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 upcific Co. may keep their posts and their goods.
A strict 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 McTavishMcTavish fences for time, and it was not until McDougall 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 toMcTavish 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.
He embarked for Fort Astoria, where he arrived only to learn of its transfer to the North West Co. He expressed great dissatisfaction with the sale, and after a short stay directed his course for Sitka.