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Title Letter [manuscript]: Theresa, Dodge Co., Wis., to Mr. Louis B. Porlier, 1856 July 30
Author Juneau, Solomon (1793-1856)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Laurent S. Juneau on July 30, 1856 to Louis B. Porlier, a member of the Green Bay, Wis. fur trading family. In this letter Juneau asks Porlier to secure the services of the son of Augustin Grignon, another fur trader, to build "a shanty on the pay ground" similar to one built three years ago. Presumably, the structure was needed to settle payment accounts with Indians in northern Wisconsin.
Names Porlier, Louis B. (1815-1899); Grignon, Augustin (1780-1860)
Places Wisconsin, United States
Keywords fur trade, fur trader, trade, payment, account, commerce
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Additional Information

Laurent Solomon Juneau, fur trader and founder of the city of Milwaukee, was born in 1793 in Montreal. In 1821 he settled in Milwaukee where he engaged in the fur trade. Juneau also became first postmaster and mayor of Milwaukee. He later died in poverty and debt while attending a meeting to settle Indian payments in 1856.

Signed: S. Juneau.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 467
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue