William Clark - March 2, 1805
'a fine Day the river brake up in places Mr. La Rocque a Clerk of the NW Company visit us, he has latterly returned from the Establishments on the Assiniboine River with Merchandize to tarade with Indians - Mr. L. informs us the N.W. & X Y Companies have joined, & the head of the N.W. Co. is Dead Mr. McTavish of Montreal. _ visited by the Coal & Several Indians"