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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1832

The following information on arrivals, due to the condition of the papers, has been taken from various sources including the Montreal Gazette MG, Montreal Herald MH, and the Quebec Gazette CG.
note: if ships' rigging or name of Master unpublished, it is indicated by -- (The newspapers were often filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible.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 1832.

see also St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records for Chambly & John Molson.

May 04 - May 30 | June 01 - July 09 | July 09 - August 27 | August 28 - November 06

1832
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday July 11th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 09 brigantine Lowther Pewley 18 May Workington 131 settlers to G. Symes & son
July 09 brig True Briton Balderson 11 June St. Vincents Mr. McLean and family ; Mr. Ridley to Ross & Co. / rum
July 09 brig Dove Holburne 27 May Sunderland   to G. Symes & son / coals
July 10 ship Grenada Wright 31 May Liverpool 123 settlers to Rodger, Dean & Co. / general cargo
July 10 ship Tamerlane Black 30 May Greenock 210 settlers to — / in ballast
July 10 brig Aimwell Porder 27 May Liverpool 199 settlers to Simpson & Co. / general cargo
July 10 brig Albion Boyd 06 June Glasgow 69 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
July 10 brig Sally Cumming 27 May Liverpool   for Montreal / in ballast
July 10 brig Woodbine Honston / Houston 18 May London 72 settlers to Lemesurier & Co. / general cargo
July 10 brig Cambrian Gragson / Gregson 29 June Newfoundland 11 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast
July 10 brig Hope Carrick 19 May Hull   to William Patton / in ballast
July 10 brig Elizabeth Winder 24 May Sligo 152 settlers to Sheppard & Co. / in ballast
July 10 brig Patience Middleton 07 June Trinidad   to J.P. Thirlwall & Co. /sugar
July 11 brig Silestria Gooley 27 May Demerara   to J.S. Shaw / in ballast
 
Shipping Intelligence:
The steamer John Molson, after undergoing repairs at Pointe Levi, during a fortnight, having her bottom painted, &c. proceeds to Montreal tonight.

Quebec Emigrant Society
Number of poor Emigrants and their children, forwarded by this Society, under Provincial Statute, 2 William IV, cap., 17, between the 17th May and 10th July, inclusive, not including infants under 12 months.
Number of Emigrants forwarded by the Society.......... 2,488
Number of persons who have obtained temporary shelter in the Emigrant Shed, during the same period ................. 447
Total relieved 2, 935
N.B.— About 280 heads of families and widows with children, have received temporary relief in donations of money and provisions from the Charitable Fund of this Society since 1st May last.
J.C. Fisher,
Secretary, Q.E.S.

The Royal William
We have been furnished with the following extract of a letter by a passenger in the Royal William, dated at Miramichi, June 25th.
" We have 11 cabin passengers and about 52 emigrants in the steerage, all of whom were in the most healthy condition, preserved during the passage, by the unwearied assiduity and attention of our worthy captain. Notwithstanding these exertions, three of the firemen belonging to the boat were ill with a bowel complaint, owing to the unavoidable laborious nature of their employment, but more particularly to their being addicted to the immoderate use of ardent spirits ; the captain administered some medicine which recovered them, with the exception of one who was said to be a notorious drunkard ; he was not sufficiently strong to go to work. The captain proceeded on shore for the purpose of ascertaining what wharf to bring the vessel to, at the same time taking along with him some letters for Miramichi — no sooner had they read that Cholera existed in Quebec, than the captain was ordered on board as quick as possible, lest he should be put to jail, and the boat back to the Quarantine station. The doctor was sent on board to examine the state of the vessel ; he arrived with evident marks of fear, keeping his handkerchief up to his nose while inspecting the passengers ; but notwithstanding the bloom of health depicted in the faces of all the passengers & crew, the debilitated fireman excepted, yet here was a pretext for creating alarm. The doctor, if he may be called so, ventured to feel the man's pulse with handkerchief still held up, and then went instantaneously to wash his hands with soap and water, lest he should imbibe the infection of cholera. The doctor then expressed himself satisfied with the state of the vessel, but the subsequent decision of the magistrates shows that he must have reported differently to them. We were ordered to the Quarantine station for 40 days, or until liberated by the magistrates. The next day a fishing boat was ordered down, manned with a captain and three fishermen, armed with three rusty muskets, to enforce Quarantine ; they placed their muskets on the side of the boat, hailed the ship, and said that they would fire at any person attempting to get into the ship's boat — the next order we received was to give up our smallboat, in order to prevent communication with the shore ; Captain Nicholas refused this, the boat being essential to the safety of the passengers in case of accident.
The doctor said that he had better send all the passengers on a small island near the Quarantine station, in order to purify their clothing ; the captain sent them and the fireman also to the Island ; they amused themselves by running about the Island, hurling [an outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic origin] and wading in the water looking for fish. The captain sent the boat ashore with some provisions to the men, but was not allowed to land. You would pity some of the passengers, who calculating their arrival at Miramichi in a certain time, laid in only the quantity they thought sufficient for that purpose, they were kept 24 hours without provisions ; to prevent this unnecessary Quarantine, the captain only requested of the agent, Mr. Cunard, some fuel, in order to proceed to Halifax or Quebec. The magistrates came down this morning and ordered the firemen from the Island on board again, and took away our boat ; they said they would proceed against the captain for breaking through the rules of Quarantine, and said that we were not even allowed to depart. The most unfounded reports of cholera, hooping cough and contagion, are said to be amongst us. All the Indians have fled away into the woods ; the inhabitants will not admit the doctor into their houses, not suffer our milk kan [can] to come within 80 rods [1,320 feet or 440 yards or 20 chains] of them. This is laughable to all except us who feel the full weight of our unpleasant situation — surely mortals were never so badly treated as we are even under the existence of disease. "
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday July 13th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 12 brig Constantine Barry 27 May Galway 164 settlers to H. Gowen & Co. / coals
July 12 brig Sir William Wallace Hanna 22 May Liverpool 305 settlers to Rodger, Dean & Co. / salt
July 12 brig John & Mary White 13 May Dublin 245 settlers to Thomas Ryan / in ballast
July 12 bark Isabella Robinson 20 June Newfoundland 9 settlers to A. Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
July 12 brig Elden Faddy 20 June Newfoundland   to H. Gowen & Co. / in ballast
July 12 brig Bell Campbell 30 June Newfoundland   to James Saunders / in ballast
July 12 brig Jane Skipsey 20 May London   to L.S. Levey & Co. / in ballast
July 12 brig Fanny Bowson 23 May Belfast 332 settlers | 27 deaths in passage to G. Symes & son / in ballast
July 12 brig Felicity Miller 25 June Newfoundland   to — / in ballast
July 12 brig Longford Cropwaite 11 days Newfoundland   to G. Symes & son / in ballast
July 12 brig Tom Couthard 10 June Newfoundland   to Pemberton Brothers / in ballast
July 12 brig Sisters Sutton 15 May London Mrs. Longmore, son and daughter ; Mrs. Taylor ; Mrs. Woodley and daughter | 25 settlers to H. Atkinson / general cargo
  The brig Fanny returns to Grosse Isle — 27 of her passengers died on the voyage.
 
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday July 16th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 14 brig Orleans Chaplin 03 June Jamaica   to A.C. Freer & Co. / rum
July 14 brig Kate Pratt 07 June Jamaica   to C.F. Aylwin / rum
July 14 brig Robert Burns Mesenger 05 June Liverpool   to J. Leather / general cargo
July 15 bark Duncan Gibb Donald 25 May Dublin 280 settlers to the late J. Sanders / in ballast
July 15 bark Baltic Merchant Crow 15 May Dublin 195 settlers to T. Curry / in ballast
July 15 bark Mint Woodward 20 May London 376 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
July 15 brig Iris Welsh 04 June Greenock 164 settlers to D. Burnet / coals
 
MONTREAL, July 18, 1832
Messrs. Wallace, Hunter & Co.,
 
WE, the undersigned passengers of th brig IRIS from Greenock to Quebec consider it our bounden duty to report the good conduct of our captain ; he has paid every attention to our happiness, and we are perfectly certain to your interest. he is a person of a most agreeable manner, suiting himself to the passengers comfort in every situation, and assisting them as far as lies in his power with the greatest humanity in their sicknesses ; he is indeed a perfect model of what we would wish as our ship manager back to old Scotia should fate decree that our lot.
We are, gentlemen, Yours's obligedly,
Signatures of the Passengers
Dugald McMillan Angus McVicar
W. McKenzie and family D. McNaughton and family
A. McGregor and family John Anderson and family
Archibald Robertson Alexander Kippen and family
D. Kippen and family Donald McDonald and family
  &c. &c. &c.
July 15 brig Mary Morris 22 May Dublin 134 settlers to A. Gilmour / in ballast
July 15 brig Grace Little 26 May Workington 85 settlers to G. Symes & son / in ballast
July 15 brig Ardwell Kemp 17 May [Lynn, Norfolk] 66 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
July 15 brig Belsay Castle Davies 03 June Sligo 194 settlers to W. Ryan / in ballast
July 15 brig Anne Potts 29 May London 25 settlers to order / general cargo
July 16 schooner Lord Nelson J.B. Burt 15 June Antigua   to Tucker & Stuart / rum, sugar &c.
July 16 brig Coquette W. Mason 07 June Liverpool   to R. Froste / general cargo
  — Endymion Mr. Nicholas and Mr. Levey
 

The captain of the bark [sic] Fanny, from Belfast having been called before the Board of Health on Saturday, for refusing to return to the Quarantine station, persisted in saying that they would not take the ship down. The steamer John Bull was sent down by the Board, to the vessel, off the mouth of the Little River, about one o'clock, with Mr. Tessier, the Health officer, on board, and received orders to tow her to the Quarantine ground ; but the captain again refused to weigh anchor, notwithstanding the intreaties and threats of the Health officer. The steamboat returned to town, not having means of enforcing the order, about 4 o'clock.
The steamer John Molson sent down Saturday evening with some extra seamen, and succeeded, after some resistance, in towing down the Fanny to the Quarantine ground, where she was placed in range of the guns. The captain has been taken into custody by the Marshal of the Admiralty, on a charge of shooting at his second mate on the passage out.
The resistance of the captain of the Fanny to the orders of the Board of Health, is perhaps entitled to some consideration, on the score of his having received a certificate of health at Grosse Isle, and his probably thinking himself, in consequence, entitled to pass up to Quebec, and to perform there what other necessary detention might be thought necessary. At the same time, it is absolutely necessary the the Board should be empowered, as it in fact is, by having the whole force of the country at its command, to execute its orders. If one person can successfully resist its rightful authority, there is an end to its existence ; it will be contemned, and the lives and property of the inhabitants endangered.

The Board of Health have resolved to make all vessels having more than fifteen passengers, perform a quarantine more or less long, at Grosse Isle.

 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday July 18th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 17 brig Cadmus Steel 01 June Newport 156 settlers to — / coals
July 18 brig Earl Moira Lorrens 15 may London 338 settlers to W. Patton / in ballast
 
Shipping Intelligence:
The Union, from Ireland, to Thomas Ryan, struck on Red Island Reef last Wednesday morning, and is a total wreck.

Birth:
Yesterday Morning, Mrs. Thirlwall, of a daughter.

Death:
In Quebec, 16th instant Mr. Andrew Crawford Finlay, aged 27, late of Belfast, Ireland, and only a few weeks in Quebec, when he fell victim of the cholera.

 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday July 20th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 19 bark Resolution Rutter 26 May London   to L.S. Levey / in ballast
July 19 bark Duchess of Richmond McGlasher 05 June Greenock 240 settlers to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
July 19 schooner Ann & Mary Lloyd 29 May Cork 150 settlers to J. Campbell / in ballast
at Grosse Isle        
  brig Nancy 03 June Whitehaven 108 settlers coals
  brig Royal Adelaide 26 May Plymouth 71 settlers in ballast
  schooner Angelique 08 July St. John   in ballast
 
Died:
At Montreal, Wednesday morning last, of the prevailing malady, Daniel Tracey, Esq., Editor of the Vindicator, and new Member of Parliament for the West ward of that city.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday July 23rd - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 22 bark Hawkesbury Biggs 63 days London   to William Price & Co. / in ballast
July 22 brig Susanna Conway 03 June Strangford   to Park & Bruce / in ballast
July 22 brig Nile Brough 07 July Newfoundland   to G. Symes & son . in ballast
July 22 brig Henry Mykinson 13 days Newfoundland   to A. Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
 
Shipping Intelligence:
At the Quarantine Ground.— ships Crown, John Marsh, and Chieftain ; barques Lady Hannah Ellis, S.W. Ford ; brig Gateshead, and two others ; exclusive of the Fanny and a brig.

Died:
On the 18th ult. of cholera, on board the Caroline, at Montreal, Captain Miller, formerly master of the ship John Francis. Captain Miller came as passenger in the Caroline, from Liverpool.
 
No Arrivals at the Port of Quebec Wednesday July 25th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
   
 
Passengers:
In the 16th July Liverpool Packet, the Earl Belmore and lady ; Miss Brook ; Mrs. Bankhead ; Capt. Hobson, R.N. ; Mr. Gerrard and lady ; Mr. Gladsland of Liverpool and others.

Shipping Intelligence:
The following vessels arrived this afternoon :— Chapman, Crown, Adriatic, Lady H. Ellice, Oxford and Gateshead.
The easterly winds so prevalent here of late, were not felt below. The Hawkesbury, arrived here on Monday, was nine days coming from Metis.

BENEFICENT SOCIETY
Quebec, 12th July 1832.
Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Management by the Charities are to be generally distributed :—
Resolved 1st— That such persons alone as are become widowers, widows, or orphans, or other poor individuals who have suffered by the decease of their supporters, who have died by the cholera morbus since the commencement of the malady, provided they reside city and banlieue [outskirts] of Quebec, shall, without any religion distinctions be entitled to participate in the benefits of this association.
Resolved 2nd— That list shall be prepared containing the names of the persons designated in the first resolution, with their age and places of abode, their morals, their means of subsistence, whether they wish to remain here, go to Upper Canada, or return to Europe, the number of children, their age, sex, &c.— whether they wish to place them out or take charge of them themselves.
Resolved 3rd— That every member of the Clergy who now belongs or may hereafter belong to this committee be requested to prepare among the persons of his communion or residing in his parish, a list in accordance with the preceding resolution.
Resolved 4th— That the said lists be submitted to the General Committee on Thursday the 19th inst., and that the additions which the Committee shall deem it necessary to make to them, be presented on the Thursday of each succeeding week
Resolved 5th— That how abundant soever the funds of this association may be, being still inadequate to supply for any considerable period, the wants of the great number of indigent persons, it is expedient to send back to Europe, with their families, the widowers, widows who may be desirous of returning thither, their passage being paid and necessary subsistence being furnished to them when they are in a destitute condition, and that a Special Committee of five persons be named to procure the passage and the necessary provisions. That Messrs. Henry G. Forsyth, J.O. Brunet, Robert Symes, E. Glackemyer and George Black, do compose the said Committee.
Resolved 6th— That the Emigrants who wish to leave Quebec, for the purpose of proceeding to Upper Canada be directed for their passage to the office of the Emigrant Society.
Resolved 7th— That orphans who have lost their father and mother and are incapable of earning their livelihood be placed by the clergy of their own persuasion in respectable families, either gratis or on paying what the discretion of the persons undertaking to place them shall suggest.
Resolved 8th— That other children deprived of only father or mother, be placed with the consent of their parents agreeably to the directions of the preceding resolutions.
Resolved 9th— That widowers or widows without children who are able to work, or who having children can be maintained by their labour, or can maintain themselves by their incomes or by assistance of their relations, shall have no claim on the funds of this institution.
Resolved 10th— That a Committee of nine members, of whom five shall form a quorum, be named in order to determine according to the lists prepared above, the quantum of assistance that each indigent person shall be entitled to, and that the said Committee do report each week to the meetings on the General Committee. That The Reverend Messire Baillargeon, Curé of Quebec, Archdeacon Mountain, Mailloux, Curé of St. Roch, Dr. Harness ; Messrs. Louis Massue, J.O. Brunet, A.A. Parent, Robert Symes, and Joseph Gagné, do compose the said Committee.
Resolved 11th— That every member of the Clergy included in the third resolution be requested to distribute once a week, to the poor whose names are on the list which he shall have presented, such aids as shall have been respectively allowed them by the Committee.
Resolved 12th— That the lists and the quantum of assistance granted to each indigent person shall remain the same, until the situation of such poor person be changed.
Resolved 13th— That in accordance with the views of this charitable institution, firewood be purchased and that a special committee of five members be nominated to make such purchase. That Messrs. C. Langevin, Joseph Legaré, père, George Black, William Cowan and Joseph Gagné, do compose the said committee, and that a sum not exceeding £200 currency, be placed at the disposal of said committee for the said object.
Ordered— That the aforesaid Resolutions be published in the newspapers of this city.
Hector S. Huot, Secretary.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday July 27th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 25 ship Chapman Christie 05 June London 124 settlers to William Patton & Co. / in ballast
July 25 bark Oxford Davidson 09 June Leith 300 settlers to A. Gilmour & Co. / coals
July 25 bark Lady Hannah Ellice Liddle 17 June Liverpool   to H. Lemesurier & Co. / in ballast
July 25 bark Crown Smith 17 June Liverpool   to L.S. Levey & Co. / salt
July 25 brig Gateshead Key 27 May Liverpool   to — / general cargo
July 25 brig Aquatic Major 18 days Newfoundland   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
July 26 ship John March Clucas 08 June Liverpool 247 settlers to T. Froste & Co. / general cargo & salt
July 26 bark Chieftain Scott 06 June Leith 210 settlers to J. Leather & Co. / coals
July 26 brig Sylvanus Lawson 12 July Pictou 41 settlers to A. Gilmour / coals
July 27 brig Emblem Tordy Dublin settlers to L.S. Levey & Co. / in ballast
July 27 brig Sally Milwood 17 May / 16 July Liverpool / Gaspé   to Pembertons / in ballast
 
The Fanny, Bawson [Bowson ?], has returned from Grosse Isle.
 
No Arrivals at the Port of Quebec Monday July 30th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
   
 
Passengers:
In the Caledonia, at New York, 24th July, the 16th June packet from Liverpool, Mr. and Mrs. J. Morris, of Upper Canada and others. [Mr. James Morris 33 ; Mrs. W. Morris 38]

Shipping Intelligence:
At Grosse Isle, 2 ships, 1 bark and 7 brigs. They have been announced all day at the telegraph, but had not been boarded at the quarantine station at eight o'clock this morning.

Married:
26th inst., Mr. William Hutchinson, to Miss Margaret McDougal, sister of Capt. McDougal, of the light vessel.
26th inst., Alexander Lockie, master of the brig Economy, of Aberdeen, to Miss Elizabeth Black, of this city.

Quarantine in Scotland
A ship-captain gave us the following description of the manner of enforcing quarantine at Greenock in Scotland. Two ships of war are moored at about a quarter mile distant from each other. The vessels ordered to perform quarantine are anchored between them, and their boats are ordered on board. A couple of row gun boats belonging to the ships of war station at night on the right and left of the vessels ; and upon the least attempt to lower the boats, or of the vessels to move, the ships and boats have orders to fire. Any person stepping on board a vessel in quarantine, is obliged to remain on board during the period of quarantine. The inattention to intercourse in this latter respect observed at Grosse Isle, is said to have struck almost all the persons who arrive there, and who had ridden quarantine on the home stations. — Quebec Mercury, from the Old Quebec Gazette of 30 July.

Total of Emigrants arrived to this day, 31st July, 1832:—
England..... 14,375
Ireland..... 23,242
Scotland..... 3,823
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick &c...... 364
Hamburg..... 5
Total..... 41,809
To same date last year..... 37,582
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Wednesday August 1st - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 01 bark Hutchinson Shield 10 June Bahia   to order in ballast
Aug 01 bark Asia Ward 14 July Philadelphia   to Hart Logan & Co. / in ballast
Aug 01 ship Orwell Gowes 10 June Rochester   to Symes & son / in ballast
Aug 01 brig Britton Rowland 15 June Gibraltar   to McIntyre & Co. / fruits, salt &c.
Aug 01 brig Rose Bank Boyd 03 July New York   to J. Brown / in ballast
Aug 01 brig Esther Fuller 13 July Arichat 6 settlers to C.F. Aylwin / rum &c.
             
    Shipping Intelligence  
  The Telegraph announces, six ships, nine barks, fifteen brigs, and seven schooners at Grosse Isle, among them are
  brig Dorothy 13 June Sligo 185 settlers to H. Lemesurier & Co. / coals | | to be landed at Grosse Isle
  brig William 14 May Cork 28 settlers to — / in ballast | landed 47 [passengers] at Percy [Gaspe] — has lost main and top mast. Passengers to be landed at Grosse Isle
  brig Trial 10 June Londonderry 111 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast | Passengers to be landed at Grosse Isle
  bark Pons Ælii 07 June Cork 92 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast | to Quarantine
  schooner Rising Sun 11 July St. John's, Nfld 48 passengers to A. Gilmour & Co. | to be landed
  brig Lyra 03 July Plymouth 79 settlers to — / in ballast | to be landed
  bark Victoria 26 June Cork 118 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
  brig Matura 12 June Belfast 190 settlers to G. Symes & son / in ballast | Quarantined
 
To the Captain of the Brig Matura
WE, the undersigned, on behalf of the whole of the Passengers on board the Brig MATURA, Capt. Crott, of Sunderland, from Belfast, beg leave to return their most sincere thanks to Captain C. for his gentlemanly and humane conduct evinced towards the passengers during the Voyage to this port, and we deem it an incumbent duty thus publicly to state our opinion as well as our firm conviction, that he is a trustworthy and skilful seaman.
  Signatures of the Passengers
  DAVID REA
  JOHN GODFREY
  THOMAS DUNLEAVY
  FRANCIS DUFFY
  WILLIAM MITCHELL
  WILLIAM KING
  JOHN SHEERAN
Quebec, 13th August 1832  
 
 
Passengers:
In the President, 16th June from London, arrived at New York, Capt. Ewing, of the 24th Regiment.

PAUPER EMIGRATION
The heartless cruelty and injustice of the wealthy in the parishes in England, who are bound by law to support their own poor, and who, instead of performing that obligation, ship them off to America, is manifest to every person of right mind and feeling. The pretext that is to better their condition, is one of those cloaks which those who do wrong always find at hand, to hide the deformity of their acts. Healthy, industrious, sober, and moral labourers are sure of obtaining a livelihood in every country. Without them, in fact, those who are in possession of wealth can derive no permanent benefit from it ; and such labourers can always save enough to remove, should they be so disposed. It is those of a contrary description that are reduced to the condition of paupers ; and it is those that the parishes and the wealthy ship off to America, to get rid of them. Under present circumstances, of which indeed neither the parishes nor the paupers could be fully aware, there would have been little less inhumanity had the unfortunate victims been put to death at home, — and less injustice, as, in that case, no burthen would have been thrown on the people of America. How many of those poor emigrants have fallen prey to the cholera, which rages with twenty times greater violence in Canada than in any part of England, and which might never have reached them in their parishes? Broken down and miserable as are many of these paupers here, they have not however lost the instinct of self-preservation. It is a fact that several of them, not having the means of paying seven shillings and six pence for passage by steam from Montreal to Quebec, have begged their way on foot, in the hope of getting on board some vessel that will take them back to England. Many more are attempting the same object, and although numbers of them must perish, or fail, it is probable that some of them will succeed, and show themselves in their parishes to the astonishment and disgrace of those who thought they had got rid of them for ever.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday August 3rd - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 02 bark Nelson Baker 15 June London   to H. Lemesurier / in ballast
Aug 02 brig Bee Chalmers 10 June Tenerife   to Forsyth, Walker & Co. / wines
Aug 02 brig Thomas Caffey 14 days Newfoundland   to Leslie, Stuart & Co. / in ballast
Aug 02 brig Shannon Swinburn 15 July Newfoundland   to Leslie, Stuart & Co. / in ballast
Aug 03 brig Favourite Cook 17 July Halifax   to G. Symes & son / in ballast
Aug 03 brig Perseverance Watts 13 July Carbonnear, Nfld.   to H. Lemesurier / in ballast
Aug 03 schooner Zoé Monami 23 July St. George's Bay   to Holcomb / fish
Aug 03 schooner Elizabeth Babin 28 days Halifax   to R. Shortis / rum &c.
 
Several of the party of the 32nd [Regiment], at Grosse Isle, were attacked by cholera, after indulging in liquor ; one died. There had not been any fatal cases of cholera on the island before ; one or two seamen from outward-bound ships had however been buried near the station.

Comparative statement of arrivals, tonnage and settlers at the port of Quebec, to the 3rd August of the past and present years:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1831 564 146,470 38,435
1832 629 165,984 39,658
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday August 6th & Wednesday August 8th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 04 brig Hope Turner 17 July Carbonnear, Nfld.   to order / in ballast
Aug 04 brig Beatrice Whitchelow 13 June Liverpool   to William Price & Co. / general cargo
Aug 04 brig Lyra 03 June Plymouth 79 settlers to order / in ballast
Aug 04 ship Albion Thomas 15 July Embroys [?]   to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
Aug 04 schooner Hereford Hoffman 26 days St. John, N.B.   to P. Burnet / molasses
Aug 04 schooner Batchelor Caldwell St. John, N.B.   to H. Dubord / rum
Aug 05 ship Othello Leggett 28 June Bristol 162 settlers to William Henderson / general cargo
  the steamboat fare for some of the Othello passengers was paid by the captain, on board thesteamboat John Molson, August 7th, and on board the steamboat Chambly August 9th, from Quebec to Montreal.
Aug 05 ship Hope Kent 18 June London 103 settlers to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Aug 05 ship Atlantic Johnstone 23 June Chatham   to G. Symes & son / in ballast
Aug 05 ship Waterloo Smith 03 June Hull 133 settlers to R. Methley / in ballast
Aug 05 ship Chieftain Blair 19 June Liverpool 33 settlers to R.P. Ross / general cargo
Aug 05 bark Bride Moore 10 June London 57 settlers to J. Leather & Co. / in ballast
Aug 05 bark Pons Ælii 07 June Cork 91 settlers to Pemberton brothers / in ballast
Aug 05 bark Charlotte Shaw 14 July New York   to G. Symes & son / in ballast
Aug 05 brig Gleniffer Dunlop 21 June Greenock 152 settlers to R.P. Ross / general cargo
Aug 05 brig Trial Moore 11 June Londonderry 116 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
Aug 05 brig Nancy Winet 07 June Newcastle wrecked passengers to W. Price & Co. / coals
Aug 05 bark Victoria Mitchell 26 June Cork 118 settlers to W. Price & Co. / ballast
Aug 05 bark Ocean Baron 23 June London 181 settlers to H. Lemesurier & Co. / in ballast
Aug 05 brig Dorothy Crosley 13 June Belfast 190 settlers to G. Symes & son / in ballast
Aug 05 brig Chieftain Spark 10 June Sunderland wrecked passengers to H. Gowen & Co. / coals
Aug 05 brig Victoria Berry 15 June Dundee 126 settlers to H.G. Forsyth & Co. / general cargo
Aug 05 brig Rising Sun Parker 19 May Belfast 46 settlers to A. Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
Aug 06 brig Alchymist Smith 23 May Dublin 197 settlers to William Price & Co.
Aug 06 brig Magnete Goulder 17 June Whitehaven 146 settlers to H. Atkinson / coals
Aug 06 brig John Reed Ray 16 June Liverpool 3 settlers to H. Atkinson / general cargo
Aug 06 brig William Phillips 21 May Cork 28 settlers to order / in ballast
Aug 06 bark Brothers Kirk 26 June Dublin 272 settlers to Pembertons / goods
Aug 06 ship Hibernia Smith 06 June Dublin 3-9 settlers [349?] to William Patton / in ballast
Aug 06 brig Joseph Fenton Anderson 14 June Gibraltar   to William Price & Co. / wines &c.
Aug 06 brig Ann Eliza, Eliza Jane Kelso 18 June London   to H. Lemesurier & Co. / in ballast
Aug 07 brig Ann & Mary Scott 07 July Demerara   to Forsyth, Walker & Co. / rum & sugar
Aug 07 brig Bolder Mudham 12 June Sunderland   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Aug 07 brig Maria Hitchburn 20 July Carbonnear, Nfld.   to Mr. Ryan / in ballast
 

Shipping Intelligence:
The Nancy brought up 36 passengers, and the Chieftain, Spark, 26, from the Isabella, Burt, wrecked in lat. 43.45 lon. 49.

The Rising Sun was two days without provisions.

Halifax, June 18th— Arrived at Quarantine, steamer Royal William, 54 hours from Miramichi, did not call at Pictou — has 5 cabin passengers, and 40 in the steerage — no sickness on board.

The Sir Thomas Duckworth, hence at Bermuda July 4th, was ordered into quarantine, but having sailed before the malady had broken out at Quebec and the crew being well, was released on the 9th and arrived at Hamilton that day.

Portland, July 13th— Arrived, schooner Fair Play, Simmonds, from a cruise of 84 days on the Grand Banks, with 15,000 cod-fish ; the skipper informs us that on the 15th June they experienced as a severe a snow storm as he ever had witnessed in Portland ; the next day they were in sight of 17 islands of ice, rising apparently 500 feet above the water ; ice was made on the rigging 22nd June, and water in a vessel on deck froze half and inch thick.


New York papers of Wednesday evening give other favourable accounts of the cholera.
Halifax, St. John, N.B., and Fredericton papers of the 25th arrived this morning.

Some persons from the Royal William remained at the Lazaretto, Miramichi, on the 24th, but they were convalescent. Quarantine laws are enforced at all the ports. There had appeared no disease which resembled cholera in any of the Lower Provinces.
The Kingston (Upper Canada) papers state that the cholera is raging at Bytown, and deaths had occurred in the three days before the 2nd instant.
The total deaths at York on the 29th ult. was 80 ; cases 171.
Vessels from the English side of Lake Ontario are still prevented from landing on the American side.

 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday August 10th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 08 ship Royal William Nicholls 28 July Halifax   to Steam Ship Company / goods
Aug 08 brig Merchant's Package Taylor 49 days Bristol 86 settlers to order / in ballast
Aug 08 brig Ida Thomas Seaton 02 June London 40 settlers to William Price & Co. general cargo
Aug 09 brig Warfinger Carr 09 June London 55 settlers to H. Gowen & Co. / goods
Aug 09 brig Klug Johnston 28 June Plymouth 8 settlers to William Price & Co. / in ballast
Aug 09 brig Hercules Turner 26 June Annandale, Scotland 175 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
Aug 09 bark Lady — Straharn 05 June London 204 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
Aug 10 bark Minerva Chark / Clark 26 June Plymouth 56 settlers to — / in ballast
Aug 10 bark Manchester Harrington 24 June Yarmouth 144 settlers to H. Methley / in ballast
Aug 10 bark Margaret Johnson Soureby 17 June Belfast 215 settlers to G. Parke / salt
Aug 10 brig Anna Taggart 22 June Dublin 161 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Aug 10 ship Elizabeth McAlpine 03 July Clyde 74 settlers to order / in ballast
 
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday to Friday August 13th-17th inc. - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 13 bark Lord Wellington Collaton 18 June New Ross 167 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
Aug 13 bark John & Thomas Jones 09 June Belfast 309 settlers to A. Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
Aug 13 brig Sharp Almond 27 June Cromarty 206 settlers to A. Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
Aug 14 brig Coatham Bell 30 June Newcastle   to H. Gowen & Co. / in ballast
             
    At Grosse Isle  
  ship Hindostan Chatham 26 June Chatham   to W. Patton / in ballast | in Quarantine
  brig Margaret Miller 01 July Belfast 222 settlers to order / salt | to be landed at Grosse Isle
  brig Rowley 07 July Greenock   for Montreal / general cargo | Quarantined
             
Aug 15 brig Mary Stewart Stokes 15 June London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
 
Passengers:
In the Ontario, 1st July from London, at New York 11th August, Mr. & Mrs. Tilstone, [Henry Tilstone 31, Ann Tilstone 24] and Miss Lemesurier [Julia Lemesurier 15.
In the Hibernia, 1st July from Liverpool, at New York, Charles McDonell Esq., and lady, [Charles MacDonnell 33, Ann MacDonnell 22] of Montreal.
In the packet of the 8th August, for Liverpool, Captain Markham and servant, of the 22nd Foot.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday August 20th & Wednesday August 22nd - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 18 brig Rowley Tait 08 July Greenock   to Laurie & Spence / general cargo
Aug 18 brig Margaret Miller Kenn 06 July Belfast 222 settlers to — / salt
Aug 20 brig Blagdon Scotland 04 June Cromarty 132 settlers to H. Gowen / coals
  brig Blagdon stopped first at Pictou, Nova Scotia, arrival recorded July 28th.
Aug 20 bark Brothers Motley 26 June Chatham   to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
Aug 20 bark Marshall McDonald Smart 28 June Liverpool   to H. Atkinson / salt
Aug 20 schooner Jane Ann Valentine 15 July St. John, N.B.   to H. Dubord / rum &c.
Aug 20 ship Roger Stewart Kerr 05 July Greenock 123 settlers to Home, McNaught & Co. / in ballast
             
    Arrivals at Grosse Isle  
  brig Mary 26 June Dublin 162 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
  schooner Jane Ann 13 July St. John, N.B.   to H. Dubord / rum
             
Aug 21 brig Abeona Russell 29 June Liverpool   to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
Aug 22 brig Nelly Dale 27 June Whitehaven 73 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
Aug 22 brig Mary Hutchinson 26 June Dublin 161 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
 
Passengers:
In the Leonidas, transport, at Halifax with detachments of the 79th and the regiments stationed in Nova Scotia, Captain Mathias and Ensign Douglass of the 79th Highlanders, on their way to Canada.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Friday July 24th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 24 bark Numa Gray 17 July London   to J. Dyke / in ballast
Aug 24 bark Matthew Plummer Leighton 13 July London   to H. Lemesurier
             
    Arrivals at Grosse Isle  
  brig Richard 12 July Liverpool 6 settlers to H. Atkinson / general cargo
  ship James Grant 01 July Liverpool   to J. Leather & Co. / salt
  bark Sir Joseph Banks 03 July Rochester   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
  brig Crown 07 July Greenock 79 settlers to order / coals
  brig Gondolier 12 July Liverpool   to W. Price / general cargo
  brig Nightingale 30 June Whitby 61 settlers to order / in ballast
  ship Lune 12 July Liverpool   to H. Atkinson / general cargo
  bark James 13 July London   to W. Price / in ballast
  ship Elizabeth 08 July Dublin   to Pemberton Brothers / in ballast
  bark Alchymist 18 July Falmouth 61 settlers to order / coals
 
Emigration
The Quebec Mercury has taken some pains to justify the Colonial Government of Upper and Lower Canada against a supposed accusation of having furnished false information on the prospects of Emigrants. The Mercury might have been more usefully employed in the justification of those who have been accused. They are those in the Colonies who make a trade of Emigration — who speculate on the introduction of emigrants into the Canadas — who live by the offices that have been created for the assistance of emigrants — who wish to dispose of the waste lands, of which they have obtained a sort of monopoly, to emigrants, in the expectation of living in idleness, and without disbursement of capital, by the labour of the emigrants. These are the persons who have spread false information on the prospects of the emigrants, in every part of the United Kingdom, by which almost every one of the emigrants arrived here admits he has been deceived.
If the Government at home and in the Colonies have been in fault, it is in affording any encouragement to these delusions, — in interfering at all in emigration further than preventing the over-crowding of ships without sufficient accommodations and supply for the passage.— The Colonial Government have, no doubt unintentionally, contributed to the delusion, by their statements of wages to be obtained in the Canadas. These have been published, as in the Mercury, without the prices of provisions in the places where the wages are obtained, and without the prices charged for imported articles, which the emigrants must buy. The Tables are liable to lead into the error that employment may be easily and constantly obtained at the prices mentioned, which has never been the case in either of the Canadas, the prices being only for casual employment, particularly in Lower Canada, where regular employment as farm servants does not command more than £10 or £12 currency a year ; and in Upper Canada the payment is in shops' pay, or imported goods, which, considering the price, the quality and durability, cost to the labourer more than double what he would have to pay in England.
The Upper Canada Table, by giving the monthly wages at from thirty to sixty shillings and found, leads in Europe to a belief that the labourer has nothing to buy, while he has got every thing to buy at the shop prices, excepting his food. In reality, in both Provinces, his wages, every thing considered, are not better than in England. Yet the labourers have been constantly told that they are to have for two to five shillings a day — or £15 to £30, sterling of course, by the year.
The falsehoods as to the prospects and success of the settlers on waste lands, which have been circulated and believed in Great Britain by those whose profit by the delusion, would require a volume to detail. It is the discovery of these falsehoods by experience, which takes so many of these falsehoods by experience, which takes so many of the emigrants who arrive in the St. Lawrence, to the States, and makes so many of them discontented. Those who do well on waste lands, would have done much better, had they known the truth at first, and had been persuaded that it is only greater sobriety, labour, care, and privation, at first, than at home, that can ensure to the emigrant, in the end, a better condition in the Colonies than in the Mother Country.
Almost the whole of the evils which have afflicted the emigrant and the country, have arisen from the delusions practised upon them by interested persons at home and in the Colonies, who give themselves out as their friends and the friends of Emigration, and constantly ascribe sinister motives to those who have no personal interest in the matter.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday August 27th - CG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 25 bark Mary Johnson 05 July London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Aug 25 ship John Grant Hough 01 July Liverpool   to J. Leather & Co. / salt
Aug 25 bark Alchymist Mills 19 July Falmouth 42 settlers to order / coals
Aug 25 bark Harriet Lock 12 July London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Aug 26 bark Sir Joseph Banks Huntley 30 June Rochester   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Aug 26 brig Richards Blackley 12 July Liverpool   to H. Atkinson / general cargo
Aug 27 ship Lune Wakeham 12 July Liverpool   to H. Atkinson / salt
Aug 27 bark Northumbrian Remison / Rennison 03 July Newcastle   to L.S. Levey & Co. / coals
Aug 27 brig Nemesis Rollands 15 July Poole   to Pembertons / in ballast
Aug 27 brig Gondolier Rhodes 12 July Liverpool   to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
Aug 27 brig Ann Wise Hoodlap 12 July London 16 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Aug 27 brig Crown Hawie 07 July Greenock 75 settlers to — / in ballast
Aug 27 brig Nightingale Cruickshanks 22 June Whitby 61 settlers to — / in ballast
             
  At Grosse Isle and above that station, three ships, three barks and nine brigs. The vessels known by telegraph to be among them are:
  bark Melpomone 13 July Greenock   to W. Price & Co. / coals
  brig Phillis 30 June Workington 28 settlers to G. Symes & son / coals | settlers to be landed at Grosse Isle
  bark Emperor Alexander 28 June London 161 settlers to — / in ballast | settlers to be landed at Grosse Isle
  brig Heath 15 June London 24 settlers to H. Lemesurier & Co. / general cargo | settlers to be landed at Grosse Isle
  brig Albion 22 June Glasgow 18 settlers to W. Price & Co.
 

Shipping Intelligence:
The William of North Shields, for Quebec, was totally lost on an ice berg 27th June, near the Banks, crew taken off by the Argo, hence for for Sligo, which was spoken 9th July in long 30.

The schooner Elizabeth, hence for Halifax, was run foul of an wrecked on 14th August. The crew and part of the cargo are on board the Nancy, from London, at Grosse Isle.

Pictou, 15th August :— The brig Isabella, Miller, from Quebec to the Clyde, arrived here on the 10th inst. having experienced much damage, and being obliged to throw part of her cargo overboard. The rest of the cargo being much damaged, and the Ship continuing to make a great quantity of water, it is necessary that the cargo must be discharged and the vessel hove down and repaired. On the 1st day of August she struck upon a sunk rock with only twelve feet of water over it, and remained fast for 22 hours. This rock is about 8 miles from the westernmost of the Magdalens. ...

 

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