1812 History
Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812,
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man in the Flank Company stationed at Niagara. In consideration of this, John Beamer would pay Gerau fifty dollars, part of which would be paid immediately and the remainder when his time expired. The document is signed by Beamer and Gerau (his mark) and witnessed by Samuel Kitchen and Robert Nelles (1761-1842). On the back of the document there is a record of receipt of payment by Gerau on four occasions.
Date of Original
9 July 1812
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2008.161.1
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1907847287725 Longitude: -79.5568084716797
Copyright Statement
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Image courtesy of the Grimsby Museum
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Contact
Grimsby Museum
Email:museum@town.grimsby.on.ca
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Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812,


A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man in the Flank Company stationed at Niagara. In consideration of this, John Beamer would pay Gerau fifty dollars, part of which would be paid immediately and the remainder when his time expired. The document is signed by Beamer and Gerau (his mark) and witnessed by Samuel Kitchen and Robert Nelles (1761-1842). On the back of the document there is a record of receipt of payment by Gerau on four occasions.