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

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May 1847

May 8 - May 23 | May 24 - May 30

Monday, May 24

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday, May 24, 1847
May 21 Bark Richibueto Ganson 18 Apr Aberdeen   to W.J.C. Benson
May 21 Bark Hampton Graham 29 Mar Alloa   to LeMesurier & Co, coals
May 21 Bark Ireland Evans 13 Apr Gloucester   to H.& E Burstall
May 21 Bark Ferronia Henzell 5 Apr Newcastle   to G.B. Symes & Co
May 21 Bark Chapmans Aitkin 11 Apr Liverpool   to order, general cargo
May 21 Bark Asia Mills 1 Apr London   to W.J.C. Benson
May 21 Bark Countess of Mulgrave Custance 6 Apr Newcastle   to G.B. Symes & Co., coals
May 21 Brig Symmetry Bell 25 Mar London   to Pembertons
May 22 H.M. Steamer Vesuvius Commander Ashley Latouche   Halifax   specie for the Commissariat
May 22 Bark John Kerr Tate 3 Apr Greenock   to T.C. Lee
May 22 Bark Indus Millar 3 Apr Glasgow   to A. Gilmour & Co.
May 22 Bark Caroline  March 20 Apr Aberdeen   to Gordon & Nicol
May 22 Bark Aurora Hunter 5 Apr Hull   to G.B. Symes & Co., coals
May 22 Bark Camden Oliver 26 Mar London   to W.J.C. Benson
May 22 Brig Ajax Chater 27 Mar London   to Gordon & Nicol
May 22 Brig Tom Bowline Robson 21 Mar Newcastle   to order
May 22 Brig Mersey Bully 3 Apr Torquay   to G.B. Symes & Co., cordage
May 22 Brig John Wilson Copeland 12 Apr Dumfries   to order
May 22 Ship Chapman Brooks 2 Apr Plymouth   W.J.C. Benson
May 22 Brig Harvey Cornfort 22 Mar Newcastle   to H.S. Dalkin, coals
May 22 Brig Derwent Scott 13 Apr Limerick   to G.B. Symes & Co.
May 22 Brig Fanny Jolly 20 May Halifax   Mattieson & Co., sugar
May 22 Brig Thomas Bell 4 Apr Alloa   to Dean, Rodger & Co., coals
May 22 Bark Lord Canterbury Bruce 2 Apr Bristol   to order
May 22 Bark Evergreen Vasey 10 Apr London   to Pickersgill, Tibbits & Co
May 22 Bark Chieftain Matthews 1 Apr London   to order
May 22 Bark Centurion Heppenstall 5 Apr London   to H. & E. Burstall
May 22 Bark Britannia Breckon 5 Apr London   to order
May 22 Ship Malabar Fraser 19 Apr Greenock   to Pembertons
May 22 Schr. Elizabeth Poirier 22 days Boston   to Jas Leslie, molasses
May 22 Schr. Annabella Forrest 22 days Boston   to Jas Leslie, molasses
May 22 Schr Defiance Curry 2 May Halifax   to H.J. Noad & Co., molasses
May 22 Bark Lady Seaton Morrison 31 Mar London 21 pass to C.D. Levey & Co., general cargo
May 22 Bark Douglas Douglas 4 Apr London 15 cabin; 32 steerage to Buchanan & Co., general cargo
May 22 Ship Bellona Auld 24 Apr Glasgow   to A. Shaw, general cargo
May 22 Bark Queen Watson 6 Apr Hull   to H. & E. Burstall, coals
May 23 Bark Europe Gubb 8 Apr London   to C.E. Levey & Co
May 23 Bark Victoria Martin 1 Apr St. Ives 3 cabin; 12 steerage to E. & J.E. Oliver
May 23 Bark Earl Powis Walker 4 Apr Dundee 50 pass to LeMesurier & Co., general cargo
May 23 Bark Gleaner Duncan 3 Apr Greenock   to H. & E. Burstall, coals
May 23 Bark Oxford Barns 2 Apr Port Glasgow   to A. Gilmour & co.
May 23 Bark Fergus Martin 10 Apr Hull 131 pass to G.B. Symes & Co., genl cargo
May 23 Bark Livingston McDougall 11 Apr Liverpool   to A. Gilmour & co., genl. Cargo
May 23 Ship Jane Black Gorman 2 Apr Limerick 429 pass to C.E. Levey & Co.
May 23 Ship Mr. Of Queensbury McCallum 10 Apr Glasgow   to A. Gilmour & Co
May 23 Bark Favourite Crawford 10 Apr Glasgow    
May 23 Bark Celeste Muladley 13 Apr Liverpool 199 pass to order
May 23 Bark Pleiades Symmons 16 Mar London   to J. Jamieson
May 23 Bark Eldon Gillespie 11 Apr Cardiff   to order, coals
May 23 Bark Don Thompson 3 Apr Grimsby   to G.B. Symes
May 23 Bark Perseverance Leeds 13 Apr Dublin 311 pass to Ryan Brothers
May 23 Bark Jane Dunn 3 May Limerick 200 pass to order
May 23 Bark Ava Webster 6 Apr London   to C.E. Levey & Co.
May 23 Brig British Tar Storey 30 Mar London   to Atkinson Usborne & Co.
May 23 Brig Samuel McLean 5 Apr Dublin   to G.B. Symes & Co.
  Shipping Intelligence
Capt. Watson, of the bark Queen, arrived on Saturday, confirms the report that the bark Rory O'More, McMaster, from Liverpool, with a general cargo, and the Indefatigable, are both ashore at Mitis.

The pilot of the Lady Seaton, arrived on Saturday, reports a large vessel ashore on the Magdalen Islands, and another on the St. Thomas shoals.

The bark Douglas left for Montreal on Saturday evening, in tow of the steamer St. George.

The steamer Canada arrived from Montreal yesterday afternoon, with the ship Cambria, and four deeply laden barges in tow. The Cambria is ready for sea.

Havre Line of Steam packets.--
A letter from Havre, published in the New York Commercial Advertiser says: "The first departure of our steamers will take place on the 20th inst., and the second on the 30th. Our four steamers are the Christophe Colomb, the Canada, the Darien, and the Ulloa, each of 450 horse power."

Free Trade.--
The Jamaica House of Assembly has adopted some resolutions, which are thought, in the Island, highly important for the future well-being of that important colony. It has abolished the Differential Duties in favor of the manufactures of Great Britain, and, it is hoped, that Kingston will next year be made a free port as St. Thomas now is. This, it is thought, will produce a very considerable traffic with the United States as well as with France and Germany.

At Bytown, on the 3rd instant, Margaret Dooley was addicted for attempting the murder of her husband by poison, which it was insinuated was supplied to her by a paramour named Hart. She had been sixteen years married to her husband, and he and their daughter and the husband's sister were the principal witnesses against her. The prisoner was acquitted.

Medical.-We learn from the Lancette Canadienne that the 2 rival schools of medicine, have come to an arrangement between themselves, and that for the future, there is to be but one school, known as the University of McGill College; the lectures being divided between the professors of the old establishment. Dr. H. Nelson has resigned his professorship of anatomy recently held by him in the school of medicine. He has been led to take this step in consequence of bad health.

We have been told the number of deaths in Westport is terrifying, and that on Thursday last no less than 15 dead bodies were put into one hold at the rear of the work-house, in a sand-pit, without a sufficiency of earth to cover them.

The accounts from the south are frightfully bad. A gentleman named Creed thus writes from the town of Macroom, under date April 18th:--
"Every avenue leading to and in this plague-stricken town has a fever hospital, having for its protecting roof the blue vault of heaven. Persons of all ages are dropping dead in each corner of the town, who are interred with much difficulty after rats have feasted upon their unfortunate frames. The frequency of such inhuman and tragic exhibitions divests the mind of its wonted feelings of disgust and regret. Mr. White, the apothecary, whose exertions, and those of his son, on behalf of the suffering poor, are indeed beyond all [fold in paper], when he witnessed in his professional capacity that actually would chill the blood of the most hard-hearted and indifferent. A family, consisting of eight, got sick of fever near the town-all of whom died, except the father and two children, who struggled hard against the ravages of this fierce malady, but ultimately fell its victims; Mr. White, and the Rev. Mr. O'Donnell of Clondrohid, on revisiting this hut, pregnant with pestilence and poverty, found the parent dead, and the two children apparently embracing him, but who were found to be dead."

Here is a report from Mallow:--
"The state of the town of Mallow is frightful in the extreme, particularly since the new relief committee, under the 10th of Victoria, c. 7., commenced to give gratuitous relief. Crowds of starving creatures flock in from the rural districts, and take possession of some Hall-door, or the outside of some public building, where they place a little straw, and remain until they die. Disease has, in consequence, spread itself through the town. There are now over 400 individuals afflicted with fever and dyssentery. Deaths by the road side, aye, and in some of the principal through-fares, are frequently the consequence. The grave-yard has its entrance in the centre of the main-street, and, in several instances, when the gates were closed against parties seeking to bury the remains of their friends, the coffins were placed on the wall and abandoned."

A letter dated Clonmell, April 17, says,-"Fever is making fearful ravages all over the country. Not a day, nor scarcely an hour, passes that we do not hear of some member of the wealthy classes being stricken by this malady, and almost in every instance death is the result. As for the poor, their cases are so numerous and so little regarded, that they excite no attention!...

Increased Mortality.-"Monster graves," we regret to say, are to be found in other towns nearer the metropolis than Cork. The Kilkenny journals say, that no less than 15 of the deceased poor of the workhouse of that city were buried in one grave on Friday last.

In the counties of Mayo and Galway, the deaths by fever amongst all classes, last week, were considerably more than during the same time with the year.

From Killarney we learn the average number of deaths has fallen off from 30 to 9, and the sick list of the workhouse was on Monday but 323, the common average for months being 500. So far this is cheering, and speaks well for the exertions of the local gentry, who are nobly doing their duty.

The Cork Reporter, speaking of the dreadful sufferings of the poor of that county, says:--
"an idea of the deaths from famine in this county may be formed from the statements of three roman Catholic clergymen, whose testimony we are able to adduce in this day's impression. The Rev. Mr. Mahoney says that in his parish of Coachford, the population of which is 6000, the average of deaths from famine is 50 [fold in paper with at least one line gone]...have fallen victims, to famine in Bantry alone; and the Right Rev. Dr. Walsh, bishop of Cloyne and Ross, states, on the authority of a parish priest of his diocease, that in one of his parishes, containing a population of 3700, the number of deaths for the last month was 280, and that 'in one of the sea-coast villages, which six months ago contained a population of 250 persons, there are now standing but three hovels, with about a dozen persons.' He adds, 'the other hamlets have been entirely depopulated.'"

A letter from Landsberg (Silesia) states that on the 19th a crowd of men and women attached a cart loaded with potatoes, and pillaged it completely, after having beaten the driver severely. This act seemed to have rendered the crowd audacious, as in an hour after they attacked a potato-store, which they also pillaged. The next day, as the peasants approached the town on their way to the market, they were attacked and deprived of whatever articles of food they were bringing with them. The crowd was parading the streets when the courier fell[?], the police being too weak to prevent them.

The Sarah Sands.-We give a few particulars by which it will be seen how far the Great Britain, and the Sarah Sands will bear any comparison. The Great Britain by carpenter's measurement is said to be 3300 tons, and cost 140,000, and would carry 500 tons of measurement goods; the space occupied by the machinery and coals, was about 1900 tons, and though full of coals she ran short on the first trip.

The Sarah Sands, by carpenter's measurement, is 1,000 tons, cost about 35,000, can stow 900 tons of measurement goods below her main-deck, and her engine and coal space measure under four hundred tons.-On her first trip she took 36 tons of coals in bags, besides those in the bunkers, and, on her arrival at New York, she had about 4 days' coals left. We give below the time occupied by other vessels at the same period, which will afford some idea of the state of the weather.

The Sarah Sands passed on her voyage six of the finest of the New York packets that had sailed before her, the average passages of which were about 48 days, while the Sarah Sands was 20 days 10 hours. The Hibernia, Halifax steamer, which sailed before her, was about 19 days, to Boston, while the Cambria, that followed her was about 17 days.

By the arrival of H.M. steamer Vesuvius on Saturday last, we were furnished with Halifax papers of the 15th inst., and a file of the latest English papers, kindly forwarded to us by Mr. Burkit, of the Halifax Exchange News Room. By a postscript in the Acadian Recorder of the 15th we learn that the mail steamer Britannia reached Halifax at half-past 10, that morning, having made her passage from Liverpool in ten days and 20 hours. A sum of at least 300,000 in gold, forming a portion of her freight for the United States.

The second Battalion 60th Regt. (Royal Rifle Corps,) under the command of Lieut. Col. Nesbitt, embarked on board H.M. ship Vengeance on Tuesday the 11th instant. Present strength of the battalion, 613.

The number of passenger vessels at Grosse Isle on Saturday last was stated at 13, on board every one of which is sickness. The hospital is filled to repletion, and the medical officer at the station is so overwhelmed with his duties that it has been found requisite to despatch to his aid three assistants. To prevent the introduction of sickness into the city, our newly-appointed Health Committee must be up and doing. It can only be by the enforcement of stringent regulations that we may expect to have existing nuisances removed, and efficient sanitary precautions adopted. Nothing else will do with those who are cursed with filthy habits. Appeals to them on the score of personal or public safety, are only words lost.

The following is the list of passengers, in the Britannia:--
For Halifax-Messrs Loder, Jackson, A Petrie, J Brown, A Ritchie; Capt and Mrs Cameron and servant, Capt and Mrs Kennedy, 3 children and servant, Mrs Stewart, J.H. Dawson, W.L. Black, Major and Mrs Dunsmore and Servant.

For Boston-Mr & Mrs Borcel, 4 children and 3 servants, Mrs Clemen, Mr and Mrs Ridgley and son, Mrs Binney, Mrs Lelor, Mrs Weld, Miss Collier, Baron de Boigne-lady, child and servant, Mr and Mrs Cramer, ceux: Messrs W Noak, W.H. Ellicot, G thomas, J Lapham, S Senior A Heard, C.M. Wolcott; Mr and Mrs Racey, Messrs Thomas Molson, J. Francia, J.H. Harper; Revd Mr. Angier, Mr G.B. Symes, Revd Job Deacon; Messrs E. Maitland, W.G. Gubbin, John Russell, W. Rains, H.W. Welch, Wm Young, R. Ferguson, F. Minot, Frederick Torrance; Mr and Mrs Beswick; Messrs Huffnogle, F. Guazise,-Depas,-Pfeifer, H. M'Blaine, F. Stead'-Charriand, H. Wikoff, Revd E. Denroche, -Grenier, H.A. Parker, -Collings, J. Anderson

From Halifax-Mrs Downs and 2 children, Mrs and Miss Daley, Rev J. Buchanan, Mr and Miss Clark, Mr and Mrs Cannon and servant, Capt Everard; Messrs C.F. Bennett, -Brock, -Christie, C.J. Wright, -Lepencot.

Passenger Ships at Grosse Isle
UraniaCork199
ScotlandCork563
GangesCove of Cork410
John FrancisCove of Cork253
GeorgeLiverpool391
ClarendonLiverpool 286
ConstitutionBelfast395
Lord SeatonBelfast 299
JessieLimerick 479
WandsworthDublin 531
Dunbrody Waterford 
Royalist  
Four others names unknown.

Tuesday, May 25

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday, May 25, 1847
May 25 Ship Wallace Morton 22 Apr Liverpool 406 pass to A. Gilmour & Co, general cargo
May 25 Brig Eagle Parnell 15 Apr Padstow 129 pass to order
May 25 Bark Spermacetti Moon 18 Apr Plymouth 249 pass to T. Curry & Co.
May 25 Bark Abercromby Loutil 2 Apr London   to order
May 25 Bark Jessie McCree 24 Apr Sligo 242 pass to order
May 25 Ship Cherokee Wyllie 23 days Glasgow   to A. Shaw, general cargo
  Shipping Intelligence
The Abercromby, arrived this morning, reports having passed about 20 sail bound up, between Bic and Green Island.

A letter has been received from Capt. M'Master of the bark Rory O'More, mentioned in our last as being ashore at Mitis. He states that the water was up to the 'tween deck beams. The crew are actively engaged discharging what they can of the cargo, into small craft. It is valued at about 15,000. The Captain is apprehensive that if it should come on to blow the vessel will go to pieces.

The ship St. Andrew, Lorby, was cleared at Montreal on Saturday, for Liverpool.

The ship Harriet Scott, Alexander, cleared at Philadelphia, for Quebec, on the 12th inst.

The bark Livingston, and the brig Fanny have both proceeded to Montreal, the former in tow of the Lumber Merchant, and the latter in tow of the Point Levy.

The weather continues raw and cheerless, with an almost uninterrupted prevalence of north-easterly wind for the last four or five weeks. The arrivals from sea, not withstanding the favourable direction of wind, come slowly in, compared with former years; the total number up to this date being less than half that of last season up to the same period., and the ??on-arrival of several of our general cargo-ships causing considerable inconvenience to retailers. Agricultural operations have been going briskly on, however, since about the middle of the month, when the snow began to disappear; the fields and the woods have assured a vernal aspect, and upon the whole, the harvest prospects are not so gloomy as might have been anticipated.

The Kingston News contains the advertisement of the meetings of the electors in the different wards of the city,-at all of which resolutions were carried in favor of Mr. MacDonald's re-election and committees appointed to canvass the said wards. It is still confidently stated that there will be no opposition.-Morning Courier.

Considerable excitement has been produced in town by the many unauthenticated rumours that are in circulation respecting the sickness at the Quarantine Station. To set at rest all surmise and to prevent exaggeration, we have thought it would be serviceable, if the very arduous duties of the medical superintendent would permit, were an official bulletin furnished by that officer to the press of the city, say twice or three a week. We do not think it would be productive of any injurious effect, whilst it would certainly tend to prevent erroneous statements from being circulated either here or at a distance.

Connected with this subject we may state, that A.C. Buchanan, Esq., Emigrant Agent, arrived from Montreal this morning, having authority to procure from the Ordinance Department tent equipage capable of accommodating 5000 persons at the Quarantine Station. They will be erected on a separate part of the island from where the sick are, and will be appropriated for the healthy portion of the emigrants, who are necessarily detained. Mr. Buchanan is fully empowered to make such further arrangements as he may conceive necessary, and for this purpose leaves for Grosse Isle this morning in the steamer St. George, which in future is to make two trips weekly.

Emigrants.-There arrived in this port on Thursday and Friday of last week, the extraordinary number of 3760 emigrant passengers; 3400 of which were from Liverpool and London, and 300 from Havre-a large number of them sick with ship fever.-Courier & Enquirer.

Large Departure of Vessels From Liverpool.--
On Tuesday last a sight was witnessed at Liverpool which is rarely to be seen. In one tide no less than 128 vessels, of which 45 were coasters, and the remainder bound to foreign ports, went out to sea. The scene was one of lively interest. Many of the vessels were American, and others of large class.

Chinese Produce.-The vessel, Marquis of Bute, arrived from Canton, has brought in addition to nearly 9000 packages of tea, 51 rolls of Chinese matting, 40 cases of paper, 30 cases of china-ware, several of ivory ware, 40 boxes of quicksilver, 34 of nankeens, 60 of silks, the large number of 20,000 partridge canes, and a variety of other merchandize, the production of the Chinese empire, being one of the most varied cargoes from that country which has come under our observation.

The Northern Railway of the Emperor Ferdinand was opened on the 7th ult., as far as Odenburg, in Prussian Silesia. It completes the largest line of railway projected in Germany, and unites Vienna, Berlin and Hamburgh, three of the most important mercantile towns in the Germanic confederation.

Wednesday, May 26, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday, May 26, 1847
May 25 Brig Ida Mary Woodhead 16 Apr Sunderland   to order, coals
May 25 Bark Charlotte Farrie 11 Mar Liverpool   to Welch & Davies, salt
May 25 Bark North Briton Dix 5 Apr Plymouth   to A. Gilmour & Co.
May 25 Bark Ross Broderick 7 Apr Hull   to A. Gilmour & Co., coals
May 25 Bark Cherokee Wyllie 1 May Glasgow 4 cabin, 5 steerage to A. Shaw, genl. Cargo
May 25 Brig Middlesbro' Monro 10 Apr Leith   to M'Kay & Cassels, general cargo
May 25 Brig Retreat Allan 1 Apr Alloa   to A. Gilmour & Co., coals, and bottles
May 25 Bark Alexander Miller 24 Apr Newcastle   to T. Anderson, coals
May 25 Bark Erromanga Ramsay 22 Mar Glasgow   to Orr (Montreal), general cargo
May 25 Brig Sir Wm. Wallace Jeffrey 10 Apr Aberdeen   to LeMesurier & Co.
May 25 Ship Dandulus Nicolas 13 Apr Southampton   to A. Gilmour & Co
May 25 Bark Joanna Drysdale 16 Apr Alloa   to Dean & Rodger & Co., coals
May 25 Bark Dunbrody Baldwin 12 Apr New Ross 312 pass to LeMesurier & Co.
May 25 Bark Janet McIntosh 30 Mar Grangemouth   to Provan & Anderson, coals
May 25 Brig Isabella Patterson 3 Apr Whitehaven   to Pembertons, coals
May 25 Brig Wm. & Joseph Crisp 5 Apr Newcastle   to order, coals and bricks
May 25 Brig Hepsa Jordison 16 Apr Sunderland   to M.I. Wilson, coals
May 25 Brig [sic -ship] Helen Thompson Gray 16 Apr Londonderry 277 pass to order
(passenger list)
May 25 Bark Trusty Scott 16 Apr London   to W.J.C. Benson
May 25 Ship Wandsworth Dunlop 7 Apr Dublin 527 pass to Provan & Anderson
  This morning, 9, A.M.
The following vessels, and three or four others, arrived last night and this morning, but were not reported at the time of our going to press:--
Aqua-Marine, Roslyn Castle, Sir F.B. Head, Economist, Onyx, Totenham, Anglicannia, Reward, Waterhen, Ganges, William, Reward, Wm & Mary and Fame.

Arrived at Grosse-Isle since Sunday:--
John Bolton, Aberdeen, Bee, Rankin, Achilles, Try Again, Ninian, Constitution, Phoenix, Agent, Sir Colin Campbell, Caithness-shire, Argo, and 9 others names not known.

Shipping Intelligence
The steamship St. George returned from Grosse Isle last night, and reports 21 vessels with passengers at that place yesterday.

The bark Erromanga, arrived yesterday, reports having seen the ship Albion and the Belleisle, in the Straits of Belleisle, on Sunday week last. They are both bound to Montreal.

The bark Cherokee, arrived yesterday morning, came up the river in company with the Rankin and the John Bolton, both with passengers.-There had been upwards of 70 deaths on board the latter, on her passage.

The schr. Mary, Petitpas, cleared at Boston for Quebec on the 20th instant.

The ship Faugh-a-Ballah, Webster, cleared at New York for Quebec on the 19th inst.

The following letter has been received by Messrs. Moore, Grainger & Co., consignees of the bark Rory O'More:--
Little Metis, 19th May, 1847.
Mr. Grainger,
Dear Sir,-I am under the painful necessity to inform you that the Rory O'More struck on a reef of rocks off Little Metis, at half-past 2, this morning, during a thick fog, running with the wind from eastward. We parted from her at seven a.m.; the water was then up as far as the 'tweendeck beams. The whole of the cargo is under water and, I doubt much whether she will hold together another tide, if the wind continues from the eastward. In the meantime, I will use my utmost ability to save what I can, and will take up any vessel that may offer, to forward the goods to Quebec. I send this letter by express, and Mr. Froste is the bearer of it. He came out with me from Liverpool. He will give you every information regarding the unfortunate affair. God only knows how we should have got ashore, from the course we steered. I can only attribute it to some derangement in the compass. I leave it for you to judge what is best to be done.
I remain, Dear Sir,
Yours respectfully,
(Signed) A. McMaster.

Passengers.
In the bark Cherokee, from Glasgow-Mrs Hodge, and her two daughters, and Mr. McKay.

In the packet-ship Stephen Whitney, sailed from New York for Liverpool-Capt. Rubridge, R.N., of Canada.

By the "Roslyn Castle." arrived this morning from Falmouth-Miss Sheppard and Mr. J.P. Bickell.

[To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle.]
Sir,-We have heard much of late on the subject of the great distress which prevails in many parts of the Old Country, and about the fact that a large number of emigrants must in consequence be expected our shores.-The necessity of adopting sanitary measures, by the appointment of a Board of Health to act under certain regulations, has been expatiated upon on our city papers;-but I have yet to learn what has been done. Perhaps our city fathers, and the guardians of the public health above alluded to, are waiting to have the localities pointed out where their services may be, or more strictly speaking, are required.-I shall therefore turn informer for once, and tell them that if they transport themselves to Carleton Street, Upper Town, Quebéc, and duly inspect the contents of various yards, and out-houses therein situated, they will find employment for the powers vested in them, in causing the removal of materials which if left much longer, are well calculated to generate or propagate disease to no small extent.
Yours, &c.,
One Who Knows.
Quebec, 25th May, 1847.

Thursday, May 27, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday, May 27, 1847
May 26 Bark Ganges Drum 12 Apr Cork 411 pass to E. & J. E. Oliver
May 26 Bark Aqua-Marine Connolly 22 Apr Liverpool 22 pass to Cuvillier & sons, general cargo
May 26 Bark Economist Smith 6 Apr Milford   to order
May 26 Bark Tottenham Evans 6 Apr Youghal 184 pass to LeMesurier & Co.
May 26 Bark Roslyn Castle Sadler 10 Apr Flmouth 214 pass to order
May 26 Bark Sir F.B. Head Wood 2 Apr Newcastle   to H.S. Dalkin, coals
May 26 Bark Onyx Hogg 10 Apr Grangemouth   to W.J.C. Benson, coals
May 26 Bark Waterloo Dodds 10 Apr London   to Levey & Co
May 26 Bark Fame Miller 4 May Limerick   to Auld & Co
May 26 Brig William Charlton 8 Apr Sunderland   to M.I. Wilson, coals
May 26 Brig Anglicannia Seaman 12 Apr Poole   to A. Gilmour & Co.
May 26 Brig Myrenne Burnicle 28 Mar Sunderland   to R.F. Maitland, coals, &c.
May 26 Ship Reward Frost 16 Apr Hull   to H. & E. Burstall, coals
May 26 Bark Agnes Cooper 1 Apr London   to T.C. Lee
May 26 Brig Æriel Ritchie 7 Apr Leith   to order, general cargo
May 27 Ship Belleisle Reid 27 Mar Glasgow 35 pass to Buchanan & Co., general cargo
May 27 Schr. Hector Fraser 7 May Halifax   to order, sugar
May 27 Brig Thalia Pollard 26 Apr Newcastle   to W. Stevenson, coals
May 27 Brig Concord Burden 29 Apr Dublin 181 pass to order
May 27 Brig Weatherly Stroud 15 Apr Newcastle   to Stewart & Co, coals
May 27 Bark Chieftain McEwing 12 Apr Belfast 246 pass J.A. Pirrie & Co, salt
May 27 Bark Cumberland Mullen 6 Apr Newcastle   to W.J.C. Benson
May 27 Bark Burnhopeside Snowden 1 Apr Newcastle   to order, coals
May 27 Brig Prince George Young 4 Apr Leith   to Dean, Rodger & co., general cargo
May 27 Brig Estafette Heyn 23 Apr Bremen 127 pass to H.J. Noad & Co
May 27 Bark Lord Metcalfe Rosie 16 Apr Aberdeen   to order
  Shipping Intelligence.
Captain Reid, of the Belleisle, arrived this morning, reports having been detained in the ice from the 6th April to the 20th May, in company with the Albion. The Albion was all well when last seen.

The ship Cambria, for Glasgow, sailed yesterday.

The bark Scottish Maid, and ship St. Andrew, have also put to sea, the former yesterday, and the latter this morning, with a light westerly wind.

The ship Coeur de Lion, Kendall, cleared at Montreal for Liverpool, on Tuesday last.

The steamer Alliance arrived from Montreal yesterday with the ship St. Andrew and several laden barges in tow.

The schr. Joseph Howe, Cole, was to sail from Cienfuegos, for Quebec, about the 20th April.

The ship Coromandel, Broadfoot, from Mobile for Liverpool, put into New York on the 21st inst., to repair damages, having, in a heavy gale from N.E., on the 13th, in lat. 39, long. 68, carried away her rudder.

The following is an extract of a letter received yesterday by A. Campbell, Esq., dated:--
Matane, 21st May, 1847.
On Wednesday, the 19th instant, at about 2, A.M., a new ship, the John Geddie, of New Glasgow, 391 tons, from Pictou to Quebec, with a cargo of coals, ran ashore in thick weather, seven miles below Matane, and filled immediately. It is believed she will be a total wreck, her keel having drifted ashore, The Captain remains to hold a survey. His mate and three hands will stop to dismantle her. She was consigned to Messrs. M'Kay & Cassels.

New York, May 22d-Up for Quebec-Bark Commerce, Harvey.

Forwarding Business At Toronto.-From the Government Wharf at the west to Gooderham's Wharf at the east of the city is a distance of about two miles, along which is interspersed a large number of wharves, all showing signs of a substantial improvement. The class of vessels employed in the Lake and River trade in every year getting larger; and it is found that the smaller ones have not the slightest chance of competing successfully with the larger. It is said by those who understand the subject, that when the canals to Montreal are completed, flour can be profitably carried from this city to Quebec for 1s. 3d. a barrel; though last summer the forwarders charged 2s. & in the fall 2s. 6d., and even higher than that. The Kingston forwarders have not yet published their tariff of rates, but it is said that they stoutly refuse to carry flour from Kingston to Montreal for 2 s. and it is expected that they will demand 2s. 6d.-(Toronto Examiner.)

Early in 1848 there will be sixteen steamships regularly plying between New York and Europe, by which means a weekly communication will be kept up with England, France, and other countries in the Old World, independently of the Boston line of Cunard steamers.

Part of the specie brought by the Vesuvius from Halifax, was sent to Montreal by steamer yesterday. It was contained in 62 boxes, of $2000, each, making the good round sum of $124,000.

H.M.S. "Resistance" brought the XXth. Regt. From Bermuda to Halifax on the 11th instant; and the 60th Rifles embarked on board the "Vengenance" on the same day for England.

The Americans have again defeated the Mexicans in a pitched battle at the Pass of Cerro Gordo. The loss of the Mexicans was immense. 5 Mexican Generals and 6000 Mexican soldiers were taken prisoners; and Santa Anna's carriage was captured-there: were $70,000 in it. The American loss was estimated at 500 killed and wounded. This defeat has been most disastrous to Mexico. General Scott is advancing on the capital, which is said to be incapable of defence. The Mexicans think of removing their seat of Government to Lagos and are recruiting their army to carry on a guerilla war.

There has been considerable anxiety felt about eh ship Albion, of Glasgow; but the "Erromanga," which arrived yesterday, reports having seen her, all well, in the straits of Belle Isle, and the public mind has been considerably relieved.

The weather has been raw and uncomfortable. The country looks verdant; but on the whole vegetation is rather backward; there has been a continuance of easterly winds for the last 17 days-a very unusual occurrence. Easterly winds, here, generally last from 24 to 48 hours.

The St. John, (N.B.) Papers of the 18th mention the arrival of the bark Aldeboran at that port on the 16th instant, from Sligo. She left with 418 passengers, 36 of whom died on the passage, two since arriving at the Quarantine Station, and 105 sick with fever and dysentery. It is stated that the passengers complain bitterly of the bad quality of the provisions and water served out to them during the passage.

Three schooners arrived at Miramichi on the 11th inst., one each from Boston, Halifax, and another port,-being the first arrivals for the season. The season is stated as being very backward.

We observe by the Prince Edward's Island Royal Gazette, that an act had passed the Legislature of that colony, and received the Lieut. Governor's assent on the 9th April, for laying an embargo on potatoes until the 1st August next.

Mr. John A. Macdonald, M.P.P., for Kingston, has been appointed Receiver General of the Province; John Joseph, Esq., has been appointed Clerk of the Council; and Etienne Parent and Edmund Allan Meredith, have been appointed assistant Secretaries of the Province of Canada. Lady Elgin is expected to arrive at Halifax in the next steamer from England, the Hibernia. It is said her ladyship will come to Quebec in H.M. steam ship "Vesuvius."

His Excellency Sir Benjamin D'Urbain, the new Commander of the Forces, arrived in the bark "Douglas," on the 22nd inst. His Excellency did not land, the day being wet, cold and uncomfortable. A salute was fired from the Citadel, and he proceeded in the "Douglas," which was taken in tow of a steamer to Montreal the same evening.

The "John Munn," a new steamboat, by far the largest and most magnificent which has plied upon the St. Lawrence, made her first trip to Montreal, on Saturday the 22nd instant. Her speed it is supposed will be 25 miles an hour.

Her Majesty's steamship "Vesuvius" arrived on the 22nd from Halifax with specie for the Commissariat, she left port on her return to Halifax yesterday morning.

The vessels from sea have arrived slowly; there are fewer vessels in port, by one half, from sea this year, than last. In almost every vessels which has arrived from Ireland, there has been sickness. The hospital at the Quarantine Station is full or nearly so. There have been many deaths in some of the vessels at sea. Additional medical aid has been sent to Grosse Isle, the Quarantine Station, from Quebec. The Governor General has authorised the Medical Superintendent to do everything possible for the comfort of the Emigrants, and 1000 tents have been sent down by his orders for the accommodation of the healthy landed from the shp-for the sake of purification-in which there was disease.

Later From Scotland, Direct.-The barque Adam Carr, Capt. Wright, arrived at New York on the 21st instant, from Glasgow, which port she left on the 4th instant, having thus made the passage in seventeen days. Captain Wright brought a copy of the Glasgow Herald of the 3rd inst.

In the latest papers of the Caledonia we had brief notices of a ship wreck on the West coast of Scotland, with fearful loss of life.--The Glasgow Herald of May 3rd, give the particulars-three seamen, the only survivors, having arrived at the port on the 1st.

The vessel was the brig Exmouth of Newcastle, 320 tons, Isaac Booth, master, bound from Londonderry to Quebec. Her crew consisted of 11 men, and she had on board as passengers, about 240 emigrants, principally small farmers with their families. There were also a number of women and children, going out to join their male relatives, who had already settled in Canada; and in the cabin were three young ladies, two of them sisters, going to their homes at St. John, New Brunswick. Among the passengers were only about 60 men.

A gale set in very soon after the brig lost sight of land, which was on Sunday afternoon, April 25, and continued to increase in violence until Wednesday morning, when she struck on the western coast of the island of Islay. The disaster probably would not have happened if the captain had stood to the Westward on Sunday night or Monday morning, when he would have had ample sea-room; but he had lost his topsails, which were blown away, and he hoped to make some harbor where he could repair damages.

On Tuesday night land or light was seen, which Captain Booth unhappily mistook for the island of Tory, off the North West of Ireland, and hence supposed he had ample sea-room. But for this error he would then have attempted to change his course, and might have saved the vessel; as it was he kept on, and was soon made conscious of his mistake by finding his vessel in broken water. He tried to claw off, but it was too late, and, as before mentioned, she struck, on Wednesday night. After the first blow, she was dashed broadside against the lofty rocks three times; at the fourth, the mainmast went by the board, falling into a chasm of the rocks. In the maintop, at this time, were the captain, who had stationed himself there for a better look-out, and three seamen; the captain's son, a lad of fifteen, was asleep below. Stevens, William Coulthard and G. Lightford, succeeded in scrambling along, and gained a footing on the crags, the darkness being total. The captain spoke to them, and was about to follow, when a mighty wave swept over the deck, in its recoil pushed the fragments of the mast and the captain back into the sea, and drove the brig to a greater distance from the shore, thus cutting off the only chance of escape for those on board. The three seamen contrived to maintain their position on the crags, though the waves dashed over them, and after a time succeeded in finding a crevice, where they remained in tolerable safety until day light, when they gained the summit of the cliff, and soon obtained relief at a farm house.

They heard the brig rapidly dashed and ground to pieces, and all on board must have perished. At the date of the latest advices from the island, about twenty bodies had come ashore, principally females; one was a little boy. All were terribly mangled, by being dashed against the rocks. Other bodies were seen floating in the surf, but no boat approached them.

The captain has left a widow and family. The seamen were all unmarried save one, George Ross.

Port of Quebec

Arrived
Names From Names From
May 8th Ireland Gloucester
St. Andrew London Feronia Newcastle
May 9th Chapmans Liverpool
Coeur de Lion Liverpool Asia London
May 11th Symmetry London
Pt. Glasgow Poole Ct. Mulgrave Newcastle
May 12th May 22nd
Miramichi New York John Kerr Greenock
Leo Galway Indus Glasgow
Chs. Jones Liverpool Caroline Aberdeen
May 18th[sic] Aurora Hull
Canada Glasgow Camden London
Britannia Liverpool Ajax London
May 14th Evergreen London
Sophia Moffatt London Chieftain London
May 15th Centurion London
Courtney New York Britannia London
John Bull London Tom Bowline Newcastle
Pearl London Mersey Torquay
Sir J. Falstaff Portsmouth John Wilson Dumfries
Annie Liverpool Harvey Newcastle
Safeguard Liverpool Chapman Plymouth
Canton Liverpool Derwent Limerick
Ant New York Thames Alloa
May 17th Ld. Canterbury Bristol
Great Britain London Malabar Greenock
Cambria Gloucester Lady Seaton London
May 18th Douglas London
Calypso Dartmouth Queen Hull
John McLellan Liverpool Bellona Glasgow
Mahaica Liverpool May 23rd
Sarah Liverpool Europe London
Caroline Poole Victoria St. Ives
Caledonia Glasgow Earl Powis Dundee
Ocean Queen Bristol Gleaner Greenock
May 19th Oxford Port Glasgow
Mary London Fergus Hull
Rainbow Southampton Livingston Liverpool
Chieftain Lancaster Jane Black Limerick
Delia Poole Mr. Of Queensberry Port Glasgow
Ida Corunna May 24th
Ann Eliza & Jane Painboeuf Favourite Glasgow
May 20th Celeste Limerick
Fingalton New York Pleiades London
Devereux London Ava London
Syria Liverpool British Tar London
Richard Reynolds Southampton Eldon Cardiff
Adelaide Halifax Don Grimsby
Fortitude London Perseverance Dublin
Canton Bristol Jane Limerick
Hercules London Samuel Dublin
Prince London May 25th
Wm. Bromham Plymouth Wallace Liverpool
Humber Hull Eagle Padstow
Bachelor Southampton Spermacetti Plymouth
J. Thompson Poole North Briton Plymouth
Wm. Fell Workington Abercromby London
May 21st Jessie Sligo
William Poole Ada Mary Sunderland
Cumberland Aguilas Charlotte Liverpool
Briton Gloucester Ross Hull
Findon Poole Cherokee Glasgow
Hibernia Pt. Glasgow Erromanga Glasgow
Burrell Liverpool Middlesbro' Leith
Jos. Cunard Newport Retreat Alloa
Resolution London Alexander Newcastle
Emma Searle Poole Sir W. Wallace Aberdeen
Montezuma Liverpool Dædalus Southampton
Wm. Miles Bristol Dunbrody New Ross
Edward Plymouth Janet Grangemouth
Pembroke Castle Milford Isabella Whitehaven
Lochlibo London Wm. & Joseph Newcastle
Britannia London Hepsa Sunderland
Colooney Glasgow Helen Thompson Londonderry
Glenswilly Glasgow Trusty London
Richibucto Aberdeen Wandsworth Dublin
Hampton Alloa    

Friday, May 28, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday, May 28, 1847
May 27 Ship Ottawa Thrift 13 Apr Bridgewater 55 pass to order
May 27 Bark Grenville Bay Robson 24 Apr Newcastle   to order, coals
May 27 Brig Baron Ramsay 17 Apr Sunderland   to Levey & Co., coals
May 27 Ship Sir Colin Campbell Campbell 28 Apr Belfast 383 pass to order, coals
  This morning, 28th, 9 o'clock
About twenty vessels arrived in port this morning, but are not yet reported. The following are the names of 17 of them:--
Emma, Souvenir, Mary & Dorothy, Ann & Mary, Nestor, London, Northumberland, Queen, Pilot, Brutus, Portia, Wave, Liddle, Robert & Isabella, Annie, Industry, and Sun.

Shipping Intelligence.
The steamer Princess Victoria returned from Grosse Isle last night, with the passengers of the bark Syria, who had been left there.

The wreck of the ship Empire was at Point St. Laurent last night. The Princess Victoria has gone down to tow her up to port.

The steamer St. George left for Montreal yesterday evening with the barks Belleisle, Dunbrody and schr. Hector in tow.

The brig Coollock, Donald, cleared at New York for Quebec on the 22nd instant.

Government Emigration office,
Quebec, 27th May, 1847.
Number of Emigrants arrived at the Port of Quebec, to this date:--
  Cabin Steerage
From England
12
1527
From Ireland
0
3727
From Scotland
28
165
From Bremen
0
127
 
40
5546
To same period last year 5332
Increase in 1847 214

The Weather.-Yesterday we had an instalment of summer weather, the wind having got round to the westward; but this morning it has got back again to the north cast with signs of approaching rain. If there be any truth in the old-fashioned but somewhat exploded notion of the moon's changes influencing the weather, we may probably experience something of the kind to-morrow, when she will be at the full.

The Blarney cow.--A cow from Blarney Castle, Ireland, brought to this country by Capt. Forbes, in the U.S. ship Jamestown, was sold at auction on Saturday, by John tyler, for $115. She was purchased by John Marland, Esqr., of Andover. The whole amount will be forwarded for the relief of the suffering Irish. No charge was made for advertising or selling.--Boston Atlas.

The brig Estafette arrived her yesterday from the Hanoverian port of Bremen, with 127 passengers, who, with the crew, are all Germans. She is consigned to Messrs. H.J. Noad & Co., and is the forerunner, we are informed, of several other German passenger vessels expected here this season. Apropos with respect to emigrant vessels, we were yesterday shewn a letter from Messrs. G. Sherlock & Co., of Liverpool, to Mr. Forristal, their agent here, which mentions, that owing to the restrictions recently imposed upon emigration in the United States, the greater proportion of the vessels intended for that country will shape their course for Quebec.

We have been favoured by a gentleman arrived from New York this morning, with evening papers of the 24th, from that city. They are destitute of any thing interesting. No further victories achieved by "our troops." the only thing we find worth extracting having reference to the war in Mexico is a despatch, to be found below, from General Taylor, communicating some minor details of the battle of Buena Vista. The schooner American Belle arrived at Boston on the 21st, in eighteen days from Sligo. The Captain states that passengers were pressing forward and offering high rates, but many of them were taken sick with dysentery and other complaints, and were obliged to leave the vessels and go on shore again. He is of opinion that the misery and despair of the inhabitants is little if any short of the highly coloured accounts that have reached this country.

Saturday, May 29, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday, May 29, 1847
May 28 Brig Ann & Mary Cunningham 25 Apr Newcastle   to Day & Co., coals
May 28 Brig Nestor Glaister 19 Apr Maryport 7 pass to order, coals
May 28 Brig Queen Watson 30 Apr Sunderland   to McKay & Cassels, coals
May 28 Brig London Stewart 17 Apr Newcastle   to W. Stevenson, coals
May 28 Brig Sun Tromer 7 Apr Sunderland    for Montreal, coals
May 28 Brig Niger Souter 16 Apr Hartlepool   to H.S. Dalkin, coals
May 28 Brig Emma Christie 8 Apr Hartlepool   to G. Elder, coals, &c.
May 28 Brig Jane Tullock 7 Apr Sunderland   to Wm. Dawson, coals, &c.
May 28 Brig Portia Rowntree 27 Mar Hartlepool   to order, coals
May 28 Brig Liddle Richardson 6 Apr Newcastle   to T.C. Lee, coals
May 28 Brig Wave Davis 16 Apr Sunderland   to G.B. Symes & Co, coals
May 28 Brig Mary & Dorothy Watt 31 Mar Sunderland   to Anderson & Paradis, coals
May 28 Brig Pilot Hall 27 Mar London   to order
May 28 Bark Northumberland Wylie 3 May Greenock   to G.B. Symes & Co., coals
May 28 Bark Brutus Thoburn 7 Apr Newcastle   to J.H. Joseph & Co., coals
May 28 Brig Hibernia Cottier 2 May Workington   to G.B. Symes & Co.
May 28 Brig Lord Bruce Pool 4 May Londonderry   to Collis Ross & Co
May 28 Brigt. Souvenir Doncaster 3 May Limerick 116 pass to order
May 28 Brig Robert & Isabella Jordan 11 Apr Hamburgh 113 pass to Ryan Brothers
May 28 Bark Industry Stevens 20 Apr Hamburgh 289 pass to Ryan Brothers
May 28 Ship Annie Mearns 29 Apr Belfast 418 pass to G.H. Parke & Co., salt
May 28 Brig Percival Robinson 6 Apr Newcastle   to J.H. Joseph & Co., coals
  This morning, 29th, 9 o'clock - Wind - Easterly
May 29 Brig Loyal Briton Pearson 5 Apr London   to LeMesurier & Co
May 29 Brig United Kingdom Wallace 30 Mar Sunderland   to order, coals and coke
May 29 Bark Clio Easthope 15 Apr Padstow 310 pass to T.C. Lee
  Shipping Intelligence
The ship Cambria, for Glasgow, sailed on Monday last, and not on Wednesday, as previously mentioned.

Mr. W. Russell safely launched, this morning, from his ship-yard, at Point Levy, a splendid ship of about 500 tons.

A large new ship will be launched on Monday morning, between 7 and 8 o'clock, from Mr. Sewell's ship-yard, St. Rochs.

The steamer St. George left this morning with Capt. Boxer for Red Island. Capt Boxer's mission to that place, as we have before mentioned, being for the purpose of selecting a site for the new light house to be erected there.

The following description of the new steamer John Munn is from the Montreal Pilot of Thursday last:--
The John Munn which has been for some days expected, arrived on Sunday about 2, P.M. This splendid steamer is the largest on British American waters. The ladies' cabin which is on the main deck, is very elegantly fitted up. Its length is 70 feet by 18, and it is 7 feet high. Down each side are the sleeping berths, and the intermediate space, which is ample and airy, is handsomely carpeted, and lighted at night by ormolu hanging lamps. At the extremity of the ladies' apartment is a lavatory with basins and ewers of white porcelain edged with gold; the handles of the doors are also of porcelain. The sofas are of mahogany covered with blue damask, and the chairs painted in imitation of rosewood. The Rose, the Thistle, the Shamrock, and the Beaver, stand out in gold work at intervals in the upper part of the wainscoting. The saloon is over the ladies's cabin, and is fitted up much on the same plan. The berths are 100 in number, and each one is provided with convenience for personal ablution. The saloon covers an area of 200 feet by 35-opening from it is a promenade 80 feet by 25. So far as beauty of appearance, size, and accommodation go, the John Munn is all that can be conceived.

The George Washington.-This superb Steamship, of 2,000 tons, the first of the United States mail Line to England and Germany, made her trial trip on the 23rd; and, though she was once brought to anchor to afford opportunity for screwing up a bolt which had worked loose, and was deterred from going out to sea by the thick mist prevailing through the day, yet she furnished abundant evidence of her rapidity and ease of motion, and of her admirable adaptation to the career for which she is intended. Although at no time carrying her full head of steam, while the friction of her machinery must be greatly diminished by a few days steady working, yet she made 15 miles in an hour, against the tide, while a passenger in her main cabin could scarcely perceive that she was moving at all.-She leaves for Cowes and Bremen on the 1st of June, under the command of Capt. Hewitt of the Uttica, for eighteen years one of the most successful and popular Captains of the Liverpool packets. It is just about five months from the day the Washington was commenced; before the six months shall have expired she will have landed her English Mail and passengers and be taking in her return cargo at Bremen. She has already 156 passengers engaged for her first voyage. (First cabin $120; second do $60).

The war in Mexico has not only aroused the military ardour of United States citizens, but has reached to Europe. The German Schmellpost's correspondent in Basle, Switzerland, says eight hundred young and hearty men, among whom are some of the most distinguished officers in the Swiss service, have offered their services to the United States Government, through the American Consul at Basle. They will engage to serve during the war, or for five or ten years, and afterwards form themselves into a military colony in California, upon the plan of colonists which England and Russia have in several of their dominions. Several of these volunteers have families, and are most respectably connected.

When the steamer St. George left Grosse Isle yesterday, there were 35 passenger vessels there, on board most of which there was much sickness. We are sorry to learn, that the surgeon of the ship Wandsworth, who had generously remained at the station to assist the medical superintendent, has fallen a victim to disease. Several vessels with clean bills of health have arrived in port, with emigrants; and although they are free from sickness, we fear many of them are in very destitute circumstances. We need not appeal to the citizens of Quebec on their behalf:-their charitable sympathies are ever awake to the distressed, and we feel confident they will stretch out the hand of assistance to the stranger, the widow and the fatherless.

(The Board of Health was busy as well with meetings and organizing the citizens)...The other sections relate to the power of the Board to send to either of the Hospitals, except the Hotel Dieu and General Hospitals, persons sick of any malignant or contagious disease.-Health Wardens to communicate daily to Board all the information in their possession relating to the health of the city.-Physicians to report to the Chairman of the Board.-Tavern-keepers or boarding-house keepers to report the name, &c., of any stranger sick in their houses-within twelve hours after sickness occurs, under penalty of 5 cy., or imprisonment for 30 days.-Penalty for any person violating bye-law,--5 cy., or 30 days' imprisonment.

Monday, May 31, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday, May 31, 1847
May 28 Brig Constance Savage 15 Apr Bristol 12 pass to Maitland, Tylee & Co., general cargo
May 28 Brig Sarah Sim 8 Apr Aberdeen   to R. Roberts
May 28 Bark Herald Thompson 8 Apr Sunderland   to Anderson & Paradis, coals
May 28 Brig Elizabeth Marshall 1 Apr Newcastle   to LeMesurier & Co., coals
May 28 Brig Nelson Lister 13 Apr Flint   to G.B. Symes & Co., coals
May 28 Brig Harmony Anderson 10 Apr Troon   to Atkinson, Usborne & Co
May 28 Brig Orb Rockley 16 Apr Sunderland   to T.C. Lee, coals
May 28 Ship George Wilkinson Brown 11 Apr Liverpool   to C.E. Levey & Co
May 28 Brig Richardson Furniss 10 Apr Whitehaven   to LeMesurier & Co.
May 28 Brig Choice Cram 9 Apr London   to order
May 28 Brig Lord Ramsay England 4 May Bideford 10 pass to C.E. Levey & Co
May 28 Bark Elizabeth Brown 7 Apr London   to H. & E. Burstall
May 28 Bark Albion Daly 3 May Galway 206 pass to order
May 28 Bark Queen Victoria Jobbling 31 Mar Sunderland   to C.E. Levey & Co., coals
May 30 Bark Flora Mure Stobs 14 Apr London   to C.E. Levey & Co., general cargo
May 30 Brig Credo Humphreys 13 Apr Aberystwith   to G.B. Symes & Co
  It is stated that there are fifty children at the Quarantine Station who have been deprived by death, of their parents, either on the voyage out or since their arrival. We feel confident that these helpless little wanderers, thus deprived of their only earthly stay, will be cared for and protected by those of our citizens who are blessed with enough and to spare of this world's goods, and equally confident do we feel, that He who "tempers the weather to the shorn lamb," will amply reward those who are his honoured instruments in this work of mercy, not only in the approbation of their own consciences, but in the gratitude of the recipients of their bounty.

At a meeting of the Board of Health of the city of Quebec, held on Friday, the 28th inst., it was--
Moved by Dr. Sewell, seconded by W. Phillips, Esq., and
Resolved-That an address representing the great want of Hospital accommodation, experienced by the inhabitants of this city, be presented to the Executive, and praying that the Commissioners of the Marine Hospital may be authorized as soon as possible to receive all persons labouring under disease, upon the recommendation of any Clergyman, Physician, or Member of the Board of health, and requesting also that this Board be empowered in case of any great increase of disease, to open such hospital or hospitals as may be found necessary.
Moved by Dr. Wolff, seconded by P. Gingras, Junr., and --
Resolved-That a deputation of three members of this Board be requested to proceed to Montreal, to confer with his Excellency in the carrying out the views of the Board, and that the following members do form the said deputation:--
W.S. Sewell, Esq., Chairman, G. Henderson and Joseph Legaré, Esquires.

Shipping Intelligence
No arrivals from sea this morning. Wind W. Weather beautiful.

This morning, J. Munn, Esq., safely launched a beautiful new ship of about 700 tons measurement called the Cromwell.

Mr. Sewell's new ship will be launched tomorrow morning.

The brig Grange, Ade, cleared at New York for Quebec on the 25th inst.

Passengers
In the packet ship Independence, at New York from London-Mr. John Perrum, lady, two children and servant; T. Cooper, lady and two children, of toronto, U.C.; Messrs. H. & r. Jelb, of New London, U.C.

In the ship Mary, at New York, from New Orleans-Capt. Braunt, British Army.

In the packet ship Queen of the West, sailed from New York for Liverpool, 25th May-Major Douglass, Br. Army, Lady Elizabeth Douglass, child and servant; W. Hepburn, lady and servant, of Montreal; Mr. Wm. Dickson, and servant, of Canada West.

Died
At the Quarantine Hospital, Grosse Isle, on the 27th inst., of Typhus Fever, Dr. Benson, late of Castle Come, Ireland. This gentleman came out in the passenger ship Wandsworth.

Lord Durham it is said, may be expected here, soon after the arrival of the Hibernia. His Lordship accompanies his sister, Lady Elgin, from England to Canada.

German Emigration.-The Allgemeine Zeitung speaks of the emigration passing through Cologne on the 9th of April as follows:--
"It is indeed frightful to see how the emigration increases. Every day the steamers bring us troops of wanderers, and any one who at evening visits the now thickly-peopled quay on the Rhine, is always sure to find the same melancholy scenes-mothers seeking to quiet crying children amid the clamor-old people careful about leaving their little all in worm-eaten chests and boxes-men and young fellows consulting where they shall find shelter for the night. It is also striking to see successive caravans from the "Upper Country" (Hesse, Baden, Wirtemberg) appear to be better and better off, their goods coming in forming larger and heavier wagon loads. The courage, foresight and cheerfulness of the voyagers seem to be kept up under all circumstances. This morning, though a severe storm was raging over the roofs and whistling among the spars of the ships, a fearful reminder of the dangers of the sea, three hundred emigrants departed in the highest spirits, a band of music leading them on board ship. Most of them go by way of Antwerp to new York and Milwaukie. A few weeks ago a company of more than twenty emigrants from Nassau passed through our city, consisting solely of educated young men, physicians, attorneys, &c., with the intention of founding a community in America, on the basis of common property."

We have already stated that there was a plan on foot for cutting a passage for vessels through the Isthmus of Suez. The Portafoglio of Malta publishes the following summary of the conditions under which it is to be undertaken: Egypt is to stand in the relation of a neutral power; Prussia, Russia, and the United States are invited to respect this neutrality guaranteed by the Porte, France, England and Austria, the contracting parties. The last three are to charge themselves with the construction of the canal, and are to receive a tonnage duty until they are completely reimbursed for all their expenses; the execution of this work is not to be interrupted, even if war should break out between the contracting parties. Austria is also to undertake the work of making the Nile navigable for large vessels as far up as Damietta, which is destined to become a great port. England is to turn her attention especially to Suez, and to make excavations there similar to those at Damietta, and, with France, is to construct the canal.

It appears that in all England and Wales, there are about one million and a-half of children, capable of attending school, not one of whom ever crosses the threshold of a door of the kind! Lord John Russell referred to some facts stated by the Rev. Mr. Clay, Chaplain of the Preston House of Correction, respecting the ignorance of prisoners into whose condition he had inquired. Here are some of the gloomy details:--
"With respect to the education of the male prisoners Mr. Clay gives the following table:-'Unable to read 104; read only, 41; read and write ill, 79; read and write well, 2; superior education, none.' Then, with respect to religious knowledge, we find-'Ignorant of the Saviour's name, and unable to repeat the Lord's Prayer, 58; knowing the Saviour's name, and able to repeat the Lord's Prayer, more or less imperfectly, 136; acquainted with the elementary truths of religion, 31; possessing that general knowledge, level to the capacities of the uneducated, 1; familiar with the scriptures, and well instructed; none.' In another table he gives the secular knowledge possessed by the male prisoners. 'Unable to name the months of the year, 90; Ignorant of the name of the reigning Sovereign, 104; ignorant of the words 'virtue,' 'vice,' &c., 83; unable to count a hundred, 7.'"

These facts almost shock belief. With respect to the dominion of ignorance, it is proved by the fact, that according to the returns of the registrar General, about forty out of every hundred men married cannot write, and thirty cannot read; and that among the other sex, the want of ordinary instruction is still greater. The most convincing part of the debate was the proof given of the propriety and duty of Government interfering to check the evils of ignorance in the most neglected class. The division shows this great parties are united in favour of the government measure.-(English Pilot.)

(From the Echo des Campagnes.)
Consequence of Intemperance.-On Monday week, on going on board the steamboat St. Louis, we were witnesses to one of those terrible scenes so often caused by drunkenness. A man named Aug. Lebeau, of the parish of St. Barthelemi, was asleep on board the vessel in a state of complete intoxication; he woke suddenly, and finding his great coat missing, began to blaspheme in a frightful manner, charging the passengers with the theft, and challenging them to fight. A man near him pointed out his coat to him which was close by, at the same time remarking that it was very ill done on his part, thus to insult the Almighty, adding-you "have no love for God?" The man quickly replied. "Have I no love for God!-You shall see how I love him." He then ran to the side of the vessel, placed his hands on the guard board, vaulted into the water, and was immediately carried astern of the steamer. The Captain stopped the engine, the boat was lowered, but it was of no avail; the man tried to swim for a short period and then disappeared beneath the water. Lebeau is a blacksmith, and was going to seek work in Upper Canada; he was 33 years of age, and has left a wife and seven small children. The same day, on board the same vessel, we observed more than a dozen drunken people. Is there no remedy for these shameful scenes? And are they not enough to make all persons join heart and hand with those who are striving to combat against this brutal passion?-Montreal Transcript.

The following is a complete list of the passenger vessels at Grosse Isle on Friday evening last:

Name From No. of Pas.
John Francis Cork 257
Perseverance Dublin 311
Agnes Cork 427
George Liverpool 397
Royalist Liverpool 434
Scotland Cork 553
Clarendon Liverpool 286
Lord Seaton Belfast 299
Urania Cork 199
Constitution Belfast 392
Aberdeen Liverpool 411
Achilles Liverpool 413
Bee Cork 373
Wolfville Sligo 309
Rankin Liverpool 579
Araminta Liverpool 412
Bryan Abbs Limerick 185
Ninian Limerick 258
Caithness-shire Belfast 210
Henry Donegal 170
Eliza Caroline Liverpool 540
Try Again Cork 152
Blonde Liverpool 421
John Bolton Liverpool 575
Sisters Liverpool 507
Dykes Sligo 170
Congress Sligo 219
Phnix Liverpool 276
Albion Galway 223
Gilmour Cork 337
Tay Sligo 301
Eliza Padstow 319
Transit Sligo 158
Christiana Londonderry 480
Argo Liverpool 593
Ajax Liverpool 258

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