THE STAR 12 March 1869
THE following is the report of the Com- missioners on the ship Matoaka. It is dated Feb. 11, 1869 :-The Commissioners report that the Immigrants arrived in good health. Two births occurred on board - no deaths. The matron complained that the single women had not been ready to comply with rules, but nothing of importance was repor- ted. The single men's compartment was very dirty; the surgeon asserts that the single men positively refused to obey his in- structions, as regarded cleaning their com- partment, and ridiculed his threat to report them on arrival; this statement was con- firmed by the captain. Both officers com- plain that the Royal Instructions and Can- terbury Regtilations, afford no means of enforcing obedience to them, upon unwilling or recusant immigrants. Gravely's distilling apparatus worked well. The Commissioners recommend the payment of the gratuities to the Surgeon, Captain and Officers. All the immigrants spoke well of the quality of the provisions. Wm. Donald, Chairman, John T. Rouse, F. D. Gibson, D. M. Mackay. Converted to electronic form by Corey Woodw@rd