Want Ads for Mountain Men
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 16, 1822.
TO ENTERPRISING YOUNG MEN
The subscriber 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