Fur Trade Contract Between François Francoeur and Four Voyageurs for Transport of Goods and Purchase of Beaver Pelts in Michilimackinac and Chicago : Ville-Marie, Before the Clerk Claude Maugue, 1692 Sept. 15.

September 15, 1692.

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This contract shows the importance of the Chicago area to the fur trade.

Pardevant Claude Maugue, notaire royal et de l’isle de Montreal y residant et tesmoins soubsignés, furent presens en leurs personnes Magdelaine St. Jean, femme de François Francour dit Lavallée, de present aux | Ilinois, de luy authorizee pour gerer les affaires de leur communauté d’une part, et les sieurs Simon Guillory, et Jean Baptiste Jarry, Louis |Roy, faisant tant pour eux que pour François |Roy, tous demeurans en ceste isle, d’autre part […] [I]ls promettent et s’obligent de mener et conduire au lieu dit Chicagou, […] faire conduire lesdites marchandises […] sur deux canoz à Chicagou […] Ce present engagement fait pour et moyennant la somme de cinq cens livres en castor, chascun […].

[In the presence of Laurent Maugrec, royal notary of the island of Montreal, and the officers and undersigned witnesses, were present in person Madeleine St Jean, wife of François Francoeur, known as Lavallée and currently in the Illinois country, authorized by him to manage his business… and Simon Guillory and Jean-Baptiste Taury… they promise and oblige themselves to transport and to move… to the place of Chicago and to move the goods in their canoes to Chicago… These promises are made for the sum of an average of five hundred pounds of beaver each]

Metadata Details
Item Type Manuscript
Title Fur Trade Contract Between François Francoeur and Four Voyageurs for Transport of Goods and Purchase of Beaver Pelts in Michilimackinac and Chicago : Ville-Marie, Before the Clerk Claude Maugue, 1692 Sept. 15.
Short Title Fur Trade Contract, 1692
Place of Publication Quebec
Publication Date September 15, 1692
Language French
Call Number VAULT Ruggles 419
Location Special Collections 4th Floor