TheShipsList Home Page Search the Passenger Lists Search Ship Company Fleet Lists Ship Descriptions and Voyage Histories  
Find Pictures of Ships, Ports, Immigration Stations
Find Diagrams & Photographs Ships' RiggingSearch Ship Arrivals from Newspapers &c
Search Marriages at Sea, British Ships
Search Numerous Files for Famine Emigrants, 1847Find Reports & Lists of Ship Wrecks Search 1862 Lists & Shipping Information Search Immigration & Ship Related Off-site Links              
Diaries & Journals | Immigration Reports | Illustrated London News | Trivia | Frequently Asked Questions

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 so this extract may not contain all vessels to these ports.

May | June | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov

July 1847
July 1 - 18 | July 19 -31

Thursday, July 1, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday, July 1, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day.

Morning............8h. 19m. Evening..............8h. 43m.
June 30 Bark Ann Johnston 16 May Liverpool 240 pass to Sharples & Co., salt
June 30 Bark Solway Mclellan 29 May New Ross 287 pass to Pembertons
June 30 Bark Susan & Sarah Seymour 10 May Newcastle   to J.H. Joseph & Co., coals
June 30 Brig Jane Alice Waugh 30 May Painbœuf   to C.E. Levey & Co
June 30 Schr Providence Begg 11 days St. George's Bay   to order, fish
July 1 Two square-rigged vessels and a schooner arrived this morning, but were not boarded at the time of our going to press (9 o'clock.)
   Arrivals At The Albion Hotel.
July 1st-John Gossin, S.P. Tenneard, New York; Mr. Dewar, London; Samuel Wright, England; Mr. Disboro, and Mr. Bartlett, Montreal; Dr. S.S. Grey and lady, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Shipping Intelligence.
The brigt. Tweed, Hall, cleared at Halifax on the 17th inst., for Montreal.

The ship Eliza Morrison, 32 days from Belfast, with 519 passengers, all well, was at Grosse Isle on Monday.

Launch-This morning, Mr. Jas. Jeffery safely launched, a splendid new ship, of 747 tons, o.m., called the James Jeffery. She was towed round to port immediately.

Halifax, June 29th-Arrived-Brig Fanny, 9 days from Quebec. 21st-Schr. Mary Lenoir, Vadboncœur, from do.

Sydney, C.B., June 7-Bark Cleopatra, Davis, master, from Quebec, bound to Plymouth, G.B., laden with timber and deals, put in waterlogged and will discharge cargo.

Mr. George Black, Senior, as well for himself as on the part of his Son, begs to return his sincere thanks to the Fire Companies, under the superintendence of Mr. N. Wells, Fire Inspector, who attended so promptly at the Fire which took place yesterday, at his property at Cape Cove. To Messrs. A. Gilmour & Co., he begs, in an especial manner, to return many thanks for their kindness in sending with such despatch, their two engines with all the men employed at their establishment at Wolfe's Cove, and to all his old neighbors in Cap Bla? and throughout Champlain Street, as well as to his friends generally, he feels deeply indebted for their kind and arduous exertions. To the great efforts of all combined, he has, under Providence, to be thankful for the speedy manner in which the fire was subdued, and with such trifling loss, but which otherwise might have been attended with very serious consequences.
George Black, Senior.
Quebec, 1st July, 1847.

Emigration of Labourers.
Generous Conduct of an American Merchant.
This morning, the beautiful brig Roding, Captain Ashton, dropped down the river on her voyage to Quebec, with over 120 Emigrants on board, who were fortunate enough to have their passage paid, and to be ensured a comfortable locality on their arrival at the other side of the Atlantic. For this timely and acceptable boon they are indebted to the liberality of Mr. Price, the head of the eminent firm of Price & Co., of Quebec, who, through their agent here, Mr. E.G. Barry, of Ballinvilling, Fermoy, chartered the ship, provided her with abundance of provisions, and sent her passengers on their way to a prosperous land where industry has its rewards, and where those from Ireland, who have settled in the same district, have been enabled to send considerable remittances to their friends in this country. We visited the ship last evening, and were much gratified at the cleanliness, comfort, and regularity observable on board. The passengers were almost all young, stout, and healthy-looking agricultural labourers, well clad, full of hope, and expressed themselves most grateful for the kindness of Mr. Price and the attention of Mr. Barry. They will be landed at Green Island near Quebec, where a location is prepared for them, and they will repay the expense of passage, &c. out of their earnings. They are principally from the neighbourhood of Fermoy, Lismore, and Tallow. The ship is well supplied with breadstuffs and water for seventy days, and tea, sugar, &c., duty free out of the Custom House. The Roding is one of the handsomest of her class that ever left the port, and her Captain a most intelligent and experienced seaman.-(Cork Southern Reporter 15th May.)

Nothing new here to-day-it is reported that Stephen Yarwood, the Emigrant Agent, died last night. I am sorry to say that the ship fever has already found its way into the houses of many of our citizens. The Board of Health have applied to Government for assistance, and recommended that the Board of Works be instructed to wall in that part of the suburbs at present in use of the emigrants, for the purpose of keeping them from carrying into the heart of the city, a disease, which if some immediate remedy be not applied, will sweep with as much destruction thousands to their graves, as did the cholera of 1832 and 1834. [From the Montreal Correspondent.]

We regret to announce that Stephen Yarwood, Esq., Emigrant Agent at Montreal, died suddenly at that place the night before last. His body was brought down, this morning by the steamer Montreal, for interment. Mr. Yarwood's death will no doubt be much deplored by many in this city, where he has been long and favorably known.

Among deaths by fever, we notice those of Captain Fittock, of the Ninian, who died yesterday morning; and Captain Samson of the ship John Bolton. The mate of the Ninian died of the same disease a few days since; and the mate of the John Bolton is dangerously seriously ill.

We regret to learn that Captain Horton, of the Corinthian, now lying at Munn's Wharf, terminated his existence, by hanging himself yesterday morning.

In a St. Johns, (N.F.) Paper of the 5th June, it is stated that Capt. Culleton, of the brig Margaret Palmer, had been fined at the Sessions Court, in the mitigated penalty of £145 sterling, for several breaches of the Passengers' Act; the provisions of which (looking at the sickly condition of the poor in many of the counties in Ireland from which emigration is rapidly taking place,) cannot be too rigidly enforced.

The 52nd Regiment of Light Infantry will leave Canada in a few days for England. We understand that their destination is Portsmouth. It is said that they will be relieved in this garrison by the 77th.

On the authority of a letter from an officer of the 42nd Royal Highlanders, now in the Mediterranean, addressed to a gentleman in this town, we hear that that celebrated regiment are likely to see Canada on the course of a year. They have not been in this continent since the first American War.-(Montreal Courier.)

Friday, July 2, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday, July 2, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning.................9h. 8m. Evening...................9h. 34m.
July 1 Bark Rose McKinlay 19 Apr Liverpool 384 pass to LeMesurier & Co.
July 1 Brig Wilson Stoup 17 June Newfld.   To order
July 1 Schr. Lady Michon 15 days Arichat   to D. Fraser, herrings and plaster
July 2 Ship Coromandel Hubback 14 May Dublin 446 pass to T.C. Lee
July 2 Ship Argent Mills 20 May New Ross 387 pass to Provan & Anderson
July 2 Ship Henry Duncan Kent 17 May Liverpool   to C.E. levey & Co.
July 2 Brig Vernal Mills 12 May Bordeaux   to order
July 2 Brig Linden C?ithness, 19 May Limerick 150 pass to order
July 2 Brig Agnes Casson 20 May Pwllheli   to Sharples & Co.
July 2 Schr Tadousac Bernier 10 June Newfld 5 pass to order
  Shipping Intelligence.
The steamship St. George returned from River du Loup yesterday. She passed 16 vessels bound up, 8 of which had passengers. There were 12 at Grosse Isle, when she passed there yesterday, together with the 8 that were on their way up, which would make 20 there this morning. Among them were two German vessels, a ship and a brig, full of passengers.

The Penelope, at this port, spoke, on the 14th June, in lat. 45, 12, long. 43, 30, the Lively, Checkney, from Cork to Quebec, out 17 days, with passengers, 14 of whom had died.

Launch.-Yesterday morning, from Mr. Tibbits' ship-yard, a fine new ship of about 600 tons, called the Ann Tibbits.

In the packet ship Garrick, from New York for Liverpool-Mr Josiah Livingston and Mr G.A. Thompson, of Canada.

We observe with pleasure that, at the second monthly exhibition of the Montreal Horticultural Society, held on Wednesday last, Mr. Lowe, gardener to H. Atkinson, Esq., of Spencer Wood, near this city, obtained prizes for the best grapes, under the head of fruits; for the best cucumbers under that of vegetables; and for the best fuchias under that of flowers.

We regret to announce the death, yesterday, of the Rev. Mr. Robson, of the Roman Catholic Clergy. In the discharge of his duties at the Quarantine Station he contracted the fever, to which he has fallen a victim. His funeral takes place this morning in the Church of the Hotel Dieu.

Drs. Dease, Dickenson, Malhiot, Fenwick and Jamieson, forming part of the medical staff at the station, have been sent up sick.

We understand that several fatal cases of ship fever have taken place in emigrant lodging-houses of this city, and that the disease is caught by those who purchase feather beds and other articles from the new comers who are in a sickly state.

We are informed that fifteen of the Nuns who attend the emigrant sheds are so much exhausted by their incessant labour, that they have been obliged to retire to recruit their health and strength. They are relieved by as many more from the different religious establishments in this city. (Montreal Transcript.)

The new ship Reliance, left Boston on the 27th ultimo for Cork, partly filled with bread-stuffs, clothing, &c. shipped by the Boston Relief Committee, valued at $29,369 13.[sic]

Saturday, July 3, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday, July 3, 1847
High Water At Quebec This Day.
Morning..................10h. 1m. Evening...................10h. 28m.
July 2 Ship Omega Garrick 18 June Boston   to Pembertons
July 2 Ship Sea King Martin 16 June Boston   to Sharples & Co.
July 2 Brig Lord Brougham Laughton 23 April Painbœuf   to G.B Symes & Co.
July 2 Bark Commerce McLeod 14 April New York   to W. Hunt & Co., general cargo
July 2 Bark Messenger Bruce 22 May Holyhead   to Sharples & Co.
July 2 Brig Charles Skinner 27 May Limerick 125 pass to order
July 2 Bark Agnes & Ann Bowie 14 May Newry 297 pass to C.E. Levey & Co.
July 2 Brig Ellen Forrestal 29 May Limerick 128 pass to LeMesurier & Co.
July 2 Ship Margaret Black 19 May New Ross 464 pass to Pembertons
July 3 Brig Hindoo Eggleston 27 May Bordeaux   to G.B. Symes & Co.
July 3 Brig Exile Ainsley 21 May Limerick   to Atkinson & Co.
July 3 Ship New Zealand Wilson 20 May Newry 477 pass to order, bricks, &c.
July 3 Bark Ocean Queen Tiffin 10 June Newfoundland 7 pass to LeMesurier & Co.
July 3 Schr Ebenezer Bailhache 26 May Jersey 19 pass to H.J. Noad & Co., general cargo
July 3 Schr St. Roch Blais 15 days Richibueto 20 pass to A. Gaudry, molasses
Arrived at Grosse-Isle yesterday:--
  Brig Roding Ashton 20 May Cork 89 pass
2 deaths,
3 sick
to Wm. Price
-was to have landed them at Green Island, but in consequence of the deaths and sickness, came to Grosse Isle.
  Bark Yorkshire Lass Price 24 May Killala 241 pass
5 deaths,
12 sick
to order
-including mate and carpenter-was on shore at Mitis and leaks badly-obliged to keep both pumps going constantly.
  Bark Clansman Peck 29 May Greenock - passengers
3 sick; no deaths
to H & E Burstall
  Bark City of Derry Maurice 23 May London 295 pass
7 deaths,
no sick
to Tibbits & Co.
They are German passengers shipped in London, where they were brought from Hamburgh.
  Bark Aberfoyle Williams 27 May Waterford 320 pass,
7 deaths,
no sick
to T. Curry & Co.
Three large ships, one bark, three brigs and a schooner, outsice[sic] the ground, and not yet boarded. One of these is a Dutch vessel of 600 or 800 tons.-Wind fresh from N.E. and clear.

The passengers by the Junior are being shipped from the tents on board the Rowland Hill. The Junior and the Eliza Morrison will leave to-morrow.

  Arrivals At The Albion Hotel.
July 3.-Mr. John V. Grace, Liverpool; Mr. D. Loring and lady, Concord, Massachusetts; Mr. R.W. Mead and lady, New York; Mr. Alexander Sheldon and lady, Albany; Mr. Smith Sheldon and lady, Albany.

Relief To Ireland.-The Central Relief Committee of Dublin, Ireland, acknowledge the receipt of £15,000 in donations from the United States-and provisions, including those on the way, equal to 40,000 bbls. If these provisions, says the New York Journal of Commerce, were on an average worth five dollars a barrel, then the whole value of donations from the Untied States acknowledged by the Dublin Committee, is about $275,000. Again, if we take into account what has been sent direct to Scotland, and to parts of Ireland remote from Dublin, not being consigned to the Dublin committee, the total will doubtless exceed $3,000,000. The history of the world does not afford another such instance of private charity extended from one people to another, by a different nation.

Terrible Accident.-The freight train on the Camden and Amboy railroad, from Philadelphia to New York, on Friday night, ran off the track with a terrible crash, destroying two cars, killing three immigrant passengers on the spot, and very badly wounding two or three others. The remains of the three killed were decently interred at Amboy on Saturday.

Progress of Immigration.-There have arrived at the Quarantine Ground, Staten Island, between the 2d of April and the 26th of June, this year, a period of 85 days, 75,000 emigrants, by far the largest portion of whom are Germans, having the means and intention of moving to the far West. Very little sickness has been experienced amongst them.-Jour. Commerce.

We learn from the Bytown Gazette of the 30th ult. that on Sunday last an unfortunate emigrant threw himself overboard, as the steamer in which he came from Montreal, was rounding the point, near the steamboat Landing. The boat was immediately stopped and every exertion made to rescue him, but all in vain. We learn from his brother, that the deceased was a young man in the prime of life, and had not suffered from sickness until the day before he committed suicide, when he had been attacked by violent fever and delirium, under the influence of which he was labouring at the time of committing the act.

Upon the arrival of the Steamer at the Basin Wharf a mob collected and took possession of her, alleging that the Captain had not used sufficient exertions to save the man, and expressing their determination to have satisfaction from him. Violence would, doubtless, have ensued, but for the timely appearance of Sheriff Fraser and two or three of the Magistrates. The Sheriff explained to the mob that even the brother of the deceased was satisfied that no effort had been wanting on the part of the Captain of the Boat and that no blame could be attached to him. After repeated assurances of this they finally consented to disperse.

We have again the melancholy duty to perform, of announcing the death of two more ship-masters. Captain Christan, of the ship Sisters, died at Point Levy yesterday morning, of fever. The vessel is lying at Diamond Harbour, with the chief mate and part of the crew sick. Another victim to this fell disease is the Captain of the Paragon, who died on Thursday evening last.

The Rev. Messrs. Ferland, Melligan and Payment, Roman Catholic priests, left on Monday last for the Quarantine Station.

The Hon. L. Panet and F.W. Primrose have been appointed Commissioners to purchase a place of interment for emigrants and others dying in the hospitals.

The Newark Advertiser of the 26th ultimo says, that the beautiful grounds and mansion belonging to the estate of the late Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, ex king of Spain, were that day sold at auction for the sum of $30,500. Mr. Thomas Richards, of Philadelphia, was the purchaser. It is said that the buildings alone cost over $60,000. The paintings, sculpture, furniture, &c., sold at much lower rates that[sic] I had anticipated; some articles being sold for half their value. The paintings brought from $10 to $1050. Two lions and a fawn, by Rubens, sold for the largest sum. "Navitity of our Saviour," by Raphael Moengs, brought $1,000.; the portrait of a dog, by Hackets, brought $210. The picture of Napoleon crossing the Alps, by David, the proprietors refused to put up unless the sum of $6,000 was bid for it. As no person present was willing to bid that sum it was passed, and will be sent to Europe.

Monday, July 5, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday, July 5, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning.........................11h. 50m. Evening........................None
July 2 Bark Woodbine Skeoch 27 May Londonderry   to G.B. Symes & Co
July 3 Brig Hindoo Eggleston 29 May Bordeaux   to G.B. Symes & Co
July 3 Brig Marys Shotton 3 Apr Glasgow   to Wm. Stevenson, coals
July 3 Brig Swan Potts 15 May Sunderland   to LeMesurier & Co., coals, &c.
July 3 Bark Junior Mills 16 May Liverpool 300 pass to Pickersgill, Tibbits & Co, salt
July 3 Schr. Victory Parsons 12 days St. George's Bay   to order, fish
July 3 Brig Palmas Beard 27 May Cork   to B. Hart, coals
July 4 Ship Eliza Morrison Leitch 23 May Belfast 474 pass to G.H. Parke & Co, salt
July 4 Ship City of Derry
(474 tons)
W.C. Maurice 23 May London 4 pass to Pickersgill, Tiubbits & Co.
July 4 Bark Aberfoyle Williams 27 May Waterford 274 pass to T. Curry & Co
July 4 Bark Elizabeth Richards 27 May Limerick 111 pass to order
July 4 Bark Elconor & Henriette Deneken 19 May Bremen 125 pass to H.J. Noad & Co.
July 4 Ship Agnes Arensfeld 15 May Bremen 329 pass to H.J. Noad & Co.
July 4 Bark Durham Davison 18 May Liverpool 269 pass to C.E. Levey & Co.
July 4 Brig Triumph O'Bryan 28 May Donegal 110 pass to order
July 4 Bark Graham Beart 22 May Southampton 243 pass to order
July 4 Schr Kate Robinson Watt 29 May Youghall 25 pass to Gordon & Nicol
July 4 Ship John Smith Schmidt 14 May Bremen 397 pass to order
July 4 Bark Lord Pamure Clark 27 May Glasgow 175 pass to Gillespie & Co., general cargo
July 5 No arrivals this morning.
Total arrived 1847....572
Same date in 1846....672
  Shipping Intelligence
Wreck of the Ship Cœur De Lion.
We copy, from the Pictou Chronicle of the 24th ult., the following account of the loss of the fine ship Cœur de Lion, Kendall, master, which sailed from Quebec for Liverpool on the 28th May, with a cargo of flour, &c.:--
"The schr. Eliza, Capt. Boudrot, which arrived here on Saturday evening last, from St. Pierre, brought several passengers belonging to this place, besides Henry Palmer, Esq., of Windsor and a Mr. Atkinson and child from Toronto, Canada West. These gentlemen have informed us, that a state of things exists at the French Islands in the Gulf with respect to British Shipping and merchants, that should at once be brought under the notice of the Colonial as well as Imperial government . It appears that a splendid new ship the "Cœur de Lion," capt.[sic] Kendall, on board of which Mr. Atkinson with his family were passengers, went ashore on Langloise Island, one of the group, on the 6th inst., on her way from Montreal to Liverpool, laden with Wheat and Flour. The Captain immediately attempted to resort to the means usually adopted for the protection of owners and shippers by protesting and having the ship and her cargo surveyed, appraised and sold for the benefit of all concerned, but was informed by the Commandant, that they permitted no captain to settle his own affairs in that way, and that it was the exclusive privilege of the Government to do so. Capt. Kendall, from the appearance of matters, would not suffer them to interfere, there being many other vessels ashore, all of which had been taken possession of by the inhabitants or authorities in as violent and high handed a manner as the most accomplished wreckers could have done.

He therefore determined to use all the means in his own power for the protection of the property under his care; and hearing that H.M. Steamer Vesuvius, was lying at an island about 15 miles distant, he hired a boat and despatched a messenger claiming assistance and protection. This was declined without assigning any reason and being apprehensive that the ship would become a wreck, the wind setting in very strong, he commenced landing his cargo and succeeded in getting about 350 barrels of Flour on shore, when she fell over on her beam ends and he was unable to land any more. When our informants left, the captain with his crew were standing guard over the flour, which was lying on the beach, and they were determined not to give it up until it was taken from them by main force, while on the other hand a ragamuffin kind of police, calling themselves the "gens d'armes," were also on the spot claiming the goods on behalf of the French authorities and preventing them from removing them to any place of safety. Mr. Palmer represents in forcible terms the necessity of some persons being on the spot for the protection of British property when cast away, and states that within a distance of nine miles along the coast he counted the remains of fifty wrecks, principally British Shipping. He is about forwarding to the Lieut. Governor of Newfoundland, that being the Government nearest the scene of the outrage, a statement of the whole affair drawn up on the spot, in order that some steps may be taken for the remedying of the evil."

The steamer Canada arrived from Montreal yesterdy[sic], with the bark Cape Breton, bark Arno, brig Mary Brack, brig Percy and a barge in tow. She leaves for the same port this afternoon, with the Charles, Palmas, Lord Palmure and Amelia Jane in tow.

Capt. Beart, of the bark Graham, arrived yesterday, reports having seen a vessel ashore at Becsic River, (Anticosti) with a flag flying at the maintop head-stood close in and saw that the crew had left her.

The schr. Elizabeth, Lloyd, from Mansanilla for Quebec, with sugar and honey, ran ashore on Carysfort Reef, on the morning of the 12th June, and would be a total loss-cargo all saved.

The ship Emigrant, Hill, cleared at New York for Quebec on the 30th June.

The ship Commodore, at St. John's N.B., exchanged signals, on the 10th June, in lat. 49, 26, long. 38, 46, with the ship Goliah, 18 days out from Liverpool for Quebec, with passengers.

Halifax, June 25-Arrived-Schr Providence, Tremblay, 18 days from Quebec.

Tuesday, July 6, 1847.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday, July 6, 1847.

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning...............0h. 31m. Evening...................1h. 4m.
July 5 Brig Sophia Addich 6 May Bremen 105 pass to order
July 5 Brig Energy Warren 28 May Limerick 209 pass to Wm. Price
July 5 Bark Clansman Peck 27 May Greenock 218 pass to H. & E. Burstall, iron, anchors, &c.
July 6 Bark Yorkshire Lass Price 24 May Killala 280 pass to order
  Arrived at Grosse Isle on Sunday:--
  Ship James Morran Morrison 22 May Liverpool 341 pass
23 deaths
to H. & E. Bustall,
  Brig Free Briton Sanderson 27 May Cork 186 pass
6 deaths
  Brig Bolton Stone 25 May Dublin 208 pass
2 deaths
to W.J.C. Benson
  Bark Tamarac Cooper 26 May Liverpool 507 pass
26 deaths
to Sharples & Co
  Brig Lively Checkley 27 May Cork 189 pass
21 deaths
to H.N. Jones.
Captain, mate and 42 passengers sick.
  Ship Venilia Muschie 28 May Limerick 380 pass
13 deaths
to order. Captain very ill.
  Ship Wakefield Bromhead 28 May Cork 381 pass
36 deaths
to E. & J.E. Oliver
  Admiral       479 pass
no sick
  John Camilla       137 pass
no sick
  Goliah         with passengers, arrived as the Neptune was leaving.

Shipping Intelligence
The bark Jemima, hence for London, was spoken on the 23rd ult., 20 miles N.W. of the Bird Islands, by the bark Clansman, arrived here yesterday.

H.M. troop ship Apollo, from Portsmouth, via Halifax, with drafts, arrived at Grosse Isle on Sunday, where she now lies in quarantine, there being several cases of small pox on board.

(Ad from paper)...Ship Fever
That this Disease is contagious there now can be no doubt, and is rapidly spreading throughout the country. It becomes the duty of every person as well as the authorities, to guard against it. Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla will prevent this disease. If the Blood is pure and healthy it is impossible to take this disease or any other. Let all such as have impure Blood, or are in any way debilitated, and especially weakly children, use it and protect them from the Pestilence and the Hot Season. It has been fairly tested in New York City, and proved beyond dispute to be invaluable in the prevention of disease.

By some mistake, our Montreal correspondent's letter of Saturday evening did not come to hand until yesterday afternoon. We subjoin those portions of it which have not been already anticipated:--
"Montreal, 3rd July, 1847.
"Mr. Crispo, R.N., has been appointed assistant emigrant agent, on account of the increase of duties to be performed.

"The number of deaths at the emigrant sheds, during the past week was 225, and in the city 50, making the total number 275. Upwards of 1600 are now sick in the hospital near the canal. The deaths in the city for the preceding seven days are as follows:--

Boys 26; married men 16; widowers 2; bachelors 5,49
Girls 27; married women 15; widows 6; unmarried women 4,52
Of whom are emigrants,50
Corresponding week last year55
In favour of 18464

"By this statement you will perceive that our city, deducting the deaths of emigrants, is at this period, compared with the corresponding period last year, in a more healthy state. Dr. Liddell, who has charge of the hospital at the sheds, is very ill with fever.

"The extensive drug establishment of William Lyman & Co., St. Paul street, was last evening discovered to be on fire, by the policeman on duty in that locality. A fire engine was immediately brought to the spot, and, with great exertions, the fire was prevented from spreading.

"On Friday night, at a very early hour, the sojourners at the Exchange Hotel were alarmed by cries of distress, which, as it turned out, proceeded from the following cause:-It appears that an American lady, in charge of some friends who were proceeding with her from Upper Canada, to an insane asylum in the United States, succeeded in escaping from her custodians and getting out into the balcony of the above mentioned hotel, slipped down the pillars into the street. Having accomplished this difficult feat, she rushed down tot he river side and plunged in. Her friends were, however, speedily on the spot, and through their exertions, she was fortunately rescued from the fate that would otherwise have awaited her.

"I have nothing of commercial importance to note.-Flour, grain and freights have all a slight tendency downward."

Ship Fever.-We are sorry to announce that Capt. C.L. Armstrong, of the steamer Queen, and Capt. Rodolph, of the Quebec, have both contracted this dangerous disease in the discharge of their duties. These two have been but slightly attached, and it is hoped they will shortly recover. The last accounts respecting Capt. Freniere, of the steamer Canada, are, that he was dangerously ill,-not dead-as has been stated. We are pained to learn that the Rev. Mr. Chaderton, Protestant Episcopal minister, attending the Marine Hospital, has likewise caught the infection.

Wednesday, July 7, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday, July 7, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning.............1h. 37 m. Evening................2h. 19m.
July 6 Brig Emily Coombs 12 May Cork 157 pass to order
July 6 Schr Victoria Vignault 11 days Halifax 11 pass to R. Leslie, genl. cargo
  Shipping Intelligence
The Joseph Hume, arrived at Gravesend on the 12th June, and the Southampton, at Cork, on the 15th, both from Quebec.

The steamship St. George left for River du Loup this morning, full of passengers.

Arrivals at the Albion Hotel
July 6th.-Mr. C.G. Green and lady, F.G. Tuckerman and lady, Boston; Edward P. Haskell, lady and servant, Mrs. John C. Haskell, Mrs. Sturlervant, Miss Congdin, New Bedford, Mass.; Mr. F.W. Trapnall and lady, Arkansas, United States; Mr. David Loring, Miss G. Loring, Miss E. Loring, Mr. D.W. Corwin and lady, Cincinatti, Ohio; Mr. A.P. Merril and lady, Mississippi; Mr. J. Hampton, Columbus, Ohio; Mr. Duclos, Montreal.

July 7th-Mr. Woodward, P. Duchesnay, Esq., Montreal; Mr. Hart, Three Rivers.

Damaged Goods By Auction.
There will be sold, without any reserve, and for the account of whom it may concern, at the Stores of Donald Fraser, India Wharf, on Friday, the 9th instant, at Two o'clock, P.M., a great variety of Articles, part slightly damaged, amongst which:--
A large quantity of German Toys, various descriptions,
400 to 500 Dozen Pins, various Nos.
Buttons-70 Dozens German Silver, and other spoons,
Lead Pencils,-Hooks and Eyes, Cotton Cord,
A large quantity of Silk Cord, and Silk Binding,
Silk Twist and other Silk,
Silk Waistcoating, Brown Hollands,
Worsted Yarn, Whale Bone,
Bunting-(20 pcs Red, White and Blue,)
Crucifixes and Rosaries, and various other articles.
A Case of London Ready-Made Clothing, consisting of Superfine Surtout and Dress Coats, Jackets, Vests and Pantaloons.
If not previously sold, a quantity of Dressed Furs and Skins.
Dupont & Co., A. & B.
Quebec, 6th July, 1847.

"The appearance of the plant [potato] to the eye is certainly healthy ; the haulm and leaves look green and free from disease, and, judging from external evidences, we should pronounce the crop perfectly sound. It seems, however, that upon closer investigation, made by parties possessing the requisite qualifications to examine the matter scientifically, symptoms of incipient disease have been discovered." (Marklane Express)

"The following items of news I extract from a slip issued from the Herald Office:--
The subject of Emigration has been again brought before the Legislature by Lord Lincoln, and a Committee is to be appointed to investigate the subject. Lord Lincoln endeavoured to show that the land in Ireland would not now support the people, and that a poor law must be aided by some means of draining off the population.

The crops appear to be promising throughout the country, and it will be seen that markets have a downward tendency. There are many contradictory reports about the potatoes, the difference probably arising from the diversity of localities; but in every other respect the most favourable reports prevail.

Thursday, July 8, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday, July 8, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning.......................2h. 42m. Evening..........................3h. 14m.
July 7 Brigt. Camilla Laughton 19 May Sligo 134 pass to T. Kelly
July 7 Brig Redwing Ashton 20 May Cork 91 pass to Wm Price
July 7 Brig Bolton Stove 26 May Dublin 208 pass to W.J.C. Benson
July 7 Ship Independence Harper 23 May Belfast 346 pass to order
July 7 Bark W.S. Hamilton Joyce 20 May New Ross 207 pass to Pembertons
July 7 Bark Admiral Buchanan 1 June Waterford 420 pass to order
July 7 HMS Apollo     Portsmouth   with troops
July 8 Bark Margaret Hardcastle 14 May New Ross 320 pass to Pembertons
July 8 Bark Royal Albert Balderston 14 May London 169 pass to Gillespie & Co, general cargo
July 8 Schr Marie Julie Bernier 17 days Gaspé   to H.J. Noad & Co., fish and molasses
  Arrived at Grosse-Isle on Tuesday:--
  Bark Huron Evans 26 May Belfast 325 pass
9 deaths
to W.J.C. Benson
  Bark Royal Albert Balderston 14 May London 7 cabin
168 steerage
to Gillespie & Col, Germans-all well
  Brig Unicorn Boyd 23 May Londonderry 178 pass
5 deaths
to Ryan Brothers-no sick
  Bark Goliah Slater 21 May Liverpool 3 cabin
600 steerage
46 deaths
to Froste & Co.-has four medical men on board
  The Goliah reports, having spoken the Avon, from Cork, on Thursday last, at which time she had lost 70 of her passengers, and had others very sick.

Shipping Intelligence.
The brig Southampton, Rodolh, arrived at Cork, from Quebec, on the 15th June, in 25 days, and the schr. Union, White, at Sligo, on the 17th, in 27 days.

Halifax, June 27-Arrived-Schr. Elizabeth, Forrest, 18 days; Schr Annabella, Forest; Schr Emily, Garrett, 15 days; Schr Defiance, Curry, 20 days, all from Quebec. Cleared-June 26-Schr Seaboat, Vignenult, for Quebec, molasses.

New York, July 3rd-Cleared-Ship Windsor Castle, Read, for Quebec.

Arrivals at the Albion Hotel.
July 8th.-A. Thixon, Esq., England; Mr. A.M. Cuffin and lady, New York; Mr. H.B. Potter, Albany, N.Y.; Mr. E.R. Platt, U.S.M.A., West Point, N.Y.; Mr. George T. Russell and Miss Russell, Miss Platt, Burlington, Vt.; Mr. David Pierce and Sister, Montreal; D. Blackman, Burlington.

Atlantic Steamships.
Arrival of the "Britannia."-The British and North American Royal Mail Steamer Britannia, under the command of Captain Harrison, which sailed from Boston on the 1st inst., arrived at this port on Sunday, the 13th, about nine o'clock p.m., after a rapid passage of only twelve days.

Arrival of the "Washington."-The steam-ship Washington, the first American Ocean mail steamer, from New York, arrived at Southampton at three o'clock on Tuesday last, after a passage of fourteen days.

A New Steamer For New York.-The Gaudalquiver, a new steam vessel, is intended to be despatched from Liverpool for New York, about the 20th July. She will be taken out by Captain Hosken, a circumstance that will be regarded by many persons with gratification, since, whatever opinion may be entertained respecting the loss of the Great Britain, confidence is placed in him for the singular success of his previous career.

The Great Britian.-Since our last notice of the condition of this noble ship, another spring tide has gone off, but it was so low a one that nothing beyond digging trenches to lower the water, and breaking up the faggots, was attempted. Some of the Liverpool papers say the attempt to float her will be made on the 1st proximo. Another authority says,-operations are to be immediately commenced, preparatory to floating her off into deep water. Mr. Brunell's breakwater has protected her exceedingly well throughout the winter, and now she is to be forthwith taken in hand by Mr. Bremen, the eminent engineer, who is charged with the duty of releasing her from her long imprisonment. The contrivances for raising her stupendous bulk are at once simple and ingenious, and so far as we can judge, certain to prove effectual.

The Tamerlane left the port of Aberystwyth for Quebec, a few days since, with the greatest number of emigrants that ever sailed from that port in one vessel. the number on board, including infants and ship's crew, amounted to 462.
American Benevolence.--
The Cork Examiner of Monday announces the arrival of a fine schooner called the William Dugan, of New York, bringing a large cargo of bread stuffs (216 tons) and clothing for the relief of the destitute in this country. It has been consigned for distribution to the Society of Friends.
The Wreck of the Exmouth.--
It appears, from an official report, that the number of persons who perished in the Exmouth emigrant-ship, which was dashed to pieces on the iron-bound coast of Islay, amounted to 220. According to the last accounts, the bodies of 108, mostly naked, and shockingly mangled, have been fished up from the crevices of the rocks. Two gentlemen of the Campbell family have caused them to be decently interred.
The steamship Caledonia reached Boston on Sunday morning last. She had 124 passengers, among whom we notice T.A. Stayner, Esq., Deputy Postmaster General of Canada, wife, daughter and three sons. the only other Canada passengers are, the Rev. E.G. Rogers, and lady, two children and servant.
Yesterday, H.M. troop ship Apollo, arrived in port, after a detention of two days at Quarantine.

A meeting of the Board of Health was held on the 5th, when a most fearful report respecting the sickness at the Emigrant sheds was submitted by Dr. McCulloch.

He had visited and found every part of the sheds in the worst condition. In one apartment, of little more that 20 feet square, 33 women dangerously ill of fever were crowded together. In another end of the building, about 20 feet by 15, he found 350 children, including many infants of but a few months old,-all suffering; and many dying, for want of food. The Nuns and Physician in attendance, assured Dr. McCulloch that four gallons of milk was all allowed to satisfy the cries of this little multitude. Deaths are on the increase, and yet Government have taken no steps to remedy the evil.

By an order issued from the office of Public Works, the Lachine Canal will remain open until Saturday, the 8th August; after which, the navigation through that channel will be suspended until further notice:--up to which date, we will have received nearly, if not over, 450,000 barrels of flour downwards.

The weather during the past week has been exceedingly warm. During yesterday and to-day, the Thermometer indicated from 85 to 89 and 90 degrees in the shade.

Abstract of the Passenger Lists received by H.M. Chief Agent for Emigration, of vessels sailed from British and Irish Ports between the 4th and 17th June, for Quebec:--

Date Sailed Ships Where from Passengers
June 5 Manchester Liverpool 510
" 13 Broom do. 507
" 15 John & Robert do. 338
" 15 Naomi do. 429
" 16 Ganges do. 393
" 15 Abby Lands do. 380
" 16 John Munn do. 452
" 16 Free Trader do. 480
" 5 Marinus Dublin 202
" 2 Lady Campbell do. 241
" 9 Odessa do. 234
" 17 Naparima do. 226
" Westmoreland Sligo 207
" Numa do. 255
" 3 Ms. Of Breadalbane do. 187
" Argo do. 127
" 6 Saguenay Cork 447
" 4 Jessie do. 409
" 1 Asia do. 410
" 5 Medusa do. 193
" Maria Limerick 132
" Ellen Simpson do. 184
" 3 Alex. Stewart do. 103
" 4 Union do. 53
" 17 Curraghmore Waterford 209
" 2 Alert do. 274
" 9 Pandora Ross 402
" 16 Minerva Galway 138
" 9 X.L. do. 130
" 6 Cygnet Londonderry 208
" 11 Edward Renney Belfast 246
" 9 Mrchs. Of Bute do. 493
" 5 Kilblain London 121
" 10 Jamaica Greenock 206
Total souls 9,526
Government Emigration Office,
Quebec, July 7th, 1847.

A.C. Buchanan
Chief Agent

Friday, July 9, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday, July 9, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning..........................3h. 45m. Evening..............................4h. 13m.
July 8 Schr Ono Williams 28 May Limerick   to order
  Shipping Intelligence.
The steamship St. George returned from River du Loup last night. She reports having passed very few vessels bound up.

Passenger Ship Graham,
Grosse Isle, June 26th, 1847.
Captain T.C. Beach,
Dear Sir,-Having safely arrived at this Western World, and being about to set out on our respective routes to our various destinations; we take this opportunity ere we separate to return you our sincere and grateful thanks for the uniform kindness and attention we have each and every one received from you, ever since we have been on board. We also feel most happy to be able to express to you our high estimation of your seamanlike conduct and of the care and diligence you have always exhibited in fulfilling the duties of a Commander. Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity, with every blessing this world can afford,
We are, Dear Sir,
Your most obt. srvts,
John McDougall, G.W. Wallis,
Eliza McDougall,J.C. Mumford,
Robt. John Fowler,E.S. Vindin,
Annie R. Fowler,C.W. Smith,
Thomas Dodd, W. Collen,
Jane Dodd,John Thomas,
Sophia M. Johnson,W. Norton,
Jno. H. Vivian, Surg.,H. Manley,
James Archer,Mary Manley,
Martha Archer,Jane Bowden,
Jos. A. Humphrys,Jno. Thomas, Jr.

On Board The Graham,
June 26th, 1847.
Dear Sir,-Having experienced the greatest attention from you ourselves, and having noticed how attentive and successful you have been in all of the many cases you have had during our passage, we are desirous of offering you our united thanks, and of expressing our opinion of yuour character and professional abilities. Wishing you every blessing and hoping you may meet with all the success you appear to deserve,
We are, dear Sir.
Your obt. srvts.,
The Undersigned,
James Archer,A.R. Fowler,
Wm. Norton,Thomas Dodd,
E.S. Vindin,Jane Dodd,
G.W. Wallis,Sophia M. Johnson,
J.C. Mumford,H. Manley,
Mary Manley,Jos. A. Humphrys,
Jane Bowden,C.W. Smith,
John McDougall,Wm. Collen,
Eliza McDougall,John Thomas,
R. John Fowler,John Thomas, Jr.

The Rev. Mr. Montminy, curé of St. Gervais, died on Wednesday morning last. He had been employed at the Quarantine Station, where he contracted the disease.

The number of deaths at Grosse Isle for the week ending Saturday last, was 144; 331 discharged; in hospital 1817. Forty-two bodies, (chiefly children) were brought on shore and buried on the island, during the same period.

The following is the list of officers arrived in the Apollo:--
Royal Artillery-1st Lieuts. Godby, Miller and Govan. Second Lieuts. Ingleby and Gabbatt.
23rd Fusileers-Lieut. Hopton.
71st Light Infantry-Capt. F.S. Scott, Ensign Brown, and Asst.-Surgeon Jean.
2nd Batt. Rifle Brigade-Lieut. Newdegate, Asst.-Surgeon Fraser.
Staff Surgeon Home, R.C. Rifle Regiment.

We regret to announce that Capt. Heitland, Royal Artillery, died of small pox on the 30th ultimo, and was interred on Hare Island.

A detachment of the Royal Artillery, and Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade, landed from her yesterday and marched to their respective Barracks. A strong detachment of the 23rd Fusileers, 71st Highland Lt. Infantry, and 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, proceeded upwards in the steamboat Montreal, last evening.

Saturday, July 10, 1847.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday, July 19, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning.....................4h. 40m. Evening..........................5h. 6m.
July 9 Brig Unicorn Boyd 27 May Londonderry 178 pass to Ryan Brothers
July 9 Bark Ellen Hood 27 May Sligo 212 pass to Ryan Brothers
July 9 Brig Free Briton Sanderson 27 May Cork 185 pass to order
  Arrivals at the Albion Hotel
July 10th-Capt. Dunn, Mr. Wm. McTavish, Montreal; Mr. Stephen J. Davies, Chatham, C.W.; Mr. J.E. Taylor and lady, Troy, N.Y.; Mr. Ward, Mr. Henry Stayling and lady, New York; Mr. Dubord, Point aux Tremble.

Heat.-The weather here continues at such a tropical temperature, that it is to be feared if a cool north-easter does not speedily set in, we shall "melt, thaw, and resolve ourselves into a dew," the thermometer for the past two or three days having being as high as 95 degrees, Fahrenheit, in the shade. At Montreal, the heat is likewise described as being insupportable. The Minerve says, that on Wednesday, two habitants, who had been at the city, and were on their return home, fell down dead at Repentigny, being struck by a coup-de-soloeil; and it is mentioned in the Gazette, that on Thursday, a person died suddenly, after having incautiously drank some cold water. Nothing is so conducive, in the present state of the weather, to the preservation of health, as regularity of living and personal cleanliness; and for the accommodation of the labouring class, it is much to be regretted, that baths, on an economical scale, are not established: we feel sure they would pay, and would prove a great public convenience.

From the statements which appear in the Montreal papers, it would seem that a greater amount of sickness and mortality prevails there than here in Quebec, of the truth of which the following statement from the Pilot is a sad corroboration:--
"There are at the present moment 48 Nuns sick from exposure, fatigue and attacks of disease. All the Grey Nuns in attendance, 2 of the Sisters of Charity, 5 Physicians and 8 Students, now lie sick; to which gloomy and sickening record we must add the number of 1,586 persons, of all ages and sexes, lingering on beds of wretchedness and corruption, in many cases without an attendant to afford a drop of water, or even attend those decent formalities which the sad solemnities of death require. The intelligence further adds, that the living and the dead were mingled in groups together, and presented a spectacle where Death reigned in his most terrible inflictions, and where oppressed humanity had assembled to pay him tribute."

Emigration.-On Tuesday last a number of gentlemen visited the Island of Boncherville, with the object of judging of its capabilities as a sort of quarantine depot for the sick and indigent emigrants daily arriving at Montreal. On their return to the city, on board the steamer, the Hon. J. Ferrier was called to the chair, and a very interesting discussion took place on the subject of the mission to DeBoucherville Island, when, as a general expression of their views, the annexed resolution was proposed and unanimous adopted:--
Resolved-That in view of the appalling mortality among emigrants and the spread of the disease into the city, this meeting, composed chiefly of individuals connected with the Montreal Board of Health and the Emigrant Committee, after a personal inspection of Boucherville Island, recommend that the same be selected as a site for Emigrant Sheds, Hospitals, &c. &c., for the Port of Montreal, if a better cannot be found; and to appoint Wm. Workman, Dr. Hall, and Mr. John Dougall, a Committee to draw up an Address to the proper authorities, setting forth the reasons for this recommendation. The necessity of some such movement appears obvious, not only for the above reasons, but from the startling fact that the proprietors of the steamboats on Lake Champlain have come to the resolution of not conveying any emigrants by that route, to the United States, however apparently healthy, alleging as a reason that disease continually breaks out among them. The real object is to prevent inconvenience to American tourists.

The Government has appointed a Commission, to whom are to be referred all matters connected with the Immigrants at Montreal. The Commission issued on Thursday and is directed to the Hon. Adam Ferrie, Messrs. John Dougall, John E. Mills, Thos. Ryan and J.M. Tobin.

Monday, July 12, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday, July 12, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning....................6h. 25m. Evening............................6h. 42m.
July 10 Brig Ranger Taylor 27 June Sydney, C.B.   To W. Stevenson, coals
July 10 Brig Favourite Parker 18 May Marsala   to J.M. Fraser, wine, brandy, &c.
July 10 Bark Emmanuel Burn 16 June New York to Pembertons
July 11 Bark Governor Varty 26 May London   to G.B. Symes & Co
July 11 Bark Tamarac Cooper 26 May Liverpool 507 pass to Sharples & Co
July 11 Brig Adnette Gilbert 1 June Chepstow  1 pass to Gillespie & Co, rail road iron
July 11 Brig Vestal Edington 27 May Londonderry   to LeMesurier & Co
July 11 Ship Huron Evans 21 May Belfast 251 pass to W.J.C. Benson
July 11 Ship Venilia Murchie 28 May Limerick 390 pass to Dean & Co
July 11 Ship James Moran Morrison 22 May Liverpool 341 pass to H & E Burstall
July 11 Ship Wakefield Bromhead 28 May Cork 387 pass to E. & J.E. Oliver
July 11 Brig Infegrity Stephenson 20 June St. John's, Newfld.   to order
July 11 Brig Agnes Quail 16 days do.   to order
July 11 Brig Liberty Bell 23 June Harbour Grace, Nfld   to G.B. Symes & co
July 11 Schr Caroline Dennis 16 days St. George's Bay   to H.J. Noad & Co., fish
July 12 Brig Cambrian Roper 22 June St. John's, Nfld   to G.B. Symes & Co
July 12 Brig Tom Coulthard 26 May Dublin 86 pass to G.B. Symes & Co
  Shipping Intelligence
The brig Unicorn and bark Ellen, which arrived here on Friday evening last, have been put at quarantine off the River St. Charles, having both several cases of fever on board. The sick have been removed to the Hospital.

The bark Rory O'More, which was wrecked at Mitis, and lately sold for account of the underwriters, has been floated and was brought into port yesterday morning. We learn from Mr. Brunel, who had charge of her, that it blew a perfect gale on Saturday, when he was off Kamouraska. The Rory O'More was in tow of the steamer Neptune, but when the wind sprang up, she was cast off and came up under sail.-(Exchange Register.)

The Integrity, arrived yesterday, spoke the brig Leo, of Whitby, from Montreal for Liverpool, on the 29th June, in lat. 45, 40, long. 54, 50. On the 3rd July, passed the bark Pilot, of Cowes, from Quebec to Carmarthen, off the Bird Islands. Passed likewise, on the same day, a great number of vessels bound downwards.-Wind N.E.

On Sunday, 11th instant, on the Steps of the Wesleyan Chapel, immediately after the Forenoon Service, a Lady's Bustle. The owner may have it by paying for advertising. Apply at the office of this Paper.
Quebec, 12th July, 1847.

To ship Owners and Captains.
The subscribers have for Sale a Composition for effectually disinfecting Ships of the effects of Typhus Fever.
Chloride Lime for disinfecting of Houses, Drains, Yards, &c. &c.
J. Musson & Co.
Quebec, 12th July, 1847.

A Handsome Waggon For Sale
To be Sold, a very compact and comfortable Waggon. Price £25.
To be seen at Mr. Hough's livery Stable.
Quebec, 12th July, 1847.

Summary From The English Mail
Politics dull; trade ditto; weather hot; sickness great; may, in brief, be considered the essence of the intelligence which we are about to give in our summary.

In the Legislature the estimates have been brought forward and passed. The estimated expenditure for 1847 is £454,298 10s. 10d., and the revenue £592,251 3s. 7d. The House, it is expected, will be prorogued about the 25th instant, to meet again in February next. Notwithstanding their small majority, it is believed ministers will be able to carry on the Government, at least for this session. A motion of want of confidence in the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Mr. D.B. Papineau, was brought forward by Mr. Cameron, the member for Lanark, but was negatived on a division of 32 yeas; 36 nays.

Trade is unusually dull at this season; everybody is complaining. The news by the Caledonia, which reached here on the 7th, had the effect of greatly reducing the prices of provisions. Flour is now as low as 31s. per barrel.

As regards public improvements we may here mention that the line of electric telegraph will very shortly be in operation; and there is every prospect of a great desideratum being supplied to Quebec,-we allude to the contemplated Gas works. Mr. Peebles, the superintendent of the Company, arrived in town on Saturday last; the necessary preparations are to be immediately commenced, and it is expected will be completed and the city lighted by May next.

Emigrant vessels are daily arriving, bringing with them numbers of passengers in the most abject state of misery and destitution, to be thrown upon the charity of the benevolent of this province; as well as others of a superior class, whose arrival here is always viewed with satisfaction. Several German vessels have lately arrived with passengers, stout, healthy people, who must necessarily make good settlers. The press, generally, throughout the province, speaks indignantly of the shipping of paupers by selfish or interested landlords in the mother country, or by country parishes in the United Kingdom-desirous of getting rid of their poor;-these instead of being enabled to provide for themselves, by their age, and infirmities, too frequently become a burden upon the colonists.

At Grosse Isle, the Quarantine Station, about 30 miles below Quebec, the sickness has been somewhat less and the deaths not so numerous; but in the different towns where passengers have been landed, on their way to the interior, the hospitals have been filled, and scenes the most appalling are of daily occurrence. In Montreal, particularly, wretchedness almost beyond belief has been, through the medium of the press, brought to light; and this too, in the face of all that has been done to afford relief; the expense already incurred for the immigrants this year having exceeded £20,000.

Mr. Yarwood, the Emigrant Agent at Montreal, for many years a resident of this city, contracted fever in the zealous discharge of his duties, and sank under it, leaving a large family to deplore his loss. Mr. Yarwood, we believe, was a Purser in the Royal Navy, in 1807.

Neither have the captains of the steamboats engaged in the transportation of passengers escaped; several are sick, and Captain Freniere of the steamer Canada, died the other day.

Two Roman Catholic clergymen, the Rev. Messrs. Robson, of St. Michel, and Montmigny, of St. Gervais, have also been carried off by ship fever, which they contracted in the discharge of their religious duties at Grosse Isle.

The Rev. Messrs. Chaderton and Torrance, of the Church of England, now labour under the same disease. The former contracted it in his attendance on the sick in the Marine Hospital; the latter at the Quarantine Station.

H.M. troop ship Apollo arrived in port on Thursday last, with detachments for the regiments in Canada. She left some of the men at the Quarantine Station, who were sick of small-pox. Captain Heitland, R.A. we regret to add, died on board, of this disease, after the vessel came into the river, and was interred on Hare Island.

The health of the resident inhabitants of both Quebec and Montreal, who have not been in contact with the diseased, is, notwithstanding the sickness by which they are surrounded, better this year, than at the same pariod[sic] last season, the Register of interments in these cities shewing a difference in favour of 1847.

The weather is all that could be desired for the country, though as regards personal convenience, it would be more agreeable were it a little cooler. The average range of the thermometer, here, at Montreal and in some parts of the United States from which we have heard, has been during the past week between 90 and 100 degrees, in the shade.

The Journal de Quebec of Saturday last, mentions the death by fever of two Roman Catholic priests at Montreal,-the Rev. Mr. Morgan and the Rev. L. Richard, of St. Sulpice. Seven or eight others are stated to be dangerously ill; and the Superior of the Montreal Seminary is said to have contracted the disease.

The Revue Canadienne states that Mr. Fabre had received a letter from London, dated 18th June, in which it is mentioned that three of the Canadian exiles had arrived at that place. Their names are.-P.H. Morin, his son Achille, and Pierre Pinsonnault; all in good health. They had taken passage in the Zealous from London to Montreal, on the 16th June. The remaining eight are expected to arrive in the month of October.

Halifax and Quebec Railway.-We have much pleasure, says the Acadian Recorder of the 3rd instant, in informing our readers that just previous to the sailing of the Steamship Caledonia from Liverpool, the Hon. S. Cunard, of Halifax was examined before a committee of the House of Commons relative tot he establishment of the important overland communication to Quebec, and that the committee were still in session seeking to obtain additional information.

Number of sick persons sent to the Marine Hosptial by the Officers of the Board of Health, from 8th to 30th June, and from 1st to 10th July, 1847:
From 8th to 30th June, 1847,--
From 2st to 10th July,
William Miller,Inspector Board of Health

Suicide.-At the English Hospital on Wednesday about 10 o'clock, P.M. an English sailor, named Samuel cook, in a fit of temporary insanity, terminated his existence, by hanging himself with his neckcloth from an apple tree, in the garden behind the hospital.

Return of Interments for the week ending the 10th July, 1847:--
Of whom were Emigrants36
Corresponding week last year,44
At the Emigrant sheds250

Port of Quebec

Arrivals From 28th June, To The 12th July.

Name From Name From


Ocean Queen Newfld
Sarah Maria Sligo Exile Limerick
Eleanor Newfld Hindoo Bordeaux
Jane Avery Dublin Marys Glasgow


Swan Sunderland
Elizabeth Liverpool Junior Liverpool
Sobraon do


Richmond do Eliza Morison Belfast
Maria & Eliabeth[sic] do City of Derry London
N.Y. Packet do Aberfoyle Waterford
John Bideford Elizabeth Limerick
Georgiana Dublin Eleonore & Henrietta Bremen
Thos. Rowell London Agnes do
Gem Bordeaux Durham Liverpool
Boatle Newfld Triumph Donegal
John Bell Ross Graham Southampton
Panope Dublin Kate Robinson Youghal
Penelope Painbœuf Patmas Cork


Lord Panmure Glasgow
Elizabeth Newfld John Smith Bremen
Elliotts Dublin


Ann Liverpool Sophia Bremen
Solway New Ross Energy Limerick
Susan & Sarah New'tle Clansman Greenock
Jane Alice Painbœuf


July 1

Yorkshire Lass Killala
Rose Liverpool Emily Cork
Wilson Newfld



Camilla Sligo
Coromandel Dublin Roding Cork
Argent New Ross Polton Dublin
Woodbine Londonderry Independence Belfast
Henry Duncan Liv'pool WS Hamilton N. Ross
Vernal Bordeaux H.M.T.S. Apollo Portsmouth
Linden Limerick Admiral Waterford
Agnes Pwllheli


Omega Boston Margaret New Ross
Sea King do Royal Albert London
Ld Brougham Painbœuf Ono Limerick
Commerce New York


Messenger Holyhead Unicorn Londonderry
Charles Limerick Ellen Sligo
Ellen Forrestal do. Free Briton Cork
Margaret New Ross    
Agnes & Ann Newry    


New Zealand do.    

Tuesday, July 13, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday, July 13, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning.....................6h. 59m. Evening.........................7h. 17m.
July 10 Ship Progress Abel 5 May New Ross 555 pass to Tibbits & Co
July 13 Brig Collingwood McLintock 27 May Londonderry 202 pass to Buchanan, pig iron
July 13 Bark Golden Spring Poole 27 May London 149 pass to order
  Shipping Intelligence
The easterly wind of Sunday brought up several vessels at Grosse Isle with passengers, among them the Erin's Queen, with a number of sick, and had 36 deaths on the passage.

The steamer Canada arrived from Montreal on Sunday with the bark Great Britain and ship Sea King in tow.

Halifax, June 30-Cleared-Schr True Friend, Godier, for Montreal.

Government Emigration Office,
Quebec, 10th July, 1847.
Number of Emigrants arrived at the Ports of Quebec and Montreal, from the 26th June to this date:--
From England3898
From Ireland 9782
From Scotland 436
From Germany 956
From Lower Provinces 42
Previously reported,32,622
To same period last year,21,921
Increase in favour of 1847,25,815
A.C. Buchanan,
Chief Agent.

The Albany Argus of Friday, the 9th instant, came to hand this morning, from which we select, the following intelligence:--
Arrival of the French Steamer
New York, July 8th-The French steamer Union has arrived.

She left Cherbourg on the 22nd ult., and brings forty-three passengers.

She brings no important news.

The French harvest was looking well. Also in Belgium, Holland and Germany.

In paris,[sic] the prices of breadstuffs were on the advance.

The revolution in Portugal was still unsettled.

The King of Belgium was about to visit England.

Food is admitted free in the French ports, until the 1st February.

There had been a great fire in Constantinople-some 200 houses burnt.

From Mexico.
The Picayune has further particulars from Mexico by the steamer New Orleans, which state that the election of President has been postponed to the 25th of November, and Congress has made Santa Anna dictator.

Extensive preparations were making for the defence of the capital, and it was the intention to attack Gen. Scott at three points between Puébla and Mexico.

Alvarez, with 5000 men, and more constantly arriving, were said to be this side of Puebla,[sic] with the design of attacking a train under escort of Gen. Cadwallander.

Gen. C. will probably be joined by Gen. Pillow, so that he will have over 3000 men to meet Alvarez.

The defeat of the guerillas by Generals Cadwallader and Pillow is confirmed.

Gen. Cadwallader is said to have killed 50 and wounded 40, besides taken several prisoners.

The guerillas are growing bolder every day. Mr. Kendall says that the prospects of peace are farther off then ever.

[From our Montreal Correspondent.]
Montreal, July 12, 1847.
"A melancholy accident occurred here early this morning, under the following circumstances.-It appears that the gallery, formerly projected from the house occupied by the Priests, next door to the Bonsecours church, had lately been removed, without the knowledge of Father Godfroi, who as on former occasions stepped from the door leading to the gallery, about day light, fell to the ground and was killed on the spot. I am informed that this person was a very benevolent and humane man, whose loss will be deeply regretted by a large number of our citizens of all denominations.

"The establishment of a Quarantine on one of the Boucherville Islands, has been taken up by several gentlemen in town, who, I have good reason to expect, consider they are doing the only thing that can be done to preserve the town from a pestilence, which if it has not already been visited with, hovers over the city, at no great distance. It is considered by others that Point St. Charles, about five miles above the city, is a much more eligible place for the accommodation of both sick and healthy emigrants.

"A meeting of the committee appointed by government for the purpose of purchasing a suitable place, will be held this evening, when something definite will be done. Six acres of the Point St. Charles property has already been purchased; and it is my opinion that a more suitable locality, under the circumstances of the case, could not have been procured. To speak of removing from 1800 to 2000 men on the verge of death, a distance of about 10 or 11 miles, is a monstrous as it is unnatural. It may be well to consider the expediency of establishing a Quarantine Station at Boucherville, or any other island below Montreal, to guard against a repitition[sic] of what we have experienced this year; but it is too far advanced in the season to do so now. Nearly every physician in the city is in favour of the Point St. Charles station, as being in every capacity more suitable than any island that can be selected for that purpose."

Wednesday, July 14, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday, July 14, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning............................7h. 34m. Evening........................7h. 52m.
July 13 Ship Charlotte Drewery 2 June Plymouth 6 cabin
330 steerage
to T.C. Lee
July 13 Ship Ceylon Custard 16 June New York   to order
July 13 Bark Lloyds Matheson 1 June London 203 pass
9 cabin
to C.E. Levey & Co, general cargo
July 13 Bark Princess Murphy 24 May Bremen 321 pass to T. Wilson
July 13 Bark Horror Daniel 15 May Sunderland   to M'Kay & Cassels, coals
July 13 Bark Riyal Adelaide Smith 1 June Waterford 177 pass to LeMesurier & Co
July 13 Brig Perseverance Briggs 18 May Hamburgh 168 pass to order, goods
July 13 Schr Mary & Margaret Hoffman 12 days Labrador   to H.J. Noad & Co, oil
July 13 Schr Miscou Coulson 17 days Miramichi 10 pass to order
July 14 Brig Lively Checkley 26 May Cork 150 pass to H.N. Jones
July 14 Brig Bartley Collin 27 May Maryport   to A. Gilmour & Co, coals
July 14 Brig Duchess of Beaufort Daimond 28 Apr Benecarlo   to Maitland, Tylee & Co, wine, fruit, &c.
  Vessels at Grosse Isle Yesterday
  Ship Goliah Slater   Liverpool 600 pass
46 deaths
  Bark Charles Richards Angus   Sligo 178 pass
8 deaths
  Brig Medusa Woodworth   Cork 194 pass
2 deaths
  Bark Alert Laughlan   Waterford 234 pass
4 deaths
  Brig John Jordine Sampson   Liverpool 354 pass
8 deaths
  Ship Manchester Brown   Liverpool 512 pass
11 deaths
  Ship Jessie Oliver   Cork 437 pass
37 deaths
  Ship Erin's Queen Davidson   Liverpool 517 pass
50 deaths
11 of the crew sick and a number of passengers
  Bark Sarah Fletcher   Liverpool 248? pass
31 deaths
  Bark Rosana Wilkinson   Cork 254 pass
3 deaths
  Bark Triton Smith   Liverpool 483 pass
90 deaths
very sickly
  Bark Thistle Turner   Liverpool 389 pass
8 deaths
  Bark Avon Johnson   Cork 550 pass
136? deaths
all the crew sick, and the surviving passengers weak and sickly
  Shipping Intelligence
The steamship St. George, arrived from Grosse Isle last night, brought up Captain Seaman, and the crew of the new ship Emma, which sailed hence for Liverpool on the 14th ult., with a cargo of 7186 brls flour, staves, &c., which vessel foundered on the Green Bank, on the 39th ult., having been in contact with the brig John Jordine, (now at Grosse Isle,) during a thick fog and southerly wind. It appears that both vessels were running at the rate of about 5 knots at the time, and so severe was the collision that the Emma went down in about three hours after. The John Jordine lay by her until all the crew were taken out and brought them up to Grosse Isle. The John Jordine, we learn, has received damaged only at her upper works.

New York, July 8th-Cleared-Ship Earl of Durham, Hazlewood, for Quebec.

On the 10th instant, of Coup de Soleil, at Charles Scott's Lacadie, Wm. McGormand, aged 17? years, from Killamore, county Tyrone, Ireland, he had only arrived a few days, by the Woodbine from Londonderry.

In another column will be found a list of the late arrivals at Grosse Isle, with a statement of the number of deaths on board each vessel. The mortality on board the Avon, from Cork, has been frightful. Out of 550 passengers, 136 have died; and the survivors of the crew and passengers are reported all sick.

A letter received from Dr. Douglas, states that the warm weather of last week had had a very serious effect on the health of those on board the vessels lying at the Station.

Three new large wooden sheds are about to be erected at the Quarantine Station, and that part of the island known as the farm, is covered with tents for the accommodation of the sick.

We learn that the Captain of the steamer John Munn has been left at Montreal, very ill.

The Montreal Herald of yesterday mentions the deaths of Lieut. Lloyd, R.N., and Mr. Crispo, from typhus fever, contracted in the performance of their duties in attending upon the sick emigrants at the sheds. The life of the Rev. Mr. Willoughby, pastor of Trinity Church, Montreal, was likewise considered in the greatest danger from the same disease.

It appears by a statement in last night's Mercury, that the total number of deaths at Grosse Isle, up to the 30th June, was 821; on board ships and buried on the island, to July 8th, 715; died at sea, 2559; making a total of 4095 deaths.

The number of deaths at the Marine Hospital from the 3rd to the 10th instant, was 54; discharged, 228, remaining, 827.

The Montreal Correspondent of the Journal de Quebec corrects his statement respecting the death of the Rev. Mr. Richard, and says that he is convalescent.

The Rev. Mr. Montigny, R.C. priest at Lachine, and sister Limoge, one of the Grey Nuns, are said to have fallen victims to the fever.

We copy from the Buffalo Express, the following account of an elopement and rescue:--
A fugitive couple from Canada were placed in a very unpleasant predicament at our steamboat landing last evening. It appears that that the faithless wife of a man residing in Canada, left her house with a paramour a day or two since, taking from her husband the sum of $500, which he had just returned from England with. The pair were pursued to the Falls, where it became apparent to the injured husband that they had left yesterday afternoon, and came on to this city by Steamboat. He crossed the river, took cars, and reached here in time to be at the Steamboat landing before the Boat, to give the fugitives a welcome.

When the boat arrived at the dock the couple came on shore, and the first one to greet them was the last man in the world they desired to see. The husband was in waiting, and seized upon his wife first, and then turned his attention to the other offending party, whose person received sundry evidences of the sort of leather his boots were made of. The fellow took himself off, while the treacherous wife was taken upon the boat and secured, money and all. The husband and wife left immediately in the boat for home, while the disappointed Lothario remains among us, a fit subject for the attention and watchful-care of our police.

Arrivals At The Albion Hotel.

July 13th-Mr. Chas. A. Tracy, Mrs. F.A. Tracy and family of 4, Mr Henry Blood and lady, New Orleans; Mr. Geo D. Puffer, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Messrs. H. Hudson and G. Clinton, Tallmadge, N.Y.; Mr. Ellinkeughen, Rotterdam; Messrs. F.G. Dexter, T.L. Lee, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bliss, New York City; Mr. John S. Posburgh, Kingston; R.C. Bristol and lady, Illinois; Mr. Wm. Billings and Mrs. Winslow, Springfield, Massachusetts; Champion Brown, Mr. P. Duchesnay, Montreal; Mr. Walter Wood and two ladies, Dr. Wallace, Brentwood, C.W.; Messrs R.W. Townsend, J.H. McWilliams, New York.

July 14th-Messrs. Charles Neave, Wm Resor, Cincinnati, S.L. Kellogg, C.H. Kellogg, F. Parent, New Orleans; T.A. Monkhouse and lady, New York; Mr. J. Dexter, Miss Reynolds, Albany; Messrs. J. Breasthead, Henry Peacock, F. Owens, E. Dickinson, Montreal.

Thursday, July 15, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday, July 15, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning........................8h. 10m. Evening.........................8h. 29m.
July 14 Schr Brothers Langrey 11 days St. George's Bay   to N.J. Noad & Co, fish
July 14 Brig Thorndale Peverley 10 May Sunderland   to G.B. Symes & Co, coals
  Shipping Intelligence
Four arrivals this morning; among them the ship Hindostan and the brig Dolphine, but they are not yet boarded.

The ship John Gillis, which was wrecked at Matane, sometime since, on her voyage from Pictou to this port, with a cargo of coals, and lately sold for account of the underwriters, has been floated off and arrived here yesterday afternoon.

The Liverpool Mercury of June 18 gives a dreadful account of the ravages made by typhus among the Catholic Clergy of that town.

The Reverend Mr. Grayston, senior pastor of St. Patrick's who had caught the disease while celebrating a funeral service for the Rev. Mr. Gilbert, of St. Mary's was dead. The Rev. Mr. Haggar, and the Rev. Mr. O'Reiley, of St. Partick's, were both ill of fever, and there was no clergyman left to do the pastoral duties of that district. The Rev. Mr. Phillips, of Woolston, had also caught the infection.

To the Honorable the Members of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the City and District of Quebec.
Gentlemen,-As you are now at the Seat of Government, and as it is to be hoped the exertions making in Montreal will result in the immediate erection of a Fever Hospital, your fellow citizens expect from you your united energies in procuring for Quebec an Institution so much wanted.

When it is considered that Quebec and Montreal have to bear, in a measure, the burthen of the whole of the Lower Province in respect to indigent sick, it is to be hoped some public measures for permanent relief will be granted.

The Rev. Mr. Roy, curé of Charlesbourg, died yesterday morning of typhus fever, contracted in the discharge of his clerical duties at Grosse Isle. The Rev. Messrs. Campeau, curé of St. George, and Dorion, curé of Drummondville, left on Tuesday for the Quarantine Station. The Rev. Mr. Rousseau, vicar of St. Henry, had previously left for the same place.

We are sorry to learn, this morning that the Rev. Mr. Chaderton is not expected to survive.

Accounts from Montreal by the boat this morning, state that the disease had taken a favorable turn with the Rev. Mr. Willoughby, and hopes were entertained of his recovery.

Medical practitioners are wanted, we observe by the papers, to attend the sick emigrants at the Montreal sheds. The pay is stated at 25s. per day, with rations. Medical students are also required as assistants, at 12s. per day, with rations. Five Pounds per month, with board, is offered for nurses at the same place, and a respectable woman is required as head nurse, to whom liberal pay will be given.

We learn from the Pilot that on Saturday evening last, several carts filled with young children, were removed from the Sheds and brought into St. Catherine Street, St. Lawrence Suburbs. Nine of them died on the same night of their removal.

The Montreal Witness of Monday says it is asserted by the best medical authorities, that there is scarcely a street in the city, in which there are not two or three cases of fever, and that the only effectual means of stopping the disease would be the removal of all the sick at once.

Twenty German emigrants were drowned by the snagging of the steamer Star Spangled Banner, in the Mississippi river.

It is certain that the Telegraph from Portland to Halifax will be built. The distance is 550 miles, and those having control of the patent right have offered to build it for the sum of $110,000. This offer has been accepted by individuals who intend to retain entire controul[sic] of the line, and to use it for speculating purposes upon the arrival of foreign intelligence. The Company have very properly refused to construct it for them, without first offering it to the mercantile public, who are most immediately interested in the subject.

Three bells, weighing 45 cwt. Have been brought out by the bark "Lloyds," from London, for the new St. Rochs' Church. We understand they will be put up immediately.

Friday, July 16, 1847

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday, July 16, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning......................8h. 47m. Evening........................9h. 9m.
July 15 Ship Hindostan Lamb 26 June New York   to LeMesurier & Co, general cargo
July 15 Brig Irene Duff 28 June St. John's, Newfld   to McTavish & Co
July 15 Brig Dolphin Ryan 25 June do   to W.Hunt & Co., molasses, &c
July 15 Bark Alert Laughlin 6 June Waterford 224 pass to T. Curry & Co
July 16 Brig Medusa Woodworth 3 June Cork 194 pass to order
July 16 Brig Wonder Hunter 3 June Sligo 141 pass to order, pig iron
  Shipping Intelligence
The steamer Lady Colborne returned from river du Loup last night, with a few passengers, She reports having seen nothing bound up below Grosse Isle.

There were ten vessels at the Quarantine yesterday. No new arrivals since our last report.

The steamer Lumber Merchant arrived from Montreal yesterday with five canal barges in tow, all deeply laden with flour, &c.

The steamer Queen came up from Grosse Isle last night, full of emigrants, and proceeded for Montreal immediately.

The steamer St. George arrived from Montreal yesterday with the ship Araminta, bark Peruvian and two barges in tow.

The steamship St. George left for Grosse Isle this morning.

The wreck of the John Geddie, and not John Gillis, as mentioned in our last, is now alongside of the Napoleon Wharf.

Launch.-Yesterday morning, T.C. Lee, Esq., safely launched, from his ship-yard, at St. Roch, the splendid new bark Jenny Lind, of 475 tons.

Saturday, July 17, 1847.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday, July 17, 1847

High Water At Quebec This Day

Morning........................9h. 31m. Evening..........................9h. 54m.
July 16 no arrivals     
  Shipping Intelligence
Only one arrival from sea since yesterday morning-not yet boarded.

The steamship St. George returned from Grosse Isle last night.

Arrivals At The Albion Hotel
July 16th-Mr. Kelly, Montreal; Mr. & Mrs. A.H. Barney, Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Lyon, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. J.G. Smith, Philadelphia; Mr. Henry McClelland, Belfast; Mr. G. Rice, Albany; Mr. C.O. Chapin, Springfield, Mass.; Mr. David M. Fulton and lady, Mississippi; Mr. S.L. Montgomery, ditto; Mr. Pickle, lady and servant, Montreal; Mr. H. Lyman, Granby, C.E.; Mr. Parent, New Orleans.

17th-Mr. John B. Shilier, Montreal; Mr. J. Roach, Albany, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Nalle, New Orleans; Mr. H. cutter, Kentucky; Mr. J.W. Blackley and lady, Miss Elizabeth A. Blackley, Miss Mary J. Blackley, J.W. Blackley, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. S.W. Mason, Mr. C. H. Mason, New York; F.W. Bostwick, Montreal.

Captain Justin Freniere, of the Steamer "Canada," died at Lachenaie, on the 6th inst., of fever, contracted on board his boat while conveying passengers from Grosse Isle to Montreal. He leaves a wife and several young children.

Ocean Steam Navigation
During the present month five steamships will leave Europe for America; viz.:-the Cunard steamers of the 4th and 19th; the American steamer Washington, from Southampton on the 10th; French steamer Philadelphia, from Cherbourg on the 12th; and the new steamship Guadalquiver, from Liverpool, on the 20th.

By yesterday's mail, which arrived shortly after our paper had gone to press, we received intelligence of the death of the Rev. Mr. Willoughby, at Montreal, on Thursday. The Rev. Mr. Richard, of the Montreal Seminary and another of the Gray Nuns, are also dead. The death of Mr. Richard was erroneously reported, a few days since.

In this city, Mr. Samuel Ashworth, of the firm of Ashworth & co., Hatters, died yesterday of the typhus fever, contracted, we understand, through an emigrant, who had been taken into the house as a servant. Several other members of the family have also been infected.

From yesterday's Canadien we learn, that a poor woman in St. Vallier's suburbs, actuated by a sentiment of charity, took into her family an Irish orphan, whom she treated as one of her own. After a few days the child feel sick of typhus, and received from its adopted mother the most attentive care. The child recovered; but its benevolent guardian was infected with the disease, under which she sank, leaving behind her nine orphans. She was interred in the burial ground at St. Rochs on Thursday. Into another Canadian house in the same suburbs, two emigrant orphans had been received, who likewise became sick, and have communicated the fever to the children of the family, who are dangerously ill.

The Rev. Mr. Torrance, we learned yesterday, was very ill, having passed a restless night.

The Hon. Mr. Cameron arrived by the steamer from Montreal yesterday morning and proceeded, immediately, down to Grosse Isle. The Courier, with reference to the object of his mission, hazards the very probable supposition, that he goes with the intention of making a personal inspection of the state of affairs at the island,-and perhaps with a view to ascertain whether that place cannot be made a sufficiently efficient quarantine station, without the necessity of another below Montreal.

[From our Montreal Correspondent.]
"Montreal, July 16, 1847.
"Dr. McGale, one of the Assistant Physicians attending on the sick in the Emigrant Hospitals at St. Ann's Common, expired this day from the result of fever, contracted in devotion to his arduous duties for the relief of those immediately suffering, and the general protection of public health. He leaves a widow and a large family of children, entirely destitute.

"The funeral of the late Mr. Willoughby took place this afternoon.

"A public meeting was held on Monday last, in the Presbyterian church: the object of this meeting was for the purpose of allowing the citizens of Montreal an opportunity of expressing their opinion on the subject of the University Bill now before the House. The meeting was numerously attended: the principal speakers on this occasion were Messrs. Hincks, Malcolm Cameron, Geo. Brown (of the Globe), Rev. Mr. Cordner, Taylor, Cramp, who, in turn, condemned the proposed scheme as being one which would for ever destroy the hope so long entertained, apparently until now, of securing for the youth of Canada West, a high scientific and literary educational institution, not inferior to the great Universities of Europe.

"Yesterday, the sick at the Emigrant Sheds numbered 1,500, deaths 23-which is, I am happy to say, a decrease compared with several days previous."

July 1 - 18 | July 19 - 31 | 1847

May | June | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov


TheShipsList®™ - (Swiggum) All Rights Reserved - Copyright © 1997-present
These pages may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without written consent of .
Last updated: January 21, 2005 and maintained by and M. Kohli