Frederick Laboue v. Pierre Chouteau Jr.
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Before the Subscribing witness personally ap-
peared the endangered FredrickFredrick Labone who vol-
untarily binds, and by their presence does engage
himself to Kenneth McKensie Agent of the American
Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company for Upper MissouriMissouri Outfit in the
capacity of Clerk and Trader to the business of
the Indian Trade in the missouri and its
for and during the space of a year to
commence at the date of that and
to expire on arrival of said outfits boats
in Saint LouisSt Louis the summer of eighteen hundred
and thirty four on the following term and condi-
tions to say_ Said McKensie agent as afore-
said promises and obliges himself to pay said
for such services faithfully rendered the
sum of five hundred dollars and a Suit of
Clothes annum

Said on his part binds himself to serve
obey, and excute with fidelity the orders
or know wishes of his employers or any
person in charge of their business to the
of his knowledge and abilities, keep their
give them information of any thing which
may come to his knowledge affecting their in-
terest, take care of and protect their prop-
erty of whatsoever nature or kind it may be
and to do all such things as an usually done
or ought to be done by a good and faithful
Clerk and Trader It is further agreed and
understood that the said Labour is not all-
owed to trade with whites, or Indians
on his own account

Frederick LaboueFrederick Laboue

Agt. upper missouri outfit


Fort Tecumseh June 20th 1832June 20th 1831