RECORD: 1845. Calamitous fire at Quebec. The Times (28 July): 1.

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CALAMITOUS FIRE at QUEBEC.—The awful magnitude of the calamity at Quebec, and the appalling misery it has caused, compel the Committee with anxious earnestness to invoke the generosity of all who are alike blessed with the means and disposition to alleviate the sufferings of the unfortunate.

The destruction of nearly 2,000 houses has not only driven 12,000 poor and industrious persons from their homes, but deprived them of the implements of industry, and of all which previous labour had provided for the support of families and domestic comfort.

The calamity has been aggravated by the total ruin of a mutual assurance company, to which the poor resorted for protection against loss by fire, and the prospect of the future is darkened by the approach of a Canadian winter, the severity of which on a people in want of clothing, food, and shelter, is too awful to contemplate, and can only be mitigated by the excercise of the benevolence for which the British people are renowned, which has ever been displayed in the hour of need, and of which every public calamity has afforded honourable example.

Amount already advertised £6,910 2s.

Subscriptions since received:—

The Corporation of the city of London £500 0 0
The London Assurance Corporation 100 0 0
Globe Assurance Company 105 0 0
The London Dock Company 100 0 0
General Lord Aylmer, G.C.B. 50 0 0
Messrs. Sandeman, Forster, and Co. 52 10 0
Messrs. Groucock, Cope-stake, and Moore 50 0 0
Messrs. Hunt, Roope, Teage, and Co., of Oporse 50 0 0
Messrs. Newman, Hunt, and Co. 25 0 0
"Too price of a pleasure" 25 0 0
Messrs. H. and J. Johnstone and Co. 21 0 0
Messrs. Powles, Brothers 21 0 0
John Nix. Esq. 10 10 0
William Manfield, Esq. 10 10 0
Sir John Kirkland 10 10 0
Messrs. Jas. Cester and Co. 10 10 0
Messrs. H. Fletcher. Son, and Fearnall 10 10 0
Messrs. J. Lescher, Son, and Co. 10 10 0
John Entwistle, Esq. 10 0 0
Lord Viscount Sandon, M.P. 10 0 0
Charles M. Hullah, Esq. 10 0 0
A. Gordon, Esq. 10 0 0
Messrs. Barker and Co. 10 0 0
Three Sisters 6 0 0
William Collinson, Esq. 5 5 0
R. E. Linde, Esq. 5 5 0
Messrs. Bradford and Co. 5 5 0
Messrs. T. and W. King 5 5 0
T. Frederick Elliot, Esq. 5 0 0
Henry Miller, Esq. 5 0 0
Colonel John Oldfield, K.H., late Commandant R.E., in Canada 5 0 0
Messrs. Brown, Janson, and Co. 5 0 0
Messrs. Charles and Edward Hunt and Co. 5 0 0
John Ball, Esq., per Messrs. J. C. Hambro and Co. 3 3 0
Joe. Barker, Esq., of Whitby 3 0 0
W. D. Owen, Esq. 2 2 0
William Currie, Esq. 2 0 0
S. C 2 0 0
E. 1 10 0
T. Kiddy Fletcher, Esq. 1 1 0
D. H. Watson, Esq. 1 0 0
Mrs. Powell 0 10 0
Officers of the Brigade of Foot Guards, v.z:—
Lieut.-Col. Wigram 10 0 0
Captain Vaneluart 10 0 0
Captain Forbes 5 0 0
Lieutenant Wigram 10 0 0
Captain Hon J. Lindsay 5 0 0
Captain Windom 2 0 0
Captain Horington 2 0 0
Captain Daniell 2 0 0
Captain Bathurst 1 0 0
Lieutenant Carleton 10 0 0
Captain Clifford 5 0 0
Captain Oswald 1 0 0
Captain Glynn 10 0 0
Captain Hon. W. Leicester 10 0 0
Lord F. Paulet 5 0 0
Lieutenant Melville 5 0 0
Lieutenant H. B. Powell 2 0 0
Lieutenant Somerset 1 0 0
Captain Goulburn 1 0 0
Captain Hulse 2 0 0
Captain Tierney 5 0 0
Prince Edward of Saxe Wiemar 5 0 0
Colonel Bowles 20 0 0
Captain Treelawney 1 0 0
Lieut.-Col. W. Thornton 5 0 0
Captain Hon. R. Boyle 5 0 0
Lieutenant-Colonel Hay 5 0 0
Colonel H. Bentick 5 0 0
Colonel Shawe 5 0 0
Captain Perceval 2 0 0
Captain Kirkland 2 0 0
Assistant-Surgeon Robinson 1 0 0
Lieut.-Col. Paget 1 0 0
Lieut.-Col. Hon. J. Hope Wallace 10 0 0
Captain Temple West 1 0 0
Lieutenant Bradford 5 0 0
Captain Hon. A.Gordon 10 0 0
Lieutenant Colonel Astell 5 0 0
Lieut.-Col. Greenwood 5 0 0
Captain Purves 1 0 0
Captain Lewis 5 0 0
At Messrs. Barnard and Co.'s.
Messrs. Cuthbertson and Wotherspoon 10 10 0
At Messrs. Barnetts and Co.'s.
H. B. Jones, Esq. 5 0 0
The Right Hon. the Lord Bishop of Durham £20 0 0
At Messrs. B. sanquet and Co.'s. Charles Franks, Esq. 30 0 0
A Clergyman of Liverpool, who has long felt a deep interest in the Canadian provinces, as being the nearest and best outlet for the overgrown population of the mother country 30 0 0
At Messrs. Coll and Co.'s. M. B. I. 1 0 0
At the Commercial Bank of London.
Mr. R. S. Francis 0 2 0
At Messrs. Coutts and Co.'s.
The Dowager Countess of Westmoreland 50 0 0
Right Hon. Earl of Gosford 26 5 0
Right Hon. Countess of Caledon 10 0 0
Colonel R. B. Otte 10 0 0
Lieut-Col. N. Aives 8 0 0
William Jones, Esq. 1 1 0
J. C. 0 2 6
At Messrs. Curries and Co.'s.
James Farish, Esq. 5 0 0
At Messrs. Drummonds'.
The Most Noble the Duke of Portland 200 0 0
The Most Noble the Duke of Northumberland 100 0 0
The Right Hon. the Earl of Amherst 100 0 0
Messrs. Dummond and Co. 100 0 0
T. Assheton Smith, Esq. 100 0 0
Lady Bolton 50 0 0
William Portal, Esq. 50 0 0
General Sir Gordon Drummond 10 0 0
Captain Robert Cope 10 0 0
Rev.—Simmonds 5 5 0
Thom's French. Esq. 5 5 0
W. B. Hudson. Esq. 5 5 0
Lord Redstock 5 0 0
Admiral Dobson 5 0 0
Messrs. Holtzapffel and Co. 3 3 0
Anonymous 1 0 0
A. B. R. 1 0 0
At Messrs. Gyn and Co.'s.
J. W. Clinch, Esq. 2 2 0
J. R. 1 1 0
Charles Cadwell, Esq. 1 0 0
At Messrs. Goeling and Co.'s.
H. J. Wheeler, Esq. 5 0 0
Samuel Bell, Esq. 5 0 0
At Messrs. Herries and Co.'s.
H. Cottee, Esq. 3 0 0
At Messrs. Hoare and Co.'s.
F. C. A. Colylie, Esq 5 0 0
Rev. John Evans 5 0 0
Captain Povsh 5 0 0
Edward Clove, Esq. 5 0 0
Messrs. Langridge and Lowes 5 0 0
George Wright. Esq. 2 0 0
Miss C. A. Brown 1 0 0
At Messrs. Jones and Co.'s.
John Gardner, Esq. 2 0 0
Miss Brotherten 1 0 0
At the London Joint Stock Bank.
K. Cameron, Esq. 2 10 0
At Messrs. Lubbock and Co.'s.
Peter Martinsan, Esq. 5 5 0
S. Riddle 5 0 0
At Messrs. Masterman and Co.'s.
General Sir J. Dundas 5 0 0
P. H. B. 2 2 0
At Messrs. Prescott and Co.'s.
Joseph Shepherd, Esq. 2 0 0
Rev. A. A. Cameron 2 0 0
At Messrs. Paget and Co.'s.
Rev. R. C. French 5 0 0
At Messrs. Ransom and Co.'s.
Daniel Sprague, Esq. 5 0 0
At Messrs. Robarts and Co.'s.
Messrs. J. B. Elin and Co. 21 0 0
C. G. 2 2 0
Charles Darwin Esq. 2 0 0
At Messrs. Scott and Co.'s.
James Ewing, Esq. 21 0 0
At Messrs Smith, Payne, and Co.'s.
George Stockwell, Esq. 10 0 0
Messrs. Rutherford, Drury, and Co. 5 0 0
J. H. S. 1 1 0
At Messrs. Martin, Stone, and Co.'s.
J. Clark Powell, Esq. 10 0 0
Joseph Sladen, Esq. 5 0 0
At Messrs. Twising's.
Alex. Robertson. Esq, of Berwick 2 2 0
At the Union Bank of London.
J. C. Bergmann. Esq. 5 0 0
At Messrs. Willis and Co.'s.
Sir Thomas Coltman, Kt. 10 10 0
Anonymous 8 0 0
Ditto 5 0 0
D. H. D. Burr, Esq. 2 0 0

The Committee sit daily at the Committee-room of the North American Colonial Association, 11, Leadenhall-street, Where subscriptions are received; also at all the banking-house in the metropolis, and at Lloyd's, and the North and South American Coffee houses.

ROBERT CARTER, Hon. Sec.


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