Canadian-born pioneer in Iowa. Negotiated agreement with Fox Indians for right to work lead mines in Iowa area; first white settler near what is now Dubuque, Iowa.
Document Signed, two pages, legal folio, May 28, 1809. Dubuque signs an employment agreement with Patrice Roy, marked with Roy’s “X” in which Roy certifies that he has received payment of “250 silver piastres of the United States” for services rendered while employed by Dubuque. Fine condition.