Roll19_63 From September 9, 1826 from John Johnston to Lewis Gofs
|In the beginning of this letter, Mr. Johnston opens up by saying <The quarters of the Public Blacks mitte (?) and the workshops attached... are in great need to be enlarged and repaired>. This is very interesting because it happens after the Missouri Compromise which means that African Americans are allowed to be free within the Michigan territory. Johnston pushes very hard for Governor Gofs to build a blacksmith for $125. He says that Governor Gofs can pay this off on his next draft. |
I find this letter to be very interesting because it comes from Upper Sandusky, the same place as the last letter, but deals with a new group of people. The agency is trying to help local public blacks it seems which could be a good sign for the Indians.
Created: 4/30/2019 10:38:23 AM
Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
Creator: Giannotto, Jake
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