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[10 April, 1753.]

[8 Sept., 1760.]

[5 June, 1762.]



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No. 1089.

EXTRACT FROM A JOURNAL OF TRANSACTIONS AND REMARKS AT RICHMOND FORT

FROM AUGT. 11TH 1752 TO SEPTEMBER 31ST 1753

RECORDS, HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.
10th April 1753.
Mr. Isbister has taken great Pains in giving me a particular account of the natives round us in particular ye Nashcopy Indians, where in he informs me (wch. I have been already informed by our Indians) that if said. Nashcopy Indians never comes to trade wth ye English or French but, traffiks wth, the other Indians, wch trads wth Both Nations & that a trade may be got wth ym in Winter they being nearer, to us then any English or French settlement and that if I could, prevail wth. any Indians, bordering near ym to go & acquaint ym. that we are settled in ye Gulph, he is persuaded it will turn out to great advantage all which I have done. some months before Mr. Isbister's letter came to hand & is in hopes of seeing some Nashcopy Indians here in ye fall.



No. 1090.
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EXTRACTS FROM ARTICLES OF CAPITULATION, MONTREAL, 1760.*


(Translation)†
Articles de Capitulation Entre Son Excellence Le General Amherst Commandant en Chef Les Troupes &
Between their Excellencies Major General Amherst, Commander in Chief of his Britannic Majesty's

*The Articles of Capitulation of Montreal as here given, are taken from the copy enclosed in the despatch of General Amherst to Pitt, dated " Camp of Montreal," 8th Sept., 1760, as contained in Vol. 93 of the papers relating to "America and the West Indies," in the Public Record Office.
† As in the case of the Articles of Capitulation of Quebec, the English version of the Articles of Capitulation of Montreal, here given, follows that in “ Capitulations and Extracts of Treaties Relating to Canada,” 1797. Other versions with slight variations are to be found in Knox's “Journal,” Vol. II., p. 423, in “ Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York,” Vol. X., p. 1107, and in the “ Annual Register,” for 1760, p. 222.

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Forces de Sa Majesté Britanique En L'Amerique Septentrionale, Et Son Excellence Le Mis de Vaudreuil, Grand Croix de L'Ordre Royal, et Militaire de St Louis, Gouverneur et Lieutenant Général pour le Roy en Canada.
troops and forces in North-America, on the one part, and the Marquis de Vaudreuil, &c. Governor and Lieutenant-General for the King in Canada, on the other.
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Art: 26Article XXVI.
Cette Compagnie Sera maintenue dans la proprieté des Ecarlatines et Castors qu'Elle peut Avoir dans La Ville de Montreal ; Il n'y Sera point touché, Sous quelque prétexte que ce Soit, Et Il Sera donné a L'Agent principal les facilités Necessaires pour faire passer Cette Aimée En france Ses Castors Sur les Vaisseaux de Sa M Britanique, En payant le fret sur le pied, que les Anglois le payeroent.—Accordé pour ce qui pout appartenir à la Compagnie ou aux particuliers, mais Si Sa Majesté Très Chretienne y a aucune part, Elie doit être au profit du Roy.
The said company shall be maintained in the property of the Ecarlatines and Castors, which they may have in the town of Montreal; they shall not be touched under any pretence whatever, and the necessary Licences shall be given to the Chief Agent to send this year his Castors to France, on Board his Britannic Majesty's ships, paying the freight on the same footing as the British would pay it.—“ Granted, with regard to what may belong to the company, or to private persons; but if his Most Christian Majesty has any share in it, that must become the property of the King.”
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Art: 37Article XXXVII.
Les Seigneurs de Terres, Les Officiers Militaires et de Justice Les Canadiens, Tant des Villes que des Campagnes, Les francois Etablis ou Comerçant dans toute l'Etendue de la Colonie de Canada, Et Toutes Autres personnes que ce puisse Estre, Conserveront L'Entiere paisible proprieté et possession de leurs biens, Seigneuriaux et Roturiers Meubles et Immeubles, Marchandises, Pelleteries, et Autres Effets, même de
The Lords of Manors, the Military and Civil officers, the Canadians as well in the Towns as in the country, the French settled, or trading, in the whole extent of the colony of Canada, and all other persons whatsoever, shall preserve the entire peaceable property and possession of the goods, noble and ignoble, moveable and immoveable, merchandizes, furs and other effects, even their ships; they shall not be touched, nor the least

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Leurs batimens de Mer; Il n'y Sera point touché ni fait le moindre domage, sous quelque prétexte que ce Soit:--Il leur Sera Libre de les Conserver, Loüer, Vendre, Soit aux François, ou aux Anglois, d'En Emporter Le produit En Lettres de Change, pelleteries Especes Sonantes, ou autres retours, Lorsqu'ils Jugeront propos de passer en france, En payant le fret, Comme a L'Article 26.
Ils Joüiront aussi des pelleteries qui sont dans les postes d'En haut, & qui leur apartiennent, Et qui peuvent même estre En Chemin de se rendre à Montreal. Et à cet Effet, Il leur Sera permis d'Envoyer dès cette Année, ou la prochaine, des Canots Equipés pour Chercher Celles de ces pelleteries qui auront restées clans ces postes.—Accordé comme par L'Article 26.
damage done to them, on any pretence whatever. They shall have liberty to keep, let or sell them, as well to the French as to the British; to take away the produce of them in Bills of exchange, furs, specie or other returns, whenever they shall judge proper to go to France, paying their freight, as in the XXVIth Article. They shall also have the furs which are in the posts above, and which belong to them, and may be on the way to Montreal ; and, for this purpose, they shall have leave to send, this year, or the next, canoes fitted out, to fetch such of the said furs as shall have remained in those posts.—“ Granted as in the XXVIth article.”
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Art: 40Article XL.
Les Sauvages ou Indiens Allies de Sa M tres Chretienne Seront maintenus dans les Terres qu'ils habitent, S'ils Veulent y rester ; Ils ne pouront Estre Inquietés Sous quelque prétexte que ce puisse Estre, pour avoir pris les Armes et Servi Sa Ma très Chretienne.—Ils auront Comme les François, la Liberté de Religion et Conserveront leurs Missionaires.— Il sera permis aux Vicaires généraux Actuels Et à L'Eveque, lorsque Le Siege Episcopal Sera rempli, de leur Envoyer de Nouveaux Missionaires Lorsqu'ils Le Jugeront Necessaire.— Accordé, à la reserve du dernier Article qui a deja été refusé.
The Savages or Indian allies of his most Christian Majesty, shall be maintained in the Lands they inhabit ; if they chuse to remain there ; they shall not be molested on any pretence whatsoever, for having carried arms, and served his most Christian Majesty ; they shall have, as well as the French, liberty of religion, and shall keep their missionaries. The actual Vicars General, and the Bishop, when the Episcopal see shall be filled, shall have leave to send to them new Missionaries when they shall judge it necessary.—“Granted except the last article, which has been already refused.”
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Art: 41Article XLI.
Les francois, Canadiens, Et Accadiens, qui resteront dans la Colonie, de quelque Estat et Condition qu'ils Soient, ne Seront, ni ne pouront Estre forcés a prendre les Armes Contre Sa M très Chretienne, ni Ses Alliés, directement, ni Indirectement, dans quelque Occasion que ce Soit. Le Gouvernement Britanique ne poura Exiger d'Eux qu'Une Exacte Neutralité.—Ils deviennent Sujets du Roy.
The French, Canadians, and Acadians of what state and condition soever, who shall remain in the colony, shall not be forced to take arms against his most Christian Majesty, or his Allies, directly or indirectly, on any occasion whatsoever; the British Government shall only require of them an exact neutrality.—“ They become Subjects of the King.”
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Fait a Montréal le 8 Sepe 1760.
Done at Montreal, the 8th of September, 1760.
VAUDREUIL.“VAUDREUIL.”
Fait an Camp devant Montreal ce 8e Septembre 1760.
Done in the Camp before Montreal, the 8th September, 1760.
JEFF: AMHERST.“JEFFERY AMHERST.”

endorsed: Copy—

Articles of Capitulation— Granted
to the Marquis de Vaudreuil.—
8th Sepr. 1700.


No. 1091.

GENERAL MURRAY'S REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC, 1762.



VIDE PART VII, No. 199

[1927lab]


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