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Letter from Franklin Smoke to Thomas McCosh


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Franklin Smoke, Author
Thomas McCosh
, Recipient
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This item is the first page of a letter addressed to Thomas McCosh, the Town Clerk for Paris, from Franklin Smoke on behalf of Paul Wickson, a former resident of Hamilton Place. In the letter Mr. Wickson takes exception to the possibility of a sidewalk being laid any further south than the north gate on his property. The letter is dated May 18th, 1906. A transcription of the letter can be found at the bottom of this record.
Date of Publication:
1906
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Collection:
Historic Buildings of the County of Brant
Language of Item:
English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Letter from Franklin Smoke to Thomas McCosh, 1906. Paris Museum and Historical Society. Item No. 2015PM026.
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Franklin Smoke

Barrister Solicitor

Notary, [Vc]

Paris, Ont.

May 18th 1906

Thomas McCosh, Esq.,

Town Clerk

Paris

Dear Sirs:-

Mr. P.G. Wickson learns through newspaper reports that

a petition was presented at the last meeting of Council to

lay a sidewalk from Mr R.L. Murray's to the Review Office

on the east side of Grand River Street under the provisions of

by-law No 407. The petition on which the Council acted was

not presented to Mr Wickson nor did he know that such a peti-

tion was in circulation. There was, however, a petition in

circulation and Mr Wickson signed it calling for a sidewalk

from Mr Murray's to Mr Wickson's north gate. Mr. Wickson will

object to the laying of a sidewalk further south than his north

gate and will object to paying for any portion of the sidewalk

below that point should the Council lay one. It seems an

unwarranted waste of the Town's money to lay a sidewalk all

the way down town on the east side of the Street. A suitable

crossing could be constructed at the Presbyterian Church, and

the present sidewalk could be used from that point the rest of

the way, and if this is objected to by the Council Mr Wickson

would be quite willing that there should not be any sidewalk

laid at all in front of his property even so far as his north

gate. I understand that the portion of the sidewalk already

laid is being laid wholly at the expense of the Grand Trunk

Railway, and that therefore Mrs Walton's name being on the pet-

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Letter from Franklin Smoke to Thomas McCosh


This item is the first page of a letter addressed to Thomas McCosh, the Town Clerk for Paris, from Franklin Smoke on behalf of Paul Wickson, a former resident of Hamilton Place. In the letter Mr. Wickson takes exception to the possibility of a sidewalk being laid any further south than the north gate on his property. The letter is dated May 18th, 1906. A transcription of the letter can be found at the bottom of this record.