PETITION, 30 MARCH, 1779, OF COL. LECOMPTE DUPRÉ AND OTHER HEIRS FOR REINSTATEMENT IN BAYE DE PHELYPEAUX OR NEW GRANT OF SAME.
ARCHIVES OF CANADA, SERIES C.O. 42, VOL. 9, p. 104.
TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE, THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF TRADE AND PLANTATION, &c., &c.
THE MEMORIAL OF COLONEL LECOMPTE DUPRÉ, JAMES HUGUES ESQR. AND FOUR OTHERS, COHEIRS OF THE LATE FRANÇOIS BROUAGUE, ESQR. OF QUEBEC.
That in the year 1718 and 1721 the French Court did give to the said Francis Brouague and to his Heirs a Tract of Land on the Labradore Coast on the Gulph of St. Lawrence, nine Leagues in Front on the Sea Coast, with the Islands thereunto belonging and four Leagues into the Land, which he enjoyed until the year 1760 when lie was dispossessed by an Order of General Murray, then commanding officer at Quebec, and his property given to Messrs. Mackenzie, Lime Burner1 and others, and by them unjustly held to the present Time.
Your Memorialists therefore pray your Lordships to take this their hard and unjust Treatment into your Lordships' Consideration and order them Possession on their original grant ; or a new One from their Lordships Board ; this being almost every thing that Mr. Brouague had to leave for the support of six children, his other Property being burnt, during the siege of Quebec and your Memorialists will ever pray Ec., &c.,
||Le Cte Dupré Colonel de Québec
Pour le Chevalier de Lery
De Richarville Esqrs.
Town Major Montreal
Captain Royal Artillery
Endorsed—Quebec. Memorial of Colo. LeComte Dupré & others. G. 18.
Read March 30, 1779.