Comparative Standard of Trade, 1706


The text below comes from the Albany Fort America Journal of 1706:

4 Martins as one Beaver
2 Otters as one Beaver unless they prove extraordinarily good and then we rate them 1 p. Beaver
2 Foxes as one Beaver unless they prove as above and then we rate them 1 p. Beaver
1 Cat as one Beaver
1 Moose skin as two Beavers
1 Wolf as one Beaver

1 Black Bear as 2 Beavers
1 Cub as one Beaver
2 Quaequaehatch (Wolverine) as one Beaver
10 lb Feathers as one Beaver
1 lb Castoreum as one Beaver
2 Deers as one Beaver
4 fathom netting as one Beaver
8 pair Moose hooves as one Beaver

This excerpt from the Albany Fort Journal, in:
Hudson’s Bay Miscellany, 1670-1870, Edited by Glyndwr Williams Ph.D. Winnipeg: Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1975