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No. 1343.

CONCESSION TO POMMEREAU OF AUGMENTATION OF GROS MECATINA, 20 SEPTEMBER, 1739.



ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE CONSEIL SOUVERAIN, BOOK 8, FOLIO 68.

Charles Marquis de Beauharnois Commandeur de Lordre Royal et Militaire de Saint Louis Gouverneur et Lieutenant General pour le Roy en la Nouvelle France et Province de la Louiziane
Gilles Hocquart Chevalier Conser. du Roy en ses Conseils, Intendant de Justice, police et finance ez dits pays,

Sur la Requeste a nous presentée par le Sieur Jean Baptiste Pommereau Ecrivain Employé dans les Magazins du Roy en cette ville, contenant quil nous auroit plû luy accorder un terrain situé a la coste de la Brador, de cinq lieues de front a prendre depuis la pointe du gros Mecatinat icelle comprise en allant au Nord Est sur quatre lieues de profondeur, aux charges clauses conditions enoncées en la de. concession que le supliant qui auroit voulu estre parfaittement instruit des etablissments qu'on pourroit faire dans retendue de cette dernière concession auroit fait armer un batiment et une chaloupe, l'automme derniere munis de toutes les provisions et ustanciles nécessaires pour former les dits etablissements, que son d. battiment ayant esté contrarié par les vents, le Pilote auroit eté obligé de relacher a Gaspé ou il a passé l'hyver



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Charles, Marquis de Beauharnois, Commander of the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, Governor and Lieutenant General for the King in New France and the Province of Louisiana.
Gilles Hocquart, Knight, King's Councillor in his Councils, Intendant of Justice, Police and Finances in the same countries.

On the petition presented to us by the Sieur Jean Baptiste Pommereau, clerk (ecrivain) employed in the King's stores in this city, setting forth that we had been pleased to grant unto him a tract of land situated on the coast of Labrador, measuring five leagues, extending to start from cape Gros Mecatinat including the cape, thence toward the north-east by four leagues in depth, upon the obligations, clauses and conditions mentioned in the said concession ; that the petitioner, wishing to be perfectly informed with regard to the establishments that might be made in the extent of this last concession, equipped a vessel and a boat, last fall, with all the necessary provisions and utensils for the making of the said establishments, that his said vessel having encountered adverse winds, the pilot had been obliged to put into port at Gaspe where he spent the winter, even the boat having

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la chaloupe méme n'ayant pû se rendre a son poste, qu'un pareil armement qui a jetté le supliant ainsi que le sr. Estèbe son associé dans des depenses considerables fit prendre le party a ce dernier de se rendre au Printemps sur la de. concession pour sinstruire de ce que pouvoit estre devenû les d. Batiment et chaloupe et connoistre au juste les avantages qu'on pourroit tirer de la dite concession que dans l'examen que le d. sr. Estèbe a fait des lieux quil a vizité, il a reconnû qu'on ne pouvoit tirer de cette de. concession que trez peu d'avantages a moins qu'on ny joignit un terrain non concedé a prendre au bout des cinq lieues portées par la concession du deux may 1738, jusques et compris la Riviere Thekaapoin le tout allant au Nord'est pourquoy nous requereroit le supliant a ce que eu egard aux depenses considerables quil a faites, qui montent a plus de neuf mille livres, il nous plut luy accorder le d. terrain cy devant designé d'environ trois a quatre lieues de front ensuitte de la de. concession cy devant accordée au supliant jusques et compris la de. Riviere Thekaapoin pour en jouir par luy ses hoirs et ayant cause a perpetuité, et ne faire avec les d. cinq lieues cy devant accordées qu'un seule et méme concession ; a quoy ayant egard, Nous en vertu du pouvoir a nous conjoinctement donné par Sa Majesté et sous son bon plaizir, avons accordé et concedé par ces presentes pour le temps et espace de neuf années consecutives a commencer de la presente année au d. sieur Pommereau le d. terrain cy devant désigné d'environ trois a quatre lieues de front en allant au Nord-Est a prendre au bout des cinq lieues a luy concedées le deux may 1738, jusques et compris la Riviere Thekaapoin sur quatre lieues de profondeur, pour la de. etendue de terrain ne faire avec les cinq lieues cy devant accordées au dit sieur Pommereau



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been prevented from returning to her post ; that such equipment, which has put the petitioner and also his partner, the Sieur Estèbe, to considerable expense induced the latter, in the following spring, to return to the said concession so as to enquire respecting the fate of the said vessel and boat and to ascertain exactly such advantages as the said concession offered ; that in the inspection which the said Sieur Estèbe has made of the places that he visited, he came to the conclusion that very few advantages could result from the said concession unless there be joined to same a tract not already granted and commencing at the end of the five leagues mentioned in the concession of the 2d of May 1738 as far as the river Thekaapoin, and including same, thence toward the north-east, and therefore the petitioner prays that, considering the heavy expenses he has incurred, which amount to more than 9,000 livres, we may be pleased to grant him the said tract, hereinbefore designated, of about three or four leagues in front in addition to the said concession formerly granted the petitioner as far as the river Thekaapoin, and including same, to have him, his heirs and assigns enjoy same for ever, and to form with the said five leagues formerly granted only one and single concession ; having regard thereto, We, in virtue of the power jointly entrusted to us by His Majesty and under His good pleasure, have granted and conceded unto the said Sieur Pommereau, by these presents for the time and period of nine consecutive years from and after the present year the said land hereinbefore mentioned of about three to four leagues in front running toward the north-east, to start at the end of the five leagues unto him conceded on the second day of May 1738 as far as the river Thekaapoin, and including same, by four leagues in depth, the said extent of land together with the five leagues heretofore granted unto the said Sieur Pommereau to form one sole and same concession and to have

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qu'une seule et méme concession et en jouir par luy pendant le d. temps et y faire un ou plusieurs etablissements de peche du loup marin ainsi que la chasse et traitte avec les sauvages a l'exclusion de tous autres, et en outre avec la faculté d'y faire la peche de la morue concurremment avec les Battiments françois, a la charge par le supliant de faire valoir la presente concession a faute de quoy elle demeurera de nul effet, et aussi de payer au domaine de Sa Majesté en ce pays par chaque année deux castors ou la somme de quatre livres En témoin de quoy nous avons signé et fait contresigner ces presentes par nos secretaires, et a icelles fait apposer les cachets de nos armes fait et donné a Quebec le vingt septembre 1739 signé Beauharnois et Hocquart et plus bas par Monseigneur signé Channazard et encore par Monseigneur signé Bénard.
Registré, ouy le procureur general du Roy suivant l'arrest de ce jour, par nous &c. A Quebec le deux octobre 1741.

DAINE.


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and to hold unto him during the said time and to make there one or several establishments for seal fishing and also for the hunting and the trading with the Indians to the exclusion of all others, and further, with the power to carry on there cod fishing concurrently with the French vessels, the petitioner to develop the present concession at his own expense in default of which it shall be void, and also to pay each year to His Majesty's Domain in this country two beaver or the sum of four livres. In witness whereof we have signed and caused these presents to be countersigned by our secretaries, and caused our seals at arms to be affixed thereto. Done and given at Quebec on the twentieth of September 1739 signed Beauharnois and Hocquart and, further clown, by His Lordship, signed Channazard and also by His Lordship, signed Bénard.
Registered, the King's Attorney General being heard, under the decree of this day, by us etc. At Quebec on the second day of October 1711.

DAINE.

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BREVET DE CONFIRMATION OF CONCESSION OF GROS MECATINA AND OF AUGMENTATION,
13 APRIL, 1740.


ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE CONSEIL SOUVERAIN, BOOK 8, FOLIO 70 VERSO.

Aujourd'huy treize avril mil sept cent quarante le Roy etant a Versailles ayant egard a la demande qui luy a eté faite par le srd. Jean Baptiste Pommereau ecrivain employé dans les magasins de Sa Maté. en Canada tendante a ce


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This thirteenth day of April in the year one thousand seven hundred and forty, the King being at Versailles, and with regard to the petition that has been addressed to him by the Sieur Jean Baptiste Pommereau, clerk (writer), employed in the stores of His Majesty in Canada, praying that it may

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quil plut a Sa Maté. de confirmer et ratifier deux concessions a luy faites parles srs. marquis Debauharnois Gouverneur et Lieutenant general en la Nouvelle France et Hocquart Intendant au dit pais l'une le 2 may 1738 dun terrain de cinq lieues de front a la côte de la Brador depuis la pointe de gros Mecatinat icelle comprise en allant au Nord Est sur quatre lieues de profondeur, et l'autre le 20 : 7 : bre 1739 d'un terrain d'environ trois a quatre lieues de front a prendre au bout des cinq lieues cy dessus jusques et compris la Riviere de Theaapoin en allant au Nord Est pour les deux terrains cy dessus ne faire qu'une seule et même concession. Sa Maté. a confirmé et ratifié les dites concessions a l'exception. neantmoins des isles islets & batures comprises dans la concession du 2 may 1738 et de ceux qui pourroient se troup ver dans retendue de la seconde concession du 20e. 7bre 1739 : Veut en consequence que le d. sieur Pommereau jouisse pendant l'espace de neuf années a commencer de l'année dernière conformement a la d. concession du 20e. 7bre 1739 des deux terrains a luy concedés a l'exception des d. isles islets et Batures avec droit d'y faire un ou plusieurs etablissements de peche de loup marin, de chasse et de traitte avec les Sauvages a l'exclusion de tous autres, comme aussi le droit de faire la peche de la morue concurremment avec les Battiments françois sans que pour raison de ce il soit tenû de payer a Sa Majesté ny a ses successeurs Roys aucune finance ny indemnité desquelles a quelque somme qu'elles puissent monter Sa Maté. luy a fait don et remise, a la charge de conserver et faire conserver les bois de chene propres pour la construction des Vaisseaux de Sa Majesté de donner avis a Sa Maté. ou aux Gouverneurs et Intendant des mines, minieres et Mineraux sy aucuns se trouvent dans les d. Terrains voulant Sa Maté. que les d. Concessions soient sujettes aux conditions cy dessus



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please His Majesty to confirm and sanction unto him two concessions made by the Sieurs Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor and Lieutenant General in New France, and Hocquart, Intendant of the said country, one dated 2d May 1738, of a tract of five leagues in front on the coast of Labrador from cape Gros Mecatinat, and including the cape, thence toward the north-east, by four leagues in depth, and the other, dated 20th of September 1739, of a terrain measuring about three to four leagues in front, to commence at the end of the five leagues aforesaid as far as the river of Theaapoin, including the latter, thence towards the north-east, so that the two tracts aforesaid may form one and single concession. His Majesty has confirmed and sanctioned the said concessions with the exception of the islands, islets and shoals included in the concession dated 2d of May 1738 and of those that may be found in the extent of the second concession dated 20th of September 1739 : Consequently, it is His Majesty's desire that the said Sieur Pommereau have and hold unto him, during the period of nine years from and after last year according to the said concession of the 20th of September 1739, the two tracts conceded unto him with the exception of the said islands, islets and shoals, with the right to form there one or several establishments for the seal fishing, hunting and trade with the Indians to the exclusion of all others, as also the right to carry on cod fishing concurrently with the French vessels without any obligation for him as regards to this to pay His Majesty or the Kings his successors any finance or indemnity, which, to whatever sum it may amount to, His Majesty has given and remitted unto him, on condition that he shall preserve and cause to he preserved the oak timber fit for the building of the King's ships, that he shall give notice to His Majesty or to the Governors and Intendants of the mines, ores and minerals which may be found within the said lands, being His Majesty's desire that the said concessions be subject to the terms above set forth without

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expliquée sans aucune exception et a celles stipulées dans les deux concessions, et pour témoignage de sa Volonté Elle ma ordonné d'expedier le present brevet qui sera enregistré au Greffe du Conseil Superieur de Quebec pour y avoir tel recours quil apartiendra et qu'elle a voulu signer de sa main et estre contresigné par moy son Conseil secretaire d'Etat et de ses commandemens et finances Signé Louis et plus bas Phelipeaux.
Registré, ouy le procureur general du Roy, suivant l'arrest de ce jour, par nous Coner. secretaire du Roy, Greffier en Chef du d. Conseil soussigné. A Quebec le deux octobre 1741.

DAINE.



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any exception and to those which are stipulated in the two concessions, and in testimony of His will, He has given me the command to draft the present patent letters which shall be registered at the Clerk's office of the Superior Council of Quebec, to have any recourse thereat, and which He was pleased to sign with his own hand and to have same countersigned by me his councillor Secretary of State and of his Commands and Fnance. Signed, Louis and, further down, Phelipeaux.
Registered, the King's Attorney General being heard, under decree of this day, by us Councillor, Secretary to the King, Chief Clerk of the said Council, the undersigned. At Quebec the second day of October 1741.

DAINE.

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ORDINANCE BY HOCQUART re RENT PAYABLE BY THE WIDOW POMMEREAU TO THE HEIRS OF LALANDE AND JOLLIET, 4 OCTOBER, 1743.


ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE CONSEIL SOUVERAIN, BOOK 31, FOLIO 99 VERSO.

Charles Mis. de Beauharnois etc.
Gilles Hocquart etc.

Sur les contestations survenues entre le feu Pommereau et aujourd'huy sa veuve propriétaire d'un terrain de cinq lieues de front a la côte de la Brador au lieu appellé le Gros Mecatina ; et les heritiers Jolliet et le sr. Jacques


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Charles, Marquis de Beauharnois, etc.
Gilles Hocquart, etc.

In consequence of the differences which have arisen between the late Sieur Pommereau, now represented by his widow, proprietor of a tract of five leagues in front, on the coast of Labrador, at a place called Gros Mecatina, and the heirs Joliet and Sieur Jacques Lalande, proprietors of

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