EXTRACT OF LETTER FROM SIR GEORGE SIMPSON TO DONALD A. SMITH.
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S HEAD OFFICE RECORDS.
Lachine, 23 March 1854.
Owing to the unfortunate circumstances which have retarded our affairs at East Main, it is necessary to postpone for 2 or 3 years the re-establishment of Ungava Bay ; consequently no charges will at present be made in the arrangements connected with Fort Nascopie. We may possibly advance our Outposts from the Eastmain quarter in the direction of the height of land dividing it from Labrador, but our object will be not to draw the Nascopies from their present post, but to hunt a section of Country supposed to be productive in valuable furs which is not now visited by the Indians from either side . . . . . . .