stefansson-wrangel-09-36-023-001

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THIS AGREEMENT made and entered into this

, by and between V. STEFANSSON, of
the STEFANSSON ARCTIC EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, of
Vancouver, B.C., party of the first part, and Billy Patch, party of the second part.
WITHESSETH:
That the said party of the first part in
consideration of the covenants and agreements hereafter made
by the party of the second part, has furnished the said party
of the second part provisions, clothing, guns, ammunition,
traps, and transportation to Wrangel Island, and agrees to
furnish transportation for his return in the summer or fall
of 1923, if possible, or as soon thereafter as ice conditions
or weather should permit.
And the said party of the second part in
consideration of the premises and the covenants and agreements
of the said first party, hereto covenants and agrees with said
first party that he, the second party hereto, will proceed to
Wrangel Island, to hunt and trap bears, foxes, and other fur
bearing animals, and on his return to home, deliver to said
party of the first part, or his agent or representative, all
of the furs and skins secured by him for division; it being
understood that all the profits of the trip shall be divided
equally, or share and share alike, or, failing to return, said
furs and skins shall be send to said party of the first part,
at Nome, for such division, and to fully and fairly account for
all such furs skins.

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