Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains (Classic Reprint)

byWashington Irving

Hardcover | November 1, 2018

Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains (Classic Reprint) by Washington Irving

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On the 23d of June, 1810, articles of agree ment were entered into between Mr. Astor and those four gentlemen, acting for themselves and for the several persons who had already agreed to become, or should thereafter become, associated under the firm of The Pacific Fur Company.

According to these articles, Mr. Astor was to be at the head of the company, and to man age its affairs in New York. He was to furnish vessels, goods, provisions, arms, ammunition, and all other requisites for the enterprise at first cost and charges, provided that they did not, at any time, involve an advance of more than four hundred thousand dollars.

The stock of the company was to be divided into a hundred equal shares, with the profits accruing thereon. Fifty shares were to be at the disposition of Mr. Astor, and the other fifty to be divided among the partners and their associates.

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Title:Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains (Classic Reprint)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:464 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:November 1, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0265379296

ISBN - 13:9780265379295

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