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dans le d. Temps, que luy Constantin a fait ses premieres Peches au Petit St. Modet et à la Baye Rouge dans le meme Eté dez premieres années, qu'il a pareillement connoissance que le d. Constantin a fait un fort a la Baye rouge L'automne 1719, qu'il ne peut dire, et qu'il ne sçait lequel des deux postes du Petit St. Modet ou de la Baye Rouge Estoit nommé habitation du S. Constantin, Qu'il sçait que le d. Constantin a fait son premier hyvernement Environ a une lieüe du Board de la mer clans la Riviere des francois ou il fit une Cabane d'hyver ou il mit ses ustenciles de pêche, Et ou les gens de Constantin hyvernerent sans que luy Constantin y ait jamais hyverné ; Lecture faite au d. S. de Brouagues de sa declaration a dit icelle contenir verité, y a persisté et a signé, ainsy signé De Brouagues, Beauharnois, hocquart Et De Valmur.
Du meme jour deux avril onze heures du matin est comparu par devant nous francois Marganne De la Valterie.
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A dit qu'il n'avoit autre connoissance de l'habitation du Sr Constantin que de celle qui a esté faite par les Beau-freres du d. Constantin qui estoit a la Baye Rouge ou il y avoit un petit fort de pieux ou les d. Beaufreres ont esté tuez et qu'a l'Egard de la Riviere des francois. il n'y avoit vû qu'une simple Cabane sauvage, A dit de plus qu'il connoissance que les premiers Retz qui ont esté tendues pour le loup marin C'a esté dans la de Baye rouge. et depuis le d. Brevet accordé que le d. Constantin et luy S. de la Valterie revenant Ensemble de La Brador (ne se souyient point En quelle année) luy a toujours parlé de la de Baye rouge comme Estant son Poste, Et Est tout ce qu'il a tit Scavoir Lecture Faite an d.



(Translation.)

the first time at Petite St. Modet and at the Baye Rouge in the same spring of the first years: that he has also knowledge that the said Constantin has established it fort at Baye Rouge in the fall of 1719; that he cannot say. and that he does not know which of the two posts of Petite St. Model or of Baye Rouge was called the habitation of the Sieur Constantin; that he is aware that the said Constant in wintered for the first time at a distance of about one league from the sea-shore in Rivière des Francois where he built a winter-cabin where he put his fishing gear and where melt wintered, but that he, Constantin, never wintered there. His declaration having been read to the said Sieur de Brouague, he stated that the same was true, persisted in his statement and signed it as follows : De Brouague, Beauharnois, Hocquart and De Valmur.
On the same day, the second of April, at eleven o'clock in the morning, has appeared before us Francois Marganne de la Valterie.
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He stated that he has no knowledge of the habitation of the Sieur, Constantin nor of the one which was built by the brothers-in-law of the said Constantin who was at Baye Rouge where there was a stockaded fort, where the said brothers-in-law were killed, and that with respect to Rivière des Francois he had only seen there an Indian cabin; has stated, in addition, that he is aware that the first nets for seal fishery were cast in said Baye Rouge, and that, since the granting of the said deed, as he was returning with the said Constantin from La Brador (he does not remember in what year), the said Constantin has always spoken to him if Faye Rouge as being his post, and that he knows all he has stated. His declaration having been read to him, the said Sieur de la

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S. De La Valterie de sa declaration, a dit icelle contenir verité y a persisté et a signé Ainsy signé De La Valterie, Beauharnois, hocquart et De Valmur.
Et le d. Jour Les parties prendront communication de l'Enqueste cydessus et des autres parts au Secretariat du Chateau en tirer telles inductions qu'Elles aviseront, et ce dans huitaine pour toute prefixion et Delay. Le d. Jour deux Avril 1738. Signé Beauharnois Et hocquart.



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Valterie has stated it to he true, has persisted in his statement and signed as follows Signed : de la Valterie, Beauharnois, Hocquart and De Valmur.
And, on the said day. the parties shall take communication of the above inquiry and of other parts at the Secretariat of the Castle and draw such deductions as they shall see fit, and this within the week for any prefixion and delay. The said day, the second of April, 1738. Signed Beauharnois and Hocquart.




No. 1389.
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ORDINANCE, 28 SEPTEMBER, 1740, BY HOCQUART, CONFIRMING CONSTANTIN IN POSSESSION OF ST. MODET AND ANNULLING CONCESSION TO BOUCAULT AND FOUCAULT.


ARCHIVES DE LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. REGISTERS OF THE INTENDANTS, BOOK 28, FOLIO 80.

Charles Mis. de Beauharnois etc.
Gilles Hocquart etc.

Vû par nous nôtre reglement provisoire en datte du 18. avril 1738. Sur la contestation mue entre le s. Constantin capne. de milice de la coste de St. Augustin, proprietaire d'une concession size a la coste de la Brador en vertu d'un brevet de Sa Majesté en date du 31. mars 1716. d une part. Et les srs.



(Translation.)

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

In consideration of our temporary settlement dated April 18th, 1738, upon the contestation arisen between the Sr. Constantin. captain of militia of the coast of Saint-Augustin, owner of it concession situate at the coast of La Brador by virtue of it patent of His Majesty, dated March 31st, 1716, on the

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Foucault coner. an Consl. Superieur, et Boucault Lieutenant de l'amirauté, comme fondés sur un titre par nous expedié le 27 avril 1735 pour une autre concession size a la de. coste vulgairement appellée grand St. Modet, d'autre part. Par lequel reglement nous donnâmes acte aux dts. srs Foucault et Boucault de l'abandon qu'ils firent alors du terrain en question et ce sous les reserves y portées, en attendant que nous prissions de plus amples eclaircissemens sur le different des parties. Nous aurions mandé les d. srs. Foucault et Boucault pour sçavoir d'eux s'ils n'avoient point de nouveaux eclaircissemens a fournir, et led. s. Foucault nous auroit dit qu'il avoit cedé toutes ses pretentions aud. s. Boucault, et led. s. Boucault qu'il abandonnoit tant les pretentions a luy cedées que toutes celles qu'il pouvoit avoir de son chef sur le poste du grand St. Modet sans ancune reserve. En consequence ordonnons que sans avoir egard aud. titre du 27 avril 1735. qui sera regardé comme non avenu led. Constantin demeurera seul proprietaire dud. poste du grand St. Modet, ainsy que des autres lieux compris dans l'etendue du terrain a luy concedé a la coste de Labrador aux termes dud. brevet du 31 mars 1716. Fait et donné a Quebec le 28 7bre 1740. Signé Beauharnois et Hocquart, contresignez et scellez.

Pour copie.

HOCQUART.



(Translation.)

one part, and the Srs. Foucault, Councillor of the Superior Council, and Boucault, Lieutenant of the Admiralty, as founded on a title-deed forwarded by us on the 27th of April 1735, for another concession situated on the said coast commonly known as Grand St. Modet, on the other part, by which settlement we gave an official declaration to the said Srs. Foucault and Boucault of the abandonment they then made of the tract of land in question, and that, under the reservations therein mentioned, pending that we obtain further enlightenment upon the dispute between the parties. We have summoned the said Srs. Foucault and Boucault to ascertain from them whether they had any other explanations to give, and the Sr. Foucault has answered us that he had transferred all his pretensions to the said Boucault, and the Sr. Boucault that he renounced without any reservation both the pretensions transferred to him and those he could have by his own right to the post of the Grand St. Modet. We, therefore. order that. without taking into consideration the title-deed of the 27th of April, 1735, which shall be deemed null and void, the said Constantin shall remain the sole owner of the said post of St. Modet, as well as of the other places included within the tract of land granted to him on the coast of Labrador under the terms of the said patent of the 31st of March, 1716. Done and given at Quebec on the 28th of September, 1740. Signed Beauharnois and Hocquart, countersigned and sealed.
For copy.

HOCQUART.

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