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Petitioning to allow trade to continue at the Ottawa towns

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Robert Prescott Papers. view image
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Date October 15, 1797
Author Name Leith, Shepherd and Duff (primary) Location: Fort Wayne
Recipient Name James Wilkinson (primary)
Summary Leith, Shepherd and Duff are petitioning Wilkinson to allow a trading house to remain in the Ottawa towns. The current clerk at the town, James McDonald, has been charged with dishonorable conduct, and the petitioners offer that Leith shall oversee the trading house until a suitable replacement is found. The three men realize they do not possess the necessary license from the government, and so they enclose a receipt from the clerk of the court for said license. McDonald is charged with having bought horses from the Indians, and if true the petitioners promise they will return them.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James Wilkinson; multiple; James McDonald;
Related Places Fort Wayne;
Keywords Trading with the Indians, possessing proper license; buying horses from the Ottawa; peace between the British and United States; ;
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