LEASE, 5 APRIL, 1802, OF THE KING'S POSTS TO McTAVISH, GREGORY, McGILLIVRAY, et al (SUMMARIZED).
To Simon McTavish, John Gregory, William McGillivray, Duncan McGillivray, William Hallowell and Roderick McKenzie [otherwise known as the North West Company] . . . . .for and during the term of twenty years from the second day of October next . . . . .paying therefor unto Us, Our Heirs and Successors the yearly sum of One thousand and twenty-five Pounds current money of our said Province.
EXTRACT, 1808, re MASQUARO POST.1
Masquaro post is built on the river of that name, in a bay . . . .
The Indians are much in the habit of trading with the Labrador fishermen, and of going with their furs to Great Esquimaux Bay [Hamilton Inlet] to which the distance across the country is but short, and where a number of peddlars from Quebec trade and fish.
1 A Journal of a Jaunt through the King's Domain, Mingan Seigniory &c. in the Summer of 1808. By James McKenzie (In Les Bourgeois de la Compagnie du Nord-Quest, Vol. II, p. 453. Par L. R. Masson).