advertisements have always been fun to ponder.
Want Ads for
This advertisement appeared in Missouri
Gazette & Public Advertiser, St. Louis, February 13,
1822. A similar ad was placed in Missouri Republican, St
Louis, Mar 20, 1822 and in Missouri Intelligencer, Mar
TO ENTERPRISING YOUNG MEN
wishes to engage ONE HUNDRED MEN, to ascend the river Missouri
to its source, there to be employed for one, two, or three
years -- For particulars, enquire of Major Andrew Henry, near
the Lead Mines, in the County of Washington, (who will ascend
with and command the party) or the subscriber, at St. Louis.
Wm. H. Ashley
The following year,
another ad was placed in Missouri Gazette and Public
Advertiser, Jan 18,1823:
FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
THE Subscribers wish to engage One
Hundred MEN, to ascend the Missouri, to the
There to be employed as Hunters. As a
compensation to each man fit for such business,
$200 PER ANNUM,
will be given for
his services, as aforesaid.--- For particulars, apply to J.V.
Garnier, or W. Ashley, at St. Louis. The expedition will set out
from this place, on or before the first day of March, next.
Ashley & Henry
you down the trail