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Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq – Indian Captivities

Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq., who, in the time of Pontiac’s War, fell into the hands of the Huron Indians. Detailing a faithful account of the capture of the Garrison of Michilimacki-Nac, and the massacre of about ninety people. Written by himself.1 When I reached Michilimackinac I found several other traders, who had arrived before me, from different parts of the country, and who, in general, declared the dispositions of the Indians to be hostile to the English, and even apprehended some attack. M. Laurent Ducharme distinctly informed Major Etherington that a plan was absolutely conceived for destroying him, his garrison and all the English in the upper country; but the commandant believing this and other reports to be without foundation, proceeding only from idle or ill-disposed persons, and of a tendency to do mischief, expressed much displeasure against M. Ducharme, and threatened to send the next person who should bring a story of the same kind, a prisoner, to Detroit. The garrison, at this time, consisted of ninety privates, two subalterns and the commandant; and the English merchants at the fort were four in number. Thus strong, few entertained anxiety concerning the Indians, who had no weapons but small arms. Meanwhile, the Indians, from every quarter, were daily assembling, in unusual numbers, but with every appearance of friendship, frequenting the fort, and disposing of their peltries, in such a manner as to dissipate almost every one’s fears. For myself, on one occasion, I took the liberty of observing to Major Etherington that, in my judgment, no confidence ought to be placed in them, and that...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Hatters to Millers

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Hatters And Furriers BASTEDO, JAcoB, hatter, furrier, and cap manufacturer, 9 King st. east, nearly opposite the “Globe” office-buffalo robes, ladies and gentlemen’s fur gloves, gauntlets, &c. always on hand cash paid for fur skins. Joseph, H. A., 66 Yonge st. Phipp, George, 73 King st. west. ROGERS, JOSEPH, hatter and furrier, sign of the Indian Chief, City buildings, 7 King st. east, opposite the new cathedral. SALT, JOHN, importer and manufacturer of hats, caps, furs and straw goods, 62 King st. east, wholesale and retail. Hotels And Inns American Hotel, N. Brouse, corner of Front and Argyle Hotel, Daniel M’Nab, 13 Yonge st., corner Yonge sts. of Wellington st. ATHENAEUM HOTEL, and cigar divan, and restaurateur, Henry Beverly, Athenaeum buildings, 57 and 59 King st. west. BAY HORSE INN, Thomas Best, 96 Yonge st. BEARD’S HOTEL, Robert Beard, corner of Church and Colborne sts. CITY slams HOTEL, John Baker, West Market square travelers can have excellent accommodation at moderate prices. ELGIE’s HOTEL, John Elgie, 18 Yonge st. Ellah’s Hotel, Mrs. Ellah, 72 King st. west. FULLJAMES’S HOTEL, Henry Fulljames, 27 Yonge st , corner of Church st. LOVEJOY HOUSE HOTEL, and livery stables, C. & J. Mitchell, 31 King st. west travelers and others will find excellent accommodation at this establishment, and a great variety of good horses, and well appointed carriages of every description. MASONIC ARMS HOTEL, J. T. Smith, West Market square, this house is central, and affords every accommodation to travellers. NORTH AMERICAN HOTEL, G. C. Horwood, Front...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Booksellers to Butchers

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Booksellers, Stationers, And Binders ALLANSON, J., Yonge st., near Alice st., dealer in English periodicals, &c. ARMOUR, ANDREW. H., & Co., wholesale and retail booksellers, stationers, and binders, 14 King st., west. BALFOUR, JOHN, bookseller and stationer, job and ornamental printer, 119 King st., east. Bentley, John, 65 and 67 Yonge st. BREWER, M’PHAIL, & Co., wholesale stationers and publishers (by authority of the Council of Public Instruction of Upper Canada) of the series of national school books, 46 King st. Carless, James, religious tract society, and bible depot, 47 Yonge st. Church Society Of Diocese Of Toronto Book Depot, 5 King st., west. Cuthbert, Richard, bookbinder, 65 Richmond st., east. Donolly, J., bookseller, 12 Arcade. FISHER, C., bookseller and fancy stationer, 120 Yonge st., next Elgie’s hotel a choice assortment of combs, toys, brushes, paper hangings, looking glasses, &c., picture frames made to order graphic printing, &c. King st., dealers in books, stationery, and fancy goods, wholesale and retail. LESSLIE, JAMES, bookseller, stationer, letter-press printer, and druggist, King st., east. MACLEAR, T., bookseller and stationer, 45 Yonge st., agent for Blackie & Son. See card. PLEES, A. F., stationer, bookbinder, letter press and copperplate printer, 7 King st., west. Rodgers, J., bookseller, 9 Arcade. ROWSELL, HENRY, stationer, bookseller, printer, and bookbinder-bookseller and printer SCOBIE, HUGH, bookseller and stationer, Adelaide buildings, 16 King st., east book and job printing, bookbinding and ruling, copperplate and wood engraving, and litho? SHEWAN, M., & Co., New York book and fancy store, Arcade, St. Lawrence building,to...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Accountants to Boarding Houses

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Professions, Trades, &C., Arranged Under their Respective Heads. Accountants And Agents. MANNING, JAMES, general insurance agent, 35 Yonge st. SPREULL, SAMUEL, accountant and notary, 61A Yonge st. Bell, Thomas, corner King and Church sts. Williamson, William, Wellington buildings, King St.,east. Fraser, Jas., Wellington buildings, King st., east. Architects And Civil Engineers. CUMBERLAND & RIDOUT, architects and civil engineers, corner King and Nelson sts. Fraser, W. W.. Agnes st. HOWARD, J. G., architect and civil engineer, 82 King st., west. PASSMORE, F. F., architect, 8 King st., west. Sheard, Joseph, McGill st. THOMAS, WILLIAM, architect, Oakham house, Church st. TULLY, KIVAS, architect and civil engineer, 8 King st., west. Tunny, JOHN, architect and civil engineer, 43 King st., east. Young, Thomas, 108 Queen st, west. Artists Meyer, Hoppener, 8 King st., west. Price, G. F., 51 King st., east. Auctioneers And Commission Merchants Aaron, I., auctioneer, appraiser, and general commission merchant and land agent, 79 Yonge st., corner of Adelaide st. auctioneer to H. M. Ordnance, C. W. BEEKMAN, ROBERT, general auctioneer, wholesale commission agent and accountant, 43 Yonge st. consignments strictly attended to. MACDONALD, A., auctioneer, stock and produce broker, general agent and commission merchant, 61 Yonge st. liberal cash advances made on consignments. MCMULLEN, ROBERT C., city auctioneer and general commission merchant, Church st., adjoining St. Andrews church. RUSSELL, JOHN, auctioneer and general dry goods merchant, 15 and 23 King st., east liberal advances made on goods for positive sale. WAKEFIELD, WILLIAM, auctioneer and general commission merchant, 38 King st., east...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Assurance Companies

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Assurance Companies, Life, Fire And Marine. Albion Life Assurance Company, Hon. W. Cayley, agent, Wellington st. American Live Stock Assurance Company, George H. Cheney, agent, King st. Etna Fire and Life Assurance Company of Hartford, Whittemore, Rutherford & Co., agents, King st. east. Britannia Life Assurance Company, Francis Heward; Agent, Front St. British America Fire, Life And Marine Assurance Company, Hon. W. Allan, Governor; G. P. Ridout, deputy governor; Joseph Beckett, Hon. James Gordon, T. D. Harris, T. Helliwell, David Paterson, Peter Paterson, William Proudfoot, directors; William Proudfoot, Hon. James Gordon, T. D. Harris, Trustees; Thomas William Birchall, managing director; Clarke Gamble, solicitor; Bank of Upper Canada, bankers. Office, George near Duke st. Branch Office at Montreal, William Steward, manager, 33 Great St. James st. British Commercial Assurance Company, William Kissock, agent, Wellington st. Canada Life Assurance Company, E. Bradburne, agent, Wellington st. Church of England Life and Fire Assurance and Trust and Annuity Institution of London; the Lord Bishop of Toronto, and the Archdeacon of York, patrons; Dr. O’Breyn, medical referee; E. T. Dartnell, agent, 24 Albert buildings, King st. east: Colonial Life Assurance Company, J. Maulson, agent, King st. Columbus Fire and Marine Insurance Company, George H. Cheney, agent, King st. Eagle Life and Fire Assurance Company, John. Cameron, agent, Commercial Bank, M. D. Equitable Fire Assurance Company, F. H. Heward, agent, Front st. Globe Life and Fire Assurance Company, J. W. Brent, agent, Church st. Hartford Fire Assurance Company, Whittemore, Rutherford & Co., agents, King st. east. Home District...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Incorporated Companies

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Incorporated Companies Canada Company Incorporated By Act Of Parliament And Royal Charter, 1836. Capital £1,000,000 sterling, with power to increase it to £2,000,000 sterling. Office in London Canada house, St. Helen’s place, Bishopsgate st. Offices in Canada-Toronto, Frederick st., and at Goderich, Huron district, where emigrants or intending emigrants can receive or be supplied, by applying personally or by letter, with all necessary information, free of charge. Commissioners resident in Canada West Thomas Mercer Jones, and Frederick Widder. Any information respecting the Company’s lands can also be obtained from Richard Birdsall, Asphodel, Colborne district; and J. C. W. Daly, Stratford. The Canada Company have for sale about 1,000,000 acres in the Huron district, and 1,000,000 acres in blocks and scattered lots, in every township in Canada West. The Canada Company remit from London to Canada any sum of money by letters of credit upon their commissioners; and likewise transmit any sum of money from Canada to any part of Europe. Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara, And St. Catherines Electro-Magnetic Telegraph Company. T. D. Harris, president; Daniel McNab, Hamilton, vice-president; P. R. Marling, secretary. Montreal Telegraph Company. Office, 22 Front street. H. P. Dwight, manager. Toronto Building Society Charles Berczy, president T. W. Birchall, vice-president J. L. Robinson, solicitor W. C. Ross, secretary and treasurer Bankers-Bank of British North America. Office, Bank of British North America buildings, Wellington near Yonge street. Farmers And Mechanics Building Society. Toronto street. Incorporated In 1847. J. D. Ridout, president Thomas Champion, vice-president Muttlebury and Jones, solicitors W. B. Crew,...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Customs and Military

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Custom House. Foot of Yonge street. William Fabean Meudell, collector T. C. Scott, surveyor John Cameron, 1st clerk George Henderson, 2nd clerk George T. Warren, assistant clerk R. Emery, Dunn, T. McCarthy, landing waiters. Military Departs Royal Engineers-Captain. S. Freeth, officer commanding W. M. Noble, lieutenant J. Bennett, clerk of Works W. Mahony, foreman of Works W. Graves, office keeper-Office, Front st., foot of Peter st. Royal Artillery-At Old Fort- Present establishment-One corporal and four gunners. Royal Magnetic Observatory-University Grounds-Present establishment: Captain J. H. Lefroy, R. A Sergeant James Walker Corporal Thomas Menzies Bombardiers Charles Jones, and. James Liley. Barrack Department J. Hogg, barrack master James Robertson, barrack sergeant Canada Directory W. Stanton, assistant commissary general J. R. Goold, deputy assistant commissary general A. Neave, commissariat clerk J. Manghan, assistant clerk Charles Lynes, storekeeper James Wheeler, assistant storekeeper John Ballard, writer, James Nolan, messenger. Reserve Battalion 71st Light Infantry. (Stationed partly at Old and partly at New Barracks.) Sir Hew Dalrymple, Bart., lieutenant colonel commanding (and commandant); A. R. L’Estrange, major. Public Notaries John Armstrong, Charles Berczy, James Boulton, John Bell, Robert Beekman, William Henry Boulton, George Brooke, James W. Brent, George Bishop, Allan Cameron, Hon. J. H. Cameron, Thomas Champion, George Crookshank, jun., George Duggan, jun., Charles Daly, Andrew Drummond, John Elliott, Edward Goldsmith, Clarke Gamble, Alexander Grant, John George Horne, John George Howard, Samuel B. Harrison, Edward H. Hawke, John O’Brien Heward, John Helliwell, Lawrence Heyden, W. C. Keele, William Kissock, Simon Lee, Joseph C – Morrison, Robert B. Miller,...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Medical Societies and Colleges

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Medical, Surgical And Benevolent Society Toronto School Of Medicine. The Toronto School of Medicine opens the last Monday in October, and closes the Iast Monday in April. The lectures correspond to the requirements of the medical faculty of the University of McGill College, Montreal. This school having been recognised by that Institution, qualifies for graduation according to its rules. Lecturers Dr. Workman, Dr. Morrison, Dr. Langstaff, Dr. Aikin and Dr. Rolph. Medical Board, Canada West. Established by Act of Parliament. President: Hon. C. Widmer, M. D., F. R. C. S., England. Members: W. C. Gwynne, M.D.; W. Beaumont, F. R. C. S., England; R. Hornby, M. D. George Herrick, M. D.; Walter Telfer, surgeon; William B. Nicol, M. D.; William Durie, K. H. and M. D.; John King, M. D.; E. Clarke, M. R. C. S., England, secretary. The Board meet at Toronto for the examination of candidates, on the first Monday in January, April, July and October. Toronto Hospital. Incorporated .9. D., 1847. Trustees: The Mayor; the President of the Board of Trade, Toronto, ex officio; Clarke Gamble; John King, M.D.; Rev. H. J. Grasett, M. A.; Hon. C. Wid-,M. D. Attending Physicians And Surgeons Hon. C. Widmer, M. D., F. R. C. S., England John King, M. D. Walter Telfer, surgeon George Herrick, M. D. William Beaumont, F. R. C. S., England; resident surgeon Edward Clark, M. R. C. S., England. Provincial Lunatic Asylum, Toronto. Two and a half miles from the City Hall, on Queen street. Conducted by a...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Clergy and Churches

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Resident Clergy, Churches, And Hours Of Divine Service. Church Of England. The RIGHT REV. JOHN STRACHAN, D. D., L. L. D., Bishop of Toronto. Ven. A. N. Bethune, D. D., Archdeacon of York. Rev. H. J. Grasett, M. A., examining and domestic chaplain, and secretary to the Bishop. Parochial Clergy REV. H. J. Grasett, M. A., rector of St. James, and officiating chaplain to the forces Rev. Stephen Lett, L. L. D., minister of St. George’s church Rev Richard Mitchele, B. A., minister of Trinity church Rev. Henry Scadding, M. A., minister of the church of the Holy Trinity, and chaplain to the Bishop. Rev. Walter Stennett, M. A., assistant minister of the Church of the Holy Trinity Rev. E. Baldwin, M. A., assistant minister of St. James’s church. Cathedral Church Of St. James. Rev. H. J. Grasett, M. A., St. John’s College, Cambridge, rector; Rev. E. Baldwin, M. A., King’s College, assistant minister. Trinity Church. Rev. R. Mitchele, B. A., Trinity College, Dublin, minister. Hours of service on Sundays-eleven, A. M., and half-past six, P. M. St. George’s Church. Rev. Stephen Lett, L. L. D., Trinity College, Dublin, minister. Hours of divine service on Sundays, at eleven, A. M., and seven, P. M.; and on the last Sunday in the month, Communion Service at eight o’clock, A. M.5 and on every Holiday of the Church for which an Epistle and Gospel are provided in the Prayer Book, at eleven, A. N. Church Of The Holy Trinity. The seats in this Church...

1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Saddlers to Wine Merchants

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Saddlers And Harnessmakers, &C. ATKINSON, WILLIAM, saddler and harnessmaker, City buildings, 82 King st. east. EDWARDS, W. & R., saddlers, harness, trunk, engine hose, &c., manufacturers, 89 Yonge St. GIBSON, WILLIAM, saddle, harness and trunkmaker, East Market square, obtained prizes for the premium harness at the Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Provincial fairs. GRIFFITHS, JOHN, saddler and harnessmaker, 66 King st. west. STEWARD, WILLIAM, saddler, harness and trunkmaker, sign of the mammoth. collar, 95 Yonge st. Campbell, D., saddler, King st. east. Silvas, M., 194 King st. east. Therkeld, Joseph, whipmaker, Yonge st. Turner, William J., 190 Queen st. west. Ship Builders BETHUNE & Co., ship, steamboat and boat builders, and steamboat and ship owners, corner of Front and Scott sts. Miller & Co., Front st. Steamboat Agent HOLLAND, GEORGE B., steamboat agent, Front st., near Church st. Smiths, Black And White, Horse Shoers, &c. Ashfield, J., 21 King st., east. Buscoe, William, Queen st., west. Brotherton, William, Front st. Chilver, Joseph, 49 Richmond st. Hobbs, James, Adelaide st., west. Martin, Thomas, Front st. Pearsall, C., 217 King st.` Reason, William, Queen st west. Rowell, Joseph, 37 Queen st., west. Thomas, F., 51 King st., west. Willoughby, M., Front st., Wright, C.., Maitland’s wharf. Stage And Steamboat Offices PORT OF TORONTO. Steampackets and schooners are constantly arriving at and departing from the Port of Toronto, to and from Niagara, Hamilton, Oakville, Port Credit, Port Hope, Cobourg, Kingston, Brockville, Prescott, Ogdensburgh, Oswego, Rochester, Lewiston, and the intermediate ports. Sailing of Steamers from Toronto. FOR...
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