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Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris


Description
Creators:
Capron, Hiram, Correspondent
Smith, J.M.
, Correspondent
Finlayson, Hugh
, Correspondent
James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin
, Recipient
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
This letter invites James Bruce, Lord Elgin, governor general of Canada from 1847-1854, to visit “the Village of Paris.” It is signed by Hiram Capron, J.M. Smith, and Hugh Finlayson, all of whom were councilors of Paris beginning 1850.
Notes:
While the letter is not directly dated, Elgin was Governor General of Canada from 1847 to 1854. Because the letter references that title, it appears that it was written sometime during this period. Because these three men representing Paris were first elected councilors in 1850, it was likely written after this date.
Date of Original:
18[5?]
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.0389.01
Collection:
Hiram Capron Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
Copyright Statement:
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Recommended Citation:
Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris, 18[5?], Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0389.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Full Text

To His Excellency the Right
Honorable James Earl of Elgin and
12th of Kincardine, Knight of the most
Ancient and most noble order
of the Thistle, Governor General
of British Northern Americas

The undersigned have been deputed by the Inhabitants of "(inserted) the village" Paris and its vicinity to which upon + Invite Your Excellency to visit that place that the inhabitant [damaged] may have an opportunity of Expressing to your Excellency in Person. The respect and Esteem they entertain for the representative of our beloved [illegible/crossed out] Queen We Most respectfully solicit Your Excellency acceptance [crossed out: of these ???? ???? ??????? and hope) hope it will be convenient (crossed out" for your Excellency to ?? ???? this) "(inserted) ? ??? are the day) time for your Excellancys visit at Paris           Hiram Capron
John Smith
Hugh Finlayson

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Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris


This letter invites James Bruce, Lord Elgin, governor general of Canada from 1847-1854, to visit “the Village of Paris.” It is signed by Hiram Capron, J.M. Smith, and Hugh Finlayson, all of whom were councilors of Paris beginning 1850.