The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 281
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Texas Fur Trade in 1832
I have $450 on hand. the money is about done here untill more
comes on I sell some for Bolets [bullets?].
I have learned that the common strouding is not good for those
beaver hunters that they will not wear but tolerable good broad-
cloth. I wrote before for brass kettles & beaver traps I think
I could sell 100 next fall & summer 3 or 4 dozen rifles would
not come amiss between now and fall.
I want a carpenter to help build a skin press and a cistern to
kecp peltry in to save the cost of beating I want a baker, make
out my load with flower, molasses I want.
If R has gone to Orceas please write to him to send to Cin-
cinnati for a first rate large ox waggon for the road with an English
bed well turned up before tire not less than 2 inches wide but
more will do
I can not do without it I am willing to pay the price but I
want one that will please me I have the money laid by to pay
French orr Mc a Knaw blankets is all the sort that will sell
here I think that 40 thousand dollars worth of Indian produce
can be taken in here between now and the first of next Feby
perhaps much more [for] the Cherokees, Shawnees, Delawares &
Kickapoos have been very successfull at beaver this winter they
say that they will all go and sweep them the next.
As I have in all my letters mixed every thing up togather please
hunt through them & understand if you can
I know not how to get my money to you I can not shut up
and go down for I am the only one that has any thing to sell of
Some American hunters will be here in a few days with about
200 beef hides let we know soon if I had better pay part money
to get them and what they are worth.
If you can buy a large likly pair of steers for me unbroke not
less than 4 years old let white put them in the team The pair
of boots that is in the box please hand to Mr Young
Those p-runella shoes would never sell here they have two faults
no heels & square toes. Please never send me any square toes.
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