EXTRACT FROM SIR G. SIMPSON'S LETTER FROM LACHINE TO B. HARDISTY, ESQ., AND
D. A. SMITH, ESQ.
Lachine, 26th March, 1852.
. . . . “ After Mr. Hardisty's departure, Mr. Smith will of course take charge of North West River, Mr. McPherson I presume will be the fittest officer to succeed him at Rigolet, Mr. Grant remaining at Kibokok & Mr. Connolly at Fort Nascopie. All the officers at present in the district being thus employed & no one disposable for the purpose of establishing a Post at Indian Harbour or elsewhere, as circumstances may render necessary, with a view to checking the proceedings of the petty traders who are becoming more troublesome from year to year. I purpose sending by the 'Independence' a Postmaster or clerk, possessed of sufficient experience in the trade to supply the vacancy.”