On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The day is pleasant and the winter ice continues to break up. Antoine Larocque brings news that Simon McTavish, the head of the North West Company, has died. His company has merged with the XY Company.
From the journals...
2nd of March 1805 Satturday
Mr. L informs us the N, W. & X Y Companies have joined, & the head of the N W. Co. is Dead Mr. McTavish of Monteral,—
Photo from Library and Archives Canada.
Saturday 2nd March 1805.
the Savages continue to visit us in Order to git their impliments of War made. they bring us in pay corn and beans dryed meat & persimblans &.C.—