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No. 1367.

CONFIRMATION, 11 JANUARY, 1718, OF BAYE DE PHELYPEAUX CONCESSION TO WIDOW COURTEMANCHE et al.


ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE CONSEIL SOUVERAIN, BOOK 5, FOLIO 25 VERSO.

Aoujourd'huy onze janvier mil sept cent dix huit, le Roy etant a Paris setant fait representer le brevet de concession qui a ete accordé par le feu Roy le dix neufe novembre mil sept cent quatorze au S. de Courtemanche capne d'une des Compies du detachment des trouppes de la marine entretenue en Canada lequel est mort l'année dernierre ; de la Baye de, Phelypeaux avec quatre lieues de front sur la Coste de la Brador ainsy quil est mentionné au dit brevet pour en jouir sa vie durand, et tant ql. fera valoir la dte concession par les peches quil y fera, et desirant Sa Majesté donner a la veuve du dt Sr. de Courtemanche et aux enfans qu'elle a eu de luy des marques de la satisfaction qu'elle a de ses services et de pareilles au S. Broüage fils d'un premier lit de la dte veuve de Courtemanche pour les services ql a rendu a l'establissement. que ledt. feu S. de Courtemanche a fait sur la dte. concession, Sa Majesté de l'avis de Monsieur la Duc d'Orleans son oncle Regent a concedé a la ditte veuve de Courtemanche, au S. Brouage son fils dun premier lit, et aux trois filles quelle a eu de son mariage avec ledt. feu S. de Courtemanche, la dte Baye de Phelipeaux, ou etoit etably le dt. feu Sieur de Courtemanche avec quatre lieues de front sur la dte. Coste de Labrador joignant la dte. Baye, scavoir deux lieues en remontant du costé de Quebec, et deux lieues en descendant du costé du



(Translation.)

This eleventh day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, the King being at Paris and having caused to be produced before him the deed of concession, which was granted by the late King, on the nineteenth of November one thousand seven hundred and fourteen, to the Sieur de Courtemanche, captain of one of the companies of the detachment of marines maintained in Canada, who died last year, of the bay of Phelippeaux with four leagues in front on the coast of Labrador, as mentioned in the said patent, to have and to hold during his life-time, and so long as he shall develop the said concession by the fisheries he carries on thereat, and His Majesty wishing to give to the widow of the said Sieur de Courtemanche and to the children born to her by him, marks of appreciation of his services and similar marks to the Sieur de Brouage, son by a first marriage of the said widow de Courtemanche, for the services rendered by him to the establishment which the late Sieur de Courtemanche has formed on the said coast, His Majesty, with the advice of Monseigneur the Duc d'Orleans, his uncle Regent, has conceded to the said widow de Courtemanche, to the Sieur Brouage, her son by a first marriage, and to the three daughters born to her by her second marriage to the late sieur de Courtemanche, the said bay of Phelippeaux, where the late Sieur de Courtemanche had settled, with four leagues in front on the coast of Labrador, joining the said bay, namely, two leagues ascending in the direction of Quebec and two leagues descending in the direction of the straits of Belleisle, the

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detroit de Belleisle, le tout sur quatre lieues de profondeur dans les terres, et ensemble les islles et islets adjencentes a la dte. Baye et Coste concedées pour en jouir par eux, tant quils feront valoir la dte. concession par les peiches quils y feront, veut Sa Majesté quils ayent seuls dans la dte. Baye de Phelipeaux et dans les quatre lieues de front a eux concedées sur la dte. Coste ensemble dans les isles et islets adjacentes a la dte. Baye et Coste la faculté dy faire la peiche du loup marin et qu'a regard des autres peiches quils les fassent concurament avec les vaisseaux qui viendront a la Baye, leur permet Sa Majesté de faire la traite avec les Sauvages qui peuvent se trouver sur les terres et Costes de Labrador sans que pour raison de la dte. pnte concession dont ils jouiront, scavoir, la dte. veuve de Courtemanche d'un quart, le dt. S. Brouage aussy d'un quart, et les dites trois filles dut dit feu S. de Courtemanche de lautre moitié a raison dun tiers par chacune par portions egalles, ils soient tenus de payer a Sa Majesté ny a ses successeurs Rois aucune finances ny indemnité de laquelle a quelque somme qu'elle puisse monter Sa Majesté leur a fait don et remise par le present brevet qui sera enregistré au Conseil Superieur de Quebec et partout ailleurs ou besoin sera et que Sa Majesté pour temoignage de sa volonté a voulu signer de sa main et etre consigné par moy Conseiller Secretaire d'Etat et des ses Commandements et finances Signé Louis et plus bas Phelipeaux avec paraphe.
Le brevet de concession cy devant transcrit a esté registre au greffe du Consl. Superieur de Quebec Ouy et ce requerant le procureur general du Roy, suivant son arrest de ce jour par moy greffier commis aud. Conel. Soussigné, a Quebec le deuxe, octobre mil sept cent dix neuf.
RIVET.



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whole by four leagues in depth inland, together with the isles and islands adjacent to the said bay and coast conceded, to be enjoyed by them so long as they develop the said concession by the fisheries which they may carry on there ; it is His Majesty's pleasure that they have, in the said bay of Phelipeaux and in the four leagues in front conceded to them on the said coast together with the isles and islets adjacent to the said bay and coast, the exclusive privilege of fishing there for seals and that, in respect to other fisheries they may carry them on concurrently with the vessels that may come in the said Bay : His Majesty authorizes them to trade with the Indians who may be on the lands and coasts of Labrador without they being held, by reason of the said permanent concession of which they shall enjoy, to wit, the said widow de Courtemanche, one quarter, the said Sieur Brouage also one quarter, and the said three daughters of the said late Sieur de Courtemanche the other half in the proportion of one third for each in equal shares, to pay to the King or to the Kings, his successors any tax or indemnity, which, whatever sum it may amount to, His Majesty has donated and remitted to them by the present patent which shall be registered at the Superior Council of Quebec and wherever else may be required and which His Majesty has been pleased to sign with his own hand and to order to be by me, Councillor, Secretary of State and of his Household and Treasury. Signed Louis. And lower down, Phelipeaux with a flourish.
The above transcribed patent of concession was registered in the office of the Superior Council of Quebec, after hearing the King's Attorney General and at his request, in pursuance of his decree of this day, by me, the undersigned Clerk of the said Council, at Quebec, the second day of October, one thousand seven hundred and nineteen.

RIVET.

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