tely wrecked on the Hawaiian Islands.
Hunt, the chief agent, proceeded to Hawaii and authorized one of his assistants, McDougall, to conclude arrangements with the British N. W. Fur Co. as best he might.
McDougall finally sold the Pacific Fur CoMcDougall finally sold the Pacific Fur Co. to their British rivals for $80,500, after a canny Scotch game played for their possession with McTavish.
The British vessels of war may come or not come, with the chances in favor of their coming, when they would gobble up the fort.
If they dostrict guard is kept in the fort to avoid surprise.
At the same time McTavish being short of provisions is supplied by McDougall.
H. H. Bancroft. History of the Pacific States.
Still McTavish fences for time, and it was not until McDougall mMcDougall made ready his boats and threatened to move inland up the Williamette River did McTavish agree to the sale.
Meanwhile Hunt, in the Hawaiian islands, had bought the brig Pedlar for $10,000, hoping to be able to rescue some of the property.