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Receipt for contract work on Plank Road
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Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary and Treasurer.
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.
Date of Original
18 Oct 1850
Width: 19.1 cm
Height: 10.6 cm
Richmond Hill Public Library. Tweedsmuir History Collection
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
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Front side:

Binghouse Hotel 19 October 1850

£57 10s 5d

Received from M. Teefy, Secretary + Treasurer of Markham + Elgin Mills Plank Road Company

fiftyseven pounds 10s 5d as of contract for road.

A. Fenwick

Back side:

save an order on G.P.D for cash

£27 19s 5d

Save receipts see

Nos 105, 106, 107, 108

109, 110, 111

Accounting to

£44 10s 0d

£72 9s 5d

receipts for work £57 10s 5d

-"- for Plank £72 9s 5d

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Receipt for contract work on Plank Road

Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary and Treasurer.