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Ship Arrivals of 1834 at Quebec and Montreal

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, Irish Vindicator IV and the Canadian Courant & Montreal Advertiser CC. ... also included, emigrant deaths as recorded in the Grosse Isle Registers.
note: if ships' rigging or name of Master unpublished, it is indicated by -- (The newspapers were often filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible.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. Some ships also made two or more trips in 1834.

see also St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records for Voyageur & Canada.

May 06 - May 30 | June 02 - July 26 | July 27 - September 27

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday May 8th & Saturday May 10th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 06 bark Ottawa George Douglas 31 March London Mrs. M.A. Fowler ; Mrs. Pickersgill ; Algernon Pickersgill ; Miss Kingsworth ; Miss H. Ward ; Miss E. Ward : Miss L. Ward ; Miss H. Boucher ; Mr. William Boyd ; Mr. John Holmwood, farmer ; Mrs. Holmwood, four sons and four daughters | 10 passengers in steerage, chiefly mechanics to Finlay & Co. general cargo
May 07 ship Robertson John Neil 01 April Greenock Col. Cady, lady & family ; Mesdames Thompson, Clay, Guild, McNider ; Mrs. McNider ; Messrs. J. Thompson, A. Thompson, Clay, McNider, Cuthbertson, McFarlane, Cameron, Murray, Hague, McDougall, McLaren, Watson, Howden and Cunningham | 26 passengers in steerage to Strang & Co. / general cargo
May 07 bark Centurion Heppenstall 26 March London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
May 08 ship Canada, 329 tons James Allan 01 April Greenock Messrs. Macdiarmid, Porter, Gilkison, Andrew Houston Young ; Duncan Campbell, M.D. ; Mrs. Campbell ; George James Campbell ; William Ferguson ; Alexander McAllister ; William Wylie ; Malcolm Weir ; John Blackwood | 51 settlers to James Miller & Co., Montreal / general cargo
May 08 brig Favourite Burns 05 April Greenock Mrs. Malcolm Leishman ; Mrs. William Leishman ; Mrs. Stewart & son ; Miss Stewart ; Mr. Robert McLunont ; Mr. Baird ; Mr. Blackburn | 29 settlers to James Miller & Co., Montreal / general cargo
   
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday May 13th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 09 brig Procris Arnold 30 March Poole 22 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 10 brig Earl of Dalhousie Boyd 03 April Greenock Mr. R. Moffatt ; Mr. M. Russell ; Mr. John Whyte | 2 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
May 10 brig Tom Bowline Hunter 02 April Londonderry   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 10 ship Dryope, 341 tons Robert Hamilton 07 April Liverpool Mr. & Mrs. Smith ; Mr. Gillis ; Captain Rowatt ; Mr. Hamilton ; Mr. Potts for Montreal / general cargo
May 10 bark Beaufort Neagle 31 March London   to the Captain / in ballast
 

Passengers:
In the list of passengers by the George Washington, Capt. Henry Holdridge, the packet ship of the 24th March [arrived at New York May 5th, from Liverpool], we find the names Robert Dickson, 37, Mrs. Jane Dickson, 30, Mr. William Dickson, 36, Miss Ellen Hamilton, 11 and servant [Margaret Ford, 28], of Niagara, U.C. ; Mr. Henry Ross, 20, of Quebec ; Mr. John G. Rodger, 21 ; Mr. Edward Thompson, 30 ; Matthew Crawford, 20 ; George Rhynas, 23 ; John S. Rhynas, 11 ; James Connell, 55, all of Montreal ; William Handley Esq., 30, late of the 11th Light Dragoons, who proceeds to Upper Canada to settle in the Province.

In the ship St. Lawrence, Capt. Thomas G. Bantree, from Liverpool 5th April [arrived at New York May 5th], came Thomas Ryan, Esq., 27, of Quebec ; Rebecca Hutton 15 ; The Chalk family, William 28, Margaret 28 and Hannah 11 ; the Colquhoun family, John 24, Alice 26, and Elizabeth A. 18 months.

By the packet ship Ontario, Capt. William S. Sebor, arrived at New York May 7th, from London, Captain George Truscott, R.N. , 44 and Mrs. Mary Truscott, 34 and three servants with four daughters, Mary 12, Jessy 11, Frances 10, Julia 1, and two sons, George 8 and William 4. John Woodward 42 and Ann Woodward, 37. William Pope, 33. The Cahntac family, William 47, Emily 32, William 11 and Edward 10. Matilda Bramley 20. William Fryer 30 and Elisa Fryer 19. Ann Seaton 17. The Hyndman family, Henry 32, Augusta 30, Sarah 61, Henry 7, Anna 6, Augusta 5, John 4, George 3 and Robert 2. Servants ... Elizabeth Warren 25, Mary Warren 20 ; Charles Slack 22, Amelia Slack 22 ; Sibella Greg 19. Farmers ... Lawrence Bennett 55, Thomas Bennett 23, George Bennett 18 ; William Blackman 18 ; Richard Impett 23, Ann Impett 20 ; William Beckworth 14 ; Michael Castle 43, Elizabeth Castle 35, Thomas Castle 8, Elizabeth Castle 7, Ann Been 14 ; John Hamblin 25 ; Peter Warren 16. Carpenters ... John Elford 28 ; George Hutton 35 and Charles Hutton 29.

Among the passengers in the United States, Capt. N.H. Holange, the packet ship of 8th April, from Liverpool [arrived at New York May 8th], are Viscount Powerscourt 19, and servant ; the Rev. Robert Alder 36 ; Capt. J.S. Macaulay R.E. 38, of Woolwich (brother of the Solicitor General of Upper Canada) ; Thomas Curry Esq. 28, Mary Curry 25, and John Curry 1, of Quebec, and Mr. James Torrance 16, and John A. Torrance 15, of Montreal ; Edgar Walker 16 ; P. Buchanan 28 [male].

Captain Barclay, R.A., lady and two children and servant, have lately arrived at New York in the packet ship Anson, from Charleston.

Col. Sir Charles Caylor, Bart., lady and son are announced as passengers in the Tarborough, arrived at New York, from St. Vincents.


Emigration
The season for emigration, which enlivens the towns and villages of this Province, and increases the circulation of money, is now at hand ; the St. Lawrence being nearly free from ice, according to the statements of the Lower Canada papers, and numerous steamboats that ply on our lakes, will shortly come freighted with new settlers to increase our trade, wealth and population. A great number of the poorer class of emigrants will, probably, settle on the lands of the Lower Canada Company, unless that Company to whose exertions this Province is so much indebted, uses its best efforts to keep the tide of emigration flowing in the direction which they gave it. Bone and muscle are wanted in this Province, as well as wealth, to subdue the wilderness ; and no man possessed of health and industry can be called a pauper, provided he is willing to earn a livelihood, though the revolutionists have dared to the term to emigrants. We can point out a number of large villages that have been raised chiefly by emigrants in the last five years, among which are Guelph, Goderich, London &c. &c. In directing the attention of emigrants to this part of Upper Canada, we do no more than our duty, as no other part of North America is thriving more rapidly, nor does there any other offer more inducements to new settlers. Labourers and Mechanics get abundant employment and high wages ; the lands are good and moderate in price ; imported articles are retailed nearly as cheap in this town as in Montreal, and we have an excellent cash market for produce of every description. To the farmer, the mechanic and labourer, this town and the surrounding country offer a home, such as can be met with in few other parts of the world, and we trust more will settle in them next season than did in any preceding one. — Hamilton Mercury
 
Arrived at the Port of Montreal Thursday May 15th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May bark Ottawa George Douglas London 28 passengers to Montreal in the vessel (see names above)  
May ship Canada, 329 tons James Allan Greenock 59 passengers to Montreal in the vessel (see names above)  
May ship Dryope, 341 tons Robert Hamilton Liverpool 3 passengers  
May ship Robertson John Neil Greenock 51 passengers to Montreal in the vessel (see names above)  
May brig Earl of Dalhousie Boyd Greenock 5 passengers to Montreal in the vessel (see names above)  
  The five vessels listed above arrived at the port of Montreal prior to the 13th May ... further details above
May 13 ship Esther William Winby 06 April Liverpool Mr. & Mrs. Washburn, of Toronto ; Mr. Fitzgerald, Mr. Arnott of England ; Mr. William Connell, Mr. J. Bradbury, Mr. H. Fowler and Mr. J. Roberts, of Montreal | 13 settlers to Wm. Bradbury & Co. / general cargo
 
from the May 20th issue of the Montreal Gazette
It has always been of much gratification to us, to record the interchange of good offices which frequently ensue on the termination of the voyage, between Captains of vessels and their passengers. On her late voyage, in consequence of the illness of Capt. Sparks, the Esther was, at an extremely short notice, placed under the command of Captain Winby, who was consequently exposed to many inconveniences and annoyances, which might otherwise have been avoided. The cabin passengers, appreciating his skill as a seaman, and his personal kindness, requested his acceptance of a neat silver snuff-box, the presentation of which gave rise to the following correspondence.
Montreal,May 14th 1834
Sir, — We, the undersigned, the cabin passengers on board the ship Esther, under your command, in her recent voyage from Liverpool, beg to return you our cordial and sincere thanks for your urbanity and kindness during the passage, and beg your acceptance of the accompanying silver snuff-box, as a small testimony of our kindest and best wishes for your future welfare and happiness.
The circumstances under which you were placed, in taking charge of the ship at the moment of her sailing, and the difficulties under which you were subsequently laboured, have excited our warm approbation of your seamanship and conduct as a gentleman. We are, Sir, your most obedient and obliged humble servants.
S. Washburn,
M. Washburn,
J. Arnett,
William Connell,
Gerald Fitzgerald,
H. Fowler,
J. Roberts,
J. Bradbury,
To Captain William Winby
 
To S. Washburn, Esq. and the other cabin passengers of the ship Esther.
Esteemed Friends. — I am truly gratified by your note of today, and beg to return my unfeigned thanks for the high compliment you have been pleased to pay me. The handsome token of your appreciation which is conveyed will, I assure you, be always held dear. Conceiving that I merely did my duty on the passage, it is still exceedingly gratifying to find that I have won the good opinion of so respectable and intelligent a body of passengers, and it shall be my anxious endeavour to merit for the future a continuance of such confidence and kindness. I am, with the greatest respect, your sincere friend and obedient servant,
William Winby
Ship Esther, May 14.
May 13 brig Sophia Easton 06 April Liverpool 2 settlers to Robertson, Masson, Strang & Co. / general cargo
May 13 bark Great Britain Swinburn 28 March London Mr. Beckett of Montreal ; Messrs. Doyle, Dennis and Essex, for Montreal ; Rev. Mr. Grasett, of Quebec | 5 settlers to Peter McGill & Co. / general cargo
    all in the tow of the John Bull  
May 14 brig Iona, 218 tons Hodgson Smith 02 April London 18 settlers to Atkinson & Co. / general cargo
May 14 ship Cœur de Lion Peter Sumpton 09 April Liverpool Mrs. Johnson and family ; Miss Cullen ; Messrs. John Brooke ; James Moon ; John Nelson ; George Wurtele and R. Roberts | 17 settlers to Forsyth, Richardson & Co. / general cargo
May 14 bark Endeavour Douglas 03 April London Mr. & Mrs. R.M. Bouchette and servant, and Mrs. Col. Bouchette of Quebec ; Mr. & Mrs. Button ; Dr. and Mrs. Mackelean and two children ; Rev.'d William Abbott and lady ; Mr. Cyril Wood | 29 settlers to Smith & Lindsay / general cargo
      all in the tow of the St. George  
May 15 ship Artemis Joseph Sparks 06 April Liverpool Mr. W. Waller, of Montreal | 21 settlers to Gillespie, Moffatt & Co. / general cargo
      in the tow of the Canada  
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday May 15th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 10 ship Marmion Hopper 26 March London 51 settlers to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
May 10 ship Artemis Sparks 06 April Liverpool 21 settlers to Gillespie, Moffatt & Co. / general cargo
May 10 bark Isabella Grant 27 March London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
May 10 brig Oscar 01 April Dartmouth Mr. & Mrs. Watkins, Misses Watkins, Messrs. Watkins ; Capt. Le Vescount, R.N. ; Messrs. T. Rogers, R.N. ; Richard Yeo and E.J.S. Maitland | 53 settlers to R.F. Maitland & Co. / in ballast
May 10 bark Clyde Brown 08 April Liverpool Mr. Henry Sharples to Sharples & Co. / salt
May 10 bark Ganges Crawford 04 April Liverpool   to Gilmour & Co. / ship materials
May 10 bark Indian / India Robertson 03 April London   to Lemesurier & Co. / in ballast
May 10 bark Mariner Wickman 30 March London   to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
May 10 bark Prince George Morrison 27 March Alloa, Scotland   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 11 ship Esther Winby 06 April Liverpool 13 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
May 11 ship Mountaineer Smith 02 April London   for Montreal / in ballast
May 11 bark Pomona Harby 05 April London 2 settlers to Lemesurier & Co. / general cargo
May 11 bark Mearns Drysdale 08 April Greenock   to Gilmour & Co.
May 11 bark Springhill Auld 06 April Greenock 16 settlers to Rodger, Dean & Co. / rum & sugar
May 11 bark Canadian Morgan 30 March London   to Atkinson & Co. / in ballast
May 11 bark Argus Johnson 03 April Cork   to order / in ballast
May 11 bark Great Britain Swinburne 27 March London 5 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
May 11 bark Salus Metcalf 29 March Newcastle   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 11 bark New Eagle Quick 05 April Plymouth 87 settlers to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
May 11 brig Rosalind Boyle 28 March London   to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
May 11 brig John Esdale Wright 03 April Cork   to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
May 11 brig Grecian Marshall 40 days London   to Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
May 11 brig Mentor Barlow 27 March Wexford 6 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
May 11 brig Sophia Easton 06 April Liverpool 2 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
May 11 brig Mary Bell Wheatley 01 April London   to W. Budden & Co. / general cargo
May 11 brig Earl Moira Terry 03 April London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 11 ship Christopher Knight 04 April London   to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
May 11 bark Argyle Baldwin 03 April Waterford 15 settlers in ballast
May 12 ship Cœur de Lion Peter Sumpton 09 April Liverpool Mrs. Johnson and family ; Miss Cullen ; Messrs. John Brooke ; James Moon ; John Nelson ; George Wurtele and R. Roberts | 17 settlers to Forsyth, Walker & Co. / general cargo
May 12 ship Sir Walter Scott Raisbeck 08 April Liverpool   to W. Sharples / salt
May 12 ship Amazon Broderick 03 April Hull   to R. Methley / general cargo
May 12 ship Royal Adelaide Vivian 04 April Falmouth 59 settlers to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
May 12 bark Queen Scott 04 April Hull   to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 12 bark Fairy Ritchie 35 days Dundee 28 settlers to R.F. Maitland / coals
May 12 bark Barbadoes Lee 04 April Cork   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 12 bark Rose Hodge 03 April London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 12 bark Edward Fell 29 March London   to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
May 12 bark Thomas Ritchie Thrift 04 April London 15 settlers to Atkinsons / bricks
May 12 bark Cybele Heckler 06 April   to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 12 bark Jupiter Comrie 05 April Greenock 8 settlers to R. McLellan / ship materials
May 12 bark Lord Wellington Black 05 April Ross 1 settler to Pembertons
May 12 bark Euphrosyne Joseph Sampson 03 April London   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 12 bark Endeavour Douglas 03 April London Mr. & Mrs. R.M. Bouchette and servant, and Mrs. Col. Bouchette of Quebec ; Mr. & Mrs. Button ; Dr. and Mrs. Mackelean and two children ; Rev.'d William Abbott and lady ; Mr. Cyril Wood | 29 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
May 12 bark Minstrel Skipsey 30 March Newcastle 1 settler to J.G. Irvine / coals
May 12 bark Ipswich 31 March Plymouth   to order / in ballast
May 12 bark Louisa Sheppard 01 April London   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 12 brig Thames Adams 07 April Greenock 1 settler to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 12 brig Prince Regent Smith 26 March Newport   Atkinsons / iron
May 12 brig Breeze Gorman 26 March Limerick 212 settlers to order / in ballast
May 12 brig Albion, 190 tons William McAlpine 27 March Glasgow 25 settlers to E. Baird / general cargo
May 12 brig Iona Hodgson Smith 02 April London 18 settlers for Montreal / general cargo
May 12 brig Cheviot James 03 April Milford   to order / in ballast
May 12 brig Merope Blandford 07 April Poole   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 12 brig Transit Donnelly 09 April Whitehaven   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 12 brig Lyra Hearn 42 days Plymouth   to order / in ballast
May 12 ship Caroline Greig 26 March London Mr. John Thomas ; Misses Ann, Ann Flora, and Fanny Taylor ; Septimus, Caroline, Michael, and Charles Edward Turner ; William Sheldon ; John C., Harriet H., and Thomas H. Tims ; George Coventry ; J.F. Usher ; F. Talfourd ; Emily Atkinson ; B. Alice, Catherine, Mary, Emma, Ellen, John and Henry Evans ; Charles Williams ; Robert F., Robert, Sarah A. and Elizabeth Cooke ; Dr. U. Ronayne ; Charles H. Clarke ; A.P. Salter ; — Dore ; 45 intermediate passengers and 112 settlers to W. Patton
  The undersigned gentlemen on board the the Caroline, from London to Quebec, commanded by Captain Greig, hereby testify their thanks for the kindness which they have experienced from the Captain during the voyage. His readiness and desire, at all times, to promote harmony, comfort, and good feeling and social fellowship, will never be obliterated from their minds ; and that the same rememberance towards them may be a more lasting and solid testimonial, by the Captain and his family, they, with much pleasure, request his acceptance of a piece of plate, as a token, not only of his ability as a Captain and Commander, but of their good wishes, which they unanimously hope may attend him in whatever sphere of life he may hereafter move.
J.T. Taylor, R. Cooke, Emily Atkinson, A. Salter, John Evans, C.H. Clarke, B.P. Evans, Charles W. Williams, William H. Sheldon, George Coventry, Septimus Turner, J.F. Usher, F. Talfourd, U. Ronayne, M.D., John C. Tims
May 12 brig Ford Palmer 02 April Sunderland   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 12 bark Tobago Hopper 40 days London   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 12 bark Zebulon Forster 08 April Liverpool   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / salt
May 13 bark Concord Herbert 03 April Bristol   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 13 bark Bragilla Taylor 05 April Falmouth   to J. Campbell / in ballast
May 13 ship John Welch Woodhouse 09 April Liverpool Mr. Marshall, lady, family & servant to H. Welch / general cargo
May 13 bark Hercules Walker 03 April Aberdeen 75 settlers to Tucker & Co. / in ballast
May 13 bark Emma Crosby 03 April Newport   to Pembertons / general cargo
May 13 brig Symmetry Cram 06 April Newcastle   to A. Gilmour / general cargo
May 13 brig Ocean Liddle 02 April Newcastle   to McLellan / general cargo
May 13 brig Fame Crosby 03 April London   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 13 bark Exmouth Grieg 04 April Plymouth 73 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
May 13 ship Onondago Morgan 11 April Waterford 208 settlers to order / in ballast
 

The new ship Cœur de Lion, Captain Sumpton (formerly of the Margaret), just arrived with a full cargo from Liverpool, is one of the most substantial, compact, well-rigged, and well-found of the regular traders, and is built on a handsome model. She has made a very quick passage out, although quite deep. — Quebec Gazette, Monday.

A new ship, named William Springfield, of 303 tons, was launched this morning from the yard of J.S. Campbell, Esq., at St. Rocks, formerly Mr. Goudie's. — Ib.


Emigration

Emigrants from all the agricultural districts of the country are daily leaving Broomielaw, via the steamers for Greenock, preparatory to embarkation for the interminable wilds of America. These people are principally going by way of New York, and can accurately and minutely state the course they mean to steer when they they arrive in Yankee-land, whether their ultimate destination be the States or Canada. The precision of the plan of march and final settlement arises from the fact, that most of the emigrants this season are going to join their relations who have preceded them in sojourning in the Western World. The emigrants seem to be of the better agricultural class ; few or none of them mechanics or manufacturing classes seem to be on the move as yet. — Glasgow Argus.

Merchants' quay which in better days presented its surface covered with beef, pork and butter, prepared for shipment, now present a very different aspect. We see it crowded to excess for the entire range with men, women and children, all preparing to leave their homes and families, to seek in America, the country of their adoption, that subsistence they have in vain looked for at home. Along side the quay are six ships receiving the hosts of emigrants who had fortunately engaged their berths early, whilst also at every ship are to be found groups lamenting that they had not been more timely in their applications and are now doomed to await further arrivals in order to engage their passages. The Pallas dropped down to the Cove on Tuesday evening with 220 emigrants on board. — Cork Chronicle.

The ship Onondaga, of and from Waterford, was towed down the river yesterday evening on her voyage to Quebec [arrived May 13th], by the Gipsey steamer, as far as the Passage. There are not less than 212 of our fellow countrymen embarked in this truly fine vessel for the New World, and many of these being cabin passengers, present an appearance of respectability much beyond the usual grade of American adventurers from Ireland. Three other vessels are to sail in the course of the week. On Monday morning the fine brig Penelope sailed from Youghal for Quebec, with 240 passengers. On Wednesday, the Recovery sails with 200 more for the same destination. Six large vessels are now in port receiving passengers for North America. — Limerick Chronicle.

Our quays are now presenting a lively, yet melancholy scene, owing the bustle attending the preparations of our fellow countrymen, about to expatriate themselves, in search of that comfort and independence which is unfortunately denied them at home. — Waterford Chronicle.

We learn from Captain Morgan, that the Bolivar and the Ocean, with passengers for Quebec, sailed from Waterford before the Onondaga ; and that in no previous season have so great preparations for emigration been witnessed in the southern part of Ireland. — Quebec Mercury.

 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday May 17th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 14 ship Sir Edward Codrington Thompson 08 April Liverpool 17 of the crew of sealing schooner Trial, wrecked in the ice to J. Munn / coals
May 14 bark Resolution Rutter 04 April Milford 1 settler to T. Curry / in ballast
May 14 bark Marshal McDonald Smith 04 April London 3 settlers to Price & Co. / in ballast
May 14 bark Airthrey Castle Carling 07 April Bristol Messrs. Stonehouse & Chambers | 9 settlers to Gilmour & Co.
May 14 bark Ocean Blackburn 10 April London   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 14 bark William & Mary Scott 01 April Colchester   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 14 bark Nautilus McDiarmid 08 April Liverpool   to A. Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
May 14 bark Bolivar Richards 05 April Plymouth 1 settler to Lemesurier / in ballast & goods
May 14 bark Margaret, 312 tons John Sewell 06 April Liverpool Messrs. Parry and Unwin to Finlay & Co. / general cargo
May 14 bark Clio Young 06 April Liverpool   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 14 brig Urania Rochester 27 March London   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 14 brig Liddle Cooper 04 April Newcastle   to R. Methley / in ballast
May 14 brig Traveller Bell 10 April Belfast   to T. Curry / in ballast
May 14 brig Charlotte Sloan 08 April Liverpool   to Sharples & Co. / salt
May 14 brig Six Sisters Douthwaite 02 April Poulton 31 settlers to order | Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire ?
May 14 brig Elizabeth, 248 tons Reid 31 March Newcastle   to Lemesurier / general cargo
May 14 brig Victoria, 251 tons John Berry 06 April Dundee Rev'd. Mr. Skinner and lady ; Mr. J. Christie ; Miss Brown ; Mrs. Ferguson | 32 settlers to H.G. Forsyth / general cargo
May 14 brig Promise Shearer 08 April Liverpool   to Sharples / salt
May 14 brig Cyrus, 108 tons Scott 30 March Dundee 41 settlers to Leslie & Co. / general cargo
May 14 brig Diana Cowan 06 April Liverpool Mrs. Whitlake and child to H. Gowan / salt & coals
May 15 ship Brilliant Duthie 05 April Aberdeen 137 settlers to McLellan / in ballast & goods
May 15 ship John [Campbell] [Campbell?] 01 April Hull 74 settlers to A. Gilmour
May 15 bark Bernard Wells 28 March London   to A. Gilmour / in ballast
May 15 bark Faside McArthur 09 April Glasgow   to order / general cargo
May 15 bark Priam Harper 30 March Plymouth 117 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast & goods
May 15 bark James Lyon 04 April London   to order / in ballast
May 15 bark Ebor Cameron 03 April Dundee 2 settlers to Laurie & Spence / general cargo
May 15 bark St. David Dale 03 April Plymouth 53 settlers to W. Patton / in ballast
May 15 bark Hedleys Morris 04 April Portsmouth 6 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
May 15 bark Melville Redpath 04 April Plymouth 2 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 15 bark Admiral Benbow Dixon 03 April Liverpool   to Sharples / coals
May 15 bark Waterhen Dodds 06 April London   to W. Price / in ballast
May 15 bark Aid Johnson 03 April Dublin 238 settlers to order / in ballast
 
Death on board the bark Aid
Name Age Died Cause
Shean, Bridget 21 1834-05-19 typhus
May 15 bark John Leslie 07 April Newcastle   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 15 brig Marys Chicken 06 April London   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 15 brig Holderness Brown 29 March London   to W. Price / in ballast
May 15 brig Crown Wilson 10 April Greenock   to order / in ballast
May 15 brig Lune Pearson 07 April Liverpool   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 15 brig Alarm Roe 12 April Liverpool   to Pembertons / salt
May 15 brig Astrea, 227 tons Fitzsimons 05 April Belfast 52 settlers to T. Curry / general cargo
May 15 brig Springflower Brown 05 April Padstow 18 settlers in ballast
May 15 brig Cherub Logan 10 April Maryport   to H. Gowan / in ballast
May 15 brig Davice Brown 06 April Newcastle   to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 15 brig Oak Whelden 04 April Newcastle   to A. Gilmour / in ballast
May 15 brig Friendship McCarthy 05 April London   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 15 brig Eclipse Gray 05 April Ayr 24 settlers to A. Gilmour / in ballast
May 15 brig James Johnson Jordison 05 April Sunderland   to A. Gilmour / in ballast
May 15 brig Elizabeth & Ann Wright 09 April Liverpool   to A. Gilmour / in ballast
May 15 brig Fenwick Dawson 02 April London   to A. Gilmour / in ballast
May 15 brig Vesper Hutton 02 April London   to A. Gilmour / in ballast
 
The port is filling with great rapidity. The telegraph signalized this morning, eighty-one square rigged vessels between the port and the Quarantine Station. When these shall have arrived, which may be expected by tomorrow, the number of vessels in port on 15th May, will be about 160, a greater number than any preceding year, at the same date. — Neilson's Quebec Gazette, Friday

The brig Robert William Harris, Capt. Ferrie, 25th March from Liverpool, to St. John's, Newfoundland and Quebec, with general cargo, struck a piece of ice on the 23rd April, in lat. 47, 46, lon. 50 and sunk in twenty minutes after. All hands saved by the Economy of Newcastle, after being five days in the boats, during which time several of the men were severely frost bitten. Subsequently they were taken on board the Symmetry, Capt. Cram, and arrived here Tuesday.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday May 20th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 15 bark John Thomas Patterson 09 April Belfast 50 settlers in ballast
May 15 bark Rising Sun Taylor 10 April Dartmouth 1 settler to order
May 15 bark Neva Ritchie 05 April Newcastle   to Gilmour & Co. /in ballast
May 15 bark Campo Bello Eskdale 08 April Liverpool   to R.P. Ross / salt & coals
May 15 brig Traveller, 190 tons Wighton / Whitton 04 April Newcastle   to Tucker & Co. / general cargo
May 15 brig Quebec Packet Anderson 11 April Aberdeen 3 settlers to Tucker & Co. / general cargo
May 15 brig Caroline, 270 tons Daniel 08 April Bristol Messrs. Solomon ; John ; and Samuel Lang | 3 settlers to order
May 15 brig Frances Kirkus 08 April London Mr. Rawlinson and Mrs. Rogers to Lemesurier & Co. / general cargo
May 15 schooner Priscilla Warren 07 May Prince Edward Island   to order / oysters
May 15 brig Providence Pearson 30 March Whitby   W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 15 brig Hannah, 162 tons Airth 29 March Leven & Kirkaldy Mr. C.B. Duncan | 3 settlers to Montreal / general cargo
May 15 bark General Graham Craigie 04 April Alloa, Scotland Mr. Birrell ; Mr. Arnot ; Mr. Black and family ; Mrs. Inglis and family | 66 settlers to Gilmour & Co. / coals
May 15 bark Margaret Bogle Smith 10 April Leith Mr. John Watson ; Mrs. Wilson and family ; Mr. & Mrs. Hudepeth ; Mr. McWharrie | 41 settlers to order / general cargo
May 15 bark Bolivar Ballard 08 April Waterford 39 settlers to H. Gowan / in ballast
May 16 bark Cherokee Millar 18 April Glasgow Messrs. Forsyth ; Hadaway ; Jamieson ; Wilson and Rose ; Mr. & Mrs. Blackadder and family ; Miss Bland | 52 settlers to R. Shaw / general cargo
May 16 bark Rokeby Davidson 31 March Bristol 16 settlers to order / in ballast
May 16 brig Newham. 276 tons Robson 22 March Newcastle 25 settlers to Montreal / coals
May 16 brig Bolivar Ganson 11 April Aberdeen Mr. Forsyth and Miss Morrison | 28 settlers to T. Curry / in ballast
May 16 brig Bowes Johnston 14 April Londonderry 28 settlers to R. Welsh
May 16 bark Dominica Bowman 04 April Cork 185 settlers in ballast
May 16 brig Panmure Howatt 06 April Ayr 28 settlers to Gilmour & Co.
May 16 brig Annandale Anderson 12 April Aberdeen 153 settlers to Gilmour & Co.
May 16 ship Kingston Anderson 12 April London Mr. & Mrs. Verrail and child ; Miss Innes | 11 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
May 17 ship Sir James Anderson Reid 13 April Liverpool 102 settlers to H. Gowan / salt
May 17 bark Ocean Hearn 06 April Waterford Mr. O.H. Kennison and Mr. E. Hussey | 171 settlers in ballast
May 17 bark Britannia Thompson 08 April London Mr. Eade ; Surgeons Howson and Dowding ; Messrs. Kibbell ; Rope ; Buchanan and Land | 6 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast & goods
May 17 bark Westmoreland Knill 12 April Hull 109 settlers to Methley / general cargo
 
The memorandum subjoined was placed on Wednesday afternoon on the table of the Exchange Reading Room. Some rumours had before been afloat that deaths had occurred at the Quarantine Station. This rumour is satisfactorily contradicted. Under all circumstances the advantages of quarantine cannot, we think, be questioned ; and we trust that the exemplary manner in which the regulations have been enforced, will effectively protect us from calamitous return of the malady. :—
Civil Secretary's Office
Quebec, 14th May 1834
Memorandum. — The brig Robert McWilliam, from Cork, with settlers, is detained under strict quarantine at Grosse Isle, in consequence of seven out of ten deaths having occurred during the passage from common cholera morbus.
The last death took place on the 23rd of April.
The latest accounts from Grosse Isle up to three o'clock P.M. report that the passengers by the above named vessel are all well.
"H. Craig, Civil Secretary"
We are authorised to state that the passengers of the Robert McWilliam, who were landed at Grosse Isle are reported to be all in good health and ready to re-embark. They will, however, continue to remain in quarantine, under observation, as a further precautionary measure. — Quebec Mercury, Saturday
 
Deaths on board the Robert McWilliam
Name Age Died at sea Cause
Berry, Patrick 16 1834-04-13 cholera
Brine, John 17 1834-04-15 cholera
Collins, Helen (mother Mary) 5 1834-04-06 cholera
Collins, Mary 30 1834-04-23 cholera
Collins, Mary (mother Mary) 3 1834-04-09 cholera
O'Hara, John 25 1834-04-22 chest inflammation
Quinlan (father John) inf 1834-04-27 lack of nourishment
Regan, Judy 25 1834-04-23 cholera
Regan, Nory 20 1834-04-23 cholera
Regan (mother Judy) 3 mo. 1834-04-24 lack of nourishment

The following is a comparison of the number of vessels, their tonnage, and the number of emigrants arrived at the port of Quebec to the 17th May, 1834, and the same date of 1833:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1833 24 6,591 328
1834 156 50,296 2,964
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday May 22nd - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 18 bark Champlain Newman 08 April Cork 219 settlers to Tucker & Co. / in ballast
May 18 brig Emerald Todd 12 April Dublin 262 settlers to McLellan / in ballast
May 19 bark Governor Douglas Mark 04 April Cork 174 settlers to J. Campbell / in ballast
May 19 bark Emma Hudson 09 April London   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 19 bark Helen Mearns 10 April Belfast Mr. & Mrs. Burton of Montreal ; Mr. Rogers ; Mr. Carson ; Mr. & Mrs. Grant ; Mr. Grubb ; Mr. Fraser ; Mr. Lapenotiere ; Mr. P. Grant | 95 settlers to Tucker & Co. / in ballast & goods
May 19 bark Harvey Jordison 06 April Newcastle   to order / in ballast
May 19 bark Ann Key 04 April New Ross Mr. Curreau ; Mr. Datt ; Miss Mary Hayden ; Mr. Lawler ; Mr. Doyle ; Misses Mary Gorman ; Catherine Morrison ; Sarah Cowden ; Margaret Lawler ; Mr. Scott ; Mr. John Cowden and Mr. T.H. Jones | 63 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
 
Death on board the bark Ann
Name Age Died Cause
Brophy, Jane Mrs. (cabin passenger) 28 1834-05-18 typhus
May 19 brig Wellington Gillcorn 08 April London   to W. Budden & Co. / in ballast
May 19 schooner Ann Vardill Hubbard 12 April Jamaica   to Robert Stewart / rum & sugar
May 20 brig Amyntas Lovering 13 April Plymouth 2 settlers to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 20 brig George Lockwood Starkas / Starkes 08 April London   to Gilmour / in ballast
May 20 brig Hypolite Baker 02 April Antigua   to Dubord / sugar
May 20 schooner Maria Irvine 30 days Halifax   to Tobin & Co. / rum
May 20 schooner L'Esperance Babin 30 days Halifax   to Leaycraft & Co. / rum
May 20 schooner Maloney Landry 30 days Halifax   to Molson & Co. / rum
May 20 schooner Lady Smith Joyce 30 days Halifax   to C.F. Aylwin / rum
May 20 schooner Lark Leblanc 30 days Halifax   to Peniston & Co. / rum
May 20 schooner Ben Forrest 30 days Halifax   to Leaycraft & Co. / rum
May 20 bark Aurora Chambers 02 April Hull 32 settlers to R. Methley / bricks & coals
May 20 bark Robert and Ann Richmond 06 April Newcastle   to Gilmour / in ballast
May 20 brig Fann / Fanny Peile / Veale 01 April London four seamen and eight passengers of the brig Jane and eight passengers of the Isabella from Drogheda, wrecked on the island of St. Pauls on the 7th May to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 20 brig Endymion Plewes 09 April Gloucester 10 settlers to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 20 bark Baltic Merchant Dumble 11 April London 5 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
May 20 bark Cornwall Taylor 02 April London   to Gilmour / in ballast
May 20 bark Dixon Slater 09 April Hull   to G. Symes / in ballast
May 20 brig Margaret Smith 07 April Leith 2 settlers to H. Gowan / in ballast
May 20 brig Omond Lang 10 April Dartmouth   to order / in ballast
May 20 brig St. George Poole 08 April Maryport 14 settlers to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 20 brig Partisan, 231 tons Dale 14 April Liverpool   for Montreal / general cargo
May 20 brig Horn Garrett 01 April Sunderland two Masters and eleven of the crew of the two brigs Jane and Moon, wrecked on the island of St. Pauls on the 7th May to Gilmour / in ballast
May 20 brig Jane Lamb 01 April Sunderland   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 20 brig Renovation Copland 04 April Newcastle   to Gilmour / in ballast
May 20 brig Pomona Stevens 03 April Dublin 244 settlers to Ryan / in ballast
May 20 bark Rankin Mitchell 04 April Hull   to A Gilmour & Co. / general cargo
May 20 brig Thomas Potts 03 April Sunderland   to Atkinsons / coals & glass
May 20 brig Anne Kemp 10 April London   to Atkinsons / in ballast
 
The bark Brutus from Cork, with 300 passengers and 32 others, are at Grosse Isle.

Passengers:
Among the passengers in the packet ship President, sailed on the 16th from New York for London, we notice the names of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Anderson ; Miss Ogden, child and servant, of Montreal ; Sir George Westphall and servant ; Sir Peter Parker and servant ; Lieut. Chritchell, lady, child and servant ; Lieut. Harvey and Mr. Bartlett, purser, all of the Royal Navy ; Mr. William C. Pickersgill, of London ; Capt. Pringle, R.A. and Capt. Call, of the British Army.

The Patriot and Voyageur steamers, the latter belonging to the united Companies, started together on Saturday evening for Montreal. The first took up steerage passengers at five shillings a head ; the latter took them up at two shillings a head. — Quebec Mercury, Tuesday

The bark Mary, Henry Deaver, master, from Cork 12th April, with 300 emigrants, is detained to perform quarantine at Grosse Isle, in consequence of having several cases of fever on board, who have been landed, and the usual precautions adopted with regard to cleansing and purifying the vessel. — Ib.
Deaths on board the bark Mary
Name Age Died Cause
Barry, David 20 1834-07-20 cholera
convalescent, sent back from Quebec in steamer
Bliss, William 2 1834-06-22 rubeola
Brutchell, Eliza 6 1834-05-21 diarrhoea
Brutchell, Mary 4 mo. 1834-05-21 diarrhoea
Coghlin, Daniel 1 1834-06-09 debility
Condon, Michael 24 1834-06-16 typhus
Connell, Margaret 3 1834-06-03 rubeola
Connell, Mary 6 1834-06-19 rubeola
Connell, Richard 5 1834-06-19 rubeola
Cosgrah / Cosgral, Judy 4 1834-06-17 rubeola
Cronon, Michael 9 mo. 1834-06-11 diarrhoea
Dogherty, John 35 1834-06-13 typhus
Dogherty, Judy 2 1834-06-02 diarrhoea
Dogherty, Michael 6 1834-06-09 rubeola
Donovan, James 30 1834-07-14 typhus
Flynn, John 26 1834-06-08 typhus
Gavin, Ellen 20 1834-06-01 typhus
Hannigan / Hunigan, Edward 39 / 29 1834-05-20 typhus
Jenner, Thomas (cabin passenger) 18 1834-07-05 typhus
Killmartin, John 6 1834-06-01 rubeola
Lane, Henry 18 1834-06-22 typhus
Lynch, Thomas 20 1834-06-05 —itus
Lynch, William 55 1834-06-21 typhus
Lynch, William 5 1834-06-17 feb—
Madden, Catherine 2 1834-06-02 rubeola
Morely / Monty, William 32 1834-06-13 typhus
Murphy, John 5 1834-06-02 rubeola
Neil, Michael 34 1834-06-04 typhus
Quinlan, Catherine 10 1834-06-03 rubeola
Quinlan, Ellen 8 1834-06-04 rubeola
Quirke, John 23 1834-06-26 typhus
Shean, John 3 1834-05-24 diarrhoea
Shean, Margaret 12 mo. 1834-05-29 measles
Symes, William 6 mo. 1834-07-06 diarrhoea
Walsh, David 18 mo. 1834-05-25 typhus

Three more wrecks have, we are sorry to learn, occurred on the Island of St. Paul's, on the night of the 7th May, the brig Jane, the brig Moon, and the brig Isabella. The two last had passengers ; the Isabella was from Drogheda, addressed to Pembertons, and had on board when she struck 170 emigrants. By cutting away one of the masts, the whole were enabled to get to shore except seven, who were either drowned or perished from cold. The Captain writes that they have only fifteen days provision, and entreats that assistance may be sent down. We have not heard the particulars of the other wrecks. These repeated accidents call loudly on the Legislature of the Lower Provinces, to unite with this Province in establishing a sufficient lighthouse on that dangerous Island. — Ib.

The undersigned passengers in the brig Cherub, of Glasgow, wrecked on Goose Island, would be wanting in gratitude to Captain Welsh, were they to delay conveying to him an expression of their thanks, for the unceasing kindness and attention they experienced at his hands, while on board of his vessel. To the amiable character, as well as the constantly cheerful tone of his disposition, they feel themselves indebted for an alleviation of the tediousness of a sea voyage ; and the order and regularity observed on board convinced them — as far as they may be permitted to judge — of his skill in, and knowledge of his profession. In conclusion, they beg to assure Captain Welsh of their lasting esteem and regard ; and although their path may lie remote from his, they will ever recall, with strong feelings of satisfaction, the few weeks they enjoyed his society.
James Know, Mrs. Knox, James Buchanan, Mrs. Buchanan, James Buchanan junior, Augusta Hempseed, Henry Arbuckle, John Cockburn, Mrs. Cockburn, Cranston Cockburn, Edward Steel, James Aitkin.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday May 24th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 21 ship City of Waterford Grandy 20 April Waterford 310 settlers to R. Froste / in ballast & goods
May 21 ship Heron Moorsom 07 April Bristol Mr. Levey | 6 settlers to W. Budden / general cargo
May 21 bark Joseph Storey Mullent 03 April London Lieut. Squire, R.N., lady, family and servants ; Messrs. Edington and Price | 8 settlers to Lemesurier / general cargo
May 21 brig Falcon Hedley 11 April Exmouth   to Sharples & Co. / in ballast
May 21 brig Arve Moon 01 April Sunderland   to order / coals
May 21 brig Catherine & Hannah Wright 01 April Sunderland   to W. Price / coals
May 21 brig Thomas & Mary Potts 02 April Sunderland   to T. Curry / in ballast
May 21 brig Old Maid Alcock 03 April London   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 21 brig Elizabeth Lakeman 30 March Plymouth   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 21 brig Carron Elliot 05 April Plymouth   to Gilmour / in ballast
May 21 brig Margaret Balfour Laurie 17 April Greenock   to Laurie & Spence / general cargo
May 21 brig Silestria Groom 10 April Belfast   to H. Gowan / bricks
May 21 brig Emma Zollar Woodward 10 April London   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 21 brig Cheviott Clark 05 April London   to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 21 brigantine Alexander Winn 20 days Halifax   to Murison & Co. / rum & sugar
May 22 brig Adventure Hodgson 13 April Stockton   to Sharples & Co.
May 22 brig Elizabeth & Mary, 222 tons Walker 05 April Newcastle   to Froste & Co.
May 22 brig Woodbine, 195 tons Mark 07 April Bristol   to Lemesurier
May 22 brig Elvira Clacken 05 April London   to Pembertons, Brothers
May 22 brig Lord John Russell Ritchie 13 April Bourdeaux   to Lemesurier
May 22 brig Margaret William Wake 30 March Newcastle with William Campbell Laidler, and ten of his crew and passengers, from the brig James, of London. (see story) to Lemesurier
May 22 bark Priscilla Isaac 16 April Limerick 331 settlers to Pembertons
 
Death on board the bark Priscilla
Name Age Died Cause
Kelly, David 22 1834-05-24 typhus
May 22 brig Recovery 05 April Youghal 213 settlers to Lemesurier
 
Deaths on board the brig Recovery
Name Age Died Cause
Flinn, Mary 4 1834-05-22 typhus
French, Ellen 2 or 21 1834-06-08 diarrhoea
Knight, Anne 9 mo. 1834-05-25 debility
May 22 brig Hercules 15 April Dumfries 190 settlers to G. Symes & Son
May 22 bark Dove Richardson 05 April Stockton Mr. & Mrs. Graham | 152 settlers to T. Froste / coals
May 22 bark Hindostan 07 April Hull   to W. Patton
May 22 brig Thetis 15 April Limerick 217 settlers to A. Gilmour
May 22 brig William Fell Farren 12 April Newry 221 settlers to Pembertons
 
Death on board the bark William Fell / Tell
Name Age Died Cause
Adams, Isabella 1 1834-05-20 variola
May 22 brig Anne, 267 tons Liddle 26 March Newcastle   to Montreal, W. Price & Co. / general cargo
May 22 brig Latona Keld 10 April Liverpool   to R. Welch / in ballast
May 22 brig Penelope Edwards 01 April Youghal 203 settlers to J.S. Campbell
 
Death on board the brig Penelope
Name Age Died Cause
Kenny, Margaret 19 1834-05-31 typhus
Kenny, Richard 1 1834-05-26 typhus
Morissy / Morrisey, Ellen 40 1834-07-06 typhus
Moricy / Morrisey, Patrick 2 mo 1834-05-25 debility
plus, one man & one woman died from typhus, on board Penelope .. physician was unable to obtain their names
May 22 brig Mary Jevitt 07 April Sunderland   to Thomas Froste & Co./ coals
May 22 brig Southampton Dill 23 April Grenada   to J. Leaycraft / rum
 
[by the master of the Jane of Workington] ... After the wreck, we with difficulty climbed up the rocks ; and reaching the station house, received from Mr. James Petry a supply of food and clothing, which we were much in need of. In going to the wreck with the keeper, we found it had entirely disappeared, and learned the wreck of the Moon and Isabella, by which we were left on the island with 172 passengers and 33 seamen. The weather which we have since experienced, makes us the more solicitous of their being relieved, for it has been dreadful, and it is very probable that others may have been added to their number by subsequent shipwrecks....

The emigrants who have arrived this season from the United Kingdom are generally represented as being in good circumstances — many of them even as wealthy. The great majority that have passed through this city are destined for Upper Canada, whereupon the extensive tracts offered for sale by the Canada Company and the numerous lots annually sols by the Commissioners of Crown Lands, they are soon comfortably established, and the vast tide of emigration which we each year witness, becomes readily absorbed....
 
No arrivals listed Tuesday May 27th - MG
 
Emigration

Forty English, three Scotch and eight Irish emigrants landed, last evening, from on board Durham boats at Messrs. Crane, Hooker, McCutcheon & Co.'s wharf, in perfect health and tolerable circumstances, all bound to York. This morning eighty English emigrants arrived, bound to Cobourg. — Prescott Gazette, May 20

Emigrants are beginning to arrive in considerable numbers at Port Stanley. Several waggon loads have passed through this village, within these few days, for some of the back settlements. — St. Thomas Liberal, May 15

We perceive by the New York Spectator, that 2,900 emigrants from the British Isles, had arrived at that port before the 23rd April. Of those who landed at New York, a considerable portion have found their way to this port. The Constitution brought about thirty on Saturday last, and the Queenston a considerable number more in the course of the week, as she plies daily between this port and Toronto. Sundays excepted. By accounts selected from British and Irish newspapers, it appears that emigration will be more extensive this season than the last, and of fully as respectable a description. We feel it our duty to treat frequently of this subject, as it is of so much importance to those who have houses or lands to dispose of, and particularly so to our Western subscribers, a large proportion of the emigrants who land here being on their way to Western Canada. — Hamilton Mercury

Upwards of two thousand persons have left the London docks within the last three weeks for Upper and Lower Canada, New South Wales, and New York, and there are no less than twenty large ships now fitting out in these docks, for conveying passengers to the colonies. Yesterday, the George Clinton, and American ship, and the Adventure, a British vessel, left St. Catherine's and London docks with upwards of 300 emigrants for the United States. Among them are mechanics of every description, agricultural labourers, excavators and others. The George Clinton and the Adventure also carry out a great number of cabin passengers. — London, April 9

The number of persons that have embarked for the American and our Australian possessions from this port from the 1st January to 31st March is 4,476. If emigration goes on without a check, the six months terminating at the Michaelmas quarter will, in the ordinary course, present larger proportionate numbers ; and it is not improbable that the whole expatriation of the year will amount to 20,000 souls from Liverpool alone. — Liverpool Standard

In the early part of the week, Kirkaldy harbour presented a busy scene, occasioned by the preparations of the vessels for the whale fishing, and of a number of emigrants about to take their departure for America. The Isabella, Simpson, sailed on Wednesday for Quebec, with forty emigrants, calling at Cromarty for an additional number. — Fifeshire Journal

The tide of emigration has again commenced, and numerous have been the departuresnfrom Morayshire during the last and beginning of the week. The Isabella, Simpson, cleared from Cromarty on Tuesday last for Quebec, with about 100 passengers ; thirty-seven of these were from Fifeshire, and the remainder were principally from Morayshire. The sixy who have already taken their departure, are not the only persons who intend crossing the Atlantic this season, for we have every reason to believe that the number who will leave Morayshire, before many weeks elapse, will exceed three hundred. — Elgin Courier


The bustle of business, usual on the arrival of our spring vessels has now fairly commenced. Emigrants for embarkation for Upper Canada, crowded the steamboat wharves the whole of the past week. The John Bull took up more than six hundred on her last trip ; the Voyageur upwards of four hundred, and the Canadian Patriot about two hundred, on Saturday evening. The number already arrived in port exceeds 4,000, and little less than 1000 are known to be at Grosse Isle. Generally speaking they are of a respectable class, and those who have thus landed within a few days, have conducted themselves in a peaceable and orderly manner. What may be the general character of those yet to come, the total of which seems more likely to exceed that of last year, we can only gather from the masters of vessels with whom we have conversed on the subject. These are unanimous in the opinion that most of the emigrants from Great Britain will be well able to provide for themselves; some are in affluent circumstances. On board the Westmoreland, Capt. Knill, arrived on Saturday, four families have from 700 to 1000 sovereigns each ; others 200 and there is scarcely one family that had not 100. They have brought with them great quantities of implements of husbandry, seeds, &c. for their own use. All of them intend residing in Upper Canada, where they will be joined shortly by upwards of six hundred others from Yorkshire, most of them practical farmers, with sufficient capital to purchase cleared lands or stock farms. The latter were to sail from Hull between the 10th and 25th April in the following large vessels for Quebec: - Aurora, Triton, Harmony, Victory, St. Mary, and Forrester:— Quebec Chronicle
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday May 29th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 22 bark Stranraer Irvine 10 April Stranraer, Scotland 72 settlers to Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
May 22 brig Amaranth, 169 tons Seaman / Leaman 02 April Jamaica   to Leslie & Co. / rum &c.
May 22 a schooner Prince Edward Island   Oysters
May 23 bark Ant Pye 19 April Liverpool   to Gilmour & Co. / general cargo
May 23 bark Edward McKenzie 03 April Chatham 22 settlers to W. Patton & Co. / in ballast
May 23 brig Grenada, 224 tons Tuzo 10 April Grenada Mr. Leaycraft and son, and eleven passengers of the brig Isabella, wrecked on St. Paul's. to Leaycraft / rum & sugar
May 23 brig Medora Harbottle 18 April Newcastle   Sharples & Co. / in ballast
May 23 brig Clio Doleson 08 April London   to W. Price / in ballast
May 23 brig Amaranth Dodds 06 April Newcastle   to Curry / coals
May 23 brig Robert McWilliam Williamson 04 April Cork 190 settlers to order | see letter & list
May 23 brig Cadmus Pearson 04 April Sunderland   to Tucker & Co. / in ballast
May 23 brig Britannia Harrison 16 April London   to J. Campbell / in ballast
May 23 schooner Matchless Boudreau 15 April New York   to D. Vass / general cargo
May 23 bark Latona 01 April London   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 23 ship Hindostan Lamb 03 April London   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 23 bark Emerald Moir 13 April Liverpool   to W. Price / general cargo
May 23 bark Don Morton 03 April Hull   to McLellan / in ballast
May 23 brig Margery Wheatley 08 April London Mr. George Clark Rodger, Dean & Co. / general cargo
May 23 brig Andromeda Hindhaugh 27 March London   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 23 brig Alonzo Hick 08 April London   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 23 brig Reaper Walker 10 April London   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 23 brig Salem Gregson 14 April Newcastle   to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 23 brig Lusitania Brown 08 April Aberystwyth 9 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
May 23 brig Margaret Hunter 10 April Dumfries   to order / in ballast
May 23 brig Lavinia Blackett 12 April Plymouth   to order / in ballast
May 23 brig Civilian Lawson 13 May Halifax   to order / in ballast
May 23 schooner Collector Lock 24 April Shelburne   to order / rum
May 23 sloop St. Ann Gooley 27 April Halifax   to Simpson & Co. / rum
May 24 schooner Two Friends Le Gros 13 May Arichat   to C.F. Aylwin / rum
May 24 schooner Felix Marmaud 04 May New York   to Leaycraft / pitch & tars
May 24 brig Maria Davidson 04 April Sunderland   to Montreal / coals
May 24 brig Habnab ! Verbert 19 April Jersey 17 settlers to order
May 24 brig Harmony Thompson 13 April Troon   to R.P. Ross / general cargo
May 24 brig Agenoria Smith 06 May Bermuda   Tucker & Co. / rum
May 24 brig Courier Dodds 08 April Sunderland   to Atkinsons / coals
May 24 brig Buchanan Hopper 08 April Sunderland   to order / coals
May 24 schooner Congress Robins 24 April St. John, N.B. passengers from the brig Isabella, see story below to Lemesurier / rum &c.
May 25 brig Allegro Walker 02 April Demerara   to Finlay & Co. rum
May 25 brig Rhydiol Riddle 03 April Aberystwyth 37 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 25 brig Hercules Crighton 15 April Annan, Dumfries 211 settlers to G. Symes & Son / in ballast
May 25 brig Urania Younger 13 April Kirkaldy 30 settlers to order / coals
May 25 brig William Madden 06 April Jamaica   to Finlay & Co. / rum & sugar
May 25 brig Maria & Elizabeth Stewart 07 April Sunderland   to Levey / coals
May 25 brig Retreat Kinnair / Kinnear 08 April Alloa Dr. & Mrs. Davidson ; Miss Watson ; Mr. Cameron | 12 settlers & 4 passengers from the wrecked Scarboro' Castle from Hull to Gilmour & Co. / bricks & coals
May 25 bark Restitution Moon 16 April Plymouth 26 settlers to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 25 brig Mercury Galgey 17 April Waterford 65 settlers and 27 settlers from the wreck of the brig Isabella to T. Ryan / in ballast
May 25 brig Orus Bell 06 April Sunderland   to R.F. Maitland / coals
May 25 brig Albion Padden 15 April Limerick 182 settlers to Hickson / in ballast
May 25 brig Eliza Corrigall 13 March Lisbon   to order / in ballast
May 26 ship Ariadne Conn 18 April Londonderry 260 settlers to P. Burnett / in ballast
May 26 bark Thorntons Mitchell 22 April Plymouth 52 settlers to Rodger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 26 brig Recovery Sunkins 04 April Youghal 52 settlers to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 26 brig Grace Forrest 16 April Cork 172 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
May 26 brig Baltic Newson 09 April Yarmouth 104 settlers to H. Gowan / in ballast
May 26 schooner Hertford Buteau 18 April Antigua   to Buteau / rum, sugar and molasses
 

Passengers:
In the Rosalind, Boyle, for London, Messrs. Walter and R. Kemble.

Among the passengers by the South America, the packet of the 16th April from Liverpool [arrived May 22nd], we find the names of Mr. James Rodger, 22, of Quebec ; Mr. Charles B. Buchanan, 26, of Montreal, Messrs. W.D. (S.D. ?) Cochran, 29, and F.G. Archibald, 29, of Nova Scotia,
In the George Clinton, from London, arrived also at New York, [arrived May 21st] — find the names of Mrs. Dunn, 32, lady of the Receiver General of Upper Canada, child Alexander, 11 months, and servant, Rebecca Riley, 23 ; Mr. John Dunn, 13, Misses Mary Ann, 10 and Bassett Dunn, 7 ; Mrs. E. 35, & Miss Louisa Turquand, 10, of Canada ; Mr. T.W. Birchall [Thomas W. Burchell, 38], of Toronto, U.C. ; Lieut. Richard Howorth, 32, Royal Engineers. ..... and Madame Louise Calabri, 28 ; Gabriel Wallace, 18 ; William Buckeridge, 14 ; Thomas Hart, 29


We learn that the passengers of the Isabella (ninety-seven in number,) lately wrecked at Cape Chat, were picked up by the schooner Congress, arrived here. It appears they all put off from Cape Chat in the long boat, with a view to come up to Quebec, but were driven down six miles below the place from which they started, where they were picked up at midnight. They were in a very distressed condition, and Capt. Robins, not having sufficient provisions and water to bring them up to Quebec, put back to Gaspé, the wind being then ahead. They were all landed at Gaspé, with the exception of a family of four persons, who have arrived in the Congress. The humane and generous conduct of Captain Robins deserves the greatest praise. The passengers will soon find means of coming up to Quebec at Gaspé. The passengers and crew of the Isabella were forced to leave Cape Chat, because the public provision posts were without supplies. — Quebec Gazette, Monday

The handsome and faithful built ship Tartar, of 579 tons, to be commanded by our old friend Capt. McColl, well known in the Greenock and Canada trade, was safely launched on Friday morning last, from the shipyard of Mr. John Munn. She is to sail for Liverpool about the end of June. — Quebec Gazette, Monday

The undermentioned vessels at present laying at Grosse Isle, are detained under strict quarantine, in consequence of their having sickness or death on board during the voyage, or upon their arrival ; and no vessel arriving at the Quarantine Station, under similar circumstances, will be permitted to proceed on her voyage to Quebec, until it can be done with the most perfect safety to the public health:— Mary and Brutus, from Cork ; Thetis and Priscilla, from Limerick ; William Fell from Newry ; Recovery and Penelope, from Youghal ; Hercules, from Annan ; British Tar, from Portsmouth ; Friends, from Dublin. The total number of deaths which have taken place at Grosse Isle since the opening of the navigation season amount to ten ; five of which were children, the eldest six years old, and some of them in a dying state when landed. No case of Cholera had occurred either on shore or afloat at the station this season. Quebec, 26th May.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday May 31st - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 26 bark Wallsend Miller 14 April Liverpool   to H. Atkinson / salt
May 26 bark Britannia Ware 14 April Hull   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 26 bark George IV Kearsley 15 April Sunderland   to Atkinson / in ballast
May 27 bark Bristol Mather 09 April Liverpool   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 27 brig Thomas Baker Burletson 05 April Sunderland   to Levey / coals
May 27 bark Brutus Scott 21 April Cork 313 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
 
Deaths on board the bark Brutus
Name Age Died Cause
Butler, Edward 30 1834-05-30 typhus
Hartwell, William 2 1834-06-04 diarrhoea
Hitchcock, (infant) 2 days 1834-05-21 premature birth
Hitchcock, Ann 31 1834-05-27 typhus
Hitchcock, James 32 1834-05-22 typhus
May 27 brig Viatic Allen 19 April Exmouth   to Lemesurier / in ballast
May 27 bark Triton Keighley 10 April Hull 154 settlers to Gilmour & Co. / bricks
May 27 bark Friends Duncan 10 April Dublin Capt. Cheshire, R.N., lady and daughter ; Mr. and Mrs. Batt and family ; Messrs. Owen and Arthur Lloyd | 279 settlers to T. Ryan / in ballast
 
Death on board the bark Friends
Name Age Died Cause
Beans, James 28 1834-06-23 typhus
May 27 brig Apollo, 109 tons Goodwin 15 May Canso 16 settlers to McDougall / wines
May 27 brig Sir William Heathcote, 149 tons Smirk / Smike 15 May Canso   to W. Price / wines
May 27 brig Falloden Mould 15 April London   to T. Curry / in ballast
May 27 brig Loyal Briton Watson 17 April Dublin 235 settlers to T. Curry / in ballast
May 28 bark Caledonia Luscombe 16 April Liverpool 104 settlers to T. Froste / salt
May 28 brig Edward Fothergill 14 April Cromarty 9 settlers to Pembertons / coals
May 28 brig Sarah Marianne Archibald 12 April Maryport   to order / in ballast
May 28 brig Camden Hay 14 April Sunderland   to Pembertons / in ballast
May 28 schooner Chance Grierson 07 April Jamaica   to D. Fraser / rum
May 28 schooner William, 86 tons Cameron 09 days Halifax   to captain / rum
May 28 brig Jane Arrowsmith 13 April Sunderland   to A. Gilmour / coals
May 28 brig Herald Blay 26 April Bermuda Messrs. Lee and Outerbridge to Tucker & Heath / rum
May 28 bark Hutchinson Sheal 15 April Liverpool Captain A. McMaster ; Mr. R. Smith ; Mr. & Mrs. Cruikshank and family to J.S. Campbell / general cargo
May 29 brig Caroline Broad 16 April Liverpool   to Rodger, Dean & Co. / general cargo
May 29 ship Triton McLean 16 April Newry Mrs. Davidson and seven children ; Dr. Nelson and two servants | 290 settlers to A. Gilmour / in ballast & goods
May 29 brig Eleanor Wilson 20 April Belfast 64 settlers to order / in ballast
May 29 brig Canada Coxon 21 April Belfast 238 settlers to order / in ballast
May 29 brig Aisthorpe Renny 20 April Dublin 156 settlers to W. Price / in ballast
May 29 brig Antelope Bell 15 April Newcastle   to Atkinsons / in ballast
May 29 schooner Eliza Forrest 16 days Halifax   to C.F. Aylwin / sugar &c.
 
A schooner from Gaspé arrived on Tuesday with Captain Shears and the crew of the bark Diadem, wrecked on the 7th April, on Cape Gaspé, all the materials saved.

Passengers:
Among the passengers arrived at New York, 22nd May, in the packet ship Napoleon, from Liverpool, we notice the names of Mr. T. (?), 28 and Mrs. K. Kirkpatrick, 23 ; Mrs. E. Sampson, 50 (wife of Dr. Sampson), of Kingston ; Captain C.L., 30 and Mrs. J. Wingfield, 24, daughter M.A., 3 and son W. Wingfield, 7 months ; Major A. Norcliffe, 40 ; Miss F. Irvine, 24 (sister of Mrs. Captain Torvey, 24th Foot) ; the Braybrook family, Mr. T. 36 ; Mrs. M.A. 30, and daughters A., 9 ; J., 8 ; K., 2½ ; A., 9 months ; sons W., 6 and C., 4½ ; B. Kannak, 40 ; J. Herriot, 24 ; E. Sally, 25 ; J. Wintley, 27 ; G. Brook / Brock, 21 ; F. Field, 24 ; G. Ensor, 26 ; George Hall, 26 ; Ralph Belwood, 45 ; William Hodgson, 31 ; Elizabeth Hodgeson, 22 and the Westland family, James, 38 ; Francis, 33 (recorded as male, possible female, Frances); James, 12 ; Henry, 9 ; Maria, 7 ; Frances, 4 ; William, 2 ; George 2 months ; Jane Stuart, 21

J.D. Bernard Esq., 39, of this city, and Col. John Johnson, 66, William Johnson 18 are passengers in the ship Neva, from London, arrived at New York, May 7th ...... and Frederick Hyde, 24 ; Georgiana Hyde, 33 ; Mark R. Jukes, 16 ; Louisa / Laura Jukes, 14 ; Augustus Jukes, 12 ; Mary Hyde, 4½ ; Fred. Hyde 3 months ; William Wiggins, 49 ; Emily Wiggins, 47 ; William H. Wiggins, 12 ; Charles R. Wiggins, 11 ; Edmund Wiggins, 9 ; James Wiggins, 5 ; William G. Dickinson 24 ; Louisa Dickinson, 20 ; John P. Smith 30 ; George Marret, 22 ; Richard Sullivan, 29 ... and in steerage, John E. Lowe, 25 ; Martha Ferguson, 55


Accident.—
As James Walker, the mate of the Amaranth, recently arrived in port from the West Indies, was going on board his vessel on Thursday evening, his foot missed the gangway, and the unfortunate man was precipitated into the river, from which he never again rose. The captain of the vessel was asleep in his berth, and as the crew had been discharged the day before, there was no assistance at hand to extricate the drowning man from his perilous situation. The body was found next morning, and a Coroner's Inquest held, which returned a verdict of :Accidental drowning."

Died.—
At the residence of his eldest son, in Toronto, on the 23rd May, the Honorable D'Arcy Boulton, formerly one of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench in Upper Canada. Mr. Boulton was a Barrister of the Hon. Society of the Middle Temple, and filled successively the offices of Solicitor and Attorney General of this Province, having been for several years a Member of the House of Assembly. He was born on the 20th May 1759 in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England and died the 23rd May 1834, aged seventy-five years and three days.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Tuesday June 3rd - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 29 bark Cottingham Short 14 April Newry   to Atkinson & Co. / in ballast
May 30 bark Malvina Crocket 17 April Newry 290 settlers to Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
May 30 schooner Agnes Taylor 17 April Demerara   to J.E. Ross / rum & sugar
May 30 schooner Louisa O'Niel 27 April Antigua   to Dunscomb / rum & sugar
May 30 brig Maria Hewitt 20 April Tralee Mr. & Mrs. Harley ; Mr. & Mrs. Griffin ; Mr. Roach | 204 settlers to G. Symes / in ballast
 
Death on board the brig Maria
Name Age Died Cause
Wade, Patrick 30 1834-06-28 typhus
May 30 bark Priscilla Isaac 16 April Limerick 331 settlers to Pembertons / in ballast
 
Death on board the bark Priscilla
Name Age Died Cause
Kelly, David 22 1834-05-24 typhus
May 30 brig Penelope Edwards 01 April Youghal 203 settlers to J.S. Campbell
 
Death on board the brig Penelope
Name Age Died Cause
Kenny, Margaret 19 1834-05-31 typhus
Kenny, Richard 1 1834-05-26 typhus
Morissy / Morrisey, Ellen 40 1834-07-06 typhus
Moricy / Morrisey, Patrick 2 mo 1834-05-25 debility
plus, one man & one woman died from typhus, on board Penelope .. physician was unable to obtain their names
May 30 brig Good Czar Lowreyson 14 April Berwick 109 settlers & 30 settlers from St. Paul's Island from the wrecked Isabella, Capt. Simpson coals
May 30 schooner Nestor McCallum 22 April Halifax   to Gilmour & Co. / in ballast
 
Another Melancholy Shipwreck:—
Letters from Halifax, by a schooner arrived yesterday, state that the bark Astrea, from some port in Ireland, (supposed here to be Limerick,) was wrecked at Louisburg, Cape Breton, on the 7th May instant. Two hundred and seventy-one passengers, and all hands, with the exception of three seamen, are reported to have been lost. — Quebec Gazette, Friday

Before me, Archibald Campbell, His Majesty's Notary for the District of Quebec, and Notary Public for Lower Canada, appeared William Wake, the commander of the brig Margaret, of Newcastle, who being duly sworn, did declare and say, that William Campbell Laidler, with ten of his crew and passengers, from the brig James, of London, were received on board the Margaret on the 27th April, the Margaret being then in latitude 44, 20 north, and longitude 47 west. And deponent further declared, that he first saw the James about 6 P.M. and that he lost sight of her about 9 P.M. and deponent lastly declared, that in his firm belief, the James foundered shortly after Captain Laidler reached the Margaret, as she appeared from the manner in which she lay down, to have a great quantity of water in her. ....... Sworn at Quebec, the 24th May 1834 — William Wake

We have had a conversation with Mr. Downes, the Surgeon of the James, one of those saved from the vessel, and who signed the statement subjoined. There is no doubt in his mind that the vessel went down with all on board. The Margaret, which he was fortunate enough on gaining, after receiving serious bodily injury while embarking in the boat, came to the spot where the James ought to have been, in an hour or two after he had left her, and she had then disappeared. From the condition in which she was left, there can be little doubt in his mind, that she must have foundered with all on board, or, at least, by far the greater number. Some chance of a portion being saved in the boats may exist ; but as the Margaret had a light out, they very probably would have been enabled to have boarded her. No list of the passengers has been saved, the Captain's having been left on board. Their names can now only be exactly ascertained by reference to the Custom-house books at Limerick. Several of the families had been well to do in Ireland, and they had with them between £2,000 to £3,000, in gold ; being in most part from Rathkeale and its neighbourhood, about fourteen miles from Limerick. When the James left port, deaths by cholera were daily occurring ; but although several suspicious cases appeared, none had proved fatal on the passage. — Quebec Gazette, Friday

To the Editor of the Quebec Gazette
Sir, — Allow me the liberty of intruding on your space with a more accurate detail of the circumstances connected with the loss of the James, which was rather imperfectly given in yesterday's Mercury. We sailed from Limerick on the 8th April, with 251 passengers and a crew of sixteen. On Friday the 11th, we put out to sea, where, after a few days, from heavy gales &c. we experienced nothing but a series of mishaps, having carried away our topmast, studding-sail boom, jib boom, main sail, foresail, and yard. On Sunday the 25th, at six A.M. they set about pumping the ship out, but were not long thus engaged before the pumps were found to be choked by the passengers' potatoes, which from the rotten description of bags in which they were kept, went adrift about the hold, filling the pump wells, and preventing the possibility of working the pumps, which were hoisted on deck, and a great quantity of potatoes brought away from them ; and to prevent a recurrence of this on kettles, with holes made in them, were laid on the bowls [?], which proved ineffectual ; after which, baskets were substituted, with as little success. Finding the water to increase to an alarming extent, and a gale from the N.W. springing up, with a heavy sea, the ship straining very much, we had recourse to the expedient of baling her out from the fore hatch with buckets and a provision cask made fast to a tackle ; but the water casks, which were floating about there, excited the apprehensions of the people, and one passenger, Henry Morgan, getting three of his fingers broken between two of them, the attempt was abandoned. About four o'clock P.M. she shipped a sea, which carried away the lee bulwarks, and was soon struck by a second still heavier, with the force of which she listed, canting her ballast, and never returned to an erect position. The water having reached the between decks, and no chance of saving her presented itself, the captain, at five o'clock ordered the long boat and skiff to be lowered, as a sail standing to the southward made its appearance. The passengers crowded into the skiff while she was within the long boat, and by this means made it difficult to lower the latter, which, when drawn from the after-chock, came against the stancheons ; after which, they did not seem inclined to take further trouble with her. At half past six we lowered the jolly-boat, in which eleven of us were picked up by the Margaret, of Newcastle, Captain Wake, to whose kindness and humanity since we are indebted for our preservation.
The persons saved are — Captain Laidler ; Robert S. Laidler, his brother ; Henry Downes, surgeon ; Thomas Enwright, carpenter ; James Cook, seaman ; Peter Lilly Wall and James Clarke, apprentices, with Mary Hastings ; Andrew Young ; James Shehan and Edmund Curry, or Cody, passengers.
Your obedient servant,
Henry Downes,
Surgeon of the James

Emigrants are pouring into this city [Montreal] from Quebec, with astonishing rapidity. We are happy to notice that they proceed to their respective destinations with all possible haste, and are thus availing themselves of the advantages which their early arrival offers to them. The John Bull yesterday brought up 1,000 souls, and the other boats are generally crowded. The forwarders, we hear, can scarcely dispatch their boats with sufficient rapidity to satisfy the numerous applicants. It is a pleasing circumstance to hear that the applications for relief by the Emigrants of this season are unusually limited, and that a better class of new settlers have come among us.

The Herald published a few days ago, a statement 0f some thousands of emigrants, who arrived at "the port of Toronto" by various vessels from Greenock, London, Liverpool &c. since the 1st January. As this fact is of some interest, will the Editor inform us whether these vessels proceeded to the capital of Upper Canada by way of the St. Lawrence, or through the Erie and Oswego Canals?


Extract of a Private Letter
Steamer Rideau
Rideau Lake,May 20th 1834
I left Bytown in the Enterprise, of Perth, on Thursday night, and you may suppose how much this route is now travelled, when you learn that we had upwards of thirty cabin, and about one hundred steerage passengers ; also about seventy-five tons of goods. The boat was completely crammed, and being so heavily laden got on very slowly and only reached Perth Landing at two o'clock on Saturday. Being obliged to go to Perth upon business, I had to remain there until today, waiting for the arrival of this boat (the Rideau) and I find it almost as much crowded as the former one was. — There are seven cabin, and upwards of 150 steerage passengers, besides nearly 100 tons of goods. The boats are all of them quite too small, and not of sufficient power to carry the quantity of goods they do, besides towing a large barge ; they cannot possibly reach Kingston from Bytown in less than three days, which with the two days coming up to Bytown, will make five days in reaching Kingston. — It is by far the best route for Emigrants ; being in a covered barge, they are quite independent of the weather, and are not subject to such delays and fatigue as in coming up the St. Lawrence. As they have lowered the freight of goods to 2s. 9d. it is by far the cheapest and easiest way of getting them up, and they must arrive in much better order than by the river. The route by the Rideau is a most interesting one — the sail up the Ottawa, to any person who has not seen that nobel river, is most attractive, and with the fine scenery about Bytown he will be delighted. As far as I have proceeded along the Rideau Canal, I have been very much pleased with it — the locks are the finest and most substantial I have ever seen — the Canal is generally 200 yards in width, and looks more like a navigable river than a Canal, we having only passed through as yet about a mile of excavation, the rest having been formed by damming up the Rideau river. While at Bytown I visited Mr. McKay's mills near that place, and I certainly think they are the finest in Canada.

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