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On Tuesday evening a meeting of traders was held at the Golden  Lion Hotel,
Maryport, in connexion with the New Steam Shipping Company, by whom  it is
proposed to establish steamship communications between Liverpool and  Maryport and
other ports on the Cumberland coast.

 There was a large attendance of traders, amongst whom were: -

Mr. J. HAMILTON

Mr. R. H. HAMILTON

Mr. T. CAREY

Mr. T. BOYD

Mr. J. ROSS

Mr. S. S. BRIGGS

Mr. J. FERGUSON

Mr. J. WILLIAMSON

Mr. I. TODD

Mr. W. IRVING

Mr. J. J. HINE

Mr. DONALDSON

Mr. COULTHARD

 Mr. EDDIS, of Whitehaven and Mr. RICHARDSON, of Liverpool, by whom  the
meeting was convened, represented the company, Mr. J. HAMILTON presided. The  
Chairman and Mr. BOYD reported that they had seen Mr. MITCHELL, seedsman, of  
Cockermouth, and Mr. Josiah HALL and Messrs. BROWN and RUSSEL, of the same town,  
who took a great interest in the new company, and this, considering that those
 gentlemen were large traders, was a very hopeful sign. The following were
then  appointed a committee for the purpose of making suggestions to the board
of  directors, with a view of meeting the wishes of the public as far as  
practicable: -

J. HAMILTON

T. BOYD

I. TODD

J. FERGUSON

W. IRVING

J. STEELE

 Mr. RICHARDSON explained that they would be able to start the boat by  the
first of December, if the Maryport Trustees got the shed ready in time. The  
Chairman, Mr. BOYD, Mr. TODD, Mr. IRVING, Mr. J. STEEL, and Mr. S. S. BRIGGS  
applied for shares in the company.

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