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Receipt for measuring of Plank road


Description
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Receipts
Description:
Receipt for payment issued for measuring of Plank road.
Notes:
In the year 1850, a company was formed called “The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company”, with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills across to the 4th concession, then south through Victoria Square to Cashel. Toll gates were established where travelers paid for the privilege of using this road. In 1950, some of the planks were dug up near Elgin Mills, and used as kindling wood.
Inscriptions:
Front side:
Elgin Mills 21st May 1850
£0 7s 6d Received from Sec. Mr. Dickson [?] seven shilling and six pence [?] for chain bearing two day to Sec. McPhipps P.L.[?] measuring road for the Markham Elgin Mills Plank Road Company
Francis Chadwick

Back side:
Receipt £0 7s 6d
Francis Chadwick
May 21st 1850
Date of Original:
21 May 1850
Dimensions:
Width: 19 cm
Height: 11.7 cm
Subject(s):
Collection:
Richmond Hill Public Library. Tweedsmuir History Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
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Full Text

Front side:

Elgin Mills 21st May 1850

£0 7s 6d Received from Sec. Mr. Dickson [?] seven shilling and six pence [?] for chain bearing two day to Sec. McPhipps P.L.[?] measuring road for the Markham Elgin Mills Plank Road Company

Francis Chadwick

Back side:

Receipt £0 7s 6d

Francis Chadwick

May 21st 1850

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Receipt for measuring of Plank road


Receipt for payment issued for measuring of Plank road.