[corresponds to page one of letter from John Johnston to Thomas Rotch, October 31, 1818]
Oct 31, 1818
I have duly received your letter
of the 10th inst. We finished the respective
Treaties in a manner satisfactory to all parties.
The annuity granted the Miamis, $15000 pr ann,
is the largest ever known in this Country, but the equi=
-valent is equally large. The Country acquired being
estimated to contain 9 millions of acreas and
among the finest land in the U.S. you will
no doubt see the particulars of all the Treaties
in the public papers.
The donation from Friends in Ireland is
another proof of the deep interest which that
most benevolent people take in every thing that
concerns the [illegible- hole in the paper] of this [illegible]. I am
somewhat at a loss [illegible- hole in the paper] giving an opinion at
this time in what manner to apply this money.
I have reason to believe it is wholly unconn=
-ected with the donation of the ancient female
friend at Cork, will consult Jacob Taylor
and write you the result. The Blacksmith
at Wapaghkonetta nearly supplies all the