Item #39359 Meeting of the Merchants in Brockville. At the Meeting of the Merchants of Brockville, to take into consideration the "TARIFF" of Freight from Montreal upwards, for the ensuing Season, as advertised by the following Forwarders, viz; - Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company, by John Frothingham, President: McPherson & Crane, Hooker Henderson & Co. H. & S. Jones, Whiting & Chandler. B. Flint was called to the Chair, and James Hervey, appointed Secretary. When the following Resolutions were proposed and carried. BROCKVILE. Upper Canada. Merchants of Brockville. 1837.

Meeting of the Merchants in Brockville. At the Meeting of the Merchants of Brockville, to take into consideration the "TARIFF" of Freight from Montreal upwards, for the ensuing Season, as advertised by the following Forwarders, viz; - Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company, by John Frothingham, President: McPherson & Crane, Hooker Henderson & Co. H. & S. Jones, Whiting & Chandler. B. Flint was called to the Chair, and James Hervey, appointed Secretary. When the following Resolutions were proposed and carried.

[Kingston] & Montreal. Apirl 15, 1837. 2 folio pages 33x 20 cm, folded, printed on one side on hand-made paper, in fine condition, very rare. (cgc) Not in WorldCat nor Aurora. Not in Fleming nor T.P.L. No standard references located. Aurora lists a similar document "Meeting of the Merchants of Kingston", April 7, 1837. 2p. Concerns the tariffs to be charged by forwarding companies for transportation of goods via canal. The letters relate the concerns of the tariffs to be charged by forwarding companies for goods via the Saint Lawrence. Traffic on the Saint Lawrence had greatly increased exacerbated by the limiting access to the Rideau Canal due to a monopoly by the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company. This would not be rectified until the government construction of the Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue Canal opened the Ottawa River to trade in 1843. Item #39359

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