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Title Letter and two receipts [manuscript]: Portage des Sioux [Mo.], and St. Louis, 1826 Aug. 22-Sept. 20
Author Vasquez, Benito
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter and enclosed receipts for merchandise sold by the American Fur Company to Vance Murray Campbell, dated in Portage des Sioux, on the Mississippi in Missouri, and in St. Louis, between Aug. 22 and Sept. 20, 1826. In his letter, dated Sept. 20, 1826 in Portage, to Mr. O.N. Bostwick of the American Fur Company in St. Louis, Benito Vasquez states that he is enclosing two receipts from Vance Campbell, as well as 5 packets of deerskins which Bostwick will find in the barge. Vasquez has met two trappers who need supplies, one of whom has 5 packets of beaver skins to trade, and he is sending them on to Bostwick. One of the two enclosed receipts, dated Aug. 22, 1826 in St. Louis, shows that $500 worth of merchandise was purchased from the American Fur Company by the United States Indian Department, "for Iowa annuities." A second receipt, dated Sept. 15, 1826, documents the articles purchased by Vance Campbell from Benito Vasquez, including tarps, tent, rifle, hammer, and 10 gallons of whiskey ("plus ou moins"); Campbell also paid the amount of the Iowa invoice described above.
Names Campbell, Vance Murray; Bostwick, Oliver N.
Places Portage des Sioux, Mississippi River, Missouri, St. Louis, Iowa, United States
Keywords trade, fur trade, fur trader, American Fur Company, payment, financial transactions, money, beaver, supplies, commerce, business, account, weapon, alcohol, France
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 946
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue