Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 20, 2017

Crown Land Agency Cornwall, 1855.

Stampless envelope dated Cornwall, Upper Canada, Dec. 24, 1855.  Paid 5 pence.

To Angus Cattanach Esq., Dalhousie Mills, Lancaster.

Angus Cattanach was a land surveyor and merchant with interests in the lumber industry.  Born in Scotland he came to and settled in Dalhousie Mills in the 1820s.

LETTER                Crown Lands Agency Cornwall 24 Dec/55

Dear Sir:  The Government having lately taken the management of the timber out of the hands of the Crown Lands Agent as such it is not easy for me to pursue the trespassers now as it was two years ago.  I am in that respect only acting under C.E. Belle, Esq. of Montreal who is the Crown Timber Agent for a large tract about here and if you can obtain proof of any depredation that has been committed I think you had better write to him with all the particulars and no doubt he will instruct me in the matter how to act.


I remain D(ear) Sir

Yours truly,

Sam Hart




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