Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | April 30, 2016

Arifact of the Week. Post mark seals for Wales and Moose Creek Ontario.

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A mahogany and brass seal or mail stamp from Wales Ontario, Canada West.  Stamp dia.  2.5 cm; height:  9 cm.  Acquired in 2003.

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A pre World War I postcard made in Germany.

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This document has been part of the museum’s collection since the 1950s!

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Post mark stamp for Moose Creek, Canada West.  The Post Office open in Moose Creek in 1864.  This stamp has been in the museum’s collection since the 1960s.

Log James Begg, JP.

Province of Canada, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry To Wit:

The information of James McIntosh of the Township of Roxborough shoemaker taken on oath before me James Begg Esq. one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said United Counties the 3rd day of Oct. 1866.  The said informant saith that on Friday the 28th of Sept. he saw persons drinking liquor in the store of Alexander Vineburg at Moose Creek in the Township of Roxborough the liquor being sold by the said Alexander Vineburg and allowed to be drunk in the store contrary to law.  Therefore the said James McIntosh prayeth that the said Alexander Vineburg may be convicted for this offense.

James McIntosh

Sworn before me this 3rd day of Oct. in the year of Our Lord 1866.

The information of James McIntosh in the Twp of Roxborough in the Counties aforesaid shoemaker taken upon oath before me James Begg one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the United Counties…this 5th day of Oct. 1866 the said informant saith that on the 28th day of Sept. Alexander Vineburg of the Twp of Roxborough did sell a certain quantity of liquor without licence therefore the said James McIntosh prayeth that the said Alexander Vineburg may be convicted for the offence.

James McIntosh.

Sworj before me at Roxborough this 5th day of Oct. 1866.

James Begg.

Alexander Vineburg for allowing liquor to be drank in his store contrary to law on appearance in court said not guilty.  Moses Sutherland called and sworn for the prosecution and says being in Alex Vineburg’s store on the 28th day of Sept. he saw Edmund Beauchamp purchase one quart of whiskey a part of it in the store heard Alex Vineburg tell the people in the store not to drink in the store and then turn his back and said drink as much as you like Mose Sutherland.

Alexander Obed called sworn saw Edmund Beauchamp buy one quart of liquor in Alex Vineburg’s store and drank part of it in the store and that he (Alex Obed) bought liquor and drank part of it in the store saw people drinking different times in the store he likewise heard Alex Vineburg tell the people not to drink in the store but used no means to put them out.

Alexander (X) Obed.

For the Defence

Edmund Beauchamp sworn says he bought liquor from Alex Vineburgh when he was told to go out and drink it, does not remember drinking in the store.

E. Beauchamp.

Isiah Shanks sworn and says he being in the store of A. Vineburgh saw people drinking out side the store and did not see any drinking in the store.

Isiah S. Shanks

William Coleman sworn says he was in the store of Alex’d Vineburgh’s on the day in question but saw no drinking in the store.

William (x) Coleman

Donald McMillan sworn was in the store and did not see any drinking heard Alex’d Vineburgh tell the people he could not allow any drinking in the store saw Alex Obed have liquor in his hand and go out and come in give some to James McIntosh in the store saw drinking in the store could not tell if it was bought or given by Vineburgh as a treat.

D. McMillan.

Alex Sutherland confirmed and say the Alex’d Vineburgh saw this drinking and did not forbid them.

John McDonald sworn

The case of Alex’d Vineburgh for selling without licence when he pleaded for an adjournment until Friday the 12th day of Oct.  The witnesses for the prosecution were called for this prosecution.

Moses Sutherland sworn and sayeth was in the store of Alex Vineburgh on the 28th of Sept. and saw Alexander Obed purchase liquor and pay for it.

Moses Sutherland.

Alex Obed sworn and says he was in the store of Alex Vineburgh on the 28th day of Sept. where he bought one quart of whiskey and paid one shilling for it.

Alexander (x) Obed

after hearing for the prosecution the case was adjourned until the 12th day of Oct. at 3 pm.

Friday Oct. the 12th 1866 the following Justices present, John McRae, John McMillan and James Begg as no further evidence was brought for or agreement in the case of Akexander Vineburgh for allowing Liquor to be drunk in his store the Justices came to the decision that the said Alexander Vineburgh be fined $10 and pay all costs to be paid in 8 days or go to jail for 10 days,

cost of information and summons                                   50 cents

2 summons to witness                                                       20 cents

hearing case                                                                         50 cents

Constable fees

serving summons                                                                50 cents

attending court                                                                   1.00

two witnesses                                                                      1.00

costs                                                      $4.90

fine                                                          $10.00

received payment $14.90  (a week and a half’s pay for a labourer)

The case of Alexander Vineburg for selling liquor without licence was heard before the same Justices when they convicted him for the offence to pay a fine of $10 in 8 days or go to jail for 10 days.

information and summons                                            50 cents

hearing the case                                                              50 cents

constable fees

serving summons                                                           50 cents

tracking                                                                            20 cents

2 witnesses                                                                    1.00

total of $13.70 paid in full.

 

 

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