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Text of a lease contract, "Article of Agreement," by which John Shaw, Indian Sub-agent, leases the gristmill and sawmill owned by the Wyandots to John Johnston, Indian agent, for a period of six months. This lease is purportedly for the benefit of the Wyandot Indians. Johnston is to run the mills, providing priority services to the Wyandots toll free, but also making money for himself. Shaw is to have personal access to the mills for his own use. [Note: Mills were built in 1820 by the U.S. government 3 miles northeast of Upper Sandusky on the Sandusky River, for the use of the the Wyandots and other tribes in the area.] Abstract Number - 792
Wyandot Mission Letters; Sub-Agent; John Johnston (1775-1861); Mills; Lease; Sawmill; Gristmill
Shaw, John, "Letter from John Shaw to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 1298.