..."At 9 pm William Appleby with the others came home from the woods with Rob Pim which had for the two preceding days thought to be delerious and during that time often attempted to hang himself,for which purpose he had procured a rope privately to execute his intention This proceeds as I am informed by William Colley his Cabbin and Messmate who caught him in an unnatural action with a Bitch a few days since. Immediately on this Intelligence I ordered the Bitch to be shot which was done.Having owned it before every person puts it out of doubt to suspect any otherwise.As there is but few people belonging to this House and to put him where confinement could not be done without attendance By giving him mild admonition he Promised to desist from his intentions,and beg'd of me to let him return to the Woods with the People to his duty,which I granted him and thought it most advisable so to do.with great caution to every person now under my Command or not to make mention of or throw it up to him,(shouts at any time a quarrel arises)upon pain of incurring my displeasure.also to be careful not to let the Indians know of such a vile affair.If they did I am certain it would be attended with no good.They despise any mean action they see or know us guilty of notwithstanding they are not infallible. Please God shall send him in the Sloop to be exchanged at York Factory and there to be sent home. The People returned to the Woods with him."...
Severn House Journal 1788-1789 here complete
Severn House Journal 1789-1790 here complete
Severn House Journal 1790-1791 here complete
From a letter from John Ballenden to Joseph Colen at York
Oct. 12 1791
..." Ekames, Ometchick & Wetacasish"..." Aketunen an old Leader"...
John Ballenden at Severn to Joseph Colen -1791
"Ps. Medicines being often requested of me by the Natives, shall be glad if you can spare me the following articles, Viz. Turner's Cerate, Turlington Drops, Hart's horn, Elenetive Electuary, Lavender Drops, Opideldock, Plaister strengthening and Salts purging."
From Colen to Ballenden
..." Weetacasish, having married Molly Ishams daughter he, Ometchick and father, accompanied Catakishock to the Winter ground up this River"...
Severn April 1,1796
..."Late in the evening a poor Indian woman almost starved came to the Factory.She informs me her Husband died early in the Winter in want of Provisions as did her Children seven in number,herself only survived.And it is not without suspicion but she must have eat some of her children from the inchoherant expressions she mentioned.However she says her food in common was mice,Rabbits and Porcupine when she could get them.for several days at a time she could procure nothing.and once six days she never eat anything.her constant course was for the Factory but she often lost her way."
A list of Company servants at Severn House from Sept.1796
Thomas Thomas Master
George Taylor Master of the brig
James Swain Trader
Wm Randall Mate of the brig
James Caplay Brig's carpenter
Joseph Johnson Seaman
James Monkman Seaman
Christopher? Robinson Seaman
Joseph Sangster Seaman
Thomas Higgins Seaman
James Budge Seaman
William Hennie? Seaman
Wm Slatter House carpenter
Beakie Goudie Blacksmith
Wm Field Armourer
Nichol Spence Cooper
John Irving Taylor (tailor)
James Wooldridge Sawyer
Magnus Cromartie Labourer
Severn list of servants 1804
James Monkman-Mate of Brig-wages 30 pounds-contract expires 1804