Voyageurs had pensions?!

Voyageurs had pensions?!

Voyageurs had pensions?!  Who’d a thunk it? A while back I wrote a blog post about perusing a website listing info from 35,000 voyageur contracts. Near the bottom of some contracts I found this intriguing line: “s’oblige de contribuer d’ un par cent sur ses...
What were voyageurs paid in the early 1800s?

What were voyageurs paid in the early 1800s?

What were voyageurs paid in the early 1800s? Were there different skills that voyageurs needed?  (Rachel, age 15) Good question. They received trousers and a shirt or two, a blanket, tobacco and food while working. And money — 400 livres (I’ll find out how much that...

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