quebec and Montreal, during the week ending this date:
From England2827
" Ireland2268
" Germany997
" Scotland782
Previously reported56,855
To same period last year26,836
Increase in favour of 184736,893
A.C. Buchanan
Chief Agent.

Arrivals At The Albion Hotel
Mr. Wm. Jarrvier, Delaware; Mr. James R. Napier, Glasgow; Lieut. Conter and lady, U.S. Navy; Lieut. Studman and lady, U.S. Navy; Mr. W.F. Berry, Mr. W.F. Wallis, Maryland; Mr. J.H. Kimball, Wisconsin; Mr. Isaac H. Culp, Drummondville; Mr. G.J. Prussing, Buffalo, N.Y.

Street Colloquy
'Good morning, Mr. Smith: on the sick list to-day?'
'Yes, sir, got the ague.'
'Do you ever shake?'
'Yes, shake like thunder.'
'When do you shake again?'
'Can't say when; shake every day.-Why do you ask?'
'Oh, nothing in particular; only I thought if you shook so bad, I'd like to stand by, and see if you wouldn't shake the fifteen dollars out of your pocket you have owed me so long.'
Mr. Smith sloped.

The United States papers of the 29th ult., received by yesterday's mail, are yet without any intelligence of the expected steamship Washington. A telegraphic despatch received by the New York Herald on the 28th, reports a large steamer ashore on the south-west ledge of Seal Island, supposed to be the Washington; but the Herald thinks the vessel is one of the numerous coasting steamers running between the ports on the coast of Maine.

There is no further news of any interest from Mexico.

Return of Deaths of Emigrants, from May 10th to July 24th, at mid-day:--
Died in Hospital at Grosse Isle
On shipboard on the passage out
from Great Britain
On board vessels at Grosse Isle,
or just previous to their arrival,
and buried on the Island
In the Tents at the East end,
where the healthy are landed

We learn that the easterly wind, on Saturday, brought up several vessels with passengers at Grosse Isle, and that the total number there, yesterday, was 31.

We are glad to learn that the Rev. Mr. Torrance is almost entirely recovered from his late attack of fever.

Official returns shew the mortality in Montreal for the last six weeks to have been rapidly increasing.

The totals as compared with the corresponding weeks of last year, are as follows, viz:-from the 23rd June, to the 25th July, this year:--

 ResidentsImmig. In townImmig in shedsTotal

Until the last three weeks the mortality among the resident population of the city was rather below that of last year; but for the last three weeks, it has augmented three-fold;-so far as general sickness is concerned, and as regards fever-twelve fold.

The mortality among young children has been very great in New York this summer. During the four weeks ending July 24th, the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age was 802, out of a whole number of 1702.

Tuesday, August 3, 1847.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday, August 3, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............11h. 46m. Evening..............None
Aug 2 Bark Oregon Robertson 9 June Killala 205 pass to T. Froste
Aug 2 Bark Favourite Hohorst 8 June Bremen 201 pass to Collis, Ross & Co
Aug 2 Bark Liberia Gibson 1 June Hamburgh 152 pass to Ryan Brothers
Aug 2 Bark Joseph Anderson Johnson 20 May Newcastle 1 pass to M.Wilson, general cargo
Aug 2 Bark Union Frances 5 June Limerick 52 pass to order
Aug 2 Ship Intrinsic McKay 8 June Liverpool   to order
Aug 2 Bark Edward Kenney Cook 12 June Belfast 245 pass to order
  This morning
  Brig George Sheridan 30 May Dublin 104 pass to order
  Brig Rockshire McLeary 13 June Liverpool 4 cabin
39 st. pas.
to T. Froste, genl. cargo
  Ship Ocean Queen McBride 29 June Cork 496 pass to J. Munn
  Schr Providence Tremblay 26 days Halifax   to J. Leaycraft, molasses
  Arrivals at Grosse Isle on Saturday & Sunday
  Bark John & Robert McKechnie   Liverpool 346 pass
31 sick
8 deaths
to D. Burnet, salt
  Bark Covenanter Patterson   Cork & Belfast 11 cabin
389 steerage
80 sick
43 deaths
to J. Munn
  Bark Ann Kenney Baldwin   Waterford 6 cabin
351 steerage
5 sick
4 deaths
to order
  Bark Rosalinda Hay   Belfast 2 cabin
474 steerage
8 sick
17 deaths
to T. Kelly
  Brig Marinus Dick   Dublin 199 pass
15 sick
6 deaths
to order
  Bark March. Of Abercorn Hegarty   Londonderry 416 pass
1 sick
6 deaths
  Bark Adelaide Potts   Killala 300 pass
8 sick
10 deaths
  Bark Curraghmore Ball   Waterford 214 pass
1 death
  Bark Ocean Queen McBride   Cork 1 cabin
497 steerage
3 sick
2 deaths
  Bark Odessa Laverty   Dublin 5 cabin
235 pas.
20 sick
21 deaths
  Brig Westmoreland Walker   Sligo 207 pass
10 sick
5 deaths
to T. Kelly
  Bark John Munn Watt   Liverpool 452 pass
100 sick
59 deaths
to Dean & Co.
  Bark Helen     Belfast all well  
  Shipping Intelligence
Letters from Gaspé state that the brig Isabella, Patterson, hence on the 23rd June for Whitehaven, has put into Gaspé, waterlogged, and has been condemned.

Spoken-Ship Indian, J.G. English, from China, bound to London, out 124 days, in lat. 42, 58, N. long. 25, 36, W., by the Intrinsic, McKey[sic], at this port.

Capt. McLeavy, of the Rockshire, spoke on the 3d July, in lat. 44, N., long. 35 W., the Larch, from Sligo to Quebec.

Arrivals at the Albion Hotel
August 3rd.-Mr. C. Pentland and lady, Saguenay; Mr. W.A. Davis, Quebec; Charles L. Pascal, Philadelphia; R.C. Johnson, Belfast, Me; Mr. Wm. Hall, Bridgeport, Ct.; Mr. M. Farnum, Mr. E.S. Howard, Providence, R.I.; Mr. C. Kraikin, Boston; Mr. Henry S. King and lady, St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. Jackson, England; Mr. C.W. Foster, Miss Foster, Mr. A. Bronson, Mr. T.B. Bronson, Mr. W.H. Talman, Mrs. Talman, Miss Talman, New York; Mr. C. Scantlebury, Drs. Allen and Dease, Montreal; Mr. Clark, Kingston; Mr. Mellon and two daughters, Philadelphia; Mr. Meyer, Mr. E.W. Ford, Albany, N.Y.; Mr. J. D. McConnell and lady, Sorel.

11 Days Later From England
It will be seen by our Montreal correspondent's letter, annexed, that the steam-ship Washington arrived at New York on Friday last. New York papers received by this morning's mail, being of the day previous, are without the news.

There has been an arrival at Baltimore, from Rio de Janeiro, with dates of 7th June. Rosas has refused the terms proposed by the plenipotentiaries of France and England.

[From our Montreal Correspondent.]
"Montreal, Aug. 2, 1847.
"News of the arrival of the American Steamer Washington reached here at an early hour yesterday morning, giving eleven days later news.

"The Washington left Southampton on the 15th ult., and arrived at New York on Friday, at half-past one, P.M.

"The intelligence by this vessel is very scanty and of little interest....

"The Fever was raging in Liverpool....
"Since the adjournment of parliament there has been very little going forward here, worth sending. The Citizens, the mayor and Committee appointed by Government for the purpose of selecting a location for the Emigrants-are like the "Kilkenny Cats," quarrelling[sic] between themselves. The greater portion of the citizens are for removing the emigrants to Boucherville Island, about 12 miles below Montreal, or to some other place at a distance from the city. The Mayor, backed by Government, I suppose, and several medical men, is determined to keep the location where it now is, building additional Sheds, at a distance of about 10 miles further up the river, on a spot known as Wind Mill Point. Upwards of one hundred men are now at work-indeed the most is nearly finished.

"The news by the following named Steamers may be looked for at an early day--
French Mail Steamer Philadelphia, from Cherbourg, July 15th.
British Mail Steamer Hibernia, from Liverpool, July 20th.
British-trans. Guadalquiver, from Liverpool, July 20th.

"The Magnetic Telegraph is now completed from Toronto to Montreal, and will go into operation in a day or two, likely to-morrow-The wires from here to Quebec, are nearly finished, and will go into operation in less than a week.-the Company have published their rates of charges, which are as follows:--
"For any distance under 100 miles, for every ten words or less, exclusive of the address and signature,1s. 3d.
Over 100 miles, and under 200,1s. 10d.
Over 200 "           "           400,2s. 6d.
Over 400 "           "           ____ 3s. 6d.

"Weekly return of Interments in this city:

Of whom were Emigrants65
Corresponding week last year50
At the Emigrant sheds222
Deaths during the week321

"...The weather has been beautiful during the past week, the thermometer averaging about 70. The crops look well and promise abundantly: the hay has been nearly housed in safety."

The list of vessels arrived at Grosse Isle on Saturday and Sunday last, with the number of sick and deaths on board of each, will be found under our shipping head.

We learn that three or four of these vessels are in an awful state. The Captain of the Virginius is reported dead, and Capt. Watt, of the ship John Munn, very ill.

The following is from the weekly report of the Marine and Emigrant Hospital, from the 24th to 30th July inclusive:


Meeting of the Board of Health
Monday, 2nd August, 1847.
Present:-W.S. Sewell, Esq. (Chairman) Messrs. McDonald, Jackson, Légaré, Henderson, Gauvreau, Paterson, Wolff, Baillargeon, Gingras, Lee, Boxer, Phillips.

The minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

Presented the following Report of the Sub-Committee

"Your Committee beg to report that in consequence of the determination so suddenly come to by the Commissioners of the Marine and Emigrant Hospital, not to admit in the said Hospital, patients from the city and neighbourhood, they have laboured under the greatest difficulties, there being, as yet, no place provided for their reception; and your committee cannot refrain from expressing their surprise that the Commissioners of the said Hospital did not for a few days longer delay the putting into execution of the said determination, until this Board could have provided for the emergency.

No answer has as yet been received from the Executive relating to the most pressing demands of this Board for the use of the Cavalry Barracks outside St. Lewis Gate; and your Committee have ordered the Secretary to renew the application, which was done by a letter addressed to the Hon. D. Daly, on Friday last, to which an answer can confidently be expected to-morrow.

Your Committee are of opinion that this Board ought to persevere in their demand for the establishment of an Hospital for the reception of the poor residents and others who cannot be received in the marine Hospital, who have contracted the disease by coming in contact with the Emigrants.

The late distressing accounts from Grosse Isle demand immediate action on the part of this board, particularly so long as sickly passengers are allowed to land on our wharves, from the apparent insufficiency of the present system of Quarantine.

Your Committee have from undoubted authority, that a man was lately permitted to embark on board the steamer St. George at Grosse Isle, bringing with him the body of his wife who had died there, wrapped up in a bed and landed in this city.

Three children died on the wharves during the last week, shortly after leaving the steamboat from Grosse Isle, two of them aged five years and one 2 years and a half.

Your Committee beg to refer the Board to the letter received on Saturday last from the Commissioners of the Marine Hospital, in answer to the one written to them by the Secretary, conformably to the resolution of this Board of the 27th inst., by which it will be perceived that the Commissioners had already applied to His Excellency the Governor General on the necessity of providing a suitable building for the accommodation of convalescents, which request has not been granted.

The whole nevertheless humbly submitted.

(Signed) A.B. Sirois, Chairman
Quebec, 2nd August, 1847.

The following letter referred to in the report was also read.

Quebec, 31st July, 1847.

Sir,-The Commissioners of the marine and Emigrant Hospital beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, and copy of the resolution passed by the Board of Health of this City on the 28th inst., suggesting to them "the necessity of their providing a suitable building for the accommodation of the convalescent from the marine Hospital, with a view to prevent the spread of contagion amongst our Citizens." And in reply the Commissioners have the honour to state for the information of the Board of Health, that they have not been unmindful of the urgent necessity of having such a Building erected on the grounds of the Marine Hospital, and that they have already asked for authority from His Excellency the Governor General to contract for the same, which has not been granted.

I have the honor to be Sir,
Your obt. Servant,
(Signed) H. Gowen.
On behalf of Commissioners
M. & E. H.

To Félix Glackemeyer, Esq.
Secy. Of the Quebec Board of Health,
&c. &c. &c.

Mr. Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Gauvreau, and it was
Resolved,-That the present Burying Grounds near the Marine Hospital being now full of bodies, emitting a most noisome effluvia, highly dangerous to the health of the citizens, no further burials do take place there, and that those whose duty it is, do take immediate steps to provide another place for that purpose.

Moved by Mr. Henderson, seconded by Mr. Phillips,--
Resolved,-That a copy of the above resolutions be communicated tot he different authorities entrusted with the management of the said Burial Grounds.

Adjourned till to-morrow, at four o'clock, P.M.

Wednesday, August 4, 1847.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday, August 4, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............--h. 23m. Evening..............12h. 45m.
Aug 3 Brig Maria Omelea 17 June Limerick 132 pass to Pembertons
Aug 3 Brig Egbert Vell 22 May Bremen 151? (154) to order
Aug 3 Bark Cummingham Ball 20 June Waterford 214 pass to order
Aug 3 Schr Prudent Audette 3 July Halifax   to J.W. Leaycraft, molasses
Aug 4 Bark Allan Ker Gray 23 June Sligo 325 pass to order
  Shipping Intelligence
(Note: the Loosthauk, 636 tons, for Belfast entered for loading this day. This vessel had arrived at Miramichi in a very desperate condition in May.)

The ship Reliance has completed her repairs in mr. Oliver's new dock, and was hauled out yesterday.

The steamer Queen left for Grosse Isle this morning.

We copy the following list of vessels sailed for Quebec, from Willmer's European Times of the 10th ult.

Liverpool, July 4.-Lord Wellington, 5th-Affghan; Ellen; Highland Mary. 6-Lady of the Lake. 7-Abigail; Glaucus. 9-Washington.

Deal, July 5-Horatio. 7-Juliet; Sterling.

Clyde, July 3-Britannia. 6-Lord Sidmouth.

Limerick, July 2-Anna Maria. 3-Emma.

Warren Point, July 4-Ayrshire.

Hull, July 5-Waterloo.

Gloucester, July 6-Solon.

On Sunday morning, 1st inst., of typhus fever, Capt. Wm. McLintock, of the brig Collingwood, of Ayr, Scotland.

(From the Albany Argus, July 31.)
...The Washington brings 140 passengers.

The weather in England continues favourable and an abundant harvest is anticipated.

...The potato crop in Ireland promises well.

There had been Orange riots in Dungarvan, and other parts of Ireland.

Accounts from Kurdistan state that in an engagement with the Kurds the Turks have lost 3000 men....

(From Willmer and Smith's European Times, of July 10.)

...The Mining Journal states, that a series of experiments made by Mr. Motley, C.E., have thrown doubts upon the safety of Stephenson's bridge across the Menai Straits.

The Dublin and provincial journals continue to express their astonishment at the declaration of Lord Russell respecting the Irish potato crop, and deny its correctness. The young potatoes which have appeared in the market are of good flavour, mealy, and sound.

...It is stated in a private letter from Clonmel, that the merchants of that town, who have realised such immense profits by hoarding up their stocks of meal, &c., are now obliged to destroy great quantities of it, through its becoming heated in their stores. The river Suir now receives on its placid bosom what would have subsisted many who have gone off this stage for ever.

Mr. Miller, Inspector of the Board of Health, received information yesterday afternoon that a man named Pierre Bodard, residing in St. Rochs, had brought to St. Paul's Market a cart laden with the effects of emigrants, consisting of feather beds, bedding and clothing for sale. The clerk of the market on ascertaining the character of the goods, immediately ordered him off the stand. Finding there was some excitement created among the people in the neighbourhood of the market, he decamped to his own abode, with the effects, where they were discovered after some difficulty by the Inspector, who took them from the premises and had them conveyed to a place behind the Marine Hospital, where they were burned. The property consisted of 4 feather beds, about 6 pairs blankets, shirts, trowsers, counterpanes, sheets, cloth cloaks, stuff dresses, and men's shoes.

Mr. Miller deserves great credit, for having so indefatigably followed up this matter; and we would recommend the authorities of the different country parishes to adopt a similar course, for the prevention of the spread of disease in their respective localities, through this deadly medium. That there is a necessity for tendering this advice, we would state that we are credibly informed of a quantity of articles of this description having been picked up on the South shore, below the Quarantine Station, which had been thrown overboard from the vessels stationed there. Parties of habitants, we are likewise told, have even gone off in boats in the same direction, to secure this description of booty.

Thursday, August 5, 1847.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday, August 5, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............1h. 18m. Evening..............1h. 50m.
Aug 3 Bark Pandora White 10 June New Ross 326 pass to Provan & Anderson
Aug 5 Bark Marchioness of Abercorn Hegarty 15 June Londonderry 416 pass to order
Aug 5 Brig Lightfoot Park 17 July St. John's Nfld   to order
Aug 5 Bark Helen Hesson 22 June Belfast 210 pass to order
  Shipping Intelligence
A letter was received here yesterday from the Captain of the ship Saguenny, dated off Bic, stating that there had been 76 deaths on board; all the crew, except six, were sick, and requests that a steamer may be sent down to tow her up, as the healthy part of his crew were insufficient to work the ship.

At Beauport, on Tuesday, Mr. John Parker, of the bark Birman, son of Mr. Parker, Lloyd's Agent, Wells, Norfolk, England, and much regretted by Captain Guthrie, and the crew of that vessel.

At Montreal, 3rd inst., Dr. John Jameson, of disease contracted whilst discharging his professional duties at Grosse Isle.

The Mayor and Police are endeavouring to remove all fever patients in Griffintown to a special Shed erected near Windmill Point-there is scarcely a low shanty-and there is an abundance of them in that locality-which do not contain persons afflicted with the disease.

(From Willmer and Smith's European Times, of July 20.)
...The accounts from Ireland are generally of a more favourable character. Fever is abating in violence, and the approaching harvest bidding fair to absorb the surplus labour which has so long remained unproductive in the market; we hope the tide has now set in favourably, and that better times are at hand. Large numbers of Irish have been sent back to their own country from England under the operation of the new law, but no inconvenience has yet arisen therefrom. Acitve preparations are making for the working of the new poor-law.

Friday, August 6, 1847.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday, August 6, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............2h. 21m. Evening..............2h. 52m.
Aug 5 Bark Ann Kenney Baldwin 27 June Waterford 357 pass to A. Gilmour & Co
Aug 5 Bark Charles Watson Baker 24 June Killala 3 pass to order
Aug 5 Brig Johann Christoph Petersan 9 June Bremen 173 pass to order
Aug 5 Brig Fowler Clark 30 May Cardiff 1 pass to order
Aug 5 Brig Frances Edmondson 13 July St. John, Newfld   to S. Senior, Montreal
Aug 5 Bark Lady Campbell Hodge 4 June Dublin 241 pass to A. Gilmour & Co
Aug 5 Brig March. Of Ailsa M'Fadzean 27 June Glasgow   to E. Allan & Co., general cargo
Aug 5 Bark Circassian Dixon 27 June Liverpool   to G.B. Symes & Co.
Aug 6 Ship York Wilson 28 June Liverpool   to Clark & M'Kenzie
Aug 6 Bark Columbia Cromar 7 June London   to W. Price
Aug 6 Bark Broom White 13 June Liverpool 515 pass to A. Gilmour & Co.
Aug 6 Bark John & Robert McKechnie 9 June Liverpool 346 pass to D. Burnet, salt
Aug 6 Bark Fenella Hay 9 June London 18 pass to Molson & Speirs, general bargo[sic]
Aug 6 Brig Mutual Robinson 23 June Liverpool   for Montreal, general cargo
Aug 6 Schr. Lord David Corriveau 20 days Halifax   to H.J. Noad & Co, molasses, &c.
  Arrivals at Grosse Isle yesterday:
  Schr. Jessie   25 June Limerick 108 pass
16 sick
2 deaths
  Bark Ann Ranking   24 June Glasgow 332 pass
3 sick
7 deaths
to A. Gilmour & Co
  Bark Zealous   17 June London 120 pass
5 sick
1 death
to Gillespie & Co
  Shipping Intelligence
We received a file of the London Shipping & Mercantile Gazette, from the 10th to the 19th July inclusive, from which we have made up a complete list of vessels arrived from and sailed for this port and Montreal.

The bark Fenella, arrived this morning, spoke, on the 19th July, in lat. 45, 43, long. 48, 50, the bark Cape Breton, of Glasgow, from Montreal to Glasgow.

The Broom spoke the Blonde off St. Pauls, on the 19th July,

The hull, materials and cargo (timber), of the brig John & Mary, Young, master, wrecked on the West Point of Anticosti, were sold yesterday for account of the underwriters, and adjudged to Capt. George Hooper-the hull and materials for 165 and the cargo 100.

Arrivals at the Albion Hotel
August 6th-Mr. E.R. Yale and lady, Brooklyn, Long Island; Dr. Cenas and lady, Mr. Wm. B. McCutchon and lady, Mr. Samuel McCutchon, Louisiana; Mr. Thomas White and lady, son and daughter, Pennsylvania; Messrs. L. Draper and G.R. Draper, New York.

Irish Paupers in Liverpool
Mr. Alfred Austin, in a letter to the Poor-law Commissioners, states that the removal of destitute Irish from Liverpool to Ireland will commence immediately. For the first few days the removals will not exceed 150 per diem; but as soon as the arrangements are perfect the numbers will be increased.

Plundering of Grain on the Irish Coast
Letters received from Westport and Sligo, dated Thursday, state respectively that the Ranger, from Liverpool, had been plundered of one hundred and fifty barrels of Indian meal, and that the ship Richard Watson, from New York, had been boarded and robbed of one thousand bushels of cor. -Liverpool Albion

The Cork Examiner, of Monday, announces the arrival of seventy-four corn-laden vessels, containing about 23,356 tons of food, during the week.

We continue our extracts from papers by the Hibernia, and have devoted a considerable portion of our space to the discussions in the two houses of the Imperial Parliament, relative to the sickness among the emigrants who have come out here during the present season of navigation. We think, however, that the different speakers have either overlooked, or blinked, a leading cause of much of the misery that has been experienced by the colonists as well as by the emigrants; namely, the overcrowding of many of the vessels, and the very inferior description of provisions with which others were supplied for the sustenance of their passengers. The selfish anxiety of parties on the other side of the Atlantic, to get rid of many of these unfortunate individuals, has, we suspect, superseded every consideration of humanity; and numbers who, from sickness or infirmity were fitter for the hospital or the work-house than for entering upon the hardships incidental to emigration, have been huddled on board vessels, carrying with them the germ of a disease, in which those who were healthy and every way calculated to become useful settlers amongst us were inevitably involved. We believ that our provincial government have done all that could be expected under the circumstances; but we do maintain, that had there been a more vigilant supervision exercised by the authorities at home over unscrupulous agents and selfish landlords, we should not have had to deplore so fearful an amount of mortality, not only among the emigrants themselves, but among the settled residents of the province.

An answer has been received to the application of the Board of Health, for the use of the Cavalry Barracks, to the effect that they will be given up for the purpose specified, on condition of a place being provided for the reception of the straw at present deposited in the building, and its insurance. The matter, we understand will be brought before the City Council at their meeting this evening, when we trust it will meet with that prompt consideration which the imperative urgency of the case demands.

We regret to learn that information was received by the English mail yesterday, of the death of Thomas T. Pickersgill, Esq., of the firm of Pickersgill, Tibbits & co., of Quebec.

The Montreal Transcript has been informed by a lady who visited the Grey Nunnery on Monday last, that she was told by one of the nuns that an immigrant child had been some little time ago admitted into the nunnery, apparently in good health, and placed in a room with eighteen other children (foundlings). The infant admitted had shortly after taken the fever and died, and there were now but eight of the children living-ten having caught the infection from the stranger infant and died.

Emigration From Liverpool
We have received, from an official source, the following statistics of unprecedented emigration from this port alone, during he half year just closed:
"Cleared" under the Passengers Act in quarter Ending 30th June, 1847.
For the United States14132,258
For Canada5323,267
For New Brunswich3947
For Prince Edward's Island1444
"Cleared" in same Quarter not under the Passengers Act
For the United States361,537
For other ports of the world37495
Total in quarter ending 30th June, 184727158,948
Total in previous quarter ending 31st March, 1847, (details not distinguished) 16030,004
Grand total from 1st Jan. to 30th June, 184743188,952

As children under twelve months old are not counted, as as children under fourteen years are merely counted every two as but one "statute adult," these returns indicate that upwards of 100,000 souls have, from Liverpool alone, quitted their native land within the last six months.

The 2nd batt. Of 60th Rifles have arrived from Winchester at Gosport, replacing the 2nd Queen's Royal Regt., which left for Athlone, in Ireland, on Monday and two following days.

(From Charles Willmer's European Mail, July 20.)

British Parliament
In the House of Lords, July 12, the subject of the distress existing among Irish emigrants to Canada was brought under the notice of their lordships by the Earl of Enniskillen, who said he wished to put a question to the noble lord at the head of the Colonial Department, on the subject of the Irish emigrants to Canada. In an Irish newspaper which he had received that day he found an account of their lamentable condition in a letter written by the Bishop of Quebec, who stated that, after landing, these unfortunate emigrants had endured the greatest hardships. He had been in hopes, from the clear and satisfactory statement made by the noble lord (Earl Grey) about six weeks ago, that, after the sufferings of the voyage were over, the emigrants would have been taken care of, and, with Government assistance, would have been enabled to get into the interior and become distributed. However, from the tenour of the letter to which he had adverted, he was disposed to apprehend that the Governor of Canada had, to a certain extent, been taken by surprise by the influx of emigrants. (The noble earl here read a passage from the letter in question, descriptive of the sufferings of the emigrants on landing.) He was quite sure that the noble lord deeply sympathised with the condition of these emigrants, but the subject was of the utmost importance, not only to Ireland, but to England. Let them recollect the different social state of the two countries. He believed that, according to the best statistical information, the average wages of an able-bodied labourer in England were 25 a-year, while the average in Ireland was but 5. Consequently, unless vigorous measures were taken, the able-bodied labourers of Ireland, not the paupers, would come over to this country in large numbers, and enter into ruinous competition with the English labourers, deteriorating their condition, and spreading amongst them, from density of population, the ravages of fever. He trusted that the parliament and the Government would adopt measures to ward off this evil. He wished to know whether the Government had recently received any communication from Canada on the subject to which he had alluded.

Earl Grey grieved to say that it was too true that the Government had received accounts of the most deplorable sufferings endured by the emigrants. He had anticipated that this would be the case, and his anticipation had unfortunately turned out to be too true. A large number of the emigrants having endured during the previous winter extreme suffering, the consequence was that, though the ships carrying them out were quite as well provided as emigrant ships usually were, the mere change of life, combined with their weakened state, had been productive of fever. Accordingly, on arriving in the St. Lawrence, it was found necessary that they should be detained in a quarantine station. Lord Elgin lost not a moment in adopting the most prompt and energetic measures to meet the evil, having been already warned by him (Earl Grey) that evils of this kind were likely to arise. Application was made by Lord Elgin to the ordnance department, and tents for the use of 10,000 persons were got ready, and measures were taken to erect sheds for their accommodation. A large number of additional medical officers were also engaged to render assistance. In short, all that human skill or art could effect for the relief of these unhappy persons was put in requisition. Measures of precaution had likewise been taken in advance, the usual vote for assisting emigrants having been greatly increased; and Lord Elgin had been instructed, in full confidence that parliament would, under the circumstances, acquiesce in the arrangement, to take all the measures calculated to mitigate the sufferings of the emigrants, by providing increased medical attendance and greater accommodation, even if, for that purpose, it was necessary to exceed the amount of the vote granted by parliament for that attendance. With a view to permanent emigration being carried on hereafter upon the scale on which he considered it ought to be conducted, it would, he thought, have been most injudicious and unadvisable had they attempted to seek a remedy for the immediate sufferings of Ireland by any measure calculated to give an extraordinary stimulus to emigration during eh present year. He thought that, without any such interference on the part of parliament or of the Government, the emigration of the present year would be as large as the condition of the North American provinces would enable them at this time, to receive. All the accounts which had reached him entirely confirmed that impression. He only hoped that too large a number of emigrants might not have gone out in the present year, but he trusted that the advice which had been given by the prelate to whose letter the noble lord had referred, might not have the effect of discouraging and checking emigration in future years, because the sufferings to which emigrants had recently been subjected were, undoubtedly, to be traced entirely to the consequences of the distress which had prevailed in Ireland. The people, at the time of their embarkation, had in many cases been in such a state of health, that a sudden change from the diet to which they had been accustomed to a better description of food had caused the fever to break out. He firmly believed that the sufferings of the emigrants arose entirely from the distress which had existed in Ireland, and that nothing had occurred during the present year which need tend to check or discourage emigrants from proceeding to Canada in future years. He (Earl Grey) wished to add that the most earnest attention of the Government and of the colonial authorities had been directed to this subject, and that every possible measure that could be devised to mitigate the calamities to which the noble earl opposite had referred would be adopted.

Lord Monteagle thanked the noble earl (Earl Grey) for the statement he had just made, and was desirous to take this opportunity of expressing his conviction that no portion of the distress which had prevailed among the emigrants was attributable to neglect, either on the part of Government, or of the officers who were employed as emigration agents. Indeed, it was impossible that any persons could have been more assiduous in the discharge of their duties, or more solicitous to promote the comfort of the unfortunate persons who had been referred to, than the emigration agents.

In the House of Commons, on the 13th, Lord J. Manners wished to put a question to the hon. Gentleman respecting mortality on board emigrant ships. The point to which he wished to direct the attention of the Government, was whether it would not be desirable to provide medical aid in every emigrant ship. He wished, therefore, to ask whether the Government would take the subject into their consideration, so as to prevent any emigrant vessel leaving Ireland or England from being subject to those pestilent diseases, which they had reason to believe carried off so many of their fellow-subjects? (Hear, hear.)

Mr. Hawes said that the noble lord at the head of the Colonial Department, gave the most anxious consideration to this subject. The mortality in the present year was occasioned by the very large emigration which had taken place, and the state of Ireland.-But there was this difficulty in the way with regard to sending a surgeon in every emigrant vessel-namely, that about 700 emigrant vessels left the ports of this country this year, and competent medical authorities who had been consulted on the matter stated that it would be almost impossible to find surgeons for such a number of ships. It might be necessary to consolidate the various acts relating to the conveyance of emigrants, and he would use every exertion to overcome the practical difficulty he had stated.

Lord G. Bentinck asked whether the fact was not that the law exempted vessels going to Canada and the United States only, to which the great flow of emigration was directed, from carrying surgeons? Could not a short bill be even now introduced on the subject?

Mr. Hawes said it would not be expeddient to do so, now that the season for emigrating was passed.

Mr. Wakley said there would be no difficulty in obtaining 600 or 700 surgeons, if they were adequately paid.

Saturday, August 7, 1847.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday, August 7, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............3h. 23m. Evening..............3h. 52m.
Aug 6 Brig Grace Bell 18 June Westport 41 pass to G.B. Symes & Co.
  ...The report from the emigrant sheds[at Montreal], of Thursday last, was, that during the last twenty-four hours there had been 23 deaths. Since the 30th ultimo, 600 convalescents had been discharged from hospital.

Yesterday, after our paper had gone to press, we received a slip from our Montreal correspondent, announcing the arrival at New York, on the 3rd instant, of the French steamer Philadelphia, after a passage of 16 days and 20 hours. Her news has, of course been anticipated by the arrival of the Hibernia.

We have intelligence from Grosse Isle up to yesterday at noon. The number of sick on the Island then was as follows:

The number of deaths from the 1st to the 6th instant was--130.

There were 48 deaths, on shore, on Thursday.

The ship Free Trader, Thompson, from Liverpool, with 480 passengers, arrived there yesterday-She has 60 sick on board, and had 40 deaths on the passage.

The ship Saguenay also arrived at Grosse Isle yesterday, but was not boarded when the steamer left.

The steamer St. George brought up 60 convalescents.

At the meeting of the City Council yesterday evening, the answer from the Board of Ordnance to the application from the Board of Health for the use of the Cavalry Barracks on the St. Lewis Road was read. As our readers have already been informed, the authorities express their entire willingness in the matter, provided a suitable place is provided for the forage deposited in that place, and its insurance. The Council, with reference to that subject, ordered that an estimate should be made out by the Road Surveyor, of what it will cost to convert the said building into an hospital.

An application from the board of Health for the sum of 150, being the balance of a sum voted to that body by the Council, was agreed to.

A meeting was held in the national School yesterday afternoon, called together by the Rev. G. Mackie, for the purpose of considering what measures ought to be adopted for the immediate relief of those members of the church of England now suffering from the prevailing fever; when it was resolved that endeavours should be made to provide for the present emergency, by obtaining accommodation for Church of England fever cases, as a more convenient mode than a joint movement for all Protestants; merely because separate small houses were more likely to be procured than one, large enough for all. A committee was appointed to look for houses, and we learn they have hope of reporting one to-day, sufficient for a joint concern, in which case it is probable that more general action will be proposed, which it is expected will result in a General Protestant Hospital.

We understand the Board of Health and the Commissioners of the Marine Hospital have come to issue respecting the burial ground, attached to that institution. The stench proceeding from it, we are informed by those who have had occasion to pass that way, is exceedingly offensive. We are glad to learn that the Board have indicted the place as a nuisance. This will at once test their powers, and establish how far, as a sanatory[sic] body, the law permits them to proceed.

(From Charles Willmer's European Mail, July 20.)
The Cambria, Capt. Judkins, arrived in the Mersey at ten o'clock on Tuesday morning, after a rapid passage from Halifax of nine days and ten hours. She brought 132 passengers, among whom was the Right Hon. Richard Pakenham, the British Minister at Washington.

Yankee Trick on a Pilot
On day last week the Crosskirk pilot-boat boarded the American brig Eurotas, of New Orleans, the captain of which engaged one of the men, to pilot him through the Pentland Frith, who was to have a barrel of flour for his fee. The vessel was safely piloted through the Firth, and the pilots returned, bringing with them the supposed barrel of flour, which, on opening, turned out to be nothing but a mixture of oakum, rope-end, bits of wood, flour, and Indian corn, the sweepings of the vessel! The captain had come from some port in Ireland, and was bound for St. Petersburgh.-Caithness Chronicle.

Duties on Sugar
The first step towards the equalization of the duties on foreign and colonial sugars, by the bill of last session, was made on the 6th instant, when a reduction took place (colonial remaining as before), and will continue for twelve months; a further reduction will then be made, and so on each 6th of July, till 1851, at which period all sugars will be subject to the same rate of duties. The duties payable on the 6th inst., were, for candy sugar, brown or white, double refined, &c., 1 5s. 6d. per hundred weight, other refined sugar 1 2s. 8d., white clayed 19s. 10d., brown sugar, being muscovado or clayed, &c., 17s., and molasses 6s. 4d. per cwt.

Abstract of the Passenger Lists by H.M. Chief Agent for Emigration, of vessels sailed from British and Irish Ports between the 4th and 20th July, for Quebec:

Date SailedShipsWhere fromPassengers
July 17Robt NewtonLimerick204
" Horatiodo278
" 11 Royalistdo167
" 8 Sir H. PottingerBelfast252
" 13 ChampionLiverpool421
" 17 Julius Caesardo456
" 9 Washingtondo312
" 8 Colonistdo453
" 5 BrothersDublin318
" 9 Meccado74
" IndustrySligo177
" MinervaWaterford126
June 18 Countess of ArranDonegal208
July 1 TropicLondon72
" 3 Julietdo269
" 13 EllenPlymouth159
" 14 CanadaGlasgow129
" 15 Elizado269
" 2 BritanniaGreenock388
Total souls4,732
A.C. Buchanan,
Chief Agent.
Government Emigration Office,
Quebec, Aug. 5th, 1847.

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