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John Arthur to Joseph Arthur, 1809 November 10

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: id178915

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John Arthur to Joseph Arthur. John writes telling Joseph how he won a court case against the Ege family, and was awarded damages of $1291.67; he thinks he may have more money coming, because these damages only cover the time up until August 12, 1805; John goes into the details of the trial, saying that the reason of his complaint is that the Ege Family refused him the same sale when he wanted to sell his land and saw mills as they gave the Smith family; however, much testimony was brought about how a dam for the Cumberland Furnace on a creek may or may not have prevented John from using his saw mills, perhaps trying to insinuate that John has another reason for this suit. At the end of the trial, John talked to his lawyer, asking him if he would help in the building of an iron forge with the Arthurs, but he raised a great many objections and said that William Lusk would be better for the task.


  • Creation: 1809 November 10


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