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    [Samuel Hull Wilcocke]. A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries of North America, Since their Connexion of the Right Hon. the Earl of Selkirk with the Hudson's Bay Company, and His Attempt to Establish a Colony on the Red River; with a Detailed Account of His Lordship's Military Expedition to, and Subsequent Proceedings at Fort William, in Upper Canada. London: McMillan, 1817. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 152, 87pp. Later polished morocco over marbled boards. Leather title label with gilt lettering to spine. Very good.

    The fierce competition between the Hudson Bay Company and the North West Company came to a head in 1816 with the Battle of Seven Oaks, essentially a land and trade dispute. Samuel Hull Wilcocke was hired as a publicist for the North West Company. This book was a reply to a pro-Hudson Bay treatise from earlier in the year: Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement of Kingdom, Upon the Red River. These skirmishes became moot when, in 1821, the two companies decided to merge, retaining the name Hudson Bay Company.

    Reference: Sabin 20699.


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