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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1841

Sources: British Parliamentary Papers, Volume 31: Emigration Canada

06 May - 31 July | 01 August - 09 October

Date Vessel Name Tons Where
from
Sailed Days Passengers Remarks
Aug 02 ship Josepha,
Capt. Robert Leitch
417 Belfast June 15 48 244 5 deaths, measles, 1 in quarantine | One family went to St. Giles (Lower Canada) ; several families are to remain in Montreal and its vicinity, and the remainder went to different parts of the Western district.
 
Death from the Josepha
Name Age Died Remarks
Wilson, Jane 5 1841-08-06 continued Fever
Aug 03 ship Catherine,
Capt. George Mason
448 Liverpool June 23 41 291
(110 assisted)
5 deaths, scarletina, 1 in quarantine | Some remain in Quebec, employed on the roads ; one family, 12 in number, went to their friends in Waterloo, in Shefford, and the rest to different parts of Upper Canada.
 
Death from the Catherine
Name Age Died Remarks
Kilroy, John 10 1841-08-15 continued Fever |
Parents: Patrick Kilroy
and Marie Purcell
Aug 04 brig Sapphira,
Capt. Richard Brown
275 Thurso June 05 60 215
(103 assisted)
A few went to Ely, in the Eastern townships ; the remainder proceeded to the Upper Province ; had no particular place in view to stop at, as having no friends in country before them.
Aug 08 ship Independence,
Capt. McCappin
692 Liverpool June 17 53 242 3 deaths, 1 in quarantine | Several families are going to settle in the Bathurst district at Bytown and Perth, and others to Dumfries, Port Talbot.
Aug 08 barque Orlando,
Capt. Thomas Blair
344 London June 13 56 102
(80 assisted)
Some are proceeding to Belleville, and the remainder are going to different parts of the Western district.
Aug 08 brig Warrior,
Capt. Thomas Robertson
257 Killala June 12 57 54 1 death in quarantine | Proceeding to Buckingham and to the vicinity of Kingston and Toronto.
 
Death from the Warrior
Name Age Died Remarks
Cotton, Matilda 30 1841-08-18 continued Fever
Aug 11 barque Abercromby,
Capt. G. Loutit
458 Liverpool June 14 58 112 1 death, typhus, nine sent to hospital | Going to the county of Hamilton, township of West Flamboro' ; some to the River Trent, and the remainder to Toronto and Kingston; some of the young men wish to go to St John, New Brunswick.
Aug 11 barque Clifton,
Capt. James Bisson
379 Cork June 15 57 112 smallpox, 4 sent to hospital | Went to Peterborough, Toronto and Kingston, where some have friends before them ; and a few are going to join their relations in the United States.
Aug 11 Bellona,
Capt. Wylie
- Glasgow - - 2  
Aug 14 schooner Carlton Packet,
Capt. Jean Landry
- Percé June 30 - 19  
Aug 15 brig Wanderer,
Capt. Francis Cowan
235 Glasgow June 23 53 147
(58 assisted)
a child died, seaman lost overboard, one child born | They are all proceeding to the Western district of the province, to settle in the district of London.
Aug 16 barque Dee,
Capt. James Reid
319 Bristol June 24 53 65
(8 assisted)
Gone to the Western division of the province.
Aug 16 brig Rowena,
Capt. John Coultherd
108 Sligo June 16 61 71 These are proceeding to Cobourg, Paris and Brockville, and two families are going to New York.
Aug 18 brig Astrea,
Capt. William Silk
137 Dublin June 18 61 151
(34 assisted)
a child born and died on the passage | Some will remain in Montreal, and the remainder are proceeding to Chatham, Wellington, Toronto, and the township of Cavan.
Aug 20 barque Marquis of Wellesley,
Capt. James Laing
406 Liverpool July 04 47 54 Going to the Western division of the province ; one family going to Guelph.
Aug 20 Clio 513 Padstow July 07 44 75  
Aug 21 brig Favourite 404 Greenock July 23 29 34  
Aug 22 barque China,
Capt. Edward Ball
432 Limerick June 15 68 170 1 death | Went to their friends in Montreal, Bytown, Prescot and Toronto. Such as required immediate assistance remain in Quebec employed.
Aug 22 Lady Jane Gray,
Capt. William Gray
323 Cromarty June 08 75 85 11 deaths, 2 in quarantine, 1 in hospital | landed 180 passengers at Pictou | Proceeding to Glengarry and the London district, to join their friends.
 
Deaths from the Lady Jane Gray
Name Age Died Remarks
McKay, Christiania 76 1841-08-24 This person died of the continued effects of old age and the fatigue of attending upon her two sons, who were attacked with fever on the passage.
Reid, Catherine 30 1841-08-30 continued fever
Reid, Elizabeth 9mo 1841-08-31 continued fever | child of Catherine
Aug 22 Alicia,
Capt. Nicholas
- Plymouth - - 6 Went to Goderich.
Aug 23 barque John Walker,
Capt. Robert Gaskin
523 Isle of Skye July 09 45 49 landed 308 passengers at Sydney, Cape Breton | Gone to Glengarry, Toronto and the London district.
Aug 23 brig Patriot,
Capt. L. Smith
- Leith & Bantry Bay July 06 - 21 this vessel was dismasted April 10, and put into Bantry Bay to refit | Proceeded to Hamilton and the London district.
Aug 25 brig Andrew White,
Capt. Benjamin Clarke
256 Glasgow June 18 68 145 one child born on the passage | Proceeded to the neighbourhood of Toronto, Hamilton and the London district. Some will remain in Montreal for employment, to which place their passage was paid.
Aug 25 brig Woodland Castle,
Capt. John Myles
173 Cork July 02 54 36 Four families and a few young men are going to the States ; the remainder are in want of assistance, and remain in Quebec employed.
Aug 27 brig Bruce,
Capt. Thomas Douglas
306 Newport June 28 60 205 one child born on the passage | Went to Montreal and Kingston, where some had friends, and several were intended to proceed to the State of New York.
Aug 29 brig Hector,
Capt. David Patten
322 Liverpool July 02 57 80 Some went to Montreal, the remainder to the Western district.
Aug 29 Jane Brown,
Capt. Wylie
- Greenock - - 2
Aug 29 Minerva,
Capt. Ross
- Halifax - - 3
Aug 29 barque Eveline,
Capt. William Chantler
341 Londonderry July 10 50 132
(25 assisted)
one child born at sea on the Eveline | A few remain in Quebec at work, and the remainder went to Upper Canada.
Aug 29 Queen Victoria,
Capt. Babin
- Arichat - - 10
Aug 29 brig Lady Hood,
Capt. A.H. McKenzie
107 Stornaway July 20 70 78 two children born at sea | Went to settle in Berry and Linwick, Eastern townships.
Aug 29 ship Canada,
Capt. William Benson
329 Greenock July 12 48 123 3 children died at sea and 1 born | Proceeded to Toronto, Oro and Eldon, and a few wealthy families went to join their friends in the States.
Aug 30 ship Charles,
Capt. William McLeod
580 Stornaway July 10 51 145 landed 233 passengers at Sydney, Cape Breton | those per Charles went to the Eastern townships.
Aug 30 Lady Colborne,
Capt. Hoffman
- Magdalen Islands - - 2 Proceeded to Toronto, Oro and Eldon, and a few wealthy families went to join their friends in the States
Aug 30 ship Jessy Logan,
Capt. John Major
855 Greenock July 15 46 32 5 deaths | Proceeded to their friends in the Gore district.
Aug 31 Hants,
Capt. Neill
237 Greenock July 01 61 71 Went to Toronto and the Glengarry settlement.
Aug 31 barque Nelson Village,
Capt. George Barclay
384 Belfast July 13 49 124 one child born at sea | Gone to Bytown, Kingston, Port Hope and Toronto.
Aug 31 brig Cumberland Lass,
Capt. James Smith
235 Belfast June 26 66 144 4 deaths | Proceeded to Streets Ville, Cavan Township and Kingston.
   
  Returns for the week, ending August 07
 

The passengers arrived during the past week are chiefly Irish and Scotch, many of them very poor and depending on immediate employment for their support. Those by the Josepha, from Belfast, are all in good circumstances ; one family are going to their friends in St. Giles, and several others have their friends in the neighbourhood of Montreal ; but the great majority of them proceed to the western division of the province.

In the Catherine, from Liverpool, they are mostly labourers, and very poor ; some few farmers have good means. About 100 of them are from the estates of the Earl Fitzwilliam, in the county Wicklow, who assisted them to emigrate. All of them require employment, and such as I could induce to work I obtained employment for ; but the greater part of them have proceeded up the country. In the brig Sapphira, from Thurso, were about 20 families, who have been assisted to emigrate by the Duke of Sutherland from his estates in Sutherlandshire. These people have all left their homes of their own accord, and his Grace has been pleased to assist them to the extent of from £31 to £71 sterling each family ; only four families of this party were furnished altogether by his agent. From the exaggerated accounts told to them at home, they all expected, on landing here, to be forwarded to the London District, where it appears they wish to proceed, although scarcely a family of them have a friend or acquaintance in the province, and appeared much disappointed when it was refused, and employment offered them. This they did not calculate on, and only a few of them appeared inclined to avail themselves of it. They afterwards proceeded up to Montreal, and I fear will become a charge on the agency there, and further up the country.

Seven families,—widows and orphans, and mostly females,—I have given a free passage to. Their only chance of succeeding is to get into some of the old country settlements, as it is impossible to get them any employment in or about this city or Montreal. I have also been obliged to assist a number of females who came out in the Catherine from Liverpool on similar grounds ; but in no instance has any aid been given to persons who are able to work, employment being abundant on the roads. I have also most favourable accounts from the Eastern townships of the demand for labourers, wages 3s. 6d. to 3s. 9d., with board ; but it is very few who can be induced to go to that section of the province, their prejudices are so strong against our winter.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
  Returns for the week, ending August 14
 

The passengers arrived during the past week are chiefly labourers and farmers of the better class, many of them in possession of capital. In the Independence, from Liverpool, are some very respectable Scotch farmers, with good means ; they are principally going to settle in the Bathurst, Home, Gore, and London Districts. About 20 have decided to take Sherbrooke, Eastern townships, on their route, in hopes of meeting with a desirable location in that section of the country.

Passengers per Orlando, from London and Gravesend, are paupers, who have been sent out by the Poor Law Commissioners. They consist of about 12 families, and are all going to the Western section of the province. These people were well provided for during the voyage, and were forwarded free to Montreal at ship's expense.

Those in the Clifton, from Cork, and Abercrombie, from Liverpool, all landed in good health ; a number of the passengers in the former vessel are going to their friends in the United States. A few in the Abercrombie, young men, are joing to their friends in New Brunswick. These vessels have all had long passages, average being 56 days. Those in the Warrior and Clifton were short of provisions, owing to the greater part of their stock, consisting of potatoes, which, from the heat of the vessel's hold and the lateness of the season, soon became unfit for use ; they consequently were obliged to purchase from the master, and three families, whose means were limited, landed here in a destitute state. To six families, consisting of women and children, who were going to join their relations and friends in the province, I was under the necessity of giving assistance in provisions and a free passage to Montreal.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
  Returns for the week, ending August 21
 

Passengers arrived during the past week are generally in good circumstances, and are all proceeding up the country, with the exception of a few families from Sligo, and Dublin, whose means were exhausted, and who are now at work here, to earn sufficient to carry them up.

In the brig Wanderer were eight families, 58 in number, who have been assisted to emigrate by their landlord, Neill Malcolm, Esq., from his estates in Argyllshire. These people were well provided for during the voyage, and I had received orders to advance them means sufficient to enable them to reach their friends settled in the London district, and to draw on Mr. Malcolm for the amount. They all proceeded from this two days since, provided with every information necessary to enable them to reach their destination.

The passengers per the Dee, from Bristol, are respectable farmers and farm labourers. They have all a little money, but have no particular place fixed on for settlement. They give the preference to the western part of the province, where they intend to proceed, and to judge for themselves. I furnished them with routes, distances, and the names of the different Government agents along their route. One family, eight in number, was assisted to emigrate by their parish. Seventy-one passengers in the brig Rowena, from Sligo, had a long passage of nine weeks; they all landed in good health, and with the exception of four families who remained here for employment, proceeded direct on their route up me country. Two families are going to their relations in the state of New York ; the others to the Eastern, Newcastle, and Gore Districts.

The brig Astrea, from Dublin, with 147 passengers, was two months on her voyage ; they, however, landed in good health, but a number of the families were very poor, having expended all their money in purchasing food from the master. The greater number of them proceeded direct on their route up the country,—those who had not means, I have furnished with employment here.

Fifty-two passengers in the Marquis of Wellesley are in good circumstances ; a number of them had their friends in the neighbourhood of Montreal, and others in different sections of the province.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
  Returns for the week, ending August 31
 

Passengers arrived during the past week are generally in good circumstances, and consist of farmers, labourers, and tradesmen, and with few exceptions, are able to pay their way to their respective destinations. The greater portion of them are going to settle in the western division of the province, and some to their friends in the United States. These vessels all have had long passages, the average being over 60 days. The passengers, per China, from Limerick, were 10 weeks on the voyage ; their supply of provisions falling short, they were obliged to purchase from the captain at high rates. They stated that their supply of provisions was sufficient, when they left for three months ; but that their potatoes, which constituted their chief stock, owing to the wet and heat in the vessel's hold, soon rotted, and became unfit for use. Several cases have occurred this season, in which this most essential, and I may say principal food of the Irish emigrants has been destroyed from neglect and improper stowage. I should recommend, if considered practicable, that this article of provision should be placed in charge of the master of the vessel, and be issued by him to each individual twice a-week, or oftener, if he thought proper. At present, they are brought on board in sacks, and thrown into the hold on the wet ballast, or on the water casks, and in the course of a few days (owing to the thoroughfare made over them by the crew and passengers going for water and other provisions, or baggage,) they soon become so trampled and bruised as to be unfit for use.

In the Lady Jane Grey, from Cromarty, were 85 passengers. This vessel sailed with a full complement, but landed 155 at Pictou, where they were detained five days. She had been month on her voyage thence to this port, during which time four adults and one child died, and 18 were left at Grosse Isle in hospital, all of whom Dr. Douglas reports will recover, except one old man, aged 75. These people had fever previous to arrival at Pictou. There were two deaths at sea.

In the John Walker were 49 passengers from the Isle of Sky. They consist of 10 families ; farmers and farm labourers. They are going to their friends in Glengarry, and to the Home and London districts ; this vessel sailed with her full complement, and landed about 200 at Sydney, Cape Breton. Those in the Patriot, from Leith, were in good circumstances, 19 in number ; they are going to their friends in the Gore and London districts.

The Andrew White, from Glasgow, with 138 passengers. This vessel proceeded direct to Montreal ; the passengers having engaged their passage to that port. They appear in middling circumstances, and are proceeding to the Home, Gore, and London districts to join their friends. A few, whose means are limited, intend to remain in Montreal, for employment.

Passengers per the Woodland Castle, 36 in number, from Cork, are mostly young single men and women ; there are five mechanics, the remainder are labourers and servants, all very poor. They were eight weeks on the voyage, and running short of provisions, they exhausted their little stock of money, purchasing them from the captain. The greater part are going to the United States. In the brig Bruce, from Newport, county Mayo, were 205 passengers, principally labourers ; they had a long and tedious passage of 63 days, and were also short of provisions. They landed at Metis and Green Island for a supply, and also obtained some from two vessels in the gulf. This vessel lost some of her spars off Cape Clear, in a gale, which detained her several days. A large portion of her passengers intend going to the United States, and all proceeded direct from this, with the exception of 12 or 14, who had not means, and have obtained employment here.

The emigrants arrived during the past week are nearly all Scotch and Irish, of whom a number are in very destitute circumstances, owing to their having very long passages ; the average of this week being 57 days.

Passengers per the Hector, from Liverpool, 71 in number, are respectable people, who all proceeded direct to Montreal ; many of them have been in the province before, and are now returning with their friends. Several of the passengers complain of being on short allowance of water, viz., a quart per day, and that the master was obliged to send on shore several times in the river for a supply. This vessel was 57 days on her voyage, and had the quantity of water been on board as fixed by law, this deficiency could not occur. Captain Patton, on examination, admitted the deficiency, but stated that it was caused by the waste of the passengers themselves. I have reported the case to the Government agent at Liverpool for inquiry.

The brig Evelin, with 132 passengers, 50 days from Londonderry, are chiefly labourers, farmers, and a few trades. They have all landed in good health, but many of them very destitute. I have been under the necessity of extending assistance to four families, 32 in number, who are going to settle on the Ottawa. A number of others are employed in this neighbourhood ; three families, 25 in number, have been assisted to emigrate by their landlord, Mr. Watts, county Donegal.

In the brig Lady Hood, from Stornaway, were 14 families, 78 in number, all very poor ; and landed here after a passage of 70 days in great distress, from want of provisions. They had expended all their money in purchasing supplies from the master during the passage. I distributed 2 cwt. of oatmeal among them, and forwarded them to Port St. Francis ; they are all going to join their countrymen in the township of Bury and Lingwick.

By the ship Charles were 24 families, 145 persons, from the same port, and also bound for the same destination. They are chiefly from the Isle of Lewis, and I regret to say, nearly as destitute. This vessel had her full complement of passengers, but landed 233 at Sydney, Cape Breton. They had a passage of 51 days, and also suffered from want of provisions. I issued a small supply of oatmeal among the most needy. These families have all emigrated on the invitation of a party who came out in 1838, and who landed equally poor, but are now doing well, and have promised to assist their friends to get through the winter. Very few of them can speak English ; but I have no doubt they will prove a valuable addition to our population in the eastern townships.

In the Canada, from Greenock, 115 passengers, all in good circumstances. Several wealthy families are going to settle in the Bathurst district, and others, with their friends in Toronto, Oro, and Eldon. The passengers in the brig Hants and Jessy Logan, from the same port, are also respectable settlers in good circumstances, and all are proceeding to the western section of the province, some to Lancaster, Paslnich, and Dundas, &c.

Those per Nelson Village from Belfast, 120, are farmers, labourers, and trades, and with the exception of three families, appear in good circumstances. The greater part of them proceeded up the country to join friends about Bytown, Port Hope, and Toronto ; 139 passengers in the Cumberland Lass, from the same port were 66 days on the voyage. Many of them landed in great distress, from want of provisions. They purchased from Captain Smith as long as their money lasted ; and he had to support from 40 to 50 of the poorest, for the last three weeks. When he arrived here, all his ship's stores were exhausted, besides supplies, which he obtained from different places in the gulf. I forwarded eight families, 43 in number, to Montreal, to enable them to reach their friends, and also gave them a small supply of oatmeal. Their destination is Bytown and Cavan, Newcastle district.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
Date Vessel Name Tons Where
from
Sailed Days Passengers Remarks
Sept 01 brig Bon Accord,
Capt. Sim
364 Aberdeen June 24 69 70 Went to their friends in the neighbourhood of Montreal, Kingston and Hamilton ; one family went to the State of Ohio.
Sept 01 Heloise,
Capt. Hoffman
- Bay St. George   - 1
Sept 01 Unity,
Capt. Smith
- Bay Chaleur   - 16
Sept 05 Princess Royal,
Capt. Lewis
- Carmarthan   - 14 Two of these are going to their friends in Montreal, and the remainder went to the Huron tract.
Sept 05 Ardgawan,
Capt. Martin
- Wigton   - 30 Proceeded to Upper Canada.
Sept 05 Energy,
Capt. Irwine
305 Limerick July 24 43 77
(44 assisted)
A few went to the neighbourhood of Kingston, and the remainder to different parts of the Western district.
Sept 05 Helen Stewart,
Capt. J. Stewart
- Limerick   - 17 Went to the vicinity of Kingston.
Sept 06 Blanch,
Capt. Rankin
- Donegal   - 11 Proceeded to Upper Canada.
Sept 06 Lord Sandon,
Capt. Feneran
- Cork   - 3
Sept 07 Watchful,
Capt. Duncan
268 Limerick July 14 55 119 Some remain in Quebec, employed, and the others went to Montreal, Bytown and Perth.
Sept 09 Caledonia,
Capt. Allan
437 Greenock Aug 04 36 54 Going to join their friends in the vicinity of Perth, Brockville and Glengarry, and proceeded in the vessel to Montreal.
Sept 10 Martha,
Capt. Martin
- Liverpool   - 3  
Sept 12 Billow,
Capt. Babin
- Arichat   - 5 Went to Montreal.
Sept 12 Mohawk,
Capt. Miller
- Greenock   - 15 Two families, and went to Montreal.
Sept 12 John Bell,
Capt. Black
454 Ross Aug 01 42 104
(84 assisted)
1 death in hospital | Several remain in Quebec for employment: one family went to the States, and the rest proceeded to Bytown, Kingston, Toronto, and to St. Catherine's, head of Lake Ontario.
Sept 12 Borneo,
Capt. Gorman
458 Limerick Aug 03 40 54  
Sept 12 Sovereign,
Capt. Marklan
- Hull   - 12 Three of the tradesmen remain in Quebec employed, and the remainder to Upper Canada.
Sept 12 Cumberland,
Capt. Power
- Liverpool   - 15  
Sept 12 Marquis Normandy,
Capt. String
248 Dublin July 22 52 35 1 death at sea | Proceeded to Lanark, Kingston, Hamilton and St. Thomas.
Sept 12 Eagle,
Capt. Dove
- Dartmouth   - 4
(assisted)
 
Sept 13 Ninian,
Capt. Bowler
- Limerick   - 13 One family went to Bytown, and the remainder to the vicinity of Kingston.
Sept 13 Belle,
Capt. Brewer
316 Padstow Aug 02 42 39 All intend to settle in the Western district.
Sept 13 Industry,
Capt. Barrett
290 Sligo Aug 05 39 47 A few went to the States, and the remainder to Bytown and Kingston.
Sept 13 Stillman,
Capt. Williamson
216 Glasgow July 11 65 60 Proceeded to Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Township of Elizabeth, Woodstock in the London district, and Ancaster, head of Ontario.
Sept 15 Governor 309 Limerick Aug 08 42 58 1 death at sea
Sept 15 ship Agenoria,
Capt. Giffney
731 Liverpool Aug 03 47 149 5 deaths at sea, 1 in hospital
Sept Ann Jeffery 941 Waterford Aug 18 34 60  
Sept 18 Brilliant,
Capt. Elliott
- Aberdeen   - 18 Proceeded to Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Township of Elizabeth, Woodstock in the London district, and Ancaster, head of Ontario.
Sept 18 Rockshire,
Capt. Barclay
- Liverpool   - 4
Sept 18 Erin,
Capt. Evans
- Ross   - 3
Sept 21 barque Cate,
Capt. Joseph Taylor
- Falmouth Aug 12 - 14  
Sept 23 barque Favourite,
Capt. George Bannerman
- Glasgow Aug 23 - 37  
Sept 23 ship Marchioness of Abercorn
Capt. John Hagerty
875 Londonderry Aug 19 36 65  
Sept 24 barque Tom Moore,
Capt. Andrew Parke
273 Belfast Aug 10 50 170  
Sept 27 brig Apollo,
Capt. Henry Walker
- Dundee Aug 19 - 24  
Sept 27 barque Nestor,
Capt. Peter Smith
- Plymouth Aug 18 - 19  
Sept 28 barque Vittoria,
Capt. M. Sympson
- Plymouth Aug 17 - 19  
Sept 28 barque Universe,
Capt. Francis McGregor
- Pictou Sept 14 - 19 landed 74 passengers at Pictou.
Sept 28 barque Culdee [!],
Capt. John Campbell
- London July 24 - 31  
Sept 28 brig Midas,
Capt. Thomas Moore
- Galway Aug 14 - 23  
Sept 29 barque Colina,
Capt. John Marshall
416 Gloucester Aug 04 57 78  
  Returns for the week, ending September 11
 

The brig Bon Accord ; 70 in number, from Aberdeen, are in good circumstances. They are chiefly farmers, and proceeded direct in the vessel to Montreal. They were 69 days on the voyage, but landed in good health, and were well supplied.
The emigrants landed during the past week are, with few exceptions, in good circumstances, and are principally coming out to join their friends.

The passengers per Princess Royal, from Carmarthen, arc very respectable Welsh farmers ; they consist of one family of eight persons ; the rest are young men, and, with the exception of two, are going to settle in the Huron tract.

The Energy, and Helen Stewart, from Limerick, also the Blanch, from Donegal, are on their second voyage this year, and bring out very few emigrants. In the Energy were eight families, and six single men ; in all, 44 persons, who have been assisted to emigrate by the Marquis Clanricarde, from his estate in Galway. His Lordship gave them a free passage, and £5 to each family ; they are all proceeding to the Western section of the province; a few of them have means to purchase land, and are proceeding to join their friends in the neighbourhood of Kingston ; the remainder appear to have no fixed object in view, and are going up for employment.

As the season is now getting late, I endeavour to induce as many as possible to proceed into the country, and to secure some permanent employment before the winter sets in. I have received the most favourable accounts from the Ottawa River, west of Bytown, of the demand for all classes of emigrants, and where abundance of employment is to be obtained during the approaching winter among the lumber-men and farmers.

The passengers per Watchful, from Limerick, have had a long passage of eight weeks, and a number of them landed in distress ; they were, however, in good health, and those who had not the means of proceeding further, I obtained employment for in this neighbourhood.

Nine Scotch families, 54 in number, who have been employed on the roads since their arrival here in June, have gone in and settled on lands in the county of Megantic, in Leeds and Inverness.

54 passengers per Caledonia, from Greenock, are all in good circumstances, and are going to join their friends in Glengarry, and about Perth, Brockville and Kingston.

I consider the emigration of this season as drawing to a close, and have only advices of two vessels ; viz. the Tom Moore, from Belfast, with, 173, and the Governor, from Limerick, with 58 passengers, to arrive.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
  Returns for the week, ending September 18
 

The emigrants arrived during the past week are generally in good circumstances, and have nearly all proceeded upwards to different sections of the province.
A number of the passengers per the John Bell, from Ross, state that they were assisted with a free passage and provisions by Butler Clark, Esq., from his property in the county Kilkenny; they are, with few exceptions, going to their friends in the Niagara and Gore districts.
There has been no complaint among any of the passengers arrived this week, and they have all landed in excellent health. The Scotch emigrants are in good circumstances, and are going to settle in the province.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
  Returns for the week, ending September 25
 

The emigrants arrived during the past week are chiefly of the labouring class, and nearly all have friends in the province. They have all emigrated at their own expense, except two families in the Clio, from Padstow, 14 in number, whose passage was paid to this port by their parish. The remainder of the passengers by this vessel are in good circumstances, and are going to their friends in the Newcastle and Home district. The Scotch emigrants in the Favourite are also going to join their friends in the Bathurst, Midland, and Home districts.

The passengers per the Agenoria, from Liverpool, are all very poor. They were detained a long time in Liverpool after they had engaged and paid their passage. This is a fine large vessel, of 731 tons, chartered by a broker named William Rafferty, of the Waterloo-road, to bring out 100 passengers, as he would not ship a sufficient number to bring him within the provisions of the Passenger Act. I beg to say that Captain Giffney has been for a number of years in the habit of carrying passengers, and he states that it was with the greatest difficulty he could get Mr. Rafferty to fit up proper accommodations for their use. The passengers speak in the kindest manner of the captain's attention to their comfort during the voyage. This vessel, including her crew, had 140 adult passengers, and she came under the 20th clause in the present Act, carrying 146 1/3 adult passengers, without being subject to any of its penalties.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   
Date Vessel Name Tons Where
from
Sailed Days Passengers Remarks
Oct 08 barque Souter Johnny,
Capt. Thomas Little
382 Liverpool Sept 05 34 29  
Oct 10 barque Parmella,
Capt. Robert Maxwell
- Liverpool Aug 25 - 6  
  Returns for the week, ending October 09
 

The emigrants arrived since the 26th ultimo are, with few exceptions, in good circumstances, and the chief part are going to join their friends already settled in the province.

The passengers in the Colina, from Gloucester, are all of the better class of farmers, and in good circumstances. Only two families remain in Canada ; the remainder, 63 in number, are going to join their friends in the state of Pennsylvania. Some of those in the Tom Moore, from Belfast, about 50 in number, are also proceeding to the same direction ; also, three families in the Midas, from Galway, are going to their friends in Illinois.

In the brig Universe, from Thurso, were two poor families, 19 in number, who came out to join their relations settled in the neighbourhood of Kingston and Toronto. They landed here penniless, and, in consideration of their large families, I assisted them with a free passage. This vessel landed 74 passengers in Pictou.

I regret to have to report the loss of another emigrant ship this season, which has been attended with a serious loss of life. The barque Amanda, Captain Davis, from Limerick, with 39 passengers and 18 of a crew, was wrecked at Little Metis Point on the morning of the 26th ultimo. The master, five of his crew, and ten passengers were all that were saved, after being 12 hours on the wreck ; the remaining 41 persons were drowned. The surviving passengers, seven men and three women, arrived here on the 3rd instant, with the loss of everything except the clothes on their back. One of the men remained in this city, the others I assisted with provisions and a free passage to their friends, who reside in the township of Buckingham, on the Ottawa.

I consider the emigration of this year nearly closed ; few emigrants are expected in any of the vessels to arrive. All the vessels reported to me by the Government agents at the outports have arrived, the unfortunate Amanda being the last.

Navigation closed November, 1841.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
   

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