The Michigan Fur Trade, Parts 1-2

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Michigan historical commission, 1919 - Fur trade - 201 pages
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Page 105 - Act to continue in force for a further time, the act entitled 'An act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes...
Page 74 - ... English posts were to be razed to the ground, and all Englishmen killed.24 Michigan posts and Michigan trade were doomed to suffer and come to a stand-still, at least for a time. Sault Ste. Marie had been abandoned the previous year, hence escaped the awful fate of St. Joseph and Michilimackinac.25 The story of the massacres at the latter posts have often been told and need not be repeated here.
Page 310 - ... for— his extraordinary service and assistance to the company ; first, in his quick and efficient compliance with the direct personal appeal of the company through its president to obtain for it a large majority of the common stock of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway Company; and, finally, after the development of doubt in this board as to the continuing ability of the Erie Company satisfactorily to maintain and extend that system, in view of the demands of its own railroad, in his...
Page 382 - ... company and others to rob the railroad for their own benefit. And in so far as some of the Orders and Opinions of the Michigan Railroad Commission exhibit a tendency to overlook or ignore the underlying motive forces, they render themselves open to the same criticism. And finally, praise must be given to the Interstate Commerce Commission for the careful and untiring manner in which they have sought the facts, against almost insurmountable difficulties, and the courage 1. The causes for the disaster...
Page 77 - It does appear to us, that the extension of the fur trade depends entirely upon the Indians being undisturbed in the possession of their hunting grounds, and that all colonizing does in its nature, and must in its consequences operate to the prejudice of that branch of commerce...
Page 401 - The president requested authority to write off or cancel the above accounts on the books of the Company, stating that the debit accounts did not represent existing assets of any value, and explaining that the carrying of said items' in the accounts would make our balance sheet misleading as to the true assets and operations of the new Company. On motion the President was authorized to have the necessary entries made on the books, charging the amount of the loss to Property Account."1 The necessary...
Page 71 - ... friend, among the white men, than the king of France ; but, for you, we have taken into consideration that you have ventured your life among us in the expectation that we should not molest you. You do not come armed, with an intention to make war; you come in peace, to trade with us, and supply us with necessaries, of which we are much in want.
Page 57 - The country was divided into certain Districts and the only Restraints laid on Traders were, first, not to go beyond the Bounds of that District they obtained passes for, and secondly, not to carry more Spirituous Liquors than was necessary for their own use, nor sell any of that to the Indians; the King's Posts, or rather the Intendant's, were the only ones excepted from this general Rule.
Page iv - Michigan ; to show the trading policy of the various nations which successively held sway over her territory and its results, and the gradual transition from the influence -and domination of one government to that of another; to relate the story of the rise and growth of the various posts and outposts within...
Page 26 - Drink is a demon that robs them of their reason, and so inflames their passion that, after returning from the chase richly laden with beaver skins, instead of furnishing their families with provisions, clothing, and other necessary supplies, they drink away the entire proceeds in one day and are forced to pass the winter in nakedness, famine, and all sorts of deprivations.

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