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Welch writes to Finley at the Wyandot Mission concerning a disagreement between the widow of John Van Meter [white man abducted by Indians as a child] and Mr. Parish. According to Welch, the widow [Susan Brandt] has not received an equal division of corn raised on her farm this season. During Van Meter's lifetime, a contract was signed whereby Mr. Parish would give 1/2 of all the corn raised for 4 years. This season, Mr. Parish raised 600-700 bushels of corn but has given the widow only 20 bushels. She would like Finley to see that she gets justice in this matter. Abstract Number - 51
Eden Township, Seneca County
General Ministry; Susan Brandt (Van Meter); John Van Meter; Land Use Contract; Farming
Welch, H., "Letter from H. Welch to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 51.