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No. 1351.

CONCESSION OF ST. AUGUSTIN TO LAVALTRIE,
26 MAY, 1720.



ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE CONSEIL SOUVERAIN, BOOK 5, FOLIO 50 VERSO.

Auiourdhuy XX6 e. may mil sept cent vingt le Roy estant a Paris ayant ecouté favorablement la demende quy luy a esté faitte par le sieur de la Valterie, d'un terrain a la Coste de la Brador pour y establir des peches sedantaires de la morüe et du loup marin Sa Majesté de l'avis de monsieur le duc dOrleans Regent luy a conceddé le havre nommé la riviere Saint Augustin dans la Coste de la Brador avec deux lieües de front de chaque costé sur quatre lieues de proffondeur dans les terres ensembles les isles et islets adjacentes au dit havre pour en joüir par luy sa vie durant et tant quil fera valloir la de. concéssion par les peches quil y fera, veut et entend Sa Majesté quil ait seul dans le dit havre et dans les deux lieues a luy concedéés ensemble dans les isles et islets y adjacents la faculté de faire la pesche du loup marin et qu'a legard des autres pesches il la fasse concurrement avec les vaissx. quy viendront au dit havre et aux terres isles et illets conceddés par le present brevet luy permet Sa Majesté de faire la traitte avec tous les Sauvages qui peuvent se trouvér sur les terres et Costes de la Brador sans que pour raison de la de. concession il soit tenu de payér a Sa Majesté ny a ses successeurs, Roys aucune finance ni indemnitté de laquelle a quelque somme quelle puisse montér Sa Majesté luy a fait don et remise par le present brevet quy sera enregistré au Conseil Superieur de Quebec et partout ailleurs ou besoin sera



(Translation.)

To-day, the twenty-sixth of May, in the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty, the King being in Paris, and having favourably regarded the petition presented to him by the Sieur de la Valterie, for a terrain situated on the coast of Labrador for establishing there permanent cod and seal fishing, His Majesty, upon the advice of Monsieur le Duc d'Orleans, the Regent, has conceded unto him the harbour called river Saint-Augustin in the coast of Labrador, together with two leagues in front on each side by four leagues in depth inland and also the islands and islets adjacent to the said harbour to have and hold same unto him during his life-time and so long as he develops the said concession by the fisheries which he shall make there, His Majesty ordains and approves that he alone in the said harbour and within the two leagues unto him conceded and also in the islands, and islets adjacent to same, has the power to take seals and that, with reference to the other fisheries, he may make them concurrently with the vessels which might come in the said harbour and to the lands, islands and islets conceded by the present patent, His Majesty permits him to trade with all the Indiana who are to be found on the lands and coasts of Labrador; the said concession not binding him in any way to pay His Majesty or the Kings, his successors, any money or indemnity, of which, to whatever sum it may amount, His Majesty has granted and remitted under the present patent which will be registered at the Superior Council of Quebec and everywhere else when need is felt and that

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et que Sa Majesté pour temoignage de sa vollonté a voulu signér de sa main et estre contresigné par moy conseiller secretaire d'Etat et de ses commendemens et finances signé Louis et plus bas Fleuriau.
Le brevet de concession cy dessus a esté registré au greffe. du Conseil superieur de Quebec suivant son arrest de ce jour Ouy et ce requerant le procureur General du roy pour par led. sieur de la Valterie jouir de leffetet contenuau dit brevet par nous greffé en chef du dit conseil soubsigné a Quebec le septieme octobre mil sept cent vingt.
RIVET.



(Translation.)

His Majesty in testimony of his will has decided to sign with his own hand and to be countersigned by me, Councillor, Secretary of State and of his Commands and Finance. Signed, Louis and, further down, Fleuriau.
The above mentioned patent of concession has been registered at the Clerk's Office of the Superior Council of Quebec under its decree, being heard this day and this the King's Attorney General requesting that the said sieur de la Valterie enjoy the effect and the contents of the said patent as registered by us Chief Clerk of the said Council, the undersigned, at Quebec on the seventh day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty.
RIVET.


No. 1352.
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CONCESSION OF ST. AUGUSTIN TO CHERON FOR NINE YEARS, 20 APRIL, 1750.


ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE INTENDANTS, BOOK 9, FOLIO 59.

Le marqis. de Lajonquiere etc.
François Bigot etc.

Sur la requeste a nous presentée par le S. Cheron, Capne de navire, tendante a ce qu'il nous plaise luy accorder une concession a la Coste Brador au lieu appellé St. Augustin de quatre lieues de front sur quatre lieues de profondeur, sçavoir deux lieues au Nord Est de la riviere St. Augustin,



(Translation.)

The Marquis de Lajonquiere etc.
François Bigot etc.

On the petition presented to us by the Sieur Cheron, ship captain, praying that we would be pleased to grant him a concession of four leagues in front by four leagues in depth on the coast of Labrador at the place called Saint-Augustin, to wit, two leagues north-east. of the river Saint-

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et deux au sud ouest, avec le droit de pesche, de Chasse et Traitte, avec les Sauvages a l'exclusion de tous autres laquelle concession appartenoit cy devant au feue LaValterie, pour en jouir par le supliant pendant le tems qu'il nous plaira limiter aux memes droits des autres concéssionaires des Postes du Nord, a quoy ayant egard. Nous en vertu du pouvoir a nous conjointement donné par Sa Majesté et sous son bon plaisir, avons donné, accordé et concédé, par ces presentes pour le temps et espace de neuf années consécutives, a commencer de la presente année aud. S. Cheron la de. concession scituée a la Coste de la Brador au lieu appellé St. Augustin de quatre lieues de front sur quatre de profondeur, ainsi qu'elle est cy dessus desgnée, pour en jouir par led. S. Cheron et y faire un ou plusieurs etablisseinents de pesche du loup marin ainsy que la Chasse et Traitte avec les Sauvages a l'exclusion de tous autres pendant led. tems, et en outre avec la facilité d'y faire la pesche de la Morue concurrement avec les batimens françois, a la charge par led. S. Cheron 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 le tout sous le bon plaisir de Sa Majesté, de laquelle il sera tenu de prendre confirmation des presentes dans l'an, a peine de nullité d'icelles En temoin de quoy etc. Fait et donné a Quebec le vingt avril 1750. Signé Lajonquiere et Bigot, Contresignéz et Sçelléz.
Pour Copie.

BIGOT.



(Translation.)

Augustin. and two leagues south-west, with the right of fishing, hunting and trading with the Indians to the exclusion of all others, said concession belonging previously to the Late La Valterie, to have and to hold the same unto the said petitioner during such time as we shall be pleased to fix and pursuant to the same rights as enjoyed by the other grantees of the Postes du Nord; having regard to the said petition, We, in virtue of the power jointly entrusted to us by His Majesty and su bject to his good pleasure, have given, granted and conceded, by these presents, for the time and space of nine consecutive years, from and after the present year, unto the said Sieur Cheron the said concession, situated on the coast of Labrador at the place called St-Augustin, measuring four leagues in front by four leagues in depth, such as same is hereabove described, to have and to hold same unto the said Sieur Cheron and to make there one or more establishments for seal fishing and also the hunting and trading with the Indians, to the exclusion of all others during the said period, and further with permission to carry on cod fishing concurrently with the French vessels ; on the condition that the said Sieur Cheron develop the present concession, in default of which it shall become void, and also to pay each year to His Majesty's Domain in this country two beaver or the sum of four livres the whole upon the good pleasure of His Majesty by whom he shall be held to have these presents confirmed within one year : the whole on pain of nullity of these presents. In testimony whereof etc. Done and given at Quebec on the twentieth of April 1750. Signed Lajonquière and Bigot. Countersigned and sealed.

For Copy.

BIGOT.

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