Harrison to Francis Busseron License to trade with the Indians

Trader's License, Francois Busseron

October 8, 1801

Mss. in Indiana State Library

By William Henry Harrison Esquire and Commander in
chief in and over the Indiana Territory

Licence is granted to Francis Besaion,[1] [Busseron or Bosseron] an Inhabitant of Vincennes, of the County of Knox, to trade with the different Tribes of Indians residing on the Wabash below Vincennes he having given Bond for the due observation of all the laws and regulations relating to Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Nations, that now are, or hereafter shall be made issued or declared during the term for which the same is Granted. This Licence to continue in force for one year, unless sooner revoked by the Governor. Given at Vincennes the eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and one, and of the Independance of the United States of America the Twenty Sixth.

Willm Henry Harrison

  1. Francois Bosseron, made a judge at Vincennes May 14th. 1779: major and commandant at Vincennes 1780. Todd Papers, 165; 194; 279. Wealthiest Citizen in Vincennes, ruled the council or court. Esarey, History of Indiana, 67; 134.