Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | January 4, 2017

Documents of the Week. Juror’s Notice, 1841; Patronage request, 1846, Cornwall.


Philip Empey is being summoned to serve on a jury for the at the winter  Quarter Sessions of the Eastern District Court in Cornwall.


Christopher Empey was apparently trying to obtain some work from Public Works, but sent his request to the wrong address.

the letter reads:


Secretary’s Office

Montreal, 31st July 1846


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Memorial of the 30th instant with its enclosure to inform you that it has been transferred to the Chief Commissioner of Public Works through whose Department, all matters connected with Public Works are brought under the notice of His Excellency the Governor General, and to whom, therefore your communications should properly have been addressed.

I am  Sir,

Your Obedient Servant

James ______

Sec.  CW (Canada West.)

Unfortunately we do not know the outcome of this correspondence.


The letter was sent on one piece of folded paper, this is the reverse side with the postmark Montreal, 1/2 pence postage.

These documents were kindly donated to the Cornwall Community Museum recently by John Johnston of Toronto.


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