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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1842

Sources: Correspondence relative to emigration and sale of colonial lands, Part 1: British North America ; Canada Sessional Papers ; The Quebec Gazette 1842. (thanks to Jim Rathbun for the newspaper transcriptions.)

In 1842 there was a big increase in emigration from the United Kingdom to North America (see the statistics)

09 May - 01 July | 03 July - 03 November | New Brunswick

Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
July 03 bark Bragilla,
Capt. C. Hale
Falmouth 37 farmers, mechanics & labourers   37 proceeded to Blenham, Brantford, Toronto & other parts of Upper Canada
July 03 Don,
Capt. T. Muir
Liverpool 248   248
July 03 Caledonia,
Capt. T. Livingford
Liverpool 448   448
July 03 Susannah,
Capt. J. Hippell
London 15 farmers   15 proceeded in the vessel direct to Montreal
July 04 Harriott,
Capt. P. Atkinson
Tralee 120 labourers & trades   120 several went to United States & remainder to Bytown & Kingston
July 05 Robert Bruce,
Capt. D. Morgan
Bristol 35 farmers, labourers & mechanics   35 part went to Kingston & Toronto, some to Caledon & St. Catherines ; others have no particular place in view, having no friends before them, several of whom went to Eastern townships
July 05 Charlotte,
Capt. Andrews
Londonderry 292   292
July 05 Jessie,
Capt. J. Horn
Liverpool 104   104
July 05 Ocean Queen,
Capt. W. Wilson
Londonderry 303   303
July 05 Jane A. Melvaine,
Capt. McGill
Londonderry 210   210
July 05 London,
Capt. Atkinson
Dublin 188   188
July 05 Prudence,
Capt. Bridgen
Belfast 208   208
July 05 Traveller,
Capt. J. Ray
Dublin 124 farmers & labourers 51 73 went to Kingston & various parts of Canada West.
July 05 Maria,
Capt. Evens
Limerick 168 mechanics, labourers & servants   168 some went to Belleville, others to Kingston & Toronto ; part to the United States
July 05 brig Warrior,
Capt. Thomas Robertson
Westport 184 (passenger list) 184
July 05 Lord Seaton,
Capt. W. Talbott
Sligo 319   319
July 05 Saphiras,
Capt. R. Brown
Stockton 94   94
July 05 Sapphire,
Capt. W. Hart
Limerick 181 labourers & farmers 43 138 all went to Canada West
July 05 Bachelor,
Capt. J. Morwick
Cork 240 farmers, mechanics & labourers & servants   240 went to Bytown, Cobourg, Toronto & Port Hope ; 48 sent out by Poor Law Commissioners
July 05 Dromhair,
Capt. Patrick Pyne
Sligo 202   202
July 05 Arcturus,
Capt. David Hill
London 60 48 12
 
Death on board the Arcturus
Name Age Died Remarks
Brown, Elizabeth 31 1842-06-30 husband, George Brown,
from Surrey, England
July 05 Superior,
Capt. D. Manson
Thurso 139 farmers, mechanics & labourers & servants   139 went to Bytown, Cobourg, Toronto & Port Hope
July 05 Ann,
Capt. T. O'Brien
Donegal 104 labourers, a few servants & farmers   104 all proceeded to Kingston, Bytown, Toronto & Brockville
July 05 Sherbrooke,
Capt. A. Gray
Liverpool 202   202
July 06 Ann,
Capt. J. Cossman
Plymouth 93   93
July 06 Victoria,
Capt. McMahon
Liverpool 467   467
July 06 Wexford,
Capt. J. Slattery
Glasgow & Greenock 200 labourers, trades & farmers 130 70 went direct to Montreal in vessel ; 130 were members of the Glasgow Emigration Society
 
Death on board the Wexford
Name Age Died Remarks
Speers, Georgiana 2 1842-07-05  
July 06 Silvanus,
Capt. J. Ocack
Falmouth 133 agricultural & common labourers   133 several went to the State of Illinois ; some went to Gosford Road ; many to Eastern townships & residue to Upper Canada
July 06 bark Britannia,
Capt. John Blackaller
Westport 396 (passenger list) 396
July 06 ship Independence,
Capt. McCappin
Belfast 498 labourers & farmers 158 340 went to different sections of Canada West
July 06 Hector,
Capt. Patton
Belfast 65 farmers & labourers   65 some remain in Quebec & Montreal, remainder to Eastern townships and Kingston
July 06 John White,
Capt. J. Moddrel
Limerick 133   133
July 06 Mahaica,
Capt. W. Lump
Glasgow 145 farmers & labourers   145 proceeded in the vessel direct to Montreal
July 07 Meter,
Capt. D. Brown
Hull 68 farmers & labourers   68 all went to Canada West
July 07 Lively,
Capt. J. Coarntes
Galway 192 farmers, labourers, mechanics, servants & common labourers   192 many of these went to United States, remainder to Bytown & Kingston
July 07 brig Harmony,
Capt. John Meyler
Waterford 129 (passenger list) 129 went to Toronto & Hamilton ; a few to New York
July 08 Bruce,
Capt. T. Douglass
New Porte P. 176   176 all proceeded to Canada West ; eight families in the Hope sent out by Colonel Wyndham
July 08 James and Mary Sinnott,
Capt. P. Connor
London 75   75
July 09 Hope,
Capt. C. Boyes
Limerick 132 47 85
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 9

Over 7,000 emigrants landed at this port during the past week, 5,000 of whom arrived during the 5th and 6th of July, and all extremely healthy. By a report from Dr. Douglas, the medical superintendent at Grosse Isle, it appears he only had occasion to send four cases out of the whole number to hospital, a circumstance unprecedented. Their healthy state may in great measure be attributed to the extremely fine passages most of the vessels have made. The average of the week is less than forty days, and the Sherbrooke, Jessie and Victoria, from Liverpool, and the Robert Bruce, from Bristol, came over in from 26 to 30 days, without a single day of rough weather. They consist of farmers, labourers, mechanics and servants, very many of whom have brought out a good deal of property, and are, with few exceptions, proceeding to settle in Canada West. I should estimate the number at two-thirds ; the remainder are very poor, and many without the means sufficient to take them to their friends, or to where they will meet with employment.

Those who arrived here in the most distress were 35 families, 158 persons, in the ship Independence, from Belfast ; and 25 families, 130 persons, in the Wexford, from Glasgow. These families had formed themselves into societies, and collected subscriptions, which barely enabled them to procure a passage and provisions for the voyage, and arrived here destitute of both money and provisions. I forwarded them up the country, there being no employment available for them in this district. The other emigrants who received assistance to emigrate were from Dublin and Limerick, 141 in number (Traveller, Sapphire & Hope) ; they all received a sum of money on landing here, to enable them to proceed to their friends, and were also well supplied during the voyage. Those from Limerick are mostly Colonel Wyndham's tenantry ; they are proceeding to their friends in the Newcastle district. Ten families, 48 in number, in the Arcturus, are paupers, sent out by their parishes, under the superintendence of the Poor Law Commissioners ; they all received sufficient means to carry them to their destination.

A case of gross infringement of the Imperial Passenger Act occurred this week, the ___, Captain ___ from ___ with ___ passengers. About 130 of these people state that they had engaged their passage with Mr. ___ in this vessel, to proceed to St. John, New Brunswick, but, contrary to their agreement, they were brought to this port. I immediately took proceedings against Captain ___ to oblige him to fulfil the contract between these people and Mr. ___, which he, to avoid prosecution, immediately complied with, and furnished those who were desirous of proceeding to St. John with a conveyance, there being fortunately a schooner about to sail for that port. A report of the particulars of this case, with the affidavits of the passengers, I forward separate. It is but justice to the master to state, that he appears in no way to blame, having only joined the vessel a few days previous to her sailing, and he used every exertion to remedy the evil on arrival here.
I had also had occasion to place information in the hands of the Crown officer to prosecute the following vessels for the infringement of the Imperial Act, in not having sufficient superficial space for the accommodation of their passengers ; viz. the ___ from ___, ___ from ___, ___ and ___ from ___, ___ from ___ and the ___ from ___. The ___ from ___, the ___ and ___ from ___ were fined by the collector of customs for an excess of passengers over the tonnage. These vessels have each paid the penalty.

There are still, I regret to say, a good many hands unemployed at the different agencies throughout the province ; but as the harvest is now approaching, I anticipate but little difficulty in being able to dispose of them all to advantage. Mr. Hawke reports that the crops look most promising, and that throughout Canada West, there is every appearance of a beautiful harvest ; this, in connection with the large additional number of hands which will shortly be required on the St. Lawrence improvements in this section of the province, will more than absorb those at present seeking employment, and also furnish for those who may arrive.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
11 July, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
July 10 Eliza,
Capt. W. Ranklin
Glasgow 6 mechanics & farmers   6 the chief part are going to the State of Ohio ; one family are proceeding to Hamilton ; the remainder to Toronto
July 15 Amazon,
Capt. J. Picket
Hull 61   61
July 17 Exile,
Capt. Fordyce
Belfast 177 farmers & labourers   177 one family going to relations in the United States ; remainder are going to Bytown, Kingston & Toronto
July 17 Joseph Green,
Capt. J. Volum
Thurso 239 farmers & trades   239 all proceeding to Canada West ; many are remaining in the vicinity of Toronto
July 20 brig Truant,
Capt. E. Lewis
Sligo 103 farmers & labourers   103 proceeding to settle in Canada West ; principally to Kingston & Toronto
July 22 Consbrooke,
Capt. J. Pollock
Liverpool 103 mechanics & labourers   103 all went to Canada West
July 22 Baltic,
Capt. W. Cawdrie
Yarmouth 24 labourers   24
July 22 schooner Defiance,
Capt. J. Robertson
Miramichi 108 labourers   108 ten of these were persons who have arrived from Ireland last spring ; the remainder are residents who came up here to better their condition
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 5 Scots

The passengers per the Amazon, from Hull, consist of eight families, and a few young men, chiefly mechanics ; the greater part of them intend proceeding to join their friends settled in the State of Ohio, and all appear to posses good means ; two families (farmers) are proceeding to settle in the neighbourhood of Toronto. One hundred and seventy-seven passengers in the Exile, from Belfast, are respectable-looking people, chiefly farmers ; a considerable number of them have their friends in the western section of the province. The ___ had an excess of 18 passengers over her complement, according to the superficial measurement of her passenger deck ; and I have taken the necessary proceedings against the master to enforce the penalty. The Joseph Green, from Thurso, with 239 passengers, landed in good health ; this vessel also had an excess of 26 2/6 passengers over her complement, according to measurement, particulars of which I have placed in the hands of the Crown officer from prosecution. These people are, with the exception of a few families, all in good circumstances and able to pay their way to their destinations, which is to the Bathurst, Home and Gore districts. One hundred and three passengers in the brig Truant from Sligo, are a healthy set of people, and consist of farmers and labourers, many of whom have friends in the western part of the province. This vessel was ascertained, on checking her list of passengers, to have an excess of 10 2/6 adults over her complement, according to tonnage, for which excess the master was fined in the penalty of £20 sterling, although, according to the extent of her superficial space, she might have carried from 12 to 14 passengers more. Passengers by the Consbrooke, from Liverpool, and the Baltic, from Yarmouth, are chiefly farmers and labourers. Some respectable families in the former vessel are proceeding to settle in the Eastern townships. I am happy to report that during the past month I have succeeded in directing a very considerable number of families to that section of the province ; and by the reports I have since received, they have all succeeded in getting employment, with the exception of some few young men, who were dissatisfied with the wages offered, viz. 2s. per day, with board.
In the schooner Defiance, from Miramichi, was 108 passengers, 10 of whom landed there this season ; the others are old residents, chiefly farmers and labourers ; employment being very scarce they have come on here seeking it ; the greater part intend proceeding up the country.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
25 July, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
July 24 Troubadour,
Capt. J. McDowell
Glasgow 224 farmers & labourers   224 intend settling in Canada West ; proceeded to Montreal in the vessel
July 24 St. Andrew,
Capt. J. Leith
Stornaway 133 labourers   133 all proceeded to the Eastern townships
July 24 Margaret Balfour,
Capt. J. Baird
Belfast 70 farmers, labourers & mechanics   70 went to Kingston & Toronto
July 30 Port Glasgow,
Capt. J. Blandford
Pool 13 farmers, labourers & a few trades   13 one family to New Ireland in Canada East ; remainder to the Upper Province
July 31 Mary,
Capt. J. Kelso
London 32 12 20
Aug. 02 brig Anna Maria,
Capt. J. Roberts
Limerick 74 farmers, labourers & trades   74 went to Bytown & Kingston ; a few to United States
Aug. 02 Mary,
Capt. C. Turner
Gaspe 6   6
Aug. 02 St. George,
Capt. J. Poole
Halifax 13 farmers, labourers & mechanics   13 went to Montreal in the vessel (Pactolus), en route to Kingston & Toronto ; one family going to join relatives in Guelph
Aug. 03 Pactolus,
Capt. T. Lloyd
Glasgow 182 51 131
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 2

In the Troubadour, from Glasgow, were 224 passengers, consisting of farmers and mechanics, many of whom are in good circumstances ; they are all proceeding to the western section of the province to settle, where many of them have friends ; they proceeded to Montreal in the vessel. One hundred and thirty-three passengers in the St. Andrew, from Stornaway, are principally labourers, and a few farmers, and all very poor ; they intend settling in the Eastern Townships, in Bury and Linwick ; their means being very limited, I was under the necessity of assisting them with a conveyance, for the women and children, as far as Sherbrooke.

In the Margaret Balfour, from Belfast, were some very respectable emigrants, with good means ; they all went to the western section of the province for settlement and employment. Two families, 12 in number, in the Mary, from London, are proceeding to their relations at Guelph ; they were assisted to emigrate by their parish. The other emigrants by this vessel appear in comfortable circumstances, and have all proceeded up the country, some for employment and others to join their friends. Seventy-four passengers in the brig Anna Maria, from Limerick, consist of farmers and labourers ; five families are proceeding to their friends at Bytown ; the remainder are going to their friends in the United States ; they all appear able to pay their own way.

In the Pactolus, from Glasgow, were nine families, 51 souls, who have been aided to emigrate by public and private contributions ; they landed here very poor. Two families who have relations in the province, one at Guelph, the other near Montreal, were forwarded to them ; the others were sent in to the country settlement for employment. This vessel proceeded direct to Montreal ; the remainder of her passengers were all in good circumstances, and all intend settling in Canada West.

The demand for labourers throughout the country settlements has considerable increased ; and I received a letter from one gentleman in the Eastern Townships a few days since, requesting me to forward him form 20 to 30 hands, to whom he will give steady employment until the winter, at 2s. 6d. per day. I find great difficulty in inducing any of those seeking employment to avail themselves of this offer ; if they have the means of proceeding up the country, nothing will induce them to remain in this section of the province.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
08 August, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Aug. 07 bark Spring Hill / Springhill,
Capt. W. Wilson
Donegal 225 farmers, labourers, mechanics & servants   225 proceeding to Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Goderich & Guelph to join friends
Aug. 07 Unity,
Capt. R. Smith
Paspebiac, Gulf of St. Lawrence 12     12  
Aug. 09 Royal Bride,
Capt. G. Welch
Dundee 78 farmers, mechanics, a few labourers   78 two families went to Goderich ; remainder to Bytown, Kingston & Toronto
Aug. 10 William Glen Anderson,
Capt. J. Gellees
Aberdeen 152 farmers, labourers, mechanics & servants   152 proceeding to the neighbourhood of Bytown, Kingston & Toronto, to join their relatives
Aug. 10 bark Nelson Village,
Capt. G. Barclay
Belfast 198 mostly labourers, a few farmers & trades   198 the greater part of these people are proceeding to different sections of Canada West
Aug. 10 bark Huron,
Capt. A. Sibbison
Liverpool 154 farmers, labourers, mechanics & servants   154 proceeded to Canada West ; a few were forwarded to the Gosford road for employment, & three families to the Eastern townships
Aug. 11 Barelli,
Capt. F. Flaherty
Waterford 8 farmers & trades   8  
Aug, 12 St. Laurent,
Capt. D. Bermer
Gaspe 3 dealers   3 remained in Quebec
Aug. 12 Henry Volant,
Capt. H. McEwing
Ballyshannon 34 mostly labourers   34 proceeded to Kingston & Toronto
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 9

The emigrants of the past week landed in good health, but a large proportion of them very poor, and requiring assistance to enable them to reach their friends ; they are, with few exceptions, proceeding to different sections of Canada West, to join their friends and relations, who have been for some years residents in the province.
A number of passengers per ___, from ___, (Spring Hill, from Donegal ?) are very poor ; and I was under the necessity of assisting them with a free passage up the country to enable them to proceed to their friends. The greater part of these people were on board the vessel over 12 weeks, as owing to a report of the vessel being unseaworthy, the Government agent at ___ would not permit her to proceed to sea until a proper survey was held, and she was reported fit for the voyage. Passengers by the Royal Bride, from Dundee, are respectable farmers, and all have friends and relations settled in the province ; they all appear to possess means. One hundred and ninety-eight passengers in the Nelson Village, from Belfast, are also, with few exceptions, proceeding to Canada West to join their relations ; they are mostly agricultural labourers, a number of whom possess money ; a few young men, whose means are limited, proceeded to the Gosford road for employment. The passengers per Huron, from Liverpool, and Henry Volant, from Ballyshannon, are labourers, and a few trades and servants ; the greater part are proceeding up the country to their friends, and others I have directed to the Gosford road for employment. Three families have gone to the Eastern Townships. There are but few emigrants about this city or Montreal out of employment at present. Several hundred hands are at present employed on the Beauharnois Canal, at 3s. per day.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
15 August, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Aug. 15 Macoa,
Capt. H. Milligan
Londonderry 282 farmers, labourers, mechanics & servants   282 all proceeding to different sections of Canada West to join their friends
Aug. 15 John and Robert,
Capt. McKechney
Liverpool 152 trades, farmers & labourers   153 proceeding to the London, Gore, Home & Midland districts ; a few to the Gosford road.
Aug. 16 brig Alice,
Capt. S. Ross
Glasgow 107 farmers   107 a few families going to their friends in the Bathurst district ; chief part to the Huron tract & London district.
Aug. 18 St. Lawrence,
Capt. R. Burnett
Cork 38 labourers & farmers   38 going to friends in the vicinity of Bytown
Aug. 18 Sir William Wallace,
Capt. R. Anderson
Aberdeen 78 farmers   78 a few families to United States ; remainder going to Home & Gore districts
Aug. 18 Julia Margaret,
Capt. H. Landry
Miramichi 22 labourers   22 emigrants who arrived this season at Miramichi, but not meeting with any employment have come on here in hopes of bettering their condition ; three families have proceeded to the Eastern Townships for employment.
Aug. 18 Moscow / Miscow,
Capt. R. Coulson
Miramichi 13 labourers   13
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 5

The emigrants arrived during the past week consist of agricultural labourers, a few farmers, mechanics and domestic servants, and nearly all appear to have their friends or relations settled in different sections of the province. They have landed generally in good health ; but owing to long and tedious passages, the average being over 57 days, very many families, whose funds were limited, were unable to proceed to their destination without assistance.
The passengers per the Macoa, 282, sailed from Londonderry on the 10th May, and after being a few days at sea were obliged to put into Belfast in distress, and were detained there until the 19th June. As these people were delayed at that port upwards of four weeks, attended with a good deal of extra expense, the funds of many of the families were completely exhausted on arrival here, and I found it necessary to grant some assistance to enable them to reach their friends. The master, Mr. Milligan, was most kind and attentive to their wants during the voyage, and they all speak most favourably of his attention. They are all going to Canada West.
One hundred and fifty-two passengers in the John and Robert, from Liverpool, had also a long passage of 50 days ; many of the families were short of provisions, and being obliged to purchase from the master, they landed here very poor. They also state that they were waiting a considerable time in Liverpool for a vessel. With few exceptions, they are proceeding to Upper Canada to their friends.
One hundred and seven passengers in the brig Alice, from Glasgow, and 78 in the Sir William Wallace, from Aberdeen, are all respectable farmers and agriculturalists, and with the exception of one or two families in the former vessel, appear in good circumstances, and are going to join their friends and relations in the Huron tract and London district. A few families are proceeding to the neighbourhood of Perth and Bytown, and up the Ottawa River. Six families, 38 in number, in the St. Lawrence, from Cork, are going to their friends in the Bathurst district ; they are all in good health, and appear well able to pay their way. There is a good demand for skilled labour among the farmers in this section of the province, and good hands have no difficulty in procuring employment. Common labourers find it much more difficult, and for steady employment are dependent on the public works. About 400 hands are at present employed on the Gosford Road, in this district, on half of whom are emigrants of this season. Wages, £2.00 per month and their board.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
22 August, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Aug. 24 Gem,
Capt. P. Robb
Leith 30 mechanics, 2 labourers, 1 farmer   30 went to Canada West for settlement ; one family to join friends in Burford, London district
Aug. 24 ship Mountaineer,
Capt. Stickney
Liverpool 473 farmers, mechanics & labourers   473 a few will remain in Montreal to join relations ; remainder to proceed to Bytown, Kingston, Port Hope, Dundas, Buckingham & Brockville
 
Birth & Baptism at sea on board the Mountaineer
Name Age Born Remarks
Flanery, Michael inf 1842-08-16 baptised Aug. 19th ;
parents Michael Flanery & Jane Hoult ; godparents John Clark & Marie Clancy
Aug. 24 John Bell,
Capt. W. Black
New Ross 20 farmers, mechanics & labourers   20
Aug. 25 bark Euphrosyne,
Capt. Summison
(Joseph Samson ?)
Bristol 69 labourers, farmers & mechanics 15 54 proceeding to St. Vincent, county of Simcoe & other parts of Canada West
Aug. 25 Reward,
Capt. B. Frost
Hull 22   22
Aug. 26 Elizabeth,
Capt. H. Wilson
Sligo 65 labourers   65 some went to Richmond, Midland district ; others to Goderich in the Huron tract & part to Williamsburg, county Dundas
Aug. 26 Caledonia,
Capt. B. Allan
Glasgow 86 farmers, labourers & mechanics   86 proceeding to join friends in the Bathurst & Johnson district ; a few families remaining in Montreal & Kingston where they have friends
Aug. 27 Elephanta,
Capt. D. Ross
Greenock 123   123
Aug. 27 Edinburgh,
Capt. E. Lawson
Liverpool 300 farmers, labourers & mechanics   300 proceeded to Beverly, Ramsey, township of Young, above Brockville, Toronto & Adelaide ; five families went to Prince Edwards Island ; others to Troy & the remainder to Montreal, Kingston & Toronto
Aug. 27 Borneo,
Capt. P. O'Donnell
Limerick 135   135
Aug. 27 Blazer,
Capt. J. Mechanel
Arichat 2   2
Aug. 27 bark Lord Sandon,
Capt. Archibald Feneran
Cork 3   3
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 26

A large portion of the emigrants arrived during the last week have suffered much from want of provisions and from sickness ; the average length of their voyage over eight weeks.
The ship Mountaineer, with 505 passengers, was 68 days on her voyage, and her passengers suffered very much from sickness, 30 deaths having occurred previous to her arrival at quarantine, and two more during her detention there, from the effects of small-pox and typhus fever. Many of the passengers were so much reduced from want of food that the medical officer was under the necessity of retaining a number in hospital for a few days to enable them to recover their strength. The stock of provisions of a great many became exhausted after being out about five to six weeks, and they were under the necessity of purchasing food from the master at most exorbitant rates. This, as well as many other complaints made by the passengers, are now undergoing legal investigation, which when closed, will be duly reported. A large number of those people are proceeding to join their friends in the London and Western districts.
Sixty-nine passengers per the Euphrosyne, from Bristol, are farmers and farm-labourers ; two or three families have brought out a good deal of capital with them, and intend settling in the London district ; this vessel was 69 days on her voyage, but they all appeared well supplied.
Passengers per the Caledonia, 86 in number, from Glasgow, are respectable farmers and mechanics ; they are all proceeding to join their friends in Canada West.
One hundred and twenty-three passengers in the Elephanta, from Greenock, are, with the exception of a few families, in good circumstances ; they had a long passage of 51 days, but were well supplied with provisions.
In the Edinburgh, from Liverpool, were 300 passengers ; this vessel was 54 days on her voyage, and many of the passengers were short of provisions ; they however landed in good health ; they consist of farmers' labourers and a large number of mechanics ; the former are all proceeding to join their friends, and the latter in search of employment.
Passengers by the Borneo, 135, from Limerick, and the John Bell, from New Ross, are chiefly labourers, coming out to join their friends ; a number in the former vessel are going to the United States.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
29 August, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Aug. 28 Pearl,
Capt. McLean
Dublin 144 farmers & labourers   144 proceeding to join relations in Montreal, Kingston & Toronto
Aug. 28 Lady Falkland,
Capt. Parker
Port Glasgow 361 farmers, labourers & mechanics   361 going to several parts of Canada West for settlement ; some intend proceeding to Bathurst & London districts
Aug. 28 Catherine,
Capt. J. Scott
Liverpool 144 labourers, mechanics, a few farmers& servants   144 the chief part are proceeding to the upper province ; some to Bytown, Niagara & Toronto ; a few of those by the City of Waterford are going to join friends & relations in the State of Ohio
Aug. 28 City of Waterford,
Capt. McGrath
Liverpool 79 5 74
Aug. 28 Berwick Castle,
Capt. J. Forster
Berwick 33   33
Aug. 29 Brutus,
Capt. Robertson
Newcastle 1   1
Aug. 29 Sarah Richardson,
Capt. J. Hill
Stockton 4   4
Aug. 29 Merlin,
Capt. D. Thompson
Greenock 185 farmers, labourers & mechanics   185 went to settle in the Johnston, Bathurst & London districts
Aug. 29 Cato,
Capt. C. Benson
Plymouth 71 farmers, labourers & mechanics   71 going to Montreal & Kingston ; one family, 10 in number, going to United States
Aug. 29 Emerald,
Capt. W. Flegg
London 19   19 proceeded in the vessel to Montreal
Aug. 29 Princess Royal,
Capt. Lewis
Carmarthen 24 4 21 went to Canada West for settlement
Aug. 29 Ceres,
Capt. J. Walker
Sligo 132 farmers, labourers & mechanics   132 proceeding to settle in Bytown, Toronto, Goderich & London districts
Aug. 29 Astria,
Capt. Adams
Sligo 80   80
Sept. 01 Lively,
Capt. Brambrough
Stockton 3     3  
Sept. 02 Susan,
Capt. R. Cant
London 93 labourers 80 13 all proceeded to Upper Canada
Sept. 02 John Kerr,
Capt. Tait
Greenock 18 farm labourers   18 Went to Upper Canada ; this vessel landed 200 passengers at Sydney, Cape Breton.
Sept. 02 Antelope,
Capt. F. Digo
Percé 4     4  
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 18

The emigrants arrived during the past week have landed in good health, and consist of farmers, labourers & mechanics. These vessels unfortunately all have had long passages, the average for the week being 60 days, consequently very many families were short of provisions, and obliged to buy from the master for some weeks previous to arrival, which has exhausted all their means. Over one-half are proceeding to join their relations and friends settled in different sections of the province, chiefly in Canada West ; a few are proceeding to Ohio and the Western part of the State of New York, and the remainder, principally mechanics, are in search of employment. Owing to the above causes, the applications for assistance, I regret to say, have been very numerous, and I have been under the necessity of extending relief in free passages and in provisions to a very large number. In the Catherine, from Liverpool, and Ceres and Astria, from Sligo, the passengers were very poor, and I was obliged to assist upwards of 50 families from these vessels.
Passengers by the City of Waterford are generally in good circumstances ; about 20 of them are proceeding to Ohio ; one family, five in number, was sent out by their parish. Eighty passengers, per Susan, from London, have been sent out by their parishes ; they had a long passage of 70 days, but being found by the vessel, suffered no inconvenience. They received on landing here, two days' provision and 20s. sterling in cash, each adult, and proceeded immediately on their route to Canada West.
The passengers per Lady Falkland, 361 in number, all landed in good health ; among them are many respectable farmers, who have brought out capital with them ; a large number have relations settled in the province, and they are going to settle in the Bathurst, Johnston, Home and London districts.
Employment of all kind is now very difficult to be obtained in the neighbourhood of this city and Montreal, as also in the cities of Canada West ; and it is at these points, unfortunately, all the idle, destitute, and those in search of employment will collect, and it is only by distributing them throughout the agricultural districts, where employment may be obtained for all who will take the trouble to inquire or look for it, that we can expect they will be able to provide for themselves and families during the coming winter. This, however, is attended with expense, but it is unavoidable. The outlay thus incurred may be considered as final, and had they not been thus scattered in the early part of the season, the expense would have been much greater, and the result by no means so satisfactory. The almost certainty of an abundant harvest will, by reducing the price of all the necessaries of life, enable the poor immigrant of this search to get through the winter months with comparative comfort.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
05 September, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Sept. 07 Anna Hall,
Capt. J. Valpy
Belfast 378 farmers, labourers & mechanics   378 some have proceeded to the vicinity of Bytown, Kingston & Toronto ; remainder to Goderich, Gore & London district
 
Death on board the Ann Hall
Name Age Died Remarks
Mooney, Rose 20 1842-09-06 parents, Patrick Mooney
& Margaret McNeal,
from Antrim, Ireland
Sept. 07 bark Try Again,
Capt. Haycock
Cork 10 farmers, labourers & mechanics   10
Sept. 08 Fullentire,
Capt. White
Liverpool 11   11
Sept. 10 Dove,
Capt. W. Smith
Carraquet 11 dealers   11  
Sept. 11 Mary Wilkie,
Capt. J. Miller
Greenock 111 labourers, mechanics & a few farmers   111 proceeded in vessel direct to Montreal, on their way to Darlington, Kingston and London district ; three young men proceed to Cape Breton
Sept. 12 bark Despatch,
Capt. Richard Walsh
Waterford 21 farmers   21 a few will remain ; remainder proceed to Toronto where they have friends
Sept. 12 Stamper,
Capt. Scorr
Dublin 20 farmers & labourers   20 two families intend going to the United States ; remainder to Montreal & Prescott
Sept. 12 James Campbell,
Capt. John Miller
Glasgow 27 farmers, mechanics & trades   27 proceeded in the vessels on their route to Canada West
Sept. 13 Ann,
Capt. Williamson
London 10   10
Sept. 13 Carena,
Capt. Hayden
Liverpool 4 farmers & mechanics   4 went to Montreal and township of Brock
Sept. 14 Delia,
Capt. S. Adey
Plymouth 9   9
Sept. 14 bark Clio,
Capt. J. Brown
Padstow 118 mechanics, farmers & labourers   118 proceeded to Bytown, Whitby and Darlington ; one family are going to the State of Ohio
Sept. 14 Ellergill,
Capt. R. Hill
Hull 12   12
Sept. 15 Ipswich,
Capt. J. Smith
Plymouth 81 farmers, mechanics & labourers   81 some families are going to Cobourg & Port Hope ; others intend to join relations in the United States
Sept. 15 brig Nelson Wood,
Capt. W. Ball
Liverpool 96 labourers, mechanics & farmers   96 proceeding to Warwick, Bytown, Kingston, Toronto & London districts ; two families proceed to St. John, New Brunswick
 
Death on board the Nelson Wood
Name Age Died Remarks
Shepherd, Jane 2 1842-09-12 parents, William Shepherd
& Marie Duffy,
from Kings co., Ireland
Sept. 15 bark Ninian,
Capt. J. Bowley
Limerick 8 labourers, mechanics & farmers   8
Sept. 15 schooner Maria Dolphin,
Capt. Blais
Halifax 2     2  
Sept. 15 schooner True Friend,
Capt. Godier
St. John, N.B. 3     3  
Sept. 15 Hercules,
Capt. F. Postill
Stornaway 59 labourers & farmers   59 went to Hamilton, Flora & Eldon ; this vessel landed 350 passengers at Sydney, Cape Breton.
Sept. 15 Ann,
Capt. J. Black
New Ross 26 farmers, labourers & mechanics   26 all have proceeded to Canada West
Sept. 17 bark Urania,
Capt. Clark
Cork 3   3
Sept. 17 Eliza,
Capt. Vandervold
London 81 60 21
Sept. 17 Mohawk,
Capt. Bannerman
Glasgow 62   62
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 32

Emigrants arrived this week consist of labourers, farmers and mechanics, and have landed generally in good health. The average passages of those vessels is 48 days.
378 passengers in the Anna Hall, from Belfast, consist of farmers and labourers ; they are all proceeding to Canada West, to join their friends. This vessel sailed originally on the 2nd July with 450 passengers, but after being a few days at sea was obliged to return to Belfast, her crew having mutinied, when about 70 of her passengers returned to their homes ; she afterwards sailed on the 14th July, and arrived here after a voyage of 55 days. Owing to their log passage and detention at Belfast, their supply of provisions ran short, and they were under the necessity of purchasing from the master, and consequently many landed here very poor, and unable to pay their way up the country to their friends. I was therefore obliged to extend relief to upwards of 30 families.
Passengers per Margaret Wilkie, from Greenock, 111 in number, are respectable farmers, and all appear to possess means ; they, with the exception of three young men, who are going to Cape Breton, all proceeded to Montreal in the vessel, on their route to the western section of the Province. The English emigrants from Padstow, Hull and Plymouth, are all in good circumstances, and, with the exception of two families, going to Ohio, are proceeding to settle in Canada West, principally in the Newcastle, Home and Gore districts. In the Eliza, were 60 passengers sent out by their respective parishes ; they were well supplied during the voyage, and received 20s. sterling on landing here. Passengers in the Mohawk, from Glasgow, are all respectable farmers ; they intend settling in the neighbourhood of Toronto & Hamilton . Fifty-nine passengers in the Hercules, from Stornaway, are all very poor, and are proceeding to join their friends in Canada West ; this vessel landed 350 passengers at Sydney [Cape Breton].

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
19 September, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Sept. 18 brig Dahlia,
Capt. J. Hooper
Plymouth 20 labourers & trades   20 proceeding to join friends in Upper Canada
Sept. 19 Governor,
Capt. D. Gorman
Limerick 51 farmers & labourers   51 principally to Bytown, Toronto & New London ; some possess capital and will also settle in Upper Canada
Sept. 20 Lady Emily,
Capt. D. Sto
Cromarty & Thurso 64 farmers & labourers   64 all proceeded to Canada West ; this vessel landed 102 passengers at Sydney, Cape Breton.
Sept. 20 St. Lawrence,
Capt. Bernier
Gaspe 3 dealers   3  
Sept. 21 Bows,
Capt. A. Flemming
London 60 labourers, & mechanics   60 went in the vessel to Montreal, en route to different sections of Canada West
Sept. 23 Belle,
Capt. G. Bower
Padstow 71 farmers, labourers & trades   71 proceeding to Kingston, Whitby and Lancaster
Sept. 24 ship Thistle,
Capt. Thomas
Waterford 34 mechanics   34 a few went to Bytown ; remainder to Colborne & Prescott
Sept. 25 Bellona,
Capt. J. Myler
Greenock 18 farmers & labourers   18 proceeded in the vessel to Montreal
Sept. 25 Envoy,
Capt. J. Giffney
Londonderry 9 labourers   9 went to Canada West
Sept. 26 Jane Brown,
Capt. Wylie
Glasgow 30 farmers & labourers   30 proceeded in the vessel to Montreal
Sept. 26 ship Josepha,
Capt. Leitch
Belfast 150 farmers, labourers & trades   150 some are to remain in the vicinity of Montreal ; remainder to proceed to Bytown, Toronto & Niagara
Sept. 26 Roseberry,
Capt. Young
London 13 labourers 7 6 one family, seven in number, sent out by the Poor Law Commissioners & received 20s. sterling each adult on landing
Sept. 26 Tom Moore,
Capt. Park
Sligo 34 labourers   34 all have gone to different sections in Canada West, except a few from Sligo, who were intent on New York, having friends there that wrote for them
Sept. 26 brig Albert Edward Prince of Wales,
Capt. York
Galway 8 labourers   8
Sept. 26 Primrose,
Capt. Irvine
Limerick 18 farmers & labourers   18
Sept. 26 Industry,
Capt. Barrett
Sligo 44 farmers & labourers   44
Sept. 26 Emmanuel,
Capt J. Pearson
Bristol 19 labourers   19
Sept. 27 Sarah,
Capt. McLean
Liverpool 144 farmers, labourers & trades   144 a few will remain in Montreal ; one family is going to join relations in Philadelphia ; remainder proceeded to Bytown, Aylmer, Toronto & Hamilton
Sept. 27 John Francis,
Capt. J. Kent
Cork 16 labourers   16
Sept. 28 Souter Jenny,
Capt. T. Little
Liverpool 11 farmers, labourers   11
Sept. 29 Thetis,
Capt. J. Hugill
Limerick 7 farmers & mechanics   7
Sept. 29 Collina,
Capt. Marshall
Gloucester 50 farmers & mechanics   50 these are respectable people, in good circumstances, going to join relations in Toronto & Hamilton
Sept. 29 Idea,
Capt. Pennington
Youghal 24 labourers & trades   24 one family proceed to Baltimore ; others to Bytown
Sept. 30 Angelique,
Capt. Bourdage
Miramichi 44 farm labourers   44 these were a year in Miramichi, and not succeeding there, are proceeding to Upper Canada to try to better their conditions
Sept. 30 Water Millock,
Capt. Cower
Bristol 7 farm labourers   7 a few will remain in Montreal ; remainder to Upper Canada
Sept. 30 St. Patrick,
Capt. Webster
Cork 3 labourers   3
Oct. 01 Creole,
Capt. Clarke
Londonderry 40 labourers   40
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 46

No emigration report in addition to margin notes (above)

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
03 October, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Oct. 02 Mersey,
Capt. Hamilton
Liverpool 17 labourers   17 went to Upper Canada
Oct. 02 Brilliant,
Capt. Elliot
Aberdeen 32 farmers & mechanics   32 proceeded in the vessel to Montreal en route to Canada West
Oct. 03 Cornwall,
Capt. Richards
Falmouth 23 farmers   23 proceeded in the vessel to Montreal en route to Canada West
Oct. 04 brig Favourite,
Capt. Greenhorn
Greenock 62 farmers & mechanics   62 proceeded in the vessel to Montreal en route to Canada West
Oct. 04 Enterprize,
Capt. Dawson
Isle of Skye 13 farmers   13 proceeding to join relations in Montreal, Prescott, Kingston & Cobourg
Oct. 05 bark Rose Bank,
Capt. Montgomery
Belfast 113 farmers & labourers   113
Oct. 05 Apollo,
Capt. Walker
Dundee 20 mechanics   20 a few will remain in Montreal ; remainder to Toronto & Port Dover
Oct. 05 Edward,
Capt. McKenzie
Plymouth 4 labourers   4
Oct. 05 bark Euclid,
Capt. Davidson
Liverpool 20 labourers   20
Oct. 07 China,
Capt. Jones
Limerick 1 labourer   1  
Oct. 09 Pearl,
Capt. Douglas
London 12 farmers   12 proceeded in vessel to Montreal
Oct. 09 Sarah,
Capt. Allan
Aberdeen 25 farmers & labourers   25 went to Ancaster, Toronto & Kingston
Oct. 09 Marquis Normanby,
Capt. Strang
Sligo 6 farmers   6
Oct. 11 Chieftain,
Capt. Legate
Larne 16 labourers   16
Oct. 11 Moscow / Miscow, Capt. R. Coulson Miramichi 11 labourers   11 these people are from Ireland and have resided in Miramichi for some time, but not succeeding to their satisfaction they are proceeding to Canada West, to settle
Oct. 11 Blazer,
Capt. Thibeault
Miramichi 45 labourers   45
Oct. 12 Adelaide,
Capt. Gale
Liverpool 35 farmers & labourers 8 27 proceeding to friends in the vicinity of Montreal, Cobourg & Philipsburg
Oct. 12 John & Mary,
Capt. Harvey
Padstow 53 farmers & labourers 7 46 went to Montreal, Port Hope, Toronto & Whitby
Oct. 12 Monarch,
Capt. Allan
London 3     3 proceeded to Upper Canada
Oct. 14 Coquette,
Capt. Levey
Halifax 8     8 went to Montreal
Oct. 14 Crusader,
Capt. Wheatley
London 14 farmers   14 all have proceeded to various sections of Canada West
Oct. 14 Heroine,
Capt. Walker
Aberdeen 14 farmers   14
Oct. 14 bark Marchioness of Abercorn,
Capt. John Hegarty
Londonderry 15 labourers   15
Oct. 14 bark Royal Adelaide,
Capt. Lenty
Fowey 27 labourers & mechanics   27
Oct. 15 Triton,
Capt. Wakem
Penzance 7 labourers   7
Oct. 15 Dochforn,
Capt. Wakeham
Bristol 1     1
Oct. 15 Sir George Provost,
Capt. Savage
Newry 9 farmers   9
Oct. 15 bark Brunette,
Capt. Thompson
Liverpool 10 labourers & mechanics   10
Oct. 15 ship Aberdeen,
Capt. Duffy
Liverpool 36 farmers, labourers & mechanics   36
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 58

Nothing worthy of remark has occurred during the past fortnight ; the arrivals of emigrants have been limited, and chiefly consist of families coming to join their friends and relations already settled in the province.
All landed in good health, and, with the exception of a few families in the Rose Bank, from Belfast, were able to pay their way to their respective destinations.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
17 October, 1842
   
Date Vessel Name Where
from
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
Oct. 19 Champlain,
Capt. Nicholas
Cork 32 labourers   32 all have proceeded to join friends & relations in Canada West
Oct. 19 Jamaica,
Capt. Martin
London 8 mechanics   8
Oct. 19 Lord Seaton,
Capt. Talbot
Liverpool 1 labourer   1
Oct. 21 Douglas,
Capt. Wade
London 33 farmers, labourers & mechanics   33
Oct. 21 Reterich,
Capt. Masterson
Greenock 3 farmers   3
Oct. 24 Cosmopolite,
Capt. Webber
Plymouth 7 labourers   7 remained in Quebec
Oct. 24 Unity,
Capt. Smith
Percé 4 dealers   4
Oct. 24 Antelope,
Capt. Dugast
Percé 11 dealers   11
Oct. 24 St. Lawrence,
Capt. Blais
Gaspe 4 dealers   4
Oct. 29 Bellona,
Capt. Symonds
Swansea 4     4 remaining in Quebec & Montreal
Oct. 29 Belinda,
Capt. Caldwell
Percé 8 dealers   8
Nov. 03 Mariner,
Capt. Gerrard
Halifax 1 dealer   1
Nov. 03 Mary,
Capt. Barbean
Percé 13 dealers   13
Nov. 03 Carleton Packet,
Capt. Landry
Percé 12 dealers   12
Nov. 03 Minerva,
Capt. Ross
Halifax 6     6
   
 

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 20

No emigration report in addition to margin notes (above)

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
07 November, 1842
  .. Navigation closed for the season, on November 29th ..
   
  NEW BRUNSWICK
  Government Emigration Office, New Brunswick
21 May, 1842
Sir,
I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of his Excellency the Lieutenant-governor, that the sailing of the following vessels for this port with emigrants was this day reported to me; viz.
Agnes from Sligo 82
Aisthorpe from Sligo 134
Cordelia from Belfast 76
Elizabeth from Liverpool 196
Odessa from Londonderry 213
John Francis from Cork 237
Martha Ann from Cork 134
Argyle from Cork 192
British from Cork 197
Pons Ælii from Cork 208
Martha from Cork 151
Thomas Hanford from Cork 150
Clifton from Cork 136
John Wesley from Cork 109
  With about 1,000 stout male adults reported and arriving, I trust I may be pardoned if I express regret that some of the useful public works suggested by his Excellency were not opened for employment of such useful and valuable immigrants.
  I have, &c.
(signed) A. Wedderburn, G.E.A.
   
  There was discussion about the landing tax levied in New Brunswick being inadequate to meet the charges annually incurred for the relief of emigrants, by the guardians of the poor ; a heavier tax was levied on the masters of ships arriving with emigrants at United States ports, therefore they had been landing their passengers at places like Miramichi. Those passengers with means were able to proceed to Boston by steam-vessels, but those without capital were exposed to a fatiguing journey across country, to St. John or St. Andrew.
   
  Government Emigration Office, St. John,
New Brunswick 04 June, 1842
Sir,
I have the honour to transmit, for the information of his Excellency the Lieut.-governor, a report of vessels having sailed with emigrants from home, for this port, amounting to 1,596 souls on board.
None of the vessels have yet appeared ; but as they do arrive, numerical corrected returns will forthwith be submitted to his Excellency. .....
I have, &c.
(signed) Alexander Wedderburn, G.E.A.
REPORT of Vessels having sailed from England and Ireland
with Emigrants for St. John, New Brunswick, &c.
Vessels' Name Master Sailed Where
from
No. Remarks
Maria McDoran May 12 Londonderry 45  
Creole Clarke May 07 Londonderry 214  
South Esk Niaber May 11 Liverpool 66  
Dykes Harrison Sligo 147  
Jessie Fitlock May 03 Limerick 107 may go to Quebec
Carrywell Buchanan May 04 Belfast 71  
Trial May 13 Dublin 99  
Mary Caroline Brewer May 04 Cork 423  
Mary Grade Cork 117  
Kingston Small Cork 81  
Eliza Ann Walton Cork 226 may go to St. Andrews
   
  Government Emigration Office, St. John,
New Brunswick 04 July, 1842
Sir,
I have the honour to transmit a return of the vessels that arrived at Partridge Island on the 30th June, with emigrants. I recently submitted to Mr. Odell, for his Excellency the Lieutenant-governor's consideration, whether I should include them as they enter at the public offices here. All the other reports are ready, and only wait a private opportunity to be transmitted, the postage being very heavy.
The numbers arrived up to the 1st July, are 5,599 souls, all ages included ; and the accompanying abstract shows 1,387 more ; total 6,986, coming in 40 sail of British vessels. The printed forms of Ship Reports are exhausted.
I have, &c.
(signed) Alexander Wedderburn, G.E.A.
 
RETURN of Emigrant Arrivals, and at Anchor off Partridge Island,
30 June, 1842, St. John, New Brunswick
Vessels' Name Tons Master Sailed Where
from
No. Remarks
Pons Ælii 315 H. Bright Apr. 27 Cork 208 clean ; having gone to Halifax for provisions
Lavinia D. Evans Apr. 21 Tralee 164  
Silkworth 337 John Meldam Apr. 23 Cork 218 two cases of typhoid fever on the Island
Lady Douglas Serin Drogheda 107  
Trial 168 Hugh Bell Apr. 13 Dublin 99  
Carrywell 132 R. Buchanan Apr. 04 Belfast 91  
Agnes 123 James Evans Apr. 27 Sligo 96  
Thomas 211 James Edmonson Apr. 21 147  
Mary 180 W. Gard Cork 117  
Comet Gilpin Dublin 59  
Kingston 129 J. Small May 09 81  
Susan Jane Donegal   not yet reported
  Remarks:— A melancholy accident took place yesterday afternoon (Sunday). A number of the emigrants (supposed 18), in their anxiety to get on shore, went on board a small boat, in a thick fog, now prevailing, and in coming up the harbour got in contact with the steam ferry-boat, and upset. I was immediately among them with aid for the survivors, on shore ; five are believed to be drowned ; one body, a man's, was found this morning. Fortunately Dr. Boyle was on board the steam-boat, and by his benevolent professional exertions was enabled to resuscitate the sufferers, who would otherwise have died. As soon as the case was known, Drs. Paddock and E. Smith gave kind attention to them on shore and on landing. They are all doing well.
   
  Government Emigration Office, St. John,
New Brunswick 06 July, 1842
  Sir,
I have the honour to state for the information of his Excellency, that last evening I received accounts of two more vessels coming to this port with emigrants ; viz.
 
Vessels' Name Sailed Where
from
No.
Friendship June 14 Londonderry 99
Defiance June 02 Cork 128
  Another vessel, the Aisthorpe, of which I began to entertain apprehensions, she having sailed from Sligo with 144 emigrants on the 22nd April ; she was dismasted, and returned to Londonderry, and sailed again (being repaired) on the 13th June, with 104 passengers, for this port. I have no idea of the latter, but the former was laid before his Excellency.
The foregoing two, with two others that were for this port, by post entry consent, went to St. Andrews, make 50 sail cleared for St. John with emigrants within three months.
   
   

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