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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Saint John, 1847

The following is taken from the Saint John, NB, Morning News, published Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. You will find that the editor of this paper had a sense of humor. This is the first paper I have seen which used the terms, "The Alter" and "The Tomb" for the Marriages and Deaths. Occasionaly, you will see items taken from the weekly, New Brunswick Courier and ship arrivals from this paper that differ from the Morning News are marked with an asterisk (*). Starting on July 3, 1847, the Courier printed the list of the dead at the Quarantine Station, Partridge Island. those names are included.

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Note: these are only from the weekly Courier - the Morning News will be added.

Saturday, July 3, 1847 (New Brunswick Courier)

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
June 26 Schooner Black Hawk Allen   Yarmouth   to C. McLauchlan, naval stores
June 26 Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport passengers to Jas. Whitney, merchandise
June 27 Brig Ann Davis Hughes 14 days Baltimore   to S. Reynolds & Son, flour and wheat
June 27 Sarah Rawes Brew 13 days Saint John's, N.F.   To R. Rankin & Co
June 27 Brigantine Margaret Elizabeth Staidstreet 43 days Youghal passengers to John Mackay
June 27 Schooner Monadnock Griffin 3 days Nantucket   to master
June 27 Fredonia Sawyer 2 days Jones Port   - materials from the wreck of ship Ceylon
June 30 Ship John Clarke Disbrow 37 days Londonderry 523 passengers
4 deaths and one birth on the passage
to N.S. Demill,
(passenger list)
June 30 Barque Prince of Wales Brown 42 days Liverpool   to Wm. & Jas. Lawton, merchandise
June 11th, in lat. 50 9, long. 39 36 W. spoke the ship Triton of Greenock, bound to Quebec, with passengers-all well.
June 30 Brig Gem Murray 32 days Galway 123 passengers to Allison & Spurr
June 30 Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport passengers to Jas. Whitney, merchandise
July 1 Barque Exchange Dundee? 38 days Liverpool   to R.D. Wilmot, coals
July 1 Schooner Woodlands Salter 5 days Halifax   to G. & J. Salter, assorted cargo
July 1 Kate Slocomn 4 days Boston   to Colin E. Cross, assorted cargo
July 2 Brig Ruby Ellingwood 48 days Sligo passengers to Chas. McLauchlan
July 2 Lauretta Cook 32 days New Orleans   to John Wishart, wheat and flour
July 2 Brigantine Caledonia Reardon 45 days Cork 64 passengers,
16 ill
to John McSweeny
July 3 Steamer Saxe Gotha Chisholm   Eastport   to Jas. Whitney, merchandise
  Schr. Eliza, Crowell, hence at St. John's, N.F. 16th ult.

Cleared at New York, 22d June, barque James, Cochrane, Limerick; 25th, ship Spartan, Haws, St. John; 29th, Swan, Taylor, do.

Arrived at Boston, June 29th, schr. Emily, Wood, St. John; 30th, Louisa Willard, Clark, and Ship Jack, Grimes, do.

Ship Victoria, at New York, from Havre, passed on the 3d June, lat. 49 16, long. 48, barque Ann, Hall from London, for St. John, 11 days out; on the 20th lat. 42 21, long. 59, barque Atalanta, from St. John, bound East.

Spoken on the 3d June, ship Lord Wellington, from New-York for Liverpool.-Same day, lat. 50 33, long. 27 40, ship Avon, from Cork, for Quebec, with passengers.

The barque Paoli, at New York from Liverpool, when in lat. 49 N., long. 35½ W. struck her larboard bow against larboard bow of barque British King, of and for Liverpool, with a cargo of timber and cotton from Savannah. The British King had her bow stove from the top to below the water's edge. The Paoli was injured above, but not below water. The crew of the British King, twenty-three in number, including two passengers, went on board the Paoli. The B.K. has been subsequently fallen in with on fire.


We are in receipt of Boston papers of Thursday last, and New-York of Wednesday, which came to hand this morning by the Steamer Saxe Gotha, Captain Chisholm, from Eastport. They contain but little news. The new French Steamer was out twenty days when our latest New-York papers were issued, provided she sailed on the 10th June, the last day named for her departure from Havre.


Our accounts from Halifax, via Windsor, are down to Thursday morning last. The weather for some days before had been foggy, but early on that morning rain commenced falling, and partially cleared the atmosphere. The British Mail Steamer was not in sight, and it was thought she could scarcely arrive during the day, as the thick weather would doubtless have retarded her approach to the shore. The Express Mail is looked for every moment in this City.


Seizures.--
Upwards of one thousand gallons of American contraband Spirits were seized last week, at Little Dipper Harbour, Mahogany Island and Taylor's Island, by the Officers of Her Majesty's Customs at this port. It is to be regretted that measures were not adopted by the Legislature for destroying the articles on seizure, as it is generally looked upon as liquid poison.


Her Majesty's Brig Daring, commanded by a son of Sir Robert Peel, arrived in our harbour yesterday, from Halifax.

Capt. Peel left town this morning for Fredericton, in the Steamer St. John, on a visit to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor.


Our valued friend, Oliver Goldsmith, Esquire, now resident at Hong Kong, has presented to the Museum of the Mechanics' Institute in this City, a very valuable and curious collection of specimens in Natural History, consisting of insects and fishes of that Country, prepared by the Chinese.-Those articles are now being arranged for exhibition, and will, we have no doubt, be found well workth the attention of the public.


Conviction Under the Passenger Act.--
(The Queen vs Austin York.)-On Saturday last, the defendant in this case, Master of the barque Linden, from Galway, was convicted by B.L. Peters, Esq., and Daniel Ansley, Esq., Justices of the Peace, after a lengthened and patient investigation, on an information laid by Isaac Woodward, Esq, Acting Government Emigrant Agent, of a violation of the Passenger Act, in not having issued water and provisions to the Passengers on board his ship, during the passage from Galway to this port, pursuant to Law. The offence was most clearly proved; the magistrates, in delivering judgment, stating that from the evidence it satisfactorily appeared, that there had been a short delivery of both provisions and water, especially of the latter, throughout the whole voyage, and much suffering among the passengers in consequence, although the length of the voyage was less than the average period for which the law requires provisions to be laid in; and that neither provisions or water had ever been weighed or measured in any manner, so as to meet the requirements of the law. In consideration, however, of the present master of the ship having taken the command only the day before sailing from Galway, (in consequence of an accident to his brother, the former master,) and having had nothing to do with laying in the ship's stores, the Magistrates convicted him only in the mitigated penalty of £20 sterling, and the costs of provisions; which, they said, would probably operate as a sufficient warning for the future.-The case accepted the greater part of two days in investigating; and was conducted by G. Blatch Esq., as Counsel for the Prosecution, and C. Watter, Esq., as Counsel for the Defendant.-New Brunswicher.


It is with dep regret we announce to-day the death of Dr. Collins, which took place yesterday afternoon at the Quarantine Station at this port. This young gentleman having recently returned from Europe, after completing his Medical studies, commenced the practice of his profession in this City last summer, and was much respected by the community generally for his talents, and gentlemanly deportment. In company with Dr. W.S. Harding, he proceeded a few weeks ago to Partridge Island, for the purpose of assisting the resident Health Officer, Dr. G. J. Harding, in the discharge of his onerous duties, and in the exercise of this most benevolent determination, contracted Typhus fever, which, proving fatal in his case, has deprived the City of a promising member of the Medical profession, and his young wife and many relatives of a loving husband and sincere friend.

Dr. W.S. Harding who was also attacked with fever, is now, happily recovering.


Quarantine Report.--
We have been favored with a list of the deaths in Hospital on Partridge Island, from the 7th of May up to the 2d instant, amounting, in all, to 174. Their names and ages, with the names of the vessels from which they were landed, we shall publish next week, for the information of their friends in Ireland. The deaths were principally from Typhus Fever and Dysentery. The total number of sick landed this season was 857. In addition to this number twenty-four sick and debilitated-not severe cases-were landed yesterday from the ship John Clarke and brig Garland, now at quarantine.

Although the number of cases that have proved fatal have been large, yet, considering the mortality among immigrants, this season, at other ports, particularly at Miramichi and Quebec, it must be confessed that the reports that have been circulated from time to time of the deaths at Partridge Island, have been greatly exaggerated; and for the purpose of preventing such gross misrepresentation in future, we shall endeavour to procure and publish further official reports for the time to come.

With respect to the supplies furnished to and the treatment of the immigrants on board the vessels and on shore, at Quarantine, many equally unfounded reports have been circulated. Under all the circumstances, the wants of these unfortunate people have been as well attended to, perhaps, as could be expected. The Health Officer, (Dr. G.J. Harding) it is well known, has had a most arduous and responsible duty to perform, even with the assistance of two medical practitioners, Dr. W.S. Harding and Dr. Collins; but these gentlemen being both attacked with fever soon after they proceeded to the Island, the whole duties of the medical establishment have for the most part been conducted by Dr. G.J. Harding alone. His orders for the necessary supplies for the sick have been promptly supplied by the proper authorities, and too much praise cannot be awarded to His Worship the mayor and mr. Alderman Smith for their active personal exertions in the cause of suffering humanity. Bonds have been required from, and given by, the agents of the several vessels for the supply of provisions for the healthy, while kept at the Station for observation and investigation.

Nor have the spiritual wants of the sick and dying been unattended to-the Rev. Mr. Quin, to whose Church the great bulk of the passengers belongs, has, we understand, been very assiduous in this visits to them.

Reports of impositions upon the immigrants by the boatman in the employ of the Corporation, have been circulated, but no case has been brought in a tangible shape before the authorities; and as they have directed a discontinuance of the charge for conveying immigrants from partridge Island to the City, we trust that we shall hear no more on this head, and that all classes will unite in their endeavours to alleviate the suffering of the many miserable beings who have found their way to our shores, this season, in search of a livelihood.

We publish the following report from the Alms House and Hospital, under the professional care of Doctor William Bayard, as it will correct a very erroneous and prevailing misstatement respecting the mortality in it. We are authorized in stating that this mortality would be unusually small under ordinary circumstances, and that it is remarkably so, when we consider the condition of the numerous emigrants, suffering under fever in all its stages, who have been admitted into the establishment; the several wards of which are actually crowded to excess.

[first few words blurred] ending the 30th June inclusive, there have been 136 Emigrants, exclusive of the usual House Patients, under daily treatment for fever in its various stages, of whom four only have died-viz

Ellen Dalton, admitted June 20th, died 21st.
Thos. Henebray, admitted June 23d, died 25th
Mary Rynn, admitted June 26th, died ½ hour afterwards.
Patrick McCarty, admitted June 29th, died 30th.

Three of the above were actually dying, when they were admitted.

We have much pleasure in recording Doctor Bayard's testimony in favour of the indefatigable exertions and kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Craig towards the sick.

Saturday, July 10, 1847 (New Brunswick Courier)

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
July 3 Ship Swan Taylor 6 days New York   to Chas. Brown, salt
July 3 Barque Malvina Chantley 33 days Baltimore, Ire passengers to J. McSweeney
July 3 Brig Princess Royal Driscoll 42 days Limerick, via Cork passengers to John Robertson
July 3 Hannah Shaw 40 days Sligo passengers to R. Rankin & Co
July 3 Brigantine Star Barnes 11 days New York   to master, assorted cargo
July 3 Chalcedeny Lockhart 3 days Portland, (Me)   to Colin E. Cross, hay
July 3 Brookline Pine 15 days Philadelphia   to George Thomas, flour and wheat
July 3 Schr Brothers Fitzgerald 7 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
July 3 Chief Sachem Jordan 9 days Philadelphia   to George Thomas, wheat, corn, &c.
July 3 Very Rev. Theobald Matthew Yorke 43 days Galway passengers to John Robertson
July 4 Ship Ambassadress Bannerman 37 days Liverpool 498 passengers to James Alexander
July 4 Barque Ann Hall Frye 42 days London   to James Kirk
July 4 Wolga Brown 39 days Liverpool   to John Mackay
July 4 Brig Baebe McEvere Belly 37 days Cork passengers to John Mackay
July 4 Brigantine Maria Freeman 35? days New Orleans   to John Wishart, flour, &c
July 4 Druid Spates   New York via Eastport   to George Thomas, flour and meal
July 5 Schooner Sally Tooling 43 days Cork passengers to order
July 6 Ship Belmont Grant 39 days Liverpool   to S. Wiggins & Son, merchandise
July 6 Spartan Haws   Liverpool, via New York   to John Haws, coals, &c.
July 6 Chieftain McDonagh 42 days Galway passengers to John Mackay
July 6 Brig Thompson Gardiner 45 days Glasgow   to James Alexander, merchandise
July 6 Abeona Attridge 37 days Cork passengers to order
July 6 Caroline Kirkpatrick 37 days Ballyshannon passengers to John Wishart
July 6 Seraph Mather   Cork via Boston passengers to order
July 6 Cornopia Wilbourn 37 Bordeaux   to John Robertson
July 6 Brigantine Blanch Green ---- Donegal passengers to S. Wiggins & Son
July 6 Mary Murray 38 days Cork passengers
(Proceeds to Norfolk, (Vir) to load.
to order
July 6 Schooner Joseph Howe Scott 4 days Boston   to Allison & Spurr, corn meal, &c.
July 6 Martha Brae Martin 6 days Halifax   to master, sugar
July 6 Adventure Darland   Mount Desert   to Eaton & Ray, wrecked materials
July 7 Steamer herald Brown   Eastport passengers to Jas Whitney, merchandise
July 7 Schooner Melville Sawyer 4 days Boston   to Thomas McHenry
July 8 Schooner Louisa Willard Clarke 4 days Boston   to James Price, hay, &c.
July 8 Pheasant Mussels 11 days Philadelphia   to O.V. Troop, flour and corn
July 9 Ship Mary Caroline Kidd 82 days[sic] London   to Wm. Jarvis
July 9 Schooner North America Baker 4 days Halifax   to J.V. Thurgar, sugar, oil, &c.
July 9 Steamer Maid of Erin Leavitt   Portland passengers to Thos. Parks, merchandise
July 10 Steamer Saxe Gotha Chisholm   Eastport passengers to Jas. Whitney
  Arrived, on Tuesday, H.M. Surveying Steamer "Columbia."

Whale ship Peruvian, Taylor, of this port, was at Hobart Town on the 17th February last, with 120 barrels sperm and 500 barrels black oil.-Capt T. was to leave the ship on account of continued difficulties with the crew, and Mr. Jackson, second officer, would take command.

The Steamer Caledonia saw on the 27th June, lat. 49 35, long. 37, barque Atalanta.

Brig Adelia Ann, of this port, arrived at Barbadoes on the 11th June, from Norfolk.

Arrived at New York, 4th inst. barque Lisbon, Fisher, of this port, for Liverpool.

Arrived at Philadelphia, 3d inst. schr. Relief, Johnson, St. John.-At Providence, 6th, schooner Monadnock, Griffin, do.-At Boston, 7th, schooner Yeso, Ryerson, do.

Brigt. Emerald, Roole, of and for Halifax, from Liverpool, out 37 days, went ashore at Louisburg, 30th ult. Vessel and cargo (salt) a total loss.

The brigt. Ruby, from New York bound to Glasgow, 21 days out, with 6000 bushels of corn on board, put into Halifax on the 6th inst. leaky.

A small white bottle was found on Friday, on the Shore at Sherwood, Bedford Basis, containing a scrap of paper-on which was written, in pencil on one side:

"Brig Union, Lat. 46 - Lon. 61, in a sinking state, R.L.M., May 19, 1847."

And on the other side; "*Please send on account of this to Norfolk, Virginia, 9 days on the wreck."

The words "Please send on account," were not very legible-and might possibly be incorrect.-Halifax Sun.


The Mail for England, to meet the sailing of the steamer Caledonia from Halifax on the 18th instant, will be closed at the General Post Office in this City on Wednesday next, at three o'clock in the afternoon.


Passengers in the Steamship Caledonia, from Liverpool to Halifax-M.H. Perley, [Note: Mr. Perley was the Emigrant Agent at Saint John] J.G. Woodward, and William Walker, Esquires, of Saint John; W. Sewers, Esq; Capt. Campbell, and Mr. Mitford, 234 Fusileers; Mr. Jackson, 20th Regiment. For Boston, 100.


M.H. Perley, Esq. of this City, who came passenger in the last Steamer from England, resumed his duties as Emigration Agent at this Port on Tuesday last. We learn that Mr. Perley and his colleague, Captain Robinson, R.N., were so fortunate as to make very satisfactory arrangements in London for the St. Andrews and Woodstock Railway, by disposing of a large amount of stock, and forming a highly influential Board of Directors, of which the Right Honorable the Earl of Fitzwilliam is President.

Before leaving London, Mr. Perley was summoned to the Bar of the House of Lords, and being there sworn, was examined for several hours on successive days, by the Special Committee of Peers on Colonization, twenty-one in number, of whom the Lord Monteagle is Chairman. The principal examiners were the Noble Chairman, Lord Ashburton, Lord Wharncliffe, Lord Stradbroke, Lord Fingall, Lord Falkland, and Lord Lyttleton, although other peers, occasionally took part in the examination.

The Hon. S. cunard was next examined after mr. Perley, and also the Hon. George Pemberton, formerly of Quebec, and now of London.

The report of the Special Committee and the evidence will be printed and laid on the table of the House of Lords before the rise of Parliament, which it is expected, will take place this day.

The plan of colonizing these Provinces by the construction of Railways was strenuously advocated by mr. Perley during his stay in England, and should the report of the officers of the Royal Engineers, now engaged on the survey of the trunk line from Halifax to Quebec point out an eligible route for that line, a pledge has been given in a high quarter, that government will at once take measures for the construction of the line as an object of national importance.


New Vessel.--
The steamer Maid of Erin, Capt. Leavitt, towed into our Harbour on Saturday last, a splendid copper fastened ship of 950 tons register, named the "Boadicea," built by James Malcolm, Esq. of Saint Mary's Bay, for Messrs. A. Perkins, and J. & R. Reed, of this City. Great care has been taken in the modelling[sic] and building of this ship, by Mr. G.F. Smith, the superintendent.-[N. Bruns.


The Royal Mail Steamer Britannia, which left Boston, June 1st, had a remarkably short passage out, having arrived at Liverpool on Sunday, the 13th ult.

The American Mail Steamship Washington did not make as short a passage as was expected, as she did not arrive at Southampton till Tuesday, the 15th ult., at two o'clock, P.M., having been out about 11 days. Many of the passengers were disappointed at the length of the voyage, and about one hundred left the steamer at Southampton. It appears, that shortly after she left New York, it was discovered that the "hot wells and waste pipe" were too small, and could not free the condensed water, which reduced the vessel's speed. Twelve hours were lost during the passage, by stopping to amend this defect, and repair the wheels. As she steamed into Southampton, one wheel was nearly out of the water, whilst the other was nearly under it. This was occasioned by the stupidity of the engineer, who, during the the[sic] voyage, took coals from one side only! She took in 300 tons of coals at Southampton, and proceeded on her voyage to Bremen on the 16th inst.


Miramichi Quarantine.--
The number of deaths during the week, in comparison with that of previous weeks, has decreased. George McAnley, mate of the Looshtauk, is among the number who died at the Lazaretto. His mother lives at Spring Hill, near Fredericton; he was married immediately before leaving Liverpool, and lodged in Park Lane. Captain Thain is reported as doing well, and the passengers, as having taken a decided turn for the better. Number of deaths since our last report, eleven.

We last week announced the illness of Dr. Vondy, the Health Officer at the Lazaretto; and it is our painful duty this day to record his death. He fell a sacrifice to that alarming disease with which the passengers of the ill-fated ship Looshtauk were visited and expired on Friday morning last, about 8 o'clock. His remains were placed in a double coffin, made perfectly air tight, and conveyed from Middle Island to Coulson's slip, and from thence to St. Paul's Churchyard, followed by an immense concourse of people.

We have seldom witnessed an occurrence that cast so deep a gloom over the community. As soon as his death was announced, all the shops were closed, and business partially suspended throughout the day. The sum of £60 was subscribed in the churchyard, for the purpose of erecting a suitable testimonial to commemorate the sad event, and testify the respect felt for the memory of the deceased.

We sincerely sympathize with the parents and relations of this rising man, whose mild and gentlemanly bearing, and unassuming manner, endeared him to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Dr. Vondy was in the 27th year of his age.

Miss Vondy, a sister of Dr. Vondy, kindly and affectionately attended him during his death illness, and so strong was the sympathy felt for her, and so great the apprehension for her safety, in the absence of all personal comfort, as that an attempt was made to remove her from the Island, in which attempt, however, the parties failed, and she still remains on the Island, subject to the Doctor's discharge.-Miramichi Gleaner, July 6.


Pictou.--
All the cases of Small-pox by the Mayflower, at Pictou, having terminated favorably, the vessel has been discharged from Quarantine. The deaths at the station, from fever, up to the night of the 30th ult. were eighty. Mr. Thomas Connell, who had been employed as a nurse, and is making coffins, and a colored man, who had also contracted fever at the station, both died in Pictou. There were fifteen other cases of fever in the town; among them were Drs. Anderson and Johnston. Application having been made in the Provincial Government for medical assistance, Dr. Gilpin was sent from Halifax, and arrived at Pictou on Sunday week.


Fredericton, July 7.--
...John Clancy, John Falvey, Richard Burns, and Jeremiah Mahony, all young men, apparently under twenty years of age, charged with a riot and assault at Fredericton, arising out of some party work, were tried on Monday, and found guilty of the assault. During the trial, His Honor Judge Street strongly censured the practice of parties going about the streets armed with deadly weapons.


Quebec, July 2.--
The Rev. Mr. Robson, one of the Roman Catholic Clergymen who returned sick with typhus fever from Grosse Isle, died yesterday He had officiated as assistant in the parish of St. Thomas, and was universally esteemed. The other clergymen who caught the disease in the discharge of their duties at the same place, including Rev. Messrs. Roy and Montminy, who came up last, are considered out of danger, with the exception, perhaps, of the Rev. Mr. Horan, of the Seminary.

Doctors Dease, Dickenson, Malhoit, Fenwick, and Jamieson, have also returned sick from the Island. Dr. M'Grath, who came up some time ago, is convalescent, and will return to his duties in a few days.

Vessels continue to arrive with numerous sick and deaths on board.-Capt. Sampson of the John Bolton, Capt. Fittock of the Ninian, and Capt. Christian of the Sisters, have all died of typhus fever, contracted on board their vessel.

S. Yarwood, Esquire, Government Emigrant Agent at Montreal, has fallen a sacrifice to the arduous duties which have fallen upon him at this trying season. He caught the fever and sunk under it. The body was taken to Quebec for interment.

The Governor General has appointed the Hon. William Henry Draper to be one of the Judges of the Court of Queen's Bench in Upper Canada, in the place of the late Judge Hagerman.


Seizure.--
Eight barrels of rum and two chests of tea were seized b the Officers of Her Majesty's Customs, at Red Head Harbour, near Lepreaux, on Thursday last.


From The West Indies.--
The Bermudian of the 26th June, a copy of which has been received in New York, furnishes the following intelligence:

In Jamaica it is estimated that the crop of sugar will be 100,000 hogsheads. It is, however, in a backward state, owing to the present inadequacy of available labor there.

Trinadad counts upon a crop of 30,000 hhds. sugar-which, according to one of the local papers, far exceeds any yield in the "palmy days of slavery."

The quantity of sugar shipped from Barbadoes up to the 1st. Inst., amounted to 21.632 hogsheads.


Late Arrivals at the St. John Hotel.--
Hon. James Crowdy and Lady, Newfoundland; Messrs. Codman, J.H. Dorr, and E.D. Grant, Boston; Hon. Harris Hatch, Saint Andrews; Doctor and Mrs. Miller, H.M.S. "Vesuvius"; Captain Peel, and Lieutenant Herbet, H.M.B. "Daring"; Lieut. Bernard and Lady, H.M.S. "Vindictive"; J.P. Fairbanks, Esq. and Lady, St. Johnsbury, U.S.; Captain Campbell, 42d Regiment; Lieut. H. Dowling, 20th Regiment; Nathaniel Eustace, Esq. Montreal; Messrs. G. and J. Lippincott, Philadelphia; James Brown, Esq. and William Cameron, Esq. England; A. Whitman, Esq. M.P.P. Annapolis; J. Mews, Esq. London.


Quarantine Report.--
During the week the following vessels arrived at the Quarantine Station at this port with passengers:-Ship Ambassadress from Liverpool, with 514 passengers-sixteen children and three adults died on the passage; Ship Chieftain, from Galway, 344 embarked-thirteen deaths; Brig Bache M'Evers (Bach McEver), from Cork, with 166 passengers-eleven deaths, and two cases of small-pox; Schooner Sally, from Cork, 96 passengers-seven deaths; Brig Abeona, from Cork, 73 passengers-one death; Brig Mary, from Cork, 78 passengers-one death;

Brig Seraph, from Cork, via Boston, 120 embarked-3 deaths, and forty-five sick.

The Seraph, embarked her passengers for Boston, but finding on arrival there, that they would not be allowed to land unless bonds were given that they should not become chargeable upon the State, which the captain was not prepared to do, he proceeded with them to this port.

The following is a return of the names of the persons who died in Hospital on Partridge Island, from the 7th may to the 2d of July, with their ages, and the names of the vessels from which they were landed:-[although listed in paragraph form they are here listed in a table]

Name Age Ship, Master From Whence
John Shaughnessy 30 Brig Midas, Galway
Martin Walsh 18 Brig Midas, Galway
Barbara Preston 65 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
Mary Tummany 26 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
Andrew Tait 35 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
James Lynch 40 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
Bernard Higgins 25 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
Michael Mahir 26 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
Ellen Cattern 28 Brig Thorney, Close Donegal
Andrew Devitt 50 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Michael Gillan 18 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John McCalee 32 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Philip Ford 20 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Kelly 27 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
James Kilmartin 40 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John Mcmanus 33 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
William Rafter 50 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Harrington 8 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John Dougan 60 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Conly Tummany 23 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Larky McCae 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Bartley Mauian 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John Murray 26 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Patrick Culgin 28 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Honora Bray 26 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Barbara Preston 60 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Gunning 9 months Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Bernard Kelley 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Thomas Rafter 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Shea 2 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Peter Cooper 35 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Sarah Brannan 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Charles Layman 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary McGee 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Patrick Maloney 20 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Mack 8 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Michael Mullaney 20 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Con. Corragan 10 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Thomas Judge 40 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Maloney 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Catherine Fox 20 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Margaret Morrison 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Michael Kennon 20 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Peggy Sullivan Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Mann 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
James Dyer 27 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Michael Lahey 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Jerry Cronin 27 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Martin Clarke 22 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Morrisey 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Patrick McDermote 10 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John Rafter 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Ann Boyce 6 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Unity Gray 23 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Jerry McManus 4 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Learey 3 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Harrington 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Catherine Rafter 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John Martin 15 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Operan 9 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Mary Harrington 9 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Jerry Sullivan 10 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Winny Conley 40 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Michael Clifford 23 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Bridget Doherty 23 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
James McGee 4 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Patrick Conley 40 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Honora McGee 25 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Bridget Coil 18 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Henry Dogan 18 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Catherine Allan 12 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Lawrence Morin 30 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Thomas Dougan 13 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Francis Gillespie 13 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
John Morrison 23 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Charles Flynn 24 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Owne Couglin 10 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Rody McMorriay 33 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Ann Gill 36 Barque Aldebaran, Sligo
Patrick Kerigan 20 Barque Mary Harrington Donegal
Charles Duffy 40 Barque Marchioness of Clydesdale Londonderry
Winfred Cummidy 46 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Bridget Marven 25 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Ann Duggan Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Mary Hobin 27 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Rachael Gypsum 22 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Norry Sullivan 30 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Charles McGuire 8 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
James Gibson 30 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Patrick McDonagh 25 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Patrick M'Donough 20 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Catherine Curryan 16 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Martin Aikin 16 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
John coffee 40 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Catherine Owen 56 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Thomas McGraugh 30 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Bernard Morin 4 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
William Kennedy 50 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
James Gill 4 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Joseph Martin 2 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Margaret Craig 40 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
William Kennedy 35 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Margaret M'Donough 3 months Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Margaret Low 50 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
John Moran 50 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
George Corr 33 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Francis W. Mullin 45 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Alexander Taylor 38 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
William Barret 31 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Ellen Kennedy 60 Barque Amazon, Liverpool
Peter Ryan 22 Barque Pallas, Cork
Jerry Cronin 30 Barque Pallas, Cork
Jerry Crummins 25 Barque Pallas, Cork
Timothy Crummins 25 Barque Pallas, Cork
Margaret Carty 25 Barque Pallas, Cork
Mary Carty 20 Barque Pallas, Cork
Mary Hickey 25 Barque Pallas, Cork
Mary Harrison 54 Barque Pallas, Cork
Mary Harrington 50 Barque Pallas, Cork
Andrew Mannian 40 Barque Pallas, Cork
Captain Hall 45 Barque Pallas, Cork
Daniel Linehan 25 Barque Pallas, Cork
Catherine Donahough 39 Barque Pallas, Cork
Jerry Harrigan 60 Barque Pallas, Cork
Mary Clance 20 Barque Pallas, Cork
Patrick Keefe 25 Barque Pallas, Cork
James McGinnis 25 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Margaret Haley 5 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Hurly Sullivan 35 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
John Neil 31 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Mary Nickolson 30 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Patrick Ranney 42 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
John Quinn 22 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Daniel Lynch 22 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Mary McNeely 26 Barque Governor Douglas, Cork
Sally Toher 18 Ship Æolus Sligo
David Henry 55 Ship Æolus Sligo
Unity Burns 11 Ship Æolus Sligo
Patrick Crade 7 Ship Æolus Sligo
Biddy Kilbride 15 Ship Æolus Sligo
Mary Hartt 25 Ship Æolus Sligo
Mary McLoughlin 40 Ship Æolus Sligo
Ellen McCarty 20 Brig Inconstant Cork
Catherine Hennisay 25 Brig Inconstant Cork
Eilen McCarty 25 Brig Inconstant Cork
Bridget Conny 10 Brig Dealy Bantry
Catherine Collins 20 Brig Dealy Bantry
Ellen h\Haley 17 Brig Dealy Bantry
Robert Hues 60 Brig Perseverance Cork
John McCarty 40 Brig Perseverance Cork
Catherine O'Harrin 55 Brig Perseverance Cork
Catherine O'Herrin 50 Brig Perseverance Cork
Daniel Aherrin 53 Brig Perseverance Cork
Eilin Morrison 15 Brig Perseverance Cork
Patrick Murray 40 Brig Perseverance Cork
John Craig 19 Brig Perseverance Cork
John Linesa 33 Brig Perseverance Cork
Constantia Breslin 20 Brig Perseverance Cork
Michael Cronin 28 Brig Mary Cork
Thomas Ford 30 Brig Mary Cork
Johannah Leary 12 Brig Mary Cork
Bridget Hurly 16 Brig Mary Cork
James Lynch 36 Brig Mary Cork
Mary Rafter 32 Brig Ocean Cork
John Mitchel 18 Ship Sir Charles Napier Londonderry
Hugh Boyce 60 Ship Sir Charles Napier Londonderry
James Carney 26 Barque Malvina Baltimore (Ire.)
William Conner 25 Brig Friends Waterford, via St. John's, (N.F.)
Margaret Coughlin 25 Schooner Mary Cork
Anne McManus 50 Brigantine Caledonia Cork
John Foley 23 Brig Hannah Sligo
John McCugle 32 Brig Hannah Sligo
Peter Finnigan 30 not named  
In addition to the foregoing, 194 are stated to have died on board the vessels on the passage, and forty after their arrival at Quarantine, previous to the passengers being landed on the Island.

Saturday, July 17, 1847 (New Brunswick Courier)

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
July 10 Ship Thetis Hall 42 days Liverpool   to John Hammond, salt and coals
July 10 Brig Eliza McCarthy 32 days Youghal passengers to John Mackay
July 13 Barque Perseverance Robinson 38 days Liverpool   to N.S. Demill, merchandise
July 13 Caroline Wyman   Liverpool via Yarmouth, (N.S.)   to Chas. McLaughlan, coals
July 14 Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport passengers to James Whitney, merchandise
July 14 Schr Martha Greenow Robbins 6 days Boston   to Hanford & Sweet, assorted cargo
July 14 Hesperus Melick 7 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
July 14 Schr Jim Minness 8 days Halifax   to master, fish
July 14 mariner Reid 7 days Boston   to John Murphy, assorted cargo
July 15 Barque Woodstock Draper 46 days Liverpool   to James Kirk, salt, coals, &c.
July 15 Brig Trafalgar Younghusband 40 days Cork passengers to James Kirk
July 15 Brigantine Emily Kinney 10 days Philadelphia   to C.E. Cross, flour, &c.
July 15 Layfayette Clifford 10 days Boston   to master
July 16 Schooner Ceylon Philbrook 15 days New York   to jardine & Co, flour
July 16 Nightingale Goodwin 6 days Halifax   to J.M. Hamilton, sugar and pork
July 16 Yarmouth Packet Clements 18 days Nevis   to Charles McLauchlan, sugar and molasses
July 17 Brig Rambler Phillips 49 days Hull   to R. Rankin & Co
  Notice:
The Subscriber wishes to notify Shipowners, Shipmasters, &c. that he intends going to the United States, for the purpose of procuring Seamen, and that business will be carried on as usual at this Office, Reed's Point.
P. Comerford, Shipping Agent.
St. John, July 17, 1847.

To Builders.
Sealed Tenders will be received at Messrs. Jardine & Co.'s Store, or at Mr. Stead's Office, until Saturday next, the 21th instant, for the Mason, Joiner, and Slater's Work on a Brick and Stone Building for a 'SAILORS' HOME,' according to the Drawings and Specifications which may be seen on application to Mr. Mathew Stead, Architect.
St. John, July 17, 1847.


Passengers in the Ship Themis, on Wednesday, for Liverpool-Lieut. J. Alexander, and lady; Mrs. G. Mofffitt, and Mr. Cooper, of England.

In the Perseverance from Liverpool-Nehemish Marks, Esq. of St. Stephen.


We have much pleasure in publishing the following highly complimentary letter to Capt. Robert Disbrow, of the Ship John Clark, of this port:
Government Emigration office,
St. John, N.B., 12th July, 1845 [sic]
Sir,-I have received the instructions of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to communicate to you the high sense which His Excellency entertains of your conduct toward the Passengers by the ship John Clark, from Londonderry, whose preservation from sickness is ascribed to your kindness and great attention to them during the voyage.

I have very great satisfaction in being authorized to make you this communication, to which you are well entitled.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obdt. Servant,
M.H. Perley,
H.M. Emigration Agent for
New Brunswick.
To Capt. Robert Disbrow,
Ship John Clark.


Arrived at Barbados, 11th June, brig Belle of Maitland, Seelyo, from St. John-cargo sold. Sailed 10th, brig Corfu, McMann, for St. Thomas.

Arrived at Quebec, 31 July, ship New Zealand, Wilson, Newry.-At Grosse Isle, 4th, ship Tamarac, Cooper, Liverpool, 307 passengers-26? deaths; Wakefield, Brombead, Cork, 381 passengers-26 deaths; Venelis[a], Murchie, Limerick, 380 passengers-13 deaths-Captain very ill; barque James Moran, Morrison, Liverpool, 341 passengers-22? deaths; brig Lively, Checkley, Cork, 188 passengers-21 deaths-Captain, Mate, and 42 of the passengers and crew ill.

Arrived at Grosse Isle, 6th, ship Goliah, Slater, Liverpool, 600 passengers-46 deaths, and many of the passengers sick. There were two medical men on board-reports speaking the ship Aroa? from Cork for Quebec with passengers, on the 1st instant, at which time there had been 70 deaths, and many more sick.


Steam Navigation of the Orinoco--
We have before alluded to a grant made by the Venezuelan Government, of the exclusive privilege of navigating the rivers Orinoco and Apure by steam, to Vespasian Ellis, late U.S. Charge des Affairs to Venezuela. Mr. Ellis estimates that a capital of $200,000 will be required for the purpose, and things that after the first year, it will yield a net profit of fifty per cent. per annum.-N.Y. Jor.


Twenty German immigrants were drowned by the snagging of the steamer Star Spangled Banner last week in the Mississippi river.


Toronto Emigrant Hospital.--
Admitted during the week ending July 4th, 116; died, 22; discharged, 45; remaining in hospital, 248. Of those landed sick in Toronto, almost all have been taken ill after leaving Montreal.


During the week ending the 10th instant, there were 168 interments at Montreal, of whom 36 were emigrants. At the Emigrant Sheds, during the week, there were 250 deaths.


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 Montreal Pilot thus concludes an article on the all absorbing subject:

"While writing, we have this moment received additional melancholy intelligence from a gentleman of respectability and high standing, conveying the following startling facts, derived from one conversant with the regular details of the place and an eyewitness of the scenes described:--

"There are at the present moment 48 Nuns sick from exposure, fatigue, and the 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 1586 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 to even attend to these 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."


Quebec, July 7.--
H.M. troop-ship Apollo, from Portsmouth via Halifax, with drafts, arrived at Grosse Isle, on Sunday, where she landed her sick-having the small pox on board-and came into port this afternoon.

We are sorry to learn that Capt. Heitland, Royal Artillery, died of small pox on the 30th ult., and was interred on Hare Island.

The Rev. Mr. Montminy, cure of St. Gervais, died this morning. 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, July 4, was 144; 331 discharged; in hospital, 1,817. Forty-two bodies (chiefly children) were brought on shore and buried on the island, during the same period.

July 12.-At Grosse Isle, 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 occurrences. 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.

Shipping at Quebec.-The number of vessels arrived to the 12th inst. was 604; to the same period last year, 678 had arrived.


Earthquake.--
Capt. Power, of the schooner Santevy, which arrived at Yarmouth, (N.S.) On the 8th inst. from Antigua, via St. Martins, states that a severe shock of an earthquake was felt at the latter place on the 11th of June.


New York, July 9.--
The Union, Capt. Herbert, the pioneer of the French line of Ocean Mail Steamers, arrived yesterday from Cherbourg, France, after a fine passage of sixteen days. She left that port on the 22d ult.

The Union has a black hull, and three masts, and appears very much like the Great Western. She moves handsomely, and came up the bay with good speed, and took her place at the Great Western's dock in the East River.

The impression made by the new comer as she entered the harbor was decidedly favorable, and the officers and passengers seemed greatly pleased with all that they saw and heard. Thus the new ear in our commercial relations with La Belle France may be said to have fairly arrived, and here-after we are to look for the French steamers as regularly as for the English mail packets.

This new line of steamers is composed of the following ships, each of four hundred and fifty horse power:-Union, Philadelphia, New York, Missouri. The second steamer of this line, the Philadelphia, was at Cherbourg.

The Union brought 43 first class passengers, and 96 in the steerage. She is advertised to leave New York on Saturday the 24th instant.

The intelligence brought by the Union is of very little importance, the dates being no later from England.

The Belgian journals announce that King Leopold will leave for London on the 21st or 22d of June, if his state of health will permit him.

The harvest in France promises an abundant yield.

A premium of £1000 has been offered by the Royal College of Chemistry, for a discovery by means of which iron, when applied to ordinary purposes, may be rendered as little liable to rust as copper.


Emigration to North America.--
The number of Emigrants now crossing the Atlantic, and the immense amount of sickness which usually takes place on the voyage, has attracted a good deal of attention from the fact, that the poor who are thus afflicted are beyond the reach of medical aid, not one ship out of fifty that sail with Emigrants carrying a Surgeon. Efforts have been, and indeed are now being made, for the purpose of providing these vessels with medical assistance, and among those who have been meet energetic in their efforts to accomplish this most desirable end, is Mrs. Maury, of Liverpool, who, having been a passenger on board a ship bound to New York in which small pox broke out, is using her endeavours to awaken the authorities to the fearful consequences that result from the present system. In a letter published in the Liverpool papers, she says-

"Where governments fail, the pestilence succeeds; the acourage of God has power where the efforts of man are unavailing. The suffering crowds that rush into the Atlantic cities of the United States reward the hospitality they receive with infection. In the "between decks" of the passenger vessel is fostered fever. No skillful hand is there to minister to the sick; no experienced mind to adopt the preventive means by which alone escape from universal death may be effected. Such a state of things cannot continue; and already many vessels in the port of Liverpool are advertising for surgeons, and recently several have sailed thus provided. The captains generally are themselves in favour of such a precaution; it is the shipowners only who have objected.-- Could the emigrant be informed upon a subject so nearly connected with his dearest interests, he would himself accomplish this desirable purpose, by selecting for his voyage such a vessel only as may be provided with a "doctor," and rejecting all others; and this has now become his legitimate mode of redress, for other means have failed.

"Among the various provisions of the Passenger Act, there exists one of so capricious and incomprehensible a nature, one so inconsistent with all prudence, so utterly at variance with all humanity, that it is impossible to imagine on what grounds such a regulation should have been suggested or adopted. The Act of Parliament provides that 'All vessels carrying one hundred passengers and upwards, and going to all ports of the world, (North America excepted!) shall carry Surgeons.'

"I, sir, have seen the evils I allude to, and personally have gone through the opposition I have related. Without presumption, I trust that I may assert the imperative necessity of employing medical officers on board of emigrant vessels, and the futility of all the objections against the measure.

"It remains only to be stated, on the authority of Dr. Sutherland, of Liverpool, and Dr. Carmichael, of Dublin, that medical men having taken out their diplomas could be procured in abundance in both these cities, at a small salary, for emigrant vessels. This precludes all difficulty."

The Surgeon of the Ship 'Hottingeur,' in which Mrs. Maury was a passenger, has, at her request, made a report, in which he recommends-

"1st. That every emigrant ship be compelled to carry a surgeon, who shall examine into the supply of medicines necessary for the cure of the most probable kinds of disease which may occur.

2d. That every passenger, immediately after coming on board, be submitted to vaccination, although he may have previously gone through this operation, because vaccination produces no personal inconvenience, and because it has been found that it invariably modifies, though it does not always prevent the varioloid and small-pox. The patients under vaccination would suffer no more at sea, than they would on land. 3d. That a small surgery be allotted to the use of the surgeon, where he may receive his patients in private. This is urged for manifest reasons of propriety. 4th. That no emigrant labouring under any contagious or infectious disease be allowed to sail in any vessel, because where so large a number of persons is congregated together, and confined for a length of time, it is probable that disease of some description will break out, the risk and fatality attending it depending on the malignity of its nature, the means available for cure, and the length of the voyage.

"There will be no difficulty in procuring surgeons for these vessels at a trifling expense, because many young practitioners would gladly avail themselves, for a very small remuneration, of the opportunities thus offered to improve their knowledge and experience."


A Chinese Junk! said to have been bound to England, arrived at New-York on Friday the 9th instant.-The Commercial Advertiser contains the following description of this strange vessel:--

She is named the Keying -- Kellett, master-and has had a passage of two hundred and twelve days from Canton-touching at St. Helena on the 23d April. She has come in ballast, consigned to the master, but has on board a host of Chinese curiosities. She is built of teak wood, one hundred and fifty feet long, twenty-five feet beam, and twelve feet depth of hold. Her cabin is thirty feet long, ten and half high, and twenty-three feet wide. Her rudder is not hung on pintles, but suspended in a curious fashion by two cables, made of rattan or bamboo; it weighs seven tons, and is hoisted and lowered as occasion requires­its immersion being twenty-three feet when down, and twelve when up. Her anchors are made of teak wood.­The cabin is decorated with a host of painted birds, tigers, and other animals. She has an idol set up on board, representing a woman having ten pairs of arms, and ornamented with flowers, beads, rings, and a variety of trinkets.

She has three windlasses­one amidships, very large, to get up the anchor; one on the bows to heave the heel of the rudder to the sternpost, and one astern to heave the rudder out of the water.

Her crew consists of 40 Chinamen, and 20 Europeans. She has three upright masts with lateen sails. Her stern is five feet higher than that of a 74. She is built in the form of a whale boat, and there are two great eyes to her bows. The captain represents her to be a fine sea boat, sustaining herself well through some severe weather.

The Keying is painted white with a black waist as far as the foremast; then red to the stem.­She has nine ports on each side, which are painted white, red and black. As she lies now, at anchor off the quarantine ground, the junk has cost $75,000.

Saturday, July 24, 1847, (New Brunswick Courier)

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
July 17 Barque Sophia Collins 44 days Liverpool   to John Robertson, merchandise
July 17 Lady Bagot Anderson 46 days New Ross passengers to John Robertson
July 17 British Queen Bell 33 days Londonderry passengers to Wm. Howard
July 17 Brigantine Susan Ann Fox 42 days Castletown, (Ire.) passengers to master
(Bound to Boston)
July 17 Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport passengers to Jas. Whitney
July 18 Barque Royal Mist Williams 47 days Liverpool 149 passengers to John Mackay, merchandise
July 18 Schooner Peruvian Flemming 5 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
July 18 Eleanor Jane McCarthy 4 days Boston   to J.R. Crane, assorted cargo
July 18 Lark Pindar 2 days Yarmouth (N.S.)   to C. McLauchlan, assorted cargo
July 21 Steamer Saxe Gotha Chisholm   Eastport passengers to J. Whitney, merchandise
July 21 Schooner Sisters McAuley 3 days Boston   to T.L. Nicholson
July 22 Barque Ward Chipman Bilton 38 days Cork passengers to Charles Brown
July 22 Brig Osmilla? Ritchie 39 days Dublin   to Charles McLauchlan
July 22 Belle of Maitland Seelye 20 days St. Thomas   to J. & T. Robinson, sugar
July 22 Blue Nose Thompson 14 days Mantzas?   to Demill, molasses and sugar
July 22 Brigt Kingston Mason 47 days Cork passengers to John Mackay
July 22 Schr George Strickland 7 days New York   to George Thomas, flour and wheat
July 22 Union Jack Douglas 7 days New York   to master, flour and wheat
July 22 John Ross Chisholm 6 days Halifax   to order, assorted cargo
July 22 Tantivy Power 10 days Turk's Island   to C. McLauchlan, salt
July 23 Barque Envoy Laidler 31 days Londonderry passengers to Thos. Wallace
July 23 Lady Caroline Malony 47 days Newry passengers to John McSweeny
July 23 Schr Meridian Kavanagh 4 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
July 23 Eliza Jane Broderick 3 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
July 23 Relief Johnson 7 days Philadelphia   to L.H. Waterhouse, flour and wheat
July 24 Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport passengers to James Whitney, merchandise
  Capt. Purvis, of brig Magna Charta, at St. Andrews, from Sligo, spoke on the 30th June, lat. 44 30 N. long. 53 35 W. barque Elgin, 12 days from St. John, for Cork-all well.

Barque Richmond, at New York, spoke on the 5th inst., brig Herbert, from St. John, for Belfast, out 20 days.

Report of Capt. Fox, of Brigantine Susan Ann, of Dartmouth, arrived at St. John:—
" At 9h. 30m. p.m., on the 8th July, Cape Race beating North 33 miles, saw something about a mile to leeward, apparently the hull of a ship.—Bore down on it and found it to be a full-rigged ship on her beam ends,—bowsprit, jib-boom, and fore top-gallant-mast gone, but the remainder of her spare standing, with her studding sail booms rigged out, but gear unrove—all light sails gone; only sails perceived bent was the mizen topsail, foresail, and mainsail, and not a reef taken in the mizen topsail. The name in the leech of the mizen topsail was "James Hunt & Co., Sailmakers, Quebec." The after part of the rudder gone. Two gilded stars on her stern, with white drops and carved work round her stern; anchors and chains bent. The main top marked by chisel "M.T." and main cap "W. & M." Starboard bulwarks abreast the fore rigging gone. Windlass handles and pump gear painted red. No boats attached to her, but the starboard davit tackle falls overhauled as if unhooked from a boat. Think she had not been long either at sea, or in that condition, and that she was either a new vessel, or recently had a thorough fit out, as everything appeared to be new, by the information of those whom I sent to the boat; but it coming on a fresh breeze, could not remain by her any time.


Quebec, July 14.—The steamship St. George arrived from Grosse Isle last night, brought up Capt. 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, Staved, &c., which vessel foundered on the Green Bank, on the 30th ult., having been in contact with the John Jardine, (now at Grosse Isle,) during a thick fog and southerly wind. It appears that both vessels were running at the rate of about five knots at the time, and so severe was the collision that the Emma went down in about three hours after. The John Jardine lay by her until the crew was taken on board, and brought them up to Grosse Isle. The John Jardine, we learn, has only received damage in her upper works.

Arrived at Quebec, 12th July, ship Progress, Abell, New Ross, with 555 passengers; 13th Princess, Murphy, Bremen, with 321 passengers.

  Immigration at New York.–During the first six months of the present year 84,218 steerage or immigrant passengers arrived at New York; and of these, 74,423 landed since the first of April giving a monthly average since the latter date of nearly 25,000.
The iron ship Sarah Sands, screw propeller, arrived at New York on Monday last, in twenty days from Cork, where she had put in to repair some of her machinery. She sailed from Liverpool on the 15th of June, and from Cork on the 29th.
The Montreal Pilot mentions the death of two other Roman Catholic Clergymen, the Rev. Messrs. M’Emerny and Caroff, who have fallen victims to their labours in behalf of the immigrants, besides the Rev. Mr. Gottefrey, whose melancholy fate is mentioned elsewhere–Quebec Gaz. July 16.
Dr. McGale, one of the Assistant Physicians attending on the sick in the Emigrant Hospitals at St. Ann’s Common, Montreal, expired on Friday, from the result of fever, contracted in devotion to his arduous duties.
By yesterday’s mail, we received intelligence of the death of 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.
We learn from the Exchange Register that the ship Ena’s Queen, [sic Erin's Queen] from Liverpool, with 517 passengers, at Grosse Isle since last Tuesday, has been abandoned by the captain and crew. She had fifty deaths on the passage.– Quebec Morning Chronicle, July 19.
The return from the government Emigration Office at Quebec of the number of passengers arrived to the 17th inst., shows an aggregate of 52,214, being an increase over the number to the same date last year, of 29,181.
Passenger in the “Prince of Wales,” for Cork— Francis Munro, Esq. of Carleton County.

The Mail for England, to meet the sailing of the steamer Britannia from Halifax on the 3d of August, will be closed at the General Post Office in this City on Saturday next, the 31st of July, at three o’clock in the afternoon.


Government Emigrant Office St. John, 19th July, 1847.
Lists of passengers by the following vessels have been received at this office:–
Ship Envoy, sailed from Londonderry 19th June, 264 passengers; British Merchant, from Cork 20th June, 338 passengers; brig Sir James McDonnell, from Dublin, 27th June, 164 passsengers. The Agents at Londonderry and Cork state that at the departure of the Mail, there were no vessels at either of those ports taking passengers for St. John, N.B.
M.H. Perley.

H.M. Emigration Agent for New Brunswick Government Emigration Office
St. John, 24th July, 1847.
The following vessels have come up from Quarantine during the past week:–
Barque British Queen, Londonderry, 123 pass.
Barque Lady Bagot, New Ross, 337 pass.
Brig Bache McEvers, Cork, 136 pass.
Brigt. Kingston, Cork, 68 pass.
Brig Seraph, Cork (via Boston), 114 pass.

The following vessels are at the Quarantine Ground:–
Brigantine Susan, from Beerhaven, 68 passengers, 18 of whom are ill—three deaths during the voyage.
Brig Trafalgar, from Cork, 127 passengers.
Barque Royal Mint, from Liverpool, 166 passengers.

The passengers by the two vessels last mentioned, with a few exceptions, have been landed on Partridge Island, they being infected with disease of an infectious nature. There were nineteen deaths on board the Royal Mint during the voyage.

Barque Ward Chipman sailed from Cork, 13th June,—505 passengers. There were twenty-three deaths on board this vessel during the voyage, and four since the vessel arrived at Quarantine. There are forty passengers at present ill with fever.

Barque Envoy, sailed from Londonderry 21st June—276 passengers. There are eight cases of small pox on board the Envoy; one passenger died of the disease on the voyage, and one other of affection of the chest.

Barque Lady Caroline, sailed from Newry 6th June—105 passengers. This vessel is reported to be very clean, and the passengers in good health. Neither sickness or death on the voyage.

The last return from Partridge Island, is dated the 20th inst. And is as follows:–
No. of sick and debilitated on the Island, 223
No. Healthy, for obvservation and purification, 375
No. of deaths from the 13th to the 20th inst., 26
No. discharged from the 13th to 20th inst., 181
No. of Seamen ill, 12

All the persons on the Island have a plentiful supply of provisions of good quality.,
M.H. Perley,
H.M. Emigration Agent.
Miramichi Quarantine Report.—Thee were four deaths on Middle Island during the week ending the 13th instant; and six deaths the week following. There were 110 persons under quarantine of observation on the 20th instant, one half of whom would be discharged during the week.
The Brig Magna Charta, arrived at St. Andrews, on the 15th inst., from Sligo, with 150 passengers, a good many of whom were sick—six died on the passage.
Quebec, July 14.—The late arrivals at Grosse Isle, exhibit a frightful degree of mortality. On board the ship Avon, from Cork, there were no less than 136 deaths. The following is a report of the vessels at Grosse Isle yesterday:—
Ship Goliah, Slater, Liverpool, 600 passengers—46 deaths; ship Manchester, Brown, Liverpool, 512 passengers—11 deaths; ship Jessie, Oliver, Cork, 437 passengers—37 deaths; ship Erin’s Queen, Davidson, Liverpool, 517 passengers—50 deaths, 11 of the crew sick, and a number of passengers; ship Avon, Johnston, Cork, 550 passengers—136 deaths, all the crew sick, and the surviving passengers weak and sickly; barque Sarah, Fletcher, Liverpool, 248 passengers—31 deaths; barque Rosana (Roseana), Wilkinson, Cork, 254 passengers—3 deaths; barque Triton, Smith, Liverpool, 483 passengers, very sickly—90 deaths; barque Alert, Laughlan, Waterford, 234 passengers—4 deaths; brig Thistle, Turner, Liverpool, 389 passengers—2 deaths; brig John Jardine, Sampson, Liverpool, 254 passengers—8 deaths; brig Medusa, Woodworth, Cork, 194 passenger—2 deaths; brig Charles Richards, Angus, Sligo, 178 passengers—8 deaths.

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 3d to the 10th instant, was 54; discharged 228, remaining, 827.

The accounts from Montreal are very gloomy.—Two priests of the Seminary have died of typhus fever caught at the Emigrant sheds, and almost all the others including superior, we are told, are sick, five or six of them dangerously, as also the Rev. Mr. Willoughby, pastor of Trinity Church. The city is in a dreadful state of excitement. The number of deaths during last week exceed by 88 those of the corresponding week of last year, and two thirds of the excess were to St. Anne’s Ward, near which the sheds are placed. This, of itself, would justify the alarm felt by the people in the vicinity of the sheds, both here and at Montreal.

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