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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1823

The following information on arrivals, due to the condition of the papers, has been taken from various sources including the Montreal Gazette, Montreal Herald, and the Canadian Courant & Montreal Advertiser.
note: if ships' rigging or name of Master unpublished, it is indicated by -- (The newspapers were often filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible. This can lead to errors in the interpretation of the entry or missed entries. ) Be aware that there may be two or more ships of the same name, from the same, or different ports, during the same year. A few ships also made two trips in 1823.

see also St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records for Lady Sherbrooke, Malsham, New Swiftsure, Quebec & Telegraph.

May 09 - June 22 | June 25 - August 26 | August 27 - November 26

Date
Vessel
Master
Sailed
From
Passengers
Consigned to/Remarks
1823
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant..., Wed., July 2, 1823.]
June 25 brig Commerce Robinson 7 June Bonavista, Newfd.    
  The English Brig Horseley Hill, from N. Castle arrived at New York, spoke on the 13th June in lat. 40, 20 long. 60, 30 the British Cutter Nelson, from Jamaica for Quebec.

Quebec, June 25.
Upwards of 175 vessels had arrived at the port of Miramachi on the 30th May. The Trade of this place has increased in an extraordinary degree. It consists almost entirely in lumber.


The Packet Ship Montago[?] from Harve, has brought Paris papers and letters to New York to the 18th May which is three days later than the date of those arrived from London.
Two vessels sailed from Dumfries, in April, for the British North America, with 75 and 80 emigrants. One ship was pursued by some sheriffs officer from Cumberland, with a writ against one of the passengers for debt. He was seized, but being a handsome young fellow, the woman passengers immediately rescued him, and compelled the officers to quit the ship without him.–The executors of the law, in their search for the debtor, found another man who had absconded, and left his wife and six children chargeable to the parish. Unfortunately, they had no warrant to arrest him, but the Ladies in this case assisting justice, compelled the villain, to quit the ship, bidding him “gang hame to his wefe and bairns.”
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant..., Sat., July 5, 1823.]
  The American Brig Euphemus, cleared at New-York, on the 18th June for this port. The Brig Emerald sailed from this port on the 26th for Boston, with a full cargo of 15,538 bushels oats, 80 tons junk and 30 bales hay.
The Brig Canton has arrived at Boston after a passage of 35 days from St. Andero, in Spain–Captain Tunison of the Canton has not brought any papers from thence, but from the journal which he kept of the transactions which occurred during the period of his vessel’s being in that port, we understand that the gallant Mina has defeated a body of 20,000 French near Catalonia....

(From Montreal Herald of same date.)

Quebec, July 1.
It rarely happens that, at this season of the year, we have not a single arrival to record in our shipping list. By a statement copied from the Gazette, a considerable diminution of the trade of this port, as compared with the same period of last year, appears to have taken place--the deficiency is 91 vessels, forming an aggregate of 30,585 tons.--Mercury. The number of vessels arrived at this port up to the present date is 191, carrying 46,407 tons and bringing 4,374 emigrants. The number arrived at the same period last year was 282, carrying 77,092 tons and bringing 4,302 settlers. The quantity of timber which has come down is now very great, indeed the market seems completely overstocked and no reasonable price can be obtained by the raftsmen. The circumstance that there are few or almost no vessels to load makes business in this, as it is in every branch extremely dull.--Mercury. Shipwreck.
On the 2d inst. The ship Hope, from Belfast, Ireland, bound to St. John, N.B. having on board 155 passengers, ran on shore, near the north-east end of the Island of Sable, during a thick fog. Four persons unfortunately were drowned, viz. Hugh M’Rannel from the County of Antrim, parish of Killead, Eliza Williamson, from Belfast, and Margaret Moorhead, and Jane Moorhead, from Monaghan.

On the 6th inst. the Ship Marshall Wellington, from Sunderland, bound to Boston, was wrecked on the same point of the Island, one person, of the name of James Martin, was drowned.

There were upwards of 190 sail of vessels for timber from Great Britain at Miramichi by the 20th May.

Boston, June 22.–Arrived, Brig Jones, Richardson, 15 days from Quebec.

Among the passengers in the packet Ship Canada, arrived at New-York on the 19th inst. in 30 days from Liverpool, are J.B. Robinson, Esquire, Attorney General of U. Canada, Mrs. Robinson and Miss Robinson, John Neilson and P. M’Gill, Esquires, and Messrs. W. Atkinson, J. Lawrence and Harwood.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Wed., July 9, 1823.]
July 2 brig Norval Leslie 43 days Liverpool 6 settlers to Leather & Co., general cargo
July 2 brig London Jolson 7 May Newcastle   to P. Patterson, (Courant says Pemberton) ballast
July 2 brig Briton Reid 9 May Hull   to P. Patterson, ballast
July 3 brig Albury Cunningham 11 May Newcastle   to Froste & Co., ballast
July 3 brig Invulnerable Phelan 9 June Newfoundland   to order, general cargo
July 3 brig Tinley Ryans 40 days Liverpool   to M. Atkinson, salt
July 3 brig Lady Hood McKenzie 6 May Liverpool pass. Mr. Cook, and 3 settlers to Froste & Co., general cargo
July 3 brig Countryman Steel 7 May Harrington   to order, ballast
July 3 brig Quebec Packet Ditchburn 7 May Liverpool 4 pass. To order, general cargo
July 3 brig Ajax Armstrong 17 May Plymouth   to Mr. Le Messurier, ballast
July 3 brig Helena Curry 1 May London   to R. Wood & Co., ballast
July 3 bark General Elliot Frank 3 May Cork and P.E.I. 30 settlers to W. Price, ballast
July 3 brig Eggerdon Castle Pelman 18 days Newfoundland   to Finlay & Co., general cargo
July 3 brig Alexander Sewell 45 days Limerick   to Shepherd & Campbell, ballast
July 3 brig Blucher Thompson 8 May London 95 settlers to G. Symes, ballast
July 3 ship Ebro Bencheau 53 days Hull Mr. Wilson and 17 settlers to order, bricks
July 3 ship James Dighton 13 May London   to order, ballast
July 3 schn. Good Intent Chevrefils 18 May Halifax   to F. Bateau, ballast
July 4 ship Hannah Graham 20 May Liverpool 20 settlers to Leather & Co., salt
July 4 brig Commerce Burns 3 June St. Vincents   to Irvine & Co., rum and sugar
July 4 brig Rover Harvey 17 days Bermuda   to A. Shaw, rum and sugar
  Passengers in the Aurora, sailed 1st July, Mr. Cuvillier and family, ditto, in Kelsicwood, Mr. Cattrick (Carrick in Courant) and family.
We have seen a 5 Dollar Counterfeit Note, on the Montreal Bank, letter C and dated 2d October, 1821. The steel dies are very well imitated. The picture on the counterfeit bill is coarse, and a comma is omitted at the word demand, and a period at the check letter C. The comma and period appear in the true bills of letter C. Good judges might be deceived by these counterfeits.
The Steam-boat Malsham, which we mentioned last winter as having sunk at her place of wintering, has been raised by the exertions of the agents of the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company, and was brought up by the Swiftsure last Sunday, to the foot of the Current St. Marie; from which place she was taken in tow yesterday morning, by the Telegraph, for Quebec, for the purpose of being repaired.
Norfolk papers received at New York, announce the arrival of the U.S. Store Ship Decoy, from Thompsons Island, Capt. Maury, (a passenger,) Midshipman Jos. Smith, three men and a boy died on the passage of a violent fever, and a Midshipman and two men remain sick on board.

The Yellow Fever has appeared very early in U. States, West India Squadron; and we find in the New York Papers that two or three cases have already occurred there.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Sat., July 12, 1823.]
July 5 brig John Twizell ace 46 days Topsham   to Mr. Pemberton, cordage, &c.
July 5 bark Hamilton Williams 45 days Belfast 245 settlers to J. Leather, and Co., salt and goods
July 5 ship Comet Colville 20 May Liverpool 5 settlers to Peter Burnett, salt and goods
July 5 brig Earl Dalhousie Freeman 19 days Halifax pass. Mr. J. Freeman to Mr. Freeman, rum
July 6 sloop Nelson Ste? 13 May Jamaica and Montrgo Bay   to Heath and Moir, rum and sugar. Intelligence, sailed with convoy as a protection from the pirates–13 sail near at hand.
July 7 brig Nimrod Black 18 May London   to Charles Hunter, general cargo
July 7 schr. Lady Margaret Palicuand? 15 days Halifax pass. Mr. Steward to Mr. Steward, cargo rum
July 7 schr. Mary Catherine White 12 June Halifax   to W. Price, in ballast
July 7 schr. Susan McIver 18 June Newfld. Pass. Dr. Lee and 4 settlers to Finlay and Co., cargo seal skins and coal
July 7 bark Maria Williams 27 May London and Falmouth   to H. Atkinson, sundries
July 7 brig Carbonarie Taggart 18 June Carbonarie   to Finlay and Co., in ballast
July 7 bark Lord Wellington Madgin 24 May London pass. Mr. Butchard, Mr. and Mrs. Belland and 2 children to order, ballast. Intelligence, Ships Essex and Asia sailed the same day for Quebec.
July 7 bark Mary Clark 10 May Belfast 202 settlers to Irvine and Co., ballast
July 7 schr. Lively Cunningham 9 May Grenada pass. Mr. Henderson to Jas. Brown, rum
  Passengers in the Bark Eliza, sailed the 3d instant, for Liverpool, Mr. and Mrs. Burton.
A British Schooner from Grenada for Quebec was spoken on the 28th ult, lat. 42, 14.
Arrested:
July 6 –John Smith, Seaman, for stabbing Jos Crish, mate of the brig Mary Ellen, now lying in Port.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald Wed., July 16, 1823.]
Jul 9 brig David  Bartieman 1 May Newcastle   to M. Bell, ballast
Jul 9 ship John Rickard Ward 2 May London   to R. Wood & Co., ballast
Jul 9 brig Mary Walker 27 May St. Vincent’s pass. Mr. Thirlwell to Mr. Thirlwell, rum and sugar
Jul 9 brig Friends Souter 12 May Peterhead   to Irvine & Co., ballast
Jul 9 schr Lord McDonald Long 25 days St. Johns, N.B. 3 settlers cargo tar
Jul 10 brig Henry Penrice 59 days Newry 9 settlers to Pemberton, salt
Jul 10 brig Culloden Leyden 10 May St. Ubes   to Handyside & Co., salt
Jul 10 bark Thames Richardson 11 May London   to Irvine & Co., ballast
Jul 10 schr Lord Kingsale Norton 9 June St. Johns, Newf   to J. ? & Co., in ballast
Jul 11 brig Nova Christie 26 May London   to H. Atkinson, in ballast
  (From Courant of same date.) Arrived at New York on the 30th ult. Br. Packet Lord Wellington, Proctor, from Falmouth May 14, and Halifax 19th last, with the May Mail.

Brig Freetown of _____ from Jamaica, in ballast, was lost 10th June in going into St. Jago.

Passengers in the Ship Princess Royal for Trinidad, Messrs, Hillyer, Tucker, and Chapman.

Ditto, in Marianne and Louis for Halifax, Mr. O. Qulrouat?, and Dr. D?bord.

St. Jaco De Vega, May 31.
The following is coppied [sic] from the Guiana Chronicle of the 18th May:
Occupation of Porto Rico by the British,–The Trinidad Gazette, of the 19th ult. Received this morning, gives the following account of this important piece of information:
“By the arrival of the schr. Rector, in six days from Porto Rico, we learn that on Tuesday last, the 4th inst. Ten ships of war and five transports arrived at San Juan, the capital, direct from England, with necessary credentials from the Spanish Government for the delivery of that important Colony over to England, which was accordingly done, and the British flag substituted for that of the Spanish....”


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 Arrived at New-York on the 30th ult. British Packet Lord Wellington, Proctor, from Falmouth, May 10, and Halifax 19th instant, with the May Mails.

Brig Freetown, of ______, from Jamaica, in ballast, was lost 10th June, in going into St. Jago.

Passengers in the Ship Princess Royal for Trinidad, Messrs. Hillyer, Tucker, and Chapman.

Ditto, in Marianne and Louisa, for Halifax, Mr. O. Quirouet, and Dr. Dubord.


The ship Fame, Capt. Folson, arrived below this morning in 31 days from St. Ubes. It was reported in St. Ubes on the day the Fame sailed (May 30) that the French army had entered Madrid, and that the Portuguese troops ordered for the defence of Spain, had revolted–refusing to join the Spanish cause.
Quebec, July 11, 1823.
The heavy rains which accompanied the thunder storms of last week, have afforded a reasonable relief to the country, previously suffering from the severe drought which had so long prevailed.

We have been favored with a Belfast paper of May 21st, from which, among other extracts, we make the following. We hope that if ever the vessel mentioned reach this port, the competent authorities will secure the Captain for so daring a breach of the laws, by which the lives both of the passengers and this whole community are endangered, several passengers in this same vessel, it may be remembered, were seen sick last year on Jones’ Wharf, one death occurred in the open air, and created some excitement.–Gazette.
Revenue Officers forcibly carried off to America
On Thursday last, Mr. Tutor, Police Magistrate, accompanied by Mr. Farrell, Chief Peace Officer, proceeded to Dunleary, in pursuance of an order from Mr. Gregory, Under Secretary of State, to take measurers for preventing a vessel called the “William of Dublin,” from getting out to sea, in consequence of the want of necessary accommodation for the passengers on board, during their voyage to Quebec.

Mr. Tutor and Mr. Farrell found the vessel riding at anchor in Kingstown Bay, ready to put to sea; her burden was but ninety-three tons, and she had on board one hundred and fifty-six passengers, being the number of one hundred and nine persons more than the allowance per ton, as very properly and humanely directed by the Act of Parliament. The passengers were all labourers of the lowest description, and the want of ventilation, the crowded state of the hold, the absence of all arrangements for comfort, cleanliness, decency, or convenience, occasioned a horrible stench; several were totally unprovided with a place to lay themselves down, and the whole presented a scene not very unlike the shocking tales related of slave ships.–The Magistrate and Mr. Farrell waited on board all day for the Captain, and as he did not appear at night, they left two revenue officers on board in charge of the vessel, and returned to town. During the night the Captain came on board, and knowing his case to be desperate, he determined on a desperate remedy, and actually put to sea with the officers on board. As soon as the circumstance was discovered, two revenue cruisers were dispatched after him, but as yet (May 21st) no account has been received of him.

see also Court of Vice-Admiralty findings | see William arrival report


Steam-boat Accident.–Yesterday morning, as the Steam-boat New Swiftsure was leaving port for Quebec, a trifling accident in her machinery caused her to put back for a few hours for the purpose of being repaired.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant and Montreal Advertiser, Sat., July 19, 1823.]
Jul 13 brig Wellington Coats 18 May London   to J. Leather & Co., in ballast
Jul 13 brig Roberts Kerington 16 May Bay?   to M. Bell, in ballast
Jul 13 brig Roseius McLaren 5 May Greenock Mr Newell, Miss Newell, Miss Baxter and 47 settlers to P. Burnett, goods, &c.
Jul 13 schr Chatham Meredith 1 July Miramichi Messrs F???, McGuire, Brown, Tavish and Miss O’Connor to Rt. Richardson, dry goods
Jul 13 schr Providence Cire 15 days Halifax   to order, in ballast
Jul 13 two schrs. From Bay des Chaleurs          
Jul 13 ship Essex Appleton 25 May London Mr W. Howes to Captain, in ballast
Jul 14 brig Patty Campbell 22 days Liverpool, N.S.   To Mr Roynold, salt
Jul 14 brig Norval Punion? 15 days St. John, Nfld Messrs Bennett and Stewart to Irvine & Co., in ballast
Jul 14 Joseph and Jane Gibson 8 May Shields   to W. Pemberton, coals and glass
Jul 14 schr Margaret Cann 24 June Sydney   to W. Budden, with part of the cargo of the Constansia
Jul 14 bark Proselyte Smith 14 May L   to M. Whitney, in ballast
Jul 14 brig Syren Storment 22 May Shields   to W. Pemberton, in ballast
Jul 14 brig Henry Churier 18 May London   to H. Atkinson, in ballast
Jul 14 brig Helena Elliott 20 May London   to W. Price, in ballast
Jul 14 brig Hazard Howard 15 days St. John, Nfld   to Lemesurier, cargo coal
Jul 14 schr Bonne Citoyenne Bermer? 23 days Halifax Mr M’Cauley to S. M’Cauley, rum and sugar
Jul 15 schr Lively Potsle? 22 days Sydney   to W. Budden, with part of the cargo of the Constantia
Jul 15 brig Ann Richardson 25 May London Mr D’Estimauville to Mr D’Estimauville, in ballast. Intelligence, spoke the Brig Mayflower for Dublin, 22d June, Long 47 W. nn? vessels coming up.
Jul 15 brig Dwina Thompson  22 May Peterhead   to order, in ballast
  Passengers in the Skipsey, Marshall, sailed 12th inst. for Liverpool, Col. Fitzgerald and family.

The Brig Patience was spoken on the 27th June, four days from Bermuda, for Quebec, in ballast.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant and Montreal Advertiser, Wed., July 23, 1823.]
Jul 16 ship Sir George Provost Morrison 27 May London   to W. Price, ballast
Jul 16 ship Asia Trindale 25 May London   to order, ballast
Jul 16 brig Patience Jones 22 May Bermuda Mr. Tucker to Mr Tucker, rum and salt
Jul 16 brig Caspian Dorward 18 May Newcastle Messrs. Bowman & Seers to Irvine & Co., coals, &c.
Jul 16 ship Victory Braithwaite 26 May London   to Hny Atkinson, ballast
Jul 16 ship Aurora Pearson 25 May Whitby   to R. Wood, ballast
Jul 16 brig Sir James kempt Coulson 17 days Halifax Mr Richardson to Quirouet & Co., rum and molasses
Jul 16 ship Alfred Fithye 18 May London   to Patterson, ballast
Jul 16 ship Harrison Wales 27 May Londondery 401 settlers to Caldwell & Co., ballast
Jul 16 ship Generous Planters Woodward 9 May London   to H. Atkinson, ballast
Jul 16 brig Isabella Booth 18 May Sunderland 23 settlers to H. Atkinson, coals and glass
Jul 16 bark William Spence 19 May Portsmouth 7 settlers to P. Dyke & Co., ballast
Jul 16 bark Mint Patten 13 and 27 May London and Falmouth   to W. Price, ballast
Jul 16 brig Mary Ann Kendale 19 May Limerick 142 settlers to order, ballast
Jul 16 brig Lord Exmouth Barrett 19 May Plymouth Lieut. Fourneaux and family and 5 settlers to W. Price, cordage, &c.
Jul 16 ship Fanny Blair 3 June Belfast 326 settlers to G. Ross, ballast
Jul 16 brig Euphemus Robson 2 June New-York   to H. Atkinson, ballast
Jul 16 ship Sovereign Willis 22 May London   to R. Wood, ballast
Jul 16 schr David Graham Campbell 44 days Grenada   to Jas. Ross, rum
Jul 16 brig John Dunscomb Seymour 16 June Jamaica and Bermuda Messrs. Morforbanks and Farendon to Mr. Wood, rum and sugar
Jul 17 brig Pleiades Millar 30 May Liverpool and Bermuda 11 settlers to Irvine & Co., general cargo
Jul 17 brig Jane Johnson 25 May Sligo 139 settlers to order, bircks and provisions
Jul 17 ship Regalia Forister 10 June London   to Froste & Co., ballast
Jul 17 schr Charlotte Chesney 3 July St. John, Nfld   to W. Price, rum
Jul 17 ship Mountaineer Hilliary 10 June London Mr. Chapman to H. Atkinson, ballast
Jul 17 ship Canada Addison 15 days St. John’s, Nfld   to Leather & Co,
Jul 17 schr Effort Caldwell 2 July St. John’s   to Caldwell & Co., rum
Jul 18 ship Loyalist Parkin 26 May Newcastle   to Mr. Thirwall, coals
Jul 18 brigantine Charles Marywood 20 days St. John’s, Nfld   to Mr. Sheppard, oil and rum
Jul 18 brig Canada Pinckney 27 May Brest   to order, ballast
Jul 18 brig Trafalgar Christopherson 29 May Belfast 170 settlers to W. Pemberton, ballast
Jul 18 bark Hawksbury Biggs 23 May London   to Froste & Co., ballast
Jul 18 ship Contest Coulson 25 May London   to H. Atkinson, ballast
Jul 19 brig Jane Kendall 25 May Workington 9 settlers to G. Symes, in ballast. Intelligence, saw the Brig Cygnet on shore at Little Metis Cove, on Monday last, quite dry–supposed not to be damaged.
Jul 19 sch l’Esperance Young 12 days Miramichi   to Patterson’s & Weir, in ballast
  Passengers in the Bark St. Charles, sailed 15th inst. Mr and Mrs. J.S. Campbell.

Passengers in His Majesty’s Transport Success which sailed on Wednesday for London, Mrs. Ready and family, Lieut. Col. Cockburn, Depty. Quarter Master General to the Forces, Mrs. Cockburn, Captain Goldie of the 37th foot, and Lieutenant Skene and Lt. Servante of the Royal Engineers.

The same vessel takes home a company of Sappers and Miners, and discharged men from several of the Regiments in this Country.

The Govt. Brig Chebucto, in which His Excellency the Governor in Chief lately sailed, was spoken on the 2d July in Canso Harbour, by the Brig Sir James Kempt, arrived on Tuesday.

His Majesty’s Ship the Athol, Capt. Bouchier, was to sail from Halifax for Quebec on the 5th July–It is probable she will bring money for the Government.


The latest European news brought to New-York was by the ship Commerce, which arrived there on the 15th inst. after a passage of 34 days from Greenock...
From the Quebec Gazette, July 17th
We have been favoured with Bell’s Messenger from the 25th May to the 8th June. It does not appear that Mina has had any general engagement with Moncey, but merely a skirmish with Donnadieu. The Division of the French under the Duke D’Angouleine entered Madrid, on the 24th May.
Information has been received at New-York from Barbadoes, that the inhabitants of that Island felt some alarm, proceeding from an apprehension that the negroes contemplated a revolt--we trust there is no truth in the report.
We are sorry to learn that a system of thieving has lately been practised on board the St. Lawrence Steam Boats by some of the sailors, who have broken open packages of goods and taken there from small parcels. Through the vigilance of Messrs. Molsons, assisted by Mr. Ogilvy, we are told, that several of the rogues have been committed to jail, and it is confidently hoped the evil is now eradicated.
Emigrants from Europe continue to arrive here in great numbers, and we are sorry to say that the appearance of the majority of them "seems to bespeak variety of wretchedness." The miserable situation of Ireland, for a long time back, has induced many families belonging to that country, to seek an existence in foreign climes--in order to defray the necessary expences of a passage they have disposed of every article for which money could be procured, and when they arrive in this country their little stock is exhausted.--It is to be lamented that there is no establishment here for the purpose of enabling these unfortunate strangers to settle on lands, and to give them such encouragement as would induce them to remain in this country, for want of which a great number proceed to the United States, who would otherwise prefer a residence in Canada. We believe that at no period since the late war would the interference of Goverment [sic] in favor of emigrants be more acceptable than the present--there are many acres of waste lands belonging to the Crown, which might be appropriated to these poor people immediately on their arrival, without subjecting them to the roundabout formalities at present necessary for obtaining them, and with the mode of which the emigrant is totally ignorant.--If in addition to the land, implements of husbandry, and a temporary supply of provision would be added, under an engagement on the part of the settler to pay for the same in two, or three years, on pain of forfeiting the grant, we are of opinion that His Majesty would retain many thousand good and loyal subjects in this Country, who are actually compelled to proceed into the States, carrying with them no very favorable sentiments with regard to the place where they originally intended to settle.

On Saturday last the Steam-Boat Laprairie, with nearly 300 emigrants on board arrived here from Quebec--and on the following day the Telegraph, with 220, and the Swiftsure with 260 also arrived in this harbour.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant and Montreal Advertiser, Sat., July 26, 1823.]
Jul 19 brig Swan Lee 28th May Newcastle   to Heath & Moir, coals and glass
Jul 19 brig Dido??? Carns 1 June Liverpool 23 settlers to J. Leather & Co., salt
Jul 21 brig James John Coleman 27 May Ballycastle 85 settlers to Thomas Hayes, ballast
Jul 21 ship Hope Geo. M’Ausland? 26 days St. John, Nfld   to R. Barnett, ballest
  From the New York Evening Post.
Emigration.--In the ship Commerce, of Greenock, which arrived here on Tuesday evening, came as a cabin passenger, Naburn Ward, Esq. of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and between 80 and 90 passengers in the steerage, most of whom are young famers, and of good character, for settlement on Mr. Ward's lands in the District of Marietta.--These enterprising young men, together with about fifty that sailed from Greenock on the 4th of April last with the same intention, are but the van of a much larger colony that are wincing up their concerns in the mother country, and will shortly be transplanted into the fertile vale of Ohio. This will be no small advantage to our common country, while it will be particularly gratify [sic] to our sister state of Ohio--virtuous men being a real acquisition to any land. Mr. Ward, who has spent the last twelve months in Europe, but much the greater part of his time in Scotland, making known to the farming class of that country the many advantages of the flourishing state of Ohio, is of opinion that 1000 individuals with have left North Britain for the vale of the Ohio, from the first of April to the first of October next, and that each succeeding year 2000 will follow their example. We may safely calculate, that each person will bring 200, Dollars, which will add to the capital of Ohio for 1823 the sum of 2000,000, Dollars and for each succeeding year the sum of 600,000; and as industrious good men are more valuable than money, we may double these sums in behalf of this state. This is ??? very pleasing in the prospective, and we believe there is very little doubt of its being fully realized. Our country bids every virtuous foreigner a hearty welcome;--and no people make better citizens than the Scotch; they are moral, religious, sober, and industrious, almost to a proveth??;--and the least we can say is that he who has spent much time and money solely for the purpose of making the advantages of his country known to European farmers, is deserving well of his fellow citizens. We understand that such was the cleanliness of the Commerce, and the healthy appearance of her passengers and crew, (a circumstance much to the credit of her captain, that the Health Officers after making the proper examinations, suffered the ship to come up to the city.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Mon., July 30, 1823.]
Jul 18 [sic] brig Neptune Douglass 26 May London   to J. Whitney, ballast. This vessel is at Barnaby Island below Rimousky and means to land there.

Jul 18 [sic]

brig Hope Newton 5 June Newcastle   to W. Pemberton, coal. Intelligence, Capt. Tom of the Bark Commerce has come up in the Hope says he lost his vessel on Sunday 13th instant, about 4 miles to the westward of Matas, in a thick fog, vessel a wreck, but all hands saved.–The Commerce belonged to and was bound to Bristol.

Jul 24

ship Prince of Waterloo Gray 14 June Belfast 243? Settlers to order, cargo salt

Jul 24

bark Industry Watts 4 June London   to W. Pemberton, ballast
  Passengers in the Harriot, Cummings, sailed for London 23d instant, Col Forrest and family.

The Brig Pegasus from Quebec arrived at Bermuda on the 25th June.

By the brig Hiram, Capt. Mosher, in 42 days from Gibraltar, we have received a file of the Gibraltar Chronicle to the 28th of May inclusive....

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant and Montreal Advertiser, Sat., August 2, 1823.]
Jul 24 ship Prince of Waterloo Gray 14 June Belfast 235 settlers to order, salt
Jul 24 bark Industry Watts 4 June London   to Wm. Pemberton, ballast
Jul 25 brig Eleanor Wallace 5 June Workington 96 settlers to G. Symes, coals
Jul 25 brig Fortitude Nelson 14 June Limerick 123 settlers to J. Leather & Co., bricks
Jul 25 sloop Margaret Bowden 12 days Miramichi   to order, ballast
Jul 25 ship Lord Nelson Duncan 12 June London   to Shephard & Campbell, ballast
Jul 25 ship Britannia Wellins 9 June London   to H. Atkinson, ballast
Jul 25 brig Mars Todd 13 June Liverpool   to J. Leather & Co., goods and salt
Jul 26 ship Symetry Smith 27 May Scarbro’   to R. Wood, ballast
Jul 26 bark John Esdale Dearness 4 June London Mr. Martinucio?, Mr. Tutton and one female to Wm. Pemberton, general cargo
Jul 26 brig Betty Wedgewood 14 June Liverpool 13 settlers to Froste & Co., general cargo
Jul 26 ship Trusty Mosher 9 June London Mrs. J.D. Hamilton and 2 children, Capt. Hewison, and Capt. D'Orsonnens and family to P. Paterson, Stores, to Government
Jul 26 H.M. Ship Athol     Halifax    
Jul 26 ship Elizabeth Charlton 53 days London 4 settlers to Sheppard & Campbell, ballast
Jul 26 brig Lustre Rutter 4 June London   to Froste & Co., ballast
Jul 26 ship Jane Snowden 13 June Greenock Mr & Mrs F. Hall, Mr Wood, Mr M’Intosh, Miss M’Arron, Mrs Graddon, and 63 settlers to Wm. Price, general cargo
Jul 26 brig Three Sisters Clements 14 June Liverpool   to Chaffers & Bolton, ballast
Jul 26 brig Cygnet Maxwell 27 May Newry 104 settlers to Mr. Jackson, ballast. The Cygnet has been on shore at Little Metis, but has not received damage.
Jul 27 brig Lady Frances Barry 8 June Sunderland   to H. Atkins, coals and glass
Jul 27 brigantine William Norris 16 May Dublin 82 ? settlers | see news items about brigantine William | see also Court proceedings to Jas. Black, ballast, candles
Jul 27 brig Roberts Forster 3 June Newcastle   to H. Atkinson, coals & glass
Jul 27 brig Aid Palmer 16 June London   to R. Wood, ballast
Jul 28 bark Duck Nichols 17 July St. Laurence, N.F.L.   to Jas. Hunt, ballast
Jul 28 brig Denton Denton 56 days Dieppe   to order, ballast
  Baltimore, July 22.
The brig Margetta, Carter, arrived here yesterday from Smyrna (and Gibralter,) reports that the brig Midas of and from this port had arrived at Smyrna in the unprecedented short passage of thirty-six days!

Ten or twelve privateers, armed in Algesirus, were cruising in the Straits for French property and had made several captures. On the 29th of May, they carried in 2 large French ships and a brig. On that day a French frigate made her appearance in the bay, which prevented many other captures. The French had several vessels of war off Cadiz, and other ports of the coast of Spain.


Latest From England.
By the Old Line packet ship Nestor, Captain Lee, in 37 days from Liverpool, the Editors of the New-York Daily Advertiser have received London papers to the evening of June 14th, Liverpool to June 15th, and Lloyd’s Lists and London Shipping Lists to June 13th, all inclusive.... (from the Montreal Herald)
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Wed., August 6, 1823.]
Jul 29 brig Relsay? Castle Richardson 29 June Plymouth 2 settlers to Irvine & Co., ballast
Jul 29 brig Vertumune Last 19 June Plymouth   to R. Wood, ballast
Jul 29 brig Tuscan Dale 5 June London Mrs and Miss Boswell, 2 settlers to Garden, Auldjo and Co., ballast
Jul 30 brig Active Johnson 13 June Newry 136 settlers to G. Symes, ballast
Jul 30 brig Thompson Hobbs 13 June London   to H. Atkinson, ballast
Jul 30 brig Lord Stewart Stoddard 7 June Sunderland   to Sheppard and Campbell, coals and glass
Jul 30 brig Amphion Little 13 June Dublin 98 settlers to Mr. Pemberton, ballast
Jul 31 brig Janet Devereux 4 June Ross   to order, ballast
Jul 31 brig Sceptre Yeoman 10 June London   to J. Whitney, in ballast
Jul 31 schr William Hawbolt 16 June Halifax 1 settler to Quirouet and Chinic, cargo rum and sugar
Jul 31 brig Hunter Brown 6 June Exeter   to H. Atkinson, in ballast
Aug 1 brig Argo Young 14 June Sunderland   to Wm. Bruce, cargo, coals, glass, &c.
Aug 1 brig Susanna Hardy 16 June Hull   to Wm. Pemberton, in ballast
Aug 1 brig Ann Adams 13 June Oporto   to Gillespie, & Co., cargo, wine and salt. The Ann, Thomas Hutchins, Thomas Jackson and Friends, sailed the same day.
Aug 1 ship Countess of Dalhousie Stewart 19 June London   to Leather and Co., in ballast
Aug 1 ship Julius Caesar Stafford 19 June London London   to Wm. Pemberton, in ballast
Aug 1 ship Friends Donaldson 23 June Hull   to Hy. Atkinson, in ballast
Aug 1 brig Maddock Wilkinson 10 June Hull   to R. Wood and Co., in ballast
Aug 1 ship Brunswick Blake 20 July from Cowes but sailed from Halifax on 20th Major Ian Tharn (Thurn) , 60th Regt., 6 other officers, and 220 recruits for the different corps in the Canadas to Government, in ballast
  Passenger in the Columbine, Brooke Hancox, Esq.
The Ship Hannibal, Watkinson, arrived at New York on the 28th ultimo, 38 days from Liverpool, among the passengers were: Wm. McGillivray, Esqr., Miss Ann McGillivray, and Miss Magdalen McGillivray, of this city.
Vessels entered for loading at Liverpool, June 21, British Tar, Elliot, Quebec, Hero, Grayson, do.
We understand the Farmers of this neighbourhood have called a meeting to be held at Mrs. Gillespies, Tavern, in the new Market at 11 o’Clock on Friday next, to propose the holding of a fair on St. Anns, Plains on Michaelmas Day next, ensuing.–Communicated.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant and Montreal Advertiser, Sat., August 9, 1823.]
[no date]
[Aug 1 in M.Herald]
ship Abeona Davidson 13 June Gibraltar Mr. and Mrs. Felton to W. Price, ballast and wine
[no date]
[Aug 1 in M. Herald]
schr Providence         from the wreck of the Bark Commerce with part of her materials.
Aug 2 bark Peggy Jones 13 June London 3 women and one child to order, ballast
Aug 2 bark Nelson Burn 19 June Plymouth   to W. Price, ballast
Aug 2 bark Sprightly Johnson 17 June Belfast 178 settlers to W. Pemberton, ballast
  Passengers in the Cossack, Dr. Kilvert.

Sailed.
Aug 1–Brig Hazard, Howard, Newfoundland
---------Brig John Twizell, Price, Topsham
---------Brig Earl of Dalhousie, Freeman, Halifax
---------Brig Alexander, Sewell, Limerick
---------Brig Nimrod, Black, Liverpool
---------Brig Elizabeth, M’Lean, Grenada
2. ------Ship Helena, Currie, London
---------Schr David Graham, Campbell, Grenada
3. ------Ship Cossack, Thompson, Bristol
---------Brig London, Irvine, Colebester
---------Schr Margaret, Bowden, Miramichi
---------Schr Charles, Haywood, Newfoundland
---------Ship Providence, Stewart, London
---------Schr Susan, M’Iver, Newfoundland
4. ------Brig Quebec Packet, Ditchburn, Liverpool
5. ------Ship General Eliot, Frank, London
---------Bark Ebor, Berriman, Hull

Vessels arrived this season 342
Tonnage 82,548
Passengers 7,560


His Majesty’s Ship Athol, Capt. Bonchier[?], sailed on Sunday morning. We understand that she will shortly return with His Excellency the Governor in Chief. She proceeds we hear no further than Gaspe.

Vessels arrived this season 342
Tonnage, 82,648[?]
Passengers, 7,500

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Wed., August 13, 1823.]
  Cleared
Aug, 5th – Brig Lord Exmouth, Barret, Liverpool
-------------------Ajax, Armstrong, Southampton
-------------Brigantine John Dunscomb, Seymour, Jamaica

Aug, 6th –Ship Margaret, Fisher, Liverpool
------------ Brig Eggerdon Castle, Pittman, Newfld.
-------------------Blucher, Thompson, Cork
Aug, 7th –Brig Countryman, Steel, Carmarthes
------------------Lord Kingsale, Northon, Cork
------------------Norval, Punton, Newfoundland
------------------Mary-Ann, Kindale, Limerick
------------------Mary, Corn, Cork
------------------Albany, Cunningham, Newcastle

Passengers in the Margaret.–Mr. Slater, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Dawson and Miss Todd.


Halifax, July 23.
On Saturday last His Excellency the Earl of Dalhousie, and his Excellency Sir James Kempt, returned to town for their visit to Windsor Horton, and Cornwallis.

On Friday last H.M. Sloop Dotterel, Capt. Hoares and on Sunday the Salisbury 58, Rear Admiral Fahie Capt. Maude, arrived here from Bermuda.

Lieutenant Colonel Sir J.M. Tylden, C.B. and a part of the 52d regiment arrived in the Cato. This regiment, we understand, is to relieve the 74th in New-Brunswick, which is to be stationed in this garrison. The Right Wing of the 2nd batt. 60th, is to proceed from hence to St. John’s, New-Foundland, to relieve the left wing of the 74th at that place.–R. Gaz.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Canadian Courant and Montreal Advertiser, Sat., August 16, 1823.]
Aug 11 bark Thomas Jackson Gehl? 16 June Hull 14 settlers to Hy Atkinson, in ballast
Aug 11 brig Romulus Crawford 23 June London   to W. Pemberton, in ballast
Aug 11 brig Pilgrim Smith 25 June Greenock Mr. Leslie and 77 settlers to Lawrie & Spence, in ballast
Aug 11 brig Harmony Taylor 15 June Hull   to order, general cargo
Aug 11 ship Hero McColl 24 June Liverpool   to John Munn, in ballast
Aug 22 [sic error - should be 12] His Majesty’s Ship Niemen Sibly, Esqr. Commander 8 days Halifax His Excellencey the Governor in Chief and suite  
Aug 22 [error - should be 12] His Majesty’s Brig Chebucto   8 days Halifax    
  Passengers in the Norval for Newfoundland, Mr. Bennet and Mr. Stewart; in the Mary for Cork, Mrs. Joseph Jones.
Mr. Louis Voyer, Habitant of the Parish of Ancienne Lorette, had the misfortune to lose a barn of 94 feet in length on the 1st August by fire, communicated by lightning. Nine day afterwards a building of equal extent was finished and delivered over to him by the gratuitous and generous exertions of the Inhabitants of his parish.–Gazette.

[From the Montreal Herald of the same date.]

London, June 20.
Not less than eight French vessels have been posted on Lloyd’s books to-day as having been captured by Spanish privateers, two or three of which were noticed in the French papers of yesterday. The most valuable is the Penelope, which was taken in the neighbourhood of Marseilles, and being from the East Indies, has been insured at Lloyd’s for about £60,000, and not £100,000 as stated in the Evening Papers....

We some time ago mentioned a report that a plan was in agitation in England for promoting emigration to Upper Canada, upon a large scale. This has, we now understand, been partly carried into execution; and Mr. Peter Robinson [brother to the Attorney-General of that Province,] visited Ireland, for the purpose of couducting [sic] out a number of settlers under this arrangement, who are probably upon their passage to these shores.–Mercury.

From the New-York Gazette, August 9.
News Expected.–The ship Halcyon has arrived at Philadelphia, in 40 days passage from Liverpool. She must have sailed about the 28th of June, but the Philadelphia papers of yesterday morning, (received last evening) merely mention her passage, but give no extracts from the London papers, which must have been received by her.

Passengers in the packet ship Robert Fulton, sailed yesterday for Liverpool–Mrs. Holdrige, Miss L. Parker, Messrs. A. Kinder, J. Youngman, P. Gamsey, Dr. Packer, and Chevalier de Rivafinoli.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Wed., August 20, 1823.]
Aug 12 brig Scipio Broadle 23 July St. John’s, N.F. 9 settlers to W. Pemberton, ballast. Intelligence–Has lost both anchors in the Traverse.
Aug 12 ship Hero Grayson 1 July Liverpool   to order, salt and goods
Aug 13 brigantine Halifax Coventry 13 days Halifax   to Mr. Satterthwaite, rum and sugar
Aug 13 schr Caldwell Gray? 13 days Miramichi   in ballast
Aug 13 bark Sally Greig 56 days London Dr. Quesnel and 6 settlers to Hart Logan, ballast
Aug 13 two schr from the fisheries          
Aug 13 schr Margaret Hearn 19 June Ross 52 settlers to order, ballast
Aug 13 brig Pilot Law 26 June Aberdeen   to Heath & Moir, ballast and goods
Aug 13 brig Mary Yeoward 21 June Dublin 120 settlers to P. Barnett, ballast
  Passengers in the Mary for Cork, Mrs. Joseph Jones.

Error in our last: In the list of arrivals, on the 11th inst. Instead of “Hero” read “Flora, M’Coll, from Liverpool.”

Shipping List, 26th June.
Vessels spoken with.–On the 13th inst. Jane, Workington to Quebec, on the 18th, Ellen, Shields, to do.

From Lloyd’s List, 24th June.
Gravesend, 20th, Sally Greig, and Romulous, sailed for Quebec. Dieppe, 11th Denton, from do.

The Mary Ann, Jackson, from Liverpool to Quebec, was lost in the ice 3rd ult. In lat 47, lon. 58. One man drowned. The master and rest of the crew took to their boat, and the next morning were picked up by the ship Princess of Wales.

Lloyd’s List gives a long list of French vessels captured by Spanish privateers.

Deal, June 18.–Came down from the river, and sailed, Aid Palmer, for Quebec; 19th, Thompson, Hobbs, do.; 24th, Henry, Maitland, do.; Plymouth 18th Vertumnus, do.–The Thames from Quebec 16 days out, was spoken with by his Majesty’s Ship Jasmeur, ar. At Plymouth, June 25th.


New York.
Among the passengers in the Columbia from Liverpool, are George Jackson, Esq. Commissioner from England to the U. States, his family, and Mr. Chilcott, Secretary.

Mr. Canning, late Minister of England to the U. States, embarked at this port in the British Packet which sailed on Saturday morning for Falmouth, via Halifax.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Sat., August 23, 1823.]
Aug 14 brig Liddle Wheatley 22 June Belfast Mr., Mrs. and Miss Sharp, two Misses Rice, and 255 settlers to R. Wood & Co., salt
Aug 14 Thomas Hodgson Haigh 20 June Hull   to R. Wood and Co., ballast
Aug 17 ship Monarch Crawford 9 July Tobermory Mr. Leach and daughter, two Misses Fraser, Mr Burnside, Mr Cameron and 229? Settlers. to Hancox and Cringne, ballast. Intelligence, July 25th spoke the Brig Nicholson from Liverpool to Quebec, out 27 days, Long. 36 W. Brig Emperor Alexander to sail four days after him.
Aug 17 brigantine Admiral Fahie Warnock 21 July Antigua Mr Bell and Mr Hill to Stewart and Lemoine, rum, sugar, and molases
Aug 18 brig British Tar Colbick 31 July Belfast 110 settlers to R. Wood and Co., ballast
Aug 18 schr Catharine Meredith 12 days Miramichi   ballast
Aug 19 brig Harriet Carr 1 July Belfast 212 settlers to M’Roberts and M’Clean, cargo salt
  His Majesty’s ships Neimen (Niemen) and Chebucto, for Halifax.

Passengers in the Ship Alfred for London, John Tucker Williams, Esq. Of the Newcastle district, Upper-Canada.

Court of Vice-Admiralty.
[As much interest was lately excited by the arrival of the Brig William, with Emigrants, we have, in order to satisfy puplic [sic] curiosity, obtained the substance of the judgement pronounced in the Vice-Admiralty, on the 11th inst. On the information filed by Mr. Wilson against Norris, the Master.]
Court of Vice Admirality, Lower Canada
Monday, 11th August, 1823
William Wilson, Informant
William Norris, Defendant
Judge Kerr--
This information has been preferred against William Norris, Master of the Brigantine William, of Dublin, for penalties to the amount of 2500l. for having taken from the Port of Dublin, and brought to Quebec fifty passengers more than are permitted by law to be carried in the said Brigantine, in contravention of the 57th of his late Majesty, c. 10.

The following is the Sentence.–I find the fact and the law with the informant, and the facts being proved the law points with unerring hand to this conclusion, that the penalties for the recovery of which, the informant proceeds in demand have been incurred, and I decree that the sum of 2500l. sterling, be paid by the Defendant William Norris, one moiety to His Majesty, and the other moiety to the Informant.
The Hon. Mr. Primrose for the informant.

The Times of London, October 06, 1823 p. 3 - EMIGRATION TO CANADA

We subjoin from a Montreal paper of the ? of August, a decision pronounced in the Court of Vice-Admiralty at Quebec, relative to the conduct of the master of the brigantine William, recently arrived from Ireland ; having on board contrary to the laws of emigration, no less than 140 human beings, who suffered the greatest misery during the voyage, arising from the crowded state of the vessel. The circumstances of the ships sudden departure from Ireland, and the carrying off the customs-house officers, must be fresh in the recollections of our readers.


Court of Vice Admirality, Lower Canada Monday, 11th August, 1823

Judge Kerr— This information has been preferred against William Norris, master of the brigantine William, of Dublin, for penalties to the amount of 2500l. for having taken from the port of Dublin, and brought to Quebec, fifty passengers more than are permitted by law to be carried in the said brigantine, in contravention of the 57th of his late Majesty, c. 10.
The question is resolvable to a short inquiry of fact, whether the defendant has incurred all or any of the fifty penalties for which the informant proceeds in demand in his libel ; and after reading over the evidence taken in support of it, I must say that it exhibits a case of as lawless behavior and moral turpitude as is rarely disclosed in a Court of Justice.
It appears from the evidence of Thomas James, the mate, that the brigantine sailed from the port of Dublin on the 14th May, and on the same day came to anchor opposite Dunleary New-harbour ; that Norris, the master, was on board, and went on shore in the same evening or the next day in the morning ; when he returned on board in the night of the 11th [sic], at 11 o'clock ; when he returned he said that when he was on shore he had heard that the ship had fouled her anchor, and that he must heave it up. Here he threw aside the veil, and touching the witness on the arm, he added, "Don't take any notice of my being in a passion, or what I may say, but the ship must go to sea immediately ; that if she did not go to sea that night, she would be stopped, and not allowed to go." He farther states, that there were two custom-house officers on board, and that by the master's orders the anchor was weighed, and the ship proceeded to sea, when, touching at Howth-harbour, about daylight on the 16th, the custom-house officers were landed, and the brig proceeded on her voyage to Quebec.
The witness produces a paper, which he says was given to him by Norris, showing the number of families to whom as mate he was to serve out water during the voyage ; and this list contains in number, as far as I can understand from it, 119 souls. His evidence also goes to prove that there was hardly room to work the ship ; that part of these families slept in the long-boat on deck ; and of the number, happily only 11 children died—a circumstance that he attributes to the coldness of the weather.
James Hunt, a passenger, states that he, his wife, 27 years of age, with a child, and two relatives, embarked on board of the brig on the 14th May ; that neither he nor his family had a birth [berth] excepting his wife, who was nearly starved with cold, and was permitted for three nights to sleep in the cabin ; that during the first ten nights, they were obliged to sleep between the births [berths] ; and at other times in the long-boat upon deck. For the last three weeks of the passage, he says, that they lay in the hold on some ropes where the child he had with him died, and where his wife was delivered of another. He does not know the exact number of passengers, but he says that there were more than 70 grown persons, and upwards of 30 children, exclusive of 11 who died in the passage.
Walter Stiensin swears that there were at least 140 passengers, and that though he was promised a birth [berth] by the owner, a Mr. Ellis, of Dublin, he was obliged to sleep in the long-boat on deck, by which he lost his health, and is now extremely ill. He says that he paid four guineas to the owner for his own and his cousin's passage.
Though it appears that the passengers far exceeded the number restricted by the statute, which is "One adult person, or three children under 14 years of age, for every one ton and half of that part of the ship or vessel remaining unladen," yet they all differ as to the precise number, which is not to be wondered at, considering the crowded state of the ship. However, the testimony of Mr. Fife, the Custom-house officer, who boarded the brig on her arrival, and who counted the passengers in the presence of Clifford, the other witness, enabled the Court to say with correctness that there were, exclusive of the crew, ninety-seven grown persons and forty-four children that were brought from Dublin in the brigantine William, a vessel of only ninety-three tons burden. Mr. Fife states that the ship was so filthy, and the smell between decks so offensive, that he did not venture to go below.
These are the acts which the informant discloses, and certainly the case is a deplorable one. It is in vain that the civilized nations unite to abolish the slave trade, and to mitigate the miseries of mankind, if, from the vile passion of avarice, which is " semper infinita, insatiabilis, " a traffic like this is permitted, with impunity, to be carried on between our shores, by which numbers of our fellow-subjects are taken hoodwinked from their homes, and consigned to miseries which can only be compared to the Black-Hole of Calcutta. Happily, in this instance, the mortality was not great, considering the crowded state of the ship ; but had the weather been warm, and the winds less favourable, I do not think that one of the number would have lived to tell the tale of their sufferings.
Following the dictates of my heart and understanding, I find the fact and the law with the informant, and the facts being proved, the law points with unerring hand to this conclusion—that the penalties for the recovery of which the informant proceeds in demand have been incurred, and I decree that the sum of 2500l. sterling be paid by the defendant, William Norris, one moiety to his Majesty, and the other moiety to the informant.

note: This vessel William is the same ship, same master, from the same port, which arrived at Quebec on July 25th 1822 and was the subject of a news report in August 1822, for the horrific treatment of emigrants.


Latest From Spain.
The brig Patriot, Fairchild, arrived here this forenoon, in 59 days from Malaga, and 38 from Gibraltar. She left the latter port on the 6th July, at which time the French army remained at its former position off Cadiz, without having effected any thing.

The blockading squadron from Algesirus, which touched at Gibraltar on the 3d July, sailed again on the 4th for Cadiz. The Spanish privateers had captured several French merchant-men off Algesiras. The Governor gave the vessels upon a demend [sic] of the French Admiral, who threatened to fire on the town if his request was not complied with. The American squadron was at Port Mahon. Flour was 10 dols. Per bbl, at Gibraltar–It had sold for 7 five days previous.

Bombardment of Cadiz!
We learn from a gentleman passenger in the schooner Zion, which arrived here last evening in 9 days from Barts, (says the Baltimore American of August 13) that the Patriot brig Bolivar, Capt. Almeida, had arrived at St. Barts two days before the Zion sailed, in 17 days from a cruise off Cadiz. He understood from the Officers of the Bolivar, that a French squadron was cruizing off Cadiz–that the French army was besieging it, and had taken possession of the castle of St. Roque. They kept up a constant Bombardment on the town. This intelligence brings our accounts to twenty-nine days from Cadiz.

From The St. John N.B. Star.
We are happy to learn that the mission to Halifax for promoting the plan of a Canal from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Bay of Fundy, has been well received....

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Wed., August 27, 1823.]
  [no arrivals listed]

New-York, August 19.
Latest From France.

By the arrival of the Cadmus, Capt. Whitlock, in 48 days from Havre, we are put in possession of Paris advices to the 30th of June.


Invisible Cement.–Isinglass boiled in Spirits of Wine will produce a fine transparent Cement, which will unite broken glass so as to render the fraction almost imperceptible.

Newspapers in Schools.–The Editor of the Windsor Journal, says he received an order a few days since for a supply of his paper to be used in a public school. Many advantages would doubtless, result from this practice, as children generally “seize with avidity a newspaper, and find in its variety sufficient attraction to render study a pleasure instead of an irksome task, performed only through fear of the ferula.” The Editor also well observes, that there will be no objections in point of morality to the newspaper being admitted as a weekly visitor in the family. A judicious master, (and schoolmasters should be of this character,) would select the most appropriate and useful parts of the weekly about....

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Montreal Herald, Sat., August 30, 1823.]
Aug 22 brig Nicholson Cairn 56 days Liverpool 20 settlers to Irvine & Co., genl. Cargo
Aug 24 brig Mary Ann & Luisa Bartie 20 days Halifax Mr O. Quironet, Mr Reynolds, Dr Dubord and Capt. M’Donald to Quirouet & Co., rum
Aug 25 brig Emerald Gray 23 days Boston 13 passengers from Gut of Canso to ____, pitch & tar
Aug 26 brig Jean Innes 5 July Gibraltar   to Heath & Moir, salt
  Passengers in the Ship Hannah, for Liverpool, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs and two Miss Scotts, Miss McVittie, and Mr Millard.

In the Brig Henry, for Newry, Messrs. Marshall and Ledlie.

In the Ship Lord Wellington, for Liverpool, Dr. Franklin, 37th Regt. Messrs Lymburner and Dawson.

Spoken by the Mary Ann & Luisa, on the 8th of Aug, in the Gutt of Canso, the Schooner Ranger McClean, of St. John’s New Brunswick, from Kingston, Jamaica, bound to Quebec.

Quebec, August 26.
The fine weather at the close of last week has materially altered the appearance of the country in this District; much of the grain is already fit for harvesting, and the hay has mostly been got in, though, generally speaking, not in a good condition.–Mercury.

St. John’s N.F., July 20.
His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir Charles Hamilton Baronet, Governor, and Commander in Chief in the Island, with his suite, arrived here on Friday morning last, in H.M.S. Ranger, Capt. Fisher, from England.–As soon as the Ranger had anchored, a salute was fired from Fort Townshend, and shortly after from the respective ships in the harbour, who welcomed his Excellency’s return to this place with all the distinction due to his rank.

In the Ranger came passenger Col. Harris, on his way to Halifax.

Arrived, the Loyal Britain, 31 days from Cork, with three companies of the 52d. Regt. intended to relieve a Detachment of the 74th Regt. but in consequence of orders from the Earl of Dalhousie, the Detachment is to remain here, and the three companies of the 52d. are destined for New-Brunswick.


The brig Blandford, Soper, from Brigue for Quebec, was run down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, June 29th, 11 at night, in a thick fog, by a large ship, 20 leagues from Chapeau Rouge, and instantly filled–crew saved, and arrived at St. John’s in H.M. Pandora.  

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