Appendix 1: Agreement of Josiah Stowell and Others, 1 November 1825

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ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.
We, the undersigned, do firmly agree,  & by these presents bind ourselves, to ful fill and abide by the hereafter specified  articles:
First—That if anything of value should be  obtained at a certain place in near a Wm. Hale’s, supposed to be  a valuable mine of either Gold or Silver  and also to contain coined money and  bars or ingots of Gold or Silver, and at  which several hands have been at work  during a considerable part of the past  summer, we do agree to have it divided in  the following manner, viz.: , and Wm. Hale to  take two-thirds, and Charles Newton,  Wm. I. Wiley, and the Widow Harper to  take the other third. And we further  agree that and Joseph  Smith Jr. shall be considered as having  two shares, two elevenths of all the prop erty that may be obtained, the shares to  be taken equally from each third.
Second—And we further agree, that in  consideration of the expense and labor to  which the following named persons have  been at (John F. Shephard, Elihu  Stowell and John Grant) to consider  them as equal sharers in the mine after  all the coined money and bars or ingots  are obtained by the undersigned,  their shares to be taken out from each  share; and we further agree to remuner ate all the three above named persons in  a handsome manner for all their time,  expense and labor which they have been  or may be at, until the mine is opened,  if anything should be obtained; other wise they are to lose their time, expense  and labor.
Third—And we further agree that all  the expense which has or may accrue  until the mine is opened, shall be equally  borne by the proprietors of each third  and that after the mine is opened the ex pense shall be equally borne by each of  the sharers.
Township of , Pa., Nov. 1, 1825.
In presence of
, (Chas. A. Newton,
David Hale, (,
P. Newton. (,
(,
(Jos. Smith, Jr.,
(Wm. I. Wiley.
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ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.
We, the undersigned, do firmly agree, & by these presents bind ourselves, to fulfill and abide by the hereafter specified articles:
First—That if anything of value should be obtained at a certain place in near a Wm. Hale’s, supposed to be a valuable mine of either Gold or Silver and also to contain coined money and bars or ingots of Gold or Silver, and at which several hands have been at work during a considerable part of the past summer, we do agree to have it divided in the following manner, viz.: , and Wm. Hale to take two-thirds, and Charles Newton, Wm. I. Wiley, and the Widow Harper to take the other third. And we further agree that and Joseph Smith Jr. shall be considered as having two shares, two elevenths of all the property that may be obtained, the shares to be taken equally from each third.
Second—And we further agree, that in consideration of the expense and labor to which the following named persons have been at (John F. Shephard, Elihu Stowell and John Grant) to consider them as equal sharers in the mine after all the coined money and bars or ingots are obtained by the undersigned, their shares to be taken out from each share; and we further agree to remunerate all the three above named persons in a handsome manner for all their time, expense and labor which they have been or may be at, until the mine is opened, if anything should be obtained; otherwise they are to lose their time, expense and labor.
Third—And we further agree that all the expense which has or may accrue until the mine is opened, shall be equally borne by the proprietors of each third and that after the mine is opened the expense shall be equally borne by each of the sharers.
Township of , Pa., Nov. 1, 1825.
In presence of
, (Chas. A. Newton,
David Hale, (,
P. Newton. (,
(,
(Jos. Smith, Jr.,
(Wm. I. Wiley.
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