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Johnston is serving on the Ohio Canal Board and has just attended an important meeting in Wooster. A new canal will be built from Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River, at a cost of $1.5 million dollars. Ground will be broken for the canal on July 4th. Johnston plans to be in Upper Sandusky sometime between June 10-15 in order to pay the Indians. He has seen articles about the death of interpreter Robert Armstrong in the newspapers. He wants to know Finley's wishes about a replacement. Abstract Number - 45
Ohio history; Canals; Ohio and Erie Canal; Robert Armstrong
Johnston, John, "Letter from John Johnston to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 45.