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Hagerstown Mining Company article of agreement

 Collection — Folder: S2389
Identifier: S2389

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a February 12, 1849 article of agreement contract signed by Samuel G. Newcom, Franklin Newcom, and John Michael Fritch, all of Wayne County, Indiana. The Newcoms agreed to "pay to the treasurer of the Hagerstown Mining Company one hundred and twenty five dollars as an outfit for the use of said John Michael Fritch in the contemplated expedition to California by said Hagerstown Mining Company." The agreement also included an agreement by Fritch to share an equal dividend of the profits with Samuel and Franklin Newcom for two years. Presumably, the money was an investment in a gold mining enterprise.


  • 1849/02/12

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Hagerstown was platted in 1832 and is located in Jefferson Township in the northwestern section of Wayne County, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/08/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/08/05 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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