Legal Ferry Agreement: 0050.0893

Microfilm reel B-1330

Colonial Correspondence – File 624 – GAGGIN, JOHN BOLES – 1865

 

                                                This Agreement made the fourth day of

                                                May in the year of Our Lord one thousand

                                                eight hundred and sixty five Between John Boles                                                          Gaggin Justice of the Peace and assistant

                                                Commissioner of Lands acting on behalf of the

                                                Government of British Columbia of the first part

                                                and Charles Danielson of the second part.

 

I Consideration of the Rents and conditions hereinafter contained the said John Boles Gaggin so acting as aforesaid grants unto the said Charles Danielson his executors administrators or assigns a right to Ferry at, and over the mouth of Quesnelle River at and between such points as shall be indicated by the said John Boles Gaggin   Together with the privileges of taking Tolls from all persons passing over the River between the points aforesaid at the subjoined rates that is to say:-

            Foot passengers                   (1s/0 ½ ) one shilling

 

(p2)                                                                 and one halfpenny

 

            Packed animals                    (4s/2) Four shillings

            including recrossing                        and two pence

 

            Unpacked animals               (2s/1)Two shillings

                                                                        and one penny

 

            Freight without animals     (6 ½) Six pence halfpenny

            per one hundred pounds

            avoirdupois

 

            Freight wagons                     (10s/3) Ten shillings and

                                                                        three pence

 

            Light Waggons                     (4s/2) Four shillings and

                                                                        two pence

 

            Black Cattle                           (2s/1) Two shillings and

                                                                        one pence

 

            Sheep, Pigs & Goats                        (1s/ 0 ½) One shilling and

                                                                        one half penny

To hold the same unto the said Charles Danielson his executors administrators and assigns for the space of one year from the first day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.  Paying therefore to the said Government the rent of Fifty Pounds by instalments of Twenty five pounds payable in advance on the First day of June and the first day of November.  Upon the express condition however that

 

(p3) the said Charles Danielson his executors administrators or assigns shall erect make and maintain a thorough good safe and substantial Ferry at and between such points as shall be indicated by the Assistant Land Commissioner, with sound and good strong Rope either Hemp or Wire and Boats and all apparatus suitable in the opinion of such Assistant Commissioner for the proper passage of all the traffic at the spot at all times and hours   And upon further condition that if the Government should call for the erection of a Bridge over the Ferry during this grant the said Charles Danielson his executors administrators or assigns shall have the option of constructing the same upon such terms as may be agreed upon.  In case the said Charles Danielson should refuse or neglect to do so the Government shall have the power to enter in and erect it with a right of Toll for themselves paying such reasonable compensation for the injury caused by such interference as to the Assistant land Commissioner for the time being shall seem just   Upon the further condition also that the said Charles Danielson his executors administrators or assigns shall at

 

(p4) all times during the continuance of this Agreement Ferry across the River all Stores animals and passengers belonging to or employed by or in the service of the Government free of charge.   And it is hereby declared in case of any default of the said Charles Danielson his executors administrators or assigns in observing and fulfilling any of rthe stipulations of this agreement the Government shall have power to enter and take possession of the premises and all the privileges hereby granted shall thereupon revert to the Crown and this agreement become void   As Witness the hands and seals of the said parties the day and year first above written.

 

Signed Sealed ad Delivered

by the said John Boles                                             J. Boles Gaggin

Gaggin in the presence of

            John Woolsey

 

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered

by the said Charels Danielson                               Charles Danielson

in the presence of

            John Woolsey

0050.0893: Legal Ferry Agreement

Microfilm reel B-1330 - agreement for building and maintaining a ferry across Quesnel River and charges for said ferry.

Medium:  Manuscript - Text
Date:  May 4, 1865
Publisher:  Colonial Correspondence
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

agreement justice of peace commissioner of lands ferry tolls rates passengers pack animal wagons cattle

Subjects:

People arrow Gagginarrow
People arrow Danielsonarrow
People arrow Woolseyarrow
Government arrow Officials arrow Justices of the Peacearrow
Transportation arrow Ferries arrow Quesnel Ferryarrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow Quesnel Riverarrow
Transportation arrow Ratesarrow

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