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Regulations for promoting moral and religious improvement
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- Textual record
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- Date of creation derived from a watermark on the paper.
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1 print document ; 41.2cm x 32.5cm.
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Scope and content
A print report outlining the Hudson's Bay Company's rules and regulations pertaining to the "religious improvement" of servants and "effectual civilization" of Company employees' families and Indigenous peoples associated with the Company. Portions of other reports are also included.
The report outlines conduct and moralizing activities prescribed to servants, women, children, and Indigenous people in general. It is suggested that all groups listed attend religious services, that wives and children speak the language of their husband or father, that women and children should occupy their time with activities that promote "virtuous habits," and that fathers should spend part of their leisure time educating their children.
The portions of other reports included in this document prescribe rules and regulation related to Indigenous hunting and trapping, providing for wives and children, tariffs, wages, trade, inventories and property, and payment to and treatment of Indigenous people, including a statement calling for gradual decreases in liquor sales to Indigenous peoples. Partial rules and regulations aimed at preserving beaver populations are also included.
Immediate source of acquisition
Item is printed on paper with the same watermark as two other items in this series: Standing rules and regulations and Report, 1835. Although these items appears to be parts of a larger document, Bruce Peel Special Collections does not have the document in its entirety so these three items have been arranged separately. This is also in keeping with the previous custodian's arrangement.
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All researchers (including students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the general public) must submit a Retrieval Request Form at least 24 hours before their visit to Bruce Peel Special Collections in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.
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Formerly labelled as item #23.
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- Hudson's Bay Company (Subject)