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Received into the
Registrar's Office in
Quebec on Wednesday
the 2nd day of
January 1765 at
12 o'clock at noon.

Registered in said
office on
Wednesday
the 2nd day of
January 1765 at
half after one
o'clock afternoon
in the French
Register Letter A. Page 20.

[28 Dec., 1764]

3½ pages.

Received into the
Registrar's Office in
Quebec on Wednesday
the 2nd day of
January 1765 at
half after one
o'clock afternoon in
the French Register
Letter A. Page 20.

3½ pages.



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C

No. 1340.

SALE OF MONTAGAMIOU TO McKENZIE AND LYMBURNER, 28 DECEMBER, 1764.



Quebec 28th December 1764.

SIR,—Please to enter the within sale of the Post commonly called Montagamiou by Monsieur De La Fontaine to Us equally, one half each, to be Registered in the Publick Register of this Province.
We are Sir,
Your Most Humble Servants,

(Signed) ALEX'R MCKENZIE.
JOHN LYMBURNER.

Please to let a Copy of this letter precede the registration of the Sale. To James Goldfrap Esq'r.

CONVENTIONS faite par Nous Jacques De La Fontaine en lieu Conseiller du Conseil Superieur en le pays, et Alexandre McKenzie et Jean Lymburner tous deux négotiants en cette ville, c'est asçevoir que moy De La Fontaine cedde aux Sieurs McKenzie et Lymburner, la terre, ferme du poste de Montagamiou a prendre a La Riviere d'ytamumiou jusqu'a celle du dit Montagamiou de neuf lieux ou environs de frond, sur quatre lieux de prefondeur, pour en jouir eux leurs hoirs et ayants causes aperpetuitée, sauf les faits de Notre nouveau Souverain dont jeneseray point Garent ; Je cedde de plus les Isles sur lesquelles on fait la pesche du Loup Marin qui sont audevant de l'éstablisement du dit Poste Me réservant toutes les autres Isles presques Isles, et Islots qui se trouvent dans l'etendue du dit postes cy dessus designé en payant


(Translation.)

Quebec 28th December 1764.
*****
Please to let a Copy of this letter preceed the registration of the Sale.
To James Goldfrap Esq'r.

AGREEMENT between Us, Jacques de la Fontaine en lieu Councillor in the Superior Council in this country, and Alexander McKenzie and John Lymburner, both merchants in this city, namely, that I, De La Fontaine, assign unto the Sieurs McKenzie and Lymburner the land, farm of the post of Montagamiou extending from the river of Ytamumiou1 as far as that of the said Montagamiou, nine leagues or so in front by four leagues in depth, to have and to hold the same unto them, their heirs and assigns for ever, subject to the conditions of our new Sovereign, and for which I shall not be answerable ; I further assign the islands upon which the seal fishing is made, and which are situated in front of the buildings of the said post, reserving in my favour all the other islands, peninsulas and islets which

1 Itamamiou.

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par eux trois pour cents, sur le produit des huiles, et peaux de Loup Marin qui se feront chaque années a la pêche.
Je cedde en outre pour six années a commencer de la date du présent La peche que jay découverts a la tête des Islets, du Petit Mekatina, aux conditions de la meme redevance de trois pour cent.
En consideration des quelles cessions je demeureray quitte avec mes dits Sieurs McKenzie et Lymburner, de toutes les sommes, générallement que jay pue ou peut leurs devoirs jusqu'a ce jour, et suivant ce qu'il en a été refilé par les arbitres ; et s'il ne plaisoit pas a sa Majesté Britanique de faire valider mes concessions, et qu'ils soient troublés a cet égard je resteray leurs redevables des mêmes sommes que je leurs doits aujourd'huy qui est la somme de deux cent soixante douze livres, cinq chelings, huits sols monnoye courante, au moyen de quoy le present demeurera nul telle sont nos volontée de part et d'autres en foy de quoy nous avons signé le présent qui a été fait doubles et de bonne foy, en présence des temoins sousignés, ce jourd'huy quinze septembre mil sept cent soixante quatre.

(Signé)     ALEX'R McKENZIE.
    JOHN LYMBURNER.
De La Fontaine
LeBrun de DuPlessis, temoin
Mich'l Cornud, temoin.

The foregoing Letter & Convention are true Copies of the original, Registered & examined by
J. GOLDFRAP, D. Reg'r.


(Translation.)

are to be found in the extent of the said post hereabove described subject to their paying three per cent on the proceeds of the oils and seal skins which are obtained each year during the fishing.
Further, for six years from the date of these presents, I assign the fishery which I have discovered at the head of the islets of Petit Mekatina, subject to the same rental of three per cent.
In consideration of the said assignments I shall be acquitted by my said Sieurs McKenzie and Lymburner, from all the sums that generally I have been or am, at present, indebted unto them up to this day, and according to what has been awarded therefor by the arbitrators ; and, if it should not please His British Majesty to validate my grants, and they be disturbed in this regard, I shall remain their debtor for the same sum that I owe them to-day which is the sum of two hundred and seventy-two livres, five shillings, eight sols, in current money, as a result of which these presents shall remain null and void ; such is our will on either aide. In testimony whereof we have signed these presents which have been made in duplicate and in good faith in presence of the undersigned witnesses, this day being the fifteenth of September one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four.
ALEX'R McKENZIE,
JOHN LYMBURNER.
De La Fontaine
LeBrun de DuPlessis, witness
Mich'l Cornud, witness.

The foregoing Letter and Convention are true Copies of the original. Registered and examined by
J. GOLDFRAP, D. Reg'r.

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