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Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road


Description
Creator:
Capron, Hiram, Correspondent
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation of Paris, he states that he has given to the tax assessor an account of his lands, but that he will neither pay taxes nor allow any of his tenants to pay taxes on these lands until a “good Wagon road” is built to and from them. While brief, this letter does include a general description of those lands he owned at this time.

The assessment he refers to may be the assessment contained in 1999.0406.01, also included in this collection. A link to this item is provided at right.
Date of Original:
25 Apr. 1870
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.0405.01
Collection:
Hiram Capron Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Recommended Citation:
Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road, 1870, Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0405.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Full Text

To the Mayor and Corporation of Paris I have given in to the Assessor of Paris for 1870, an account of all my Lands lying west of the two Mill pond, on Smiths Creek - being in the Queens Ward under protest - that I will not pay any tax [damaged] and Lands - or allow my tenant to pay taxes on my Lands until I have a good Wagon road to and from the same -
Let this be a sufficient Notice with profound respect Hiram Capron

Paris April 25 1870

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Paris
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25 April 1870

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Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road


In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation of Paris, he states that he has given to the tax assessor an account of his lands, but that he will neither pay taxes nor allow any of his tenants to pay taxes on these lands until a “good Wagon road” is built to and from them. While brief, this letter does include a general description of those lands he owned at this time.

The assessment he refers to may be the assessment contained in 1999.0406.01, also included in this collection. A link to this item is provided at right.