Nicholas Chassin, the royal storekeeper for the Company of the Indies, arrived in Kaskaskia on the first convoy to travel up the Mississippi from New Orleans. He came with the military commander of the Illinois country, Pierre Duque, Sieur de Boisbriant, 7 other officials, and a hundred soldiers.
As the royal storekeeper, Chassin was in
charge of the storehouse filled with goods sent from France by
the Company for the royal troops and for trade. Chassin bought
furs and farm products, such as grain or pork, from the
settlers and in return he gave them goods from the
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