Copy of a handwritten disclosure of sale by John Stamm to George Frederick Hanning Warnica, written in 1865 for a sale in 1825. The letter reads: "Province of Canada County of Simcoe To wit: I, George F. Warnica of the Township of Innisfil in said County of Simcoe Esquire make oath and say that John Stamm who conveyed north half of lot 13 in 12th concession of the Township of Innisfil in said County was at the time he conveyed said lot to George F. H. Warnica in the year 1825 an unmarried man and to my knowledge was never married. Sworn before [?] in Innisfil the 19th day of August in the year AD 1865" The letter is signed by W.H. Hewson and G.F. Warnica. The following information from Andrew Hunter was provided by Bill Warnica: John Stamm sold the land to George F.H. Warnica for ten pounds. In 1823 the Warnicas started their settlement duty, completing and receiving title in 1825. The Township of Innisfil was surveyed and opened for settlement in 1820. John Stamm, a neighbour farmer of theirs in Markham, and a former private in Captain Button's Cavalry Company 1st Regiment York Militia, had received for his services a grant of 100 acres in Innisfil - the north half of lot 13 on the 12th concession. On at least one occasion, Mr. Warnica Sr. and George accompanied Stamm to Innisfil to do settlement duty on the land. Once while they were going home they were caught in a severe storm on Lake Simcoe. Their drifted towards Georgina Island, and near the island it began to fill with water. George jumped overboard and with hard work managed to bring the boat safely to shore and saved the lives of his father and John Stamm. They said in later years that they had been rescued from a watery grave. Evidently Stamm was so frightened and disgusted by the difficulties and dangers of the trip to Innisfil that for a small sum he disposed of it to Warnica and never returned to it. Thus the Warnicas came into possession of a bush farm in Innisfil, to which they permanently removed from Markham in March 1825.