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Title Letter [manuscript]: Kickapoo Trading House, [Kan.], to John B. Sarpy, St. Louis, Mo., 1836 Aug. 5
Author Pensoneau, Laurant
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: August 5, 1836, letter from Laurant Pensoneau, a fur trader in the employ of the American Fur Co. based on the Missouri River near Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to John B. Sarpy, also an American Fur Co. employee in St. Louis, regarding fur shipments and accounts. Pensoneau notes that he has shipped twenty-four packs of deer and elk skins by the steamboat Diana and requests that proceeds be credited to the Kickapoo Outfit for 1835 and 1836. He also notes that he should be credited for wood supplied to the steamboat captain, that the Indians have been punctual in "paying their credits", and that other traders are competing for the Potawatomi business.
Names Sarpy, John B. (1799-1857)
Places Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, St Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords trade, fur trade, fur trader, American Fur Company, trading post, ship, financial transactions, timber
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 705
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue