Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 24, 2016

Osnabruck, Upper Canada, postmark on road report letter, 1846.

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Before stamps and envelops, letters were sent on a single piece of folded paper, and then stamped with the place of origin, in this case OZNABRUCK, U.C. (Osnabruck).  Apparently without a date stamp, the postmaster wrote in the date “6th October 1846.”

addressed to:  James Pringle Esquire
Clerks District Council,
Cornwall.

Report of William Warner, Chairman of Superintendents of Roads Osnabruck.

Chairman called on to report to the Magistrates who refused doing their duty to this Council So that they can be reported to the proper authority.

Oct., 8th, 1846.

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To the Honourable the District Council for the Eastern District re the Highway Superintendants of the Township of Osnabruck do report that the Statute Labour has been very juditiously laid out and most of the Labour performed.

And the roads in this Township are in a pretty Good State of Repair.

re further report that there was a number of defaulters last year and he Reported there to the Magistrates and have not heard any thing from them on the subject  since and we beg your Honourable Body will direct us how to proceed.

and we have the Honour to be

Gentlemen

Your most Obt Servt

William Warner, Chairman

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