p. 3334
C

No. 1286.

EXTRACT FROM LETTER, 11 OCTOBER, 1749, BIGOT TO MINISTER, re CONCESSION OF BAYE DES ESQUIMAUX.

CANADA —CORRESPONDANCE GÈNÈRALE—1740—F. 93, 309.

A Quebec le 11 octobre 1749
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Je ne donte point que ce soit la concession de la baie des Esquimaux qu's eue la veuve Fournel, qui l'ait engagè à demander la traite de Tadoussac pour eviter toute dispute avec le fernier et si elle ont tombè entre les mains du St. Cugnet, il y aurait en des plaintes continualles de sa part, ayant desirè la rèunion de cette baie au domaine dans l'espèrance que le Roy aurait pu faire travailler à son ètablissement et qu'il en aurait retirè le profit. Et ces plaintes auraient à la suite du temps, degoutè la dite veuve de faire cet ètablissement qui est des plus essentiels, comme vous l'avez vu par les comptes que nous avons eu l'honneur do vous rendre, et j'ai ètè fort aise qu'elle me fait demandè.



(Translation.)

At Quebec, 11th October, 1749.

I have no doubt that it was the concession of Esquimaux Bay to the widow Fornel which induced her to apply for the Traité de Tadoussac in order to avoid all disputes with the lessee, and, if it had fallen into the hands of sieur Cugnet, there would have been continual complaints on his part, he having desired the union of this bay to the Domaine in the hope that the King would have made improvements at his establishment of which he [Cugnet] would have derived the benefit. And these complaints would, in the course of time, have disgusted Madame Fornel, and prevented her from setting up this establishment, which is most essential, as you have seen from the accounts which we have had the honour to send you, and I was highly pleased that she requested it of me.

[1927lab]


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