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[31 July, 1784.]

Names of the
men.

Merchan-
dize, vizt
2 Punchions
Rum,
18 Fusils,
200 Gun
Powder,
6 cwt. Shott
and other
Dry goods to
the amount
of L800.

This Liscence is
granted conditionally that the said
Marcoux &
Marchand do not
Interfere with any
of the Posts in the
King's Domain.
By His Exceley
orders—
GEO. POWNALL Sec.



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No. 1290.

LICENSE, 31 JULY, 1784, BY GOV. HALDIMAND TO PIERRE MARCOUX AND LOUIS MARCHAND

TO TRADE AND TRAFFIC WITH THE INDIANS IN ESQUIMAUX BAY.


By His Excellency Frederick Haldimand, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Quebec ; General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in the said Province and the Frontiers thereof &c. &c. &c.

To all to whom these Presents shall come—

Know Ye that in consequence of His Majesty's Commands to me signified I do hereby permit and Licence Pierre Marcoux fils ainé and 1 Junior, to pass and have free passage and Conveyance, together with manned with eight men, to depart from Quebec to go to the Bay of the Esquimeaux on the Coast of Labrador, and there to trade and traffic with any Indians or others His Majesty's Subjects living under His Majesty's Protection for the Disposal of the said Merchandize.
And know ye that this Licence and Permission is hereby granted to the said Pierre Marcoux and Louis Marchand on the several express Conditions hereafter mentioned.
First, that they the said Pierre Marcoux and Louis Marchand, and all and every their Agents, Servants or those by them employed, shall and will in all things fulfill and obey the Laws as well of Great Britain as of this Province and the Ordinances thereof, made or to be made, which do or may concern or respect the Trade or Commerce with the Indians under His Majesty's Protection.
Second, that they shall first and before entering upon the said Voyage and trade have given lawful, good and sufficient Security to our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and Successors, to keep, fulfill and perform all and every article and the several Conditions of this Licence, to be certified thereon by time Secretary of the Province or his Agent for that purpose.
And lastly I do grant, permit and licence the said Pierre Marcoux and Louis Marchand to trade to and with the said Indians, agreable to and under the express Conditions above mentioned for and during the space of Twelve months from the date hereof ; Provided always, and I do hereby declare

1 Louis Marchand erased in the original.

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that this Licence and permission shall be held as valid and effectual only and for so long as they the above named Pierre Marcoux and Louis Marchand shall keep, fulfill and perform all and every the above mentioned Conditions.

Given under my hand and Seal at Arms at the Castle of Saint Lewis in the City of Quebec this thirty first day of July One thousand seven hundred and eighty four and in the twenty fourth year of His Majesty's Reign.

FRED. HALDIMAND

By His Excellency's Command,
GEO. POWNALL. Secry

Endorsed : Licence for P. MARCOUX and to go to the Grande Bay of
the Esquimaux to trade with the Indians.



No. 1291.
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DEPOSITIONS, 23 AUGUST, 1785, BY JEAN LEBRUN AND JOS. GOUPILLE OF QUEBEC,
re TRADE WITH INDIANS IN ESQUIMAUX BAY.


Pardevant nous est comparu ; Jean Lebrun de Québec, lequel après serment fait a déclaré qu'il a parfaite connaissance que les Nommés Raphael Dorval, Baptiste Dumontier, Jean Beliveau & Plante ont hiverné a la Baie des Eskimaux et qu'ils ont fait la traite avec les Sauvages de la ditte Baie. qu'ils sont revenus dans leur chaloupe dans le commencement de ce mois avec le produit de leur traite et qu'ils sont repartis le 16 courant ayant laissé


(Translation.)

Before us appeared : Jean Lebrun of Quebec, who, upon being sworn, stated that he is fully aware of the fact that the parties called Raphael Dorval, Baptiste Dumontier, Jean Beliveau Plante wintered at the Bay of the Esquimaux and that they traded with the Indians of the said bay: that they came again in their shallop at the beginning of this month with the produce from their trade and left again on the 16th instant, having left the sieur Raphael Dorval, their Domain.

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le Sieur Raphael Dorval leur interprête dans la dite Baie, avec tout l'assortiment nécessaire pour la traite des Sauvages de la dite Baie. Il déclare de plus qu'il a entendu le Sieur Dumontier lui même parler de la traitte qu'il a fait et du teins qu'il avait mis à faire le voyage l'année dernière et du projet d'y retourner et qu'il lui a vu même empaqueter et emballer parti de son équipement de traite.

Québec le 23e. Aoust 1785.
JEAN LEBREUN
Affirmé devant moi ce jour et an
C. D. P.

Joseph Goupille de Québec declare et affirme aussi par serment ; Qu'il a vu cette hiver Un Sauvage qui lui a dit qu'il avait vu les dit Dumontier, Beliveau et ses deux autres associés dans la Rivière du Nord-ouest de la ditte Baie des Eskimaux et que le dit Sieur Dumontier lui a parlé à Québec de Sa traitte avec les Sauvages et du dessein de retourner avec un Equipement de traite et qu'il les a vu partir il y a quelques jours pour la dite baie.

Québec le 23. Aoust 1785.
Marque de X JH. GOUPILLE.
Affirmé devant moi ce jour et an
C. D. P.



(Translation.)

interpreter, in the said Bay veith all the necessary stock to carry on the trade with the Indians of the said Bay. The deponent further saith that he heard the sieur Dumontier himself speak of the trading he had done and of the time it had taken him for the journey last year and of his intention to return thither and that he even had seen him bundle up and pack up part of his trading equipment.
Quebec, 23 August, 1785.
JEAN LEBBEUN
Affirmed before me this day and year
C. D. P.

Joseph Goupille of Quebec declares and also affirms upon oath : That lie saw this winter an Indian Indian told him that he had seen the said Dumontier, Beliveau and his two other partners in Northwest river of the said Bay of the Esquimaux and that the said sieur Dumontier spoke to him at Quebec about his trade with the Indians and his intention to return with a trading equipment and that he saw them leaving, a few days ago, for the said Bay.
Quebec, 23 August, 1785.
Mark of X JH. GOUPILLE.
Affirmed before me this day and year
C. D. P.

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