EXTRACT FROM SIR GEORGE SIMPSON'S LETTER TO GOVERNOR AND COMMITTEE, FROM MOOSE FACTORY.
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S HEAD OFFICE RECORDS.
Moose Factory, 16th Aug., 1836.
“. . . . This has arisen from a variety of causes, but mainly from “the absence of a number of Indians who have crossed over “towards Ungava and others who have pushed their way across the “Height of Land (separating the waters that pass through the “Honble. Co.'s territory from those that fall into the St. Lawrence “and Esquimaux Bay), and traded their hunts with some of our own “people belonging to the King's Posts, and with the opposition at “Esquimaux Bay. And I regret to say that the upper parts of the “district suffer much from the encroachments of Abenikie trappers “and traders, who cross over from St. Maurice. . . . .”