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not used by the company of 1823.' In fact, wagons were not ex-
tensively used in the Santa Fe trade before 1824. The expedition
which went out from Franklin, Missouri, in May of that year
consisted of eighty-one men, one hundred and fifty-six horses and
mules, twenty-three wagons, and carried about $30,000 worth of
merchandise.8 Among the members of the party were M. M.
Marmaduke, who later became governor of Missouri, and Augustus
Storrs, who went to Santa Fe as United States consul in 1825,
both of whom have left accounts of the expedition which are cited
below. The members of this same company with whom Fonda
returned arrived in Franklin, Missouri, on September' twenty-
ninth, after an absence of four months and ten days." This would
make it possible for him to have reached St. Louis in the early
part of October, the month during which he claims to have ar-
rived in that city.
7Hiram Martin Chittenden, The American Fur Trade of the Far West,
3 Vols., New York, 1902, II, 505.
'Answers of Augustus Storrs of Missouri to certain queries upon the
origin, present state, and future prospect, of trade and intercourse be-
tween Missouri and the internal provinces of Mexico, propounded by the
Hon. Mr. Benton, Washington, 1825. In U. S. Does., 16th Cong., 2nd
Bess., Doc. No. 7, p. 3. See also (Chittenden, The American Fur Trade
of the Far West, II, 505.
'Ibid., 7, and M. M. Marmaduke, Journal on the Santa Fe trail, pub-
lished in the "Missouri Historical Review" for October, 1911, pp. 1-10.
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