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  • Promise to pay of Lucella E. L. Wright
    Text       ... promise to pay to the order of George W. Law NINE HUNDRED FIFTY dollars...
    Text     ... promise to pay to the order of George W. Law NINE HUNDRED FIFTY dollars...
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Amos Wright Collection


Amos Wright (1809-1881) was elected as the first reeve of Markham Township in 1850. He was member of Parliament for East York from 1851-67, and chairman of the October 1857 meeting that supported the incorporation of Richmond Hill as a village. His collection includes more than 50 original documents: photographs, personal and business letters, notes, genealogical records, certificates, and small artifacts.