Fulling Mill


The subscriber takes this method of informing his friends and the public generally, that his mills are in complete repair, and that he has discharged the workmen he had last year, and that they are now under the direction of a person who is a first rate workman, and may be relied on, one of the mills is worked by a horse, so that the want of water will in no case retard the dressing of cloth, which will be completed with all possible dispatch, and will hold himself accountable for any damage or accidents should happen after the cloth is received by him.

Cloth will be received at Christopher Walker's tavern in Cincinnati, at the mills and at the subscribers house near the mills five miles from Cincinnati, on the Hamilton road. He will take in payment, Wheat, Rye, Whiskey, Sugar, Linen, Wool, Hemp, Flax, Tallow and Bees-wax, at the same as Cash.


N.B. He has for sale several tracts of first rate land, well improved. For terms apply above.

Mill Cek township, Sept.12, 1811. 53.


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How to cite this article:  "Fulling Mill," Western Spy (Cincinnati, Ohio), 28 Sept. 1811, p. 3, available at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/1811.

Note:  E. Hutchinson was a resident of Mill Creek Township. According to records, his first name was Ezekiel, and his last name was spelled two different ways, as both Hutcheson and Hutchinson. In 1811, Ezekiel purchased 400 acres of land in the Mill Creek Township. On this property, he opened a tavern and hotel called the Golden Lamb. This establishment was a resting point for travelers between Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio. In 1817, Hutchinson had a new neighbor who brought problems. His name was David Cummins, who bought four acres of land and opened a tannery on this property. Disputes started when Cummins bought rights to water on Hutchinson’s property. The rights gave Cummins the amount of water that could pass through eight three-quarter inch holes in a piece of wood. During a hot summer the holes were plugged, disputes erupted and the two went to court. Hutchinson had to pay 9,000 in damages, and Cummins paid 4,000 in damages. With the cost, Hutchinson had to sell the land Jacob Hoffner in 1936. With the land Hoffner created “One of the finest estates in the country."

Source: Federal Writers' Project, Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors (Cincinnati, Ohio: The Wisen-Hart Press, 1943), 398, http://books.google.com/books, (accessed 30 Nov. 2011).

Transcription and note by Addison Sears, HC 2015.