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[20 July, 1753.]

[13 Aug., 1762.]

Term of years.

[7 Sept., 1762.]


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No. 1391.

CONCESSION, 20 JULY, 1753, OF ST. MODET BY THE KING TO HOCQUART.



Aujourd'huy vingt Juillet mil sept cent cinquante-trois, Le Roy étant en Champagnie et voulant traitter favorablement le Sr Hocquart Intendant de la Marine à Brest et lui donner une marque particulière de la satisfaction que Sa Majesté ressent des services qu'il lui à rendus, et notamment dans l'Intendance du Canada qu'il a remplie durant près de vingt années avec un zele distinqué ; elle lui a concédé dans la de Colonie et sur la Côte de La Brador les quatre lieues de terre de front sur quatre lieues de profondeur avec les Isles et Islots adjacents aux dites quatre lieues de front que Sa Majesté a cy devant concédées par brevet du trente mars mil sept cent seize au Sr Pierre Constantin sa vie durant ; pour par le dit Sr Hocquart en jouir aussi sa vie durant après le décès du dt Constantin, et avoir la faculté à l'exclusion de tous autres de faire dans l'estendue de la de concession, la pêche du Loup marin seulement et les autres pêches concurrement avec les vaiseaux qui pourront aller à la dite Côte et de faire pareillement la traitte avec les Sauvages ; Le tout ainsi et de la même maniere que le dt Sr Constantin l'a fait, ou d'en faire en vertu du dt brevet, et sans que pour raison de tout ce que dessus il soit tenu de payer à Sa Majesté, ni à ses successeurs Roys aucune finance ni indemnité de laquelle à quelque somme qu'elle puisse monter, Sa Mte lui a fait don et remise par le présent brevet qui



(Translation.)

On this day, the twentieth of July, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-three, the King being at Champagnie and being willing to deal favourably with the Sieur Hocquart, Intendant of Marine at Brest, and to extend to him a special appreciation of the services rendered by him, particularly in the Intendancy of Canada, the duties of which he discharged for twenty years with a marked zeal, has conceded to him in the said Colony and on the coast of Labrador, the four leagues of land in front by four leagues in depth, together with the islands and islets adjacent to the said four leagues in front, which His Majesty has formerly conceded by letters patent of the thirtieth of March, one thousand seven hundred and sixteen, to the Sieur Constantin during his life, upon the death of the said Constantin, and to have the right, of carrying on in the extent of the said concession, seal fishery solely, to the exclusion of all others, and any other fishery jointly with such vessels as may visit the said coast, and to likewise trade with the Indians, the whole in the manner in which the said Sieur Constantin is doing or should have done under the said patent ; And, that, in consideration of everything as aforesaid, he shall be not held to pay His Majesty or his receivers any indemnity of which, whatever sum it may at: emit to, His Majesty makes him a gift and remittance by the present patent which shall be registered

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sera enregistré au conseil supérieur de Québec et partout où besoin sera, et que Sa Majesté pour témoignage de sa volonté a voulu signer de sa main et être contresigné par moy son Conseiller Secrétaire d'Etat et de ses commandances et finances.

LOUIS
ROUILLE

Le Brevet de Lautre part a été Registre En Registres du Conseil Supérieur Ouy le Requerant le Procureur Général du Roy suivant L'arrest de ce jour par nous le Dt Secrétaire du Roy Greffier en Chef de ce Conseil, soussigné.
Québec le vingt-sept octobre mil sept cent cinquante-trois.

BOISSEAU.



(Translation.)

at the Superior Council of Quebec and wherever need shall he and which, in testimony of his pleasure, His Majesty has been pleased to sign with his own hand and to order to be countersigned by me, his Councillor, Secretary of State and of lus Household and Treasury.
LOUIS.
ROVILLE.

The patent on the other part has been registered in the registers of the Superior Council after hearing the King's Attorney General and upon his request, in pursuance of the decree of this day, by me, the undersigned Councillor, Secretary to the King, Chief Clerk of the said Council, at Quebec, the twenty-seventh October, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-three.
BOISSEAU.



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LEASE 13 AUGUST, 1762, OF ST. MODET BY JEAN TACHE TO JOHN ORD FOR NINE YEARS, 1762-1771.

ARCHIVES OF CANADA, C.O. 42, VOL. 6, p. 87.

PAR DEVANT LES NOTAIRES ROYAUX a Quebec, y residens Soussignés FUT PRESENT Sieur Jean Taché, Negociant demeurant en cette Ville, au nom et comme etant aux Droits de Monsieur Hocquart, Cy devant Intendant de ce



(Translation.)

Before the undersigned royal notaries at Quebec residing thereat, was present the Sieur Jean Taché, residing in this city, in the name of and as having the legal rights of M. Hocquart, formerly Intendant in this country, to the post of St. Modet, on the coast of Labrador, in pursuance of the

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pays du poste de Saint Modet Côte de Labrador Suivant le brêvet accordé a Mon dt Sieur Hocquart par sa Majesté tres Chrestienne en date du Vingt Juillet Mil Sept Cent Cinqte Trois, Enregistré au Conseil Superieur de ce pays le Vingt Sept Octobre de la de Année, annexé a ces presentes ; Et Le dt Poste accordé au dt Titre au d. Sieur Taché, par Vn Brêvet de Concession par Ordre de la Cour, de la part de Monsieur Bigot, Cy devant aussy Intendant de ce d. pais en l'année Mil Sept Cent Cinqte Cinq avec l'agrement et Sous le bon plaisir de Son Excellence, Monsieur Jacques Murray Escuyer, Gouverneur Général de cette d. Ville de Québec ; A le d. Sieur Taché, reconnû et Confessé par ces presentes avoir fait bail a ferme et a Loyer a prix d'argent, pour Neuf année suivie et Accomplies a Commencer de ce jourd huy date de ces dites presentes, et qui finiront a pareil jour au bout des d. Neuf années, et promet garantir et faire jouir durant le d. teins. sieur Jean Baptiste Ord, Negociant demeurant en Cette Ville à ce present et Acceptant, Preneur pour luy au d. Titre, Le d. Poste de Saint Maudet Coste de Labrador, avec ces appartenances et dependances, Conformément au d. Brevet Sus d'até, sans aucunes Exceptions Ny reserves et Tel que Mon d. Sieur Hocquart, en a Joui ou deû Jouir, a L'Exception des Agrés et Vstensciles quelconques qui pourront Se trouver au d poste St. Modet, appartenans aux sieurs l'avis et lefebvre, Anciens Negocians de Cette dite Ville, Lesquélles Vsteuciles Ne sont point comprises au present Bail, et il sera loisible au d. Sieur Preneur Sil le juge apropos, de S'en accommoder avec le Sieur Bailleur, Suivant L'invantaire et Estimation qui en sera faite par le Maître qui sera envoyé au d. Poste, Ce Bail fait pour et Moyennant, Scavoir La Somme de Cent Cinquante Piastres, pour La premiere année de la d. ferme et loyer, Et deux Cents Piastres pour Chacune des autres huit années



(Translation.)

patent granted to M. Hocquart by His Most Christian Majesty under date of the twentieth of July, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-three, registered at the Superior Council of this country, annexed to the presents : and the said post being granted by the said title to the said Sieur Taché by a deed of concession ordered by the Court, from Monsieur Bigot, likewise former Intendant in this country, in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty-five, with the approval and during the pleasure of His Excellency Mr. James Murray, Esquire, Governor General of this said city of Quebec, the said Sieur Taché has acknowledged and admitted having leased and let, payable in money, for nine consecutive and full years to begin this day, date of the said presents, and to end on the same day upon the expiration of the said nine years premises to secure and cause to he enjoyed during the said term by the Sieur John Baptiste Ord, merchant, residing in this city, here present and accepting lessee for himself and in the said right, the said post of St. Modet, on the coast of Labrador, together with its appurtenances and dependances, according to the said patent as hereinbefore dated, with no exception nor reservation, and in the same manner as the said Sieur Hocquart has enjoyed or should have enjoyed the same, with the exception of such accessories and utensils as may be found in the said post of St. Modet and belonging to the Sieurs Havis and le Febvre, former merchants of this said city, which utensils are not included in the present lease.
And the sieur lessee may, should he see fit, acquire them from the said sieur lessor according to the inventory and estimation that shall be made of the same by the manager who shall be despatched to the said post.
This lease is being made for and in consideration of, to wit, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the first year of the said ferme and rent, and two hundred dollars for each of the remaining

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Contenues au present Bail, que le d. sieur Preneur Promet et S oblige de Bailler et payer au dt Sieur Bailleur ; ou au porteur des presentes, dans tout le Cours du Mois de Juillet de Chacune des d. Neuf années, Dont le premier payement de Cent Cinquante Piastres, Eseherra et Se fera dans tous le Cours du d. Mois de Juillet Prochain, Et ainsy Continuer d'année en année le d. payement êtant apres de Deux Cents Piastres, Jusques a la fin du d. Bail, a peine de tous depens domages et Interêts Car ainsi &c., Promunettant &c. obligeant &c. Renonçant &c. fait et passé a Quebec Etude de Sanguinet, L'vn des d. Notaires Soussignes L'an mil Sept Cent Soixante Deux Le trente aoust apres Midy, Et ont les d. Parties Signé avec Nous, a la minute des presentes demeurés au d. Sanguinet L'vn des Notaires Sus d. et soussigné, Lecture faite, Signe a la Minute, Taché, John Ord, Panet Notaire et Nous dit Notaire Soussigné, deux mots Surchargés Approuves.

SANGUINET

Collationné et Vidimé par les notaires à Quebec y residens soussignés sur vne expedition à Eux representé et à L'instant rendu ; à Quebec le treiziéme octobre mil Sept cens soixante six.

SANGUINETSAILLANT



(Translation.)

consecutive eight years of the present lease, which the said sieur lessee promises and obliges himself to give and pay to the said sieur lessor or to the hearer of the presents, during the month of July in each of the said nine years, of which the first payment of one hundred and fifty dollars shall fall due and he made during the said month of July next, and so to be continued from one to another the said payment, being then of two hundred dollars, until the end of the said lease, under pain of all damages, costs and interests.
Thus therefore &c. ; promising &c. ; obliging &c. ; waiving &c.
Done and executed at Quebec, in the office of Sanguinet, one of the said undersigned notaries, in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty-two, on the 13th August in the afternoon. And the said parties have signed with us the minute of the presentsleft with the said Sanguinet one the aforesaid notaries. the same being read.
Signed on the minute.TACHE
JEAN ORD
PANET, notary

and we, said undersigned notary
(two words added approved)

SANGUINET.

Compared and certified by the undersigned, notaries at Quebec, residing thereat, with a copy presented to them and forthwith given : at Quebec, the thirteenth October, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-six.

SANGUINETSAILLANT

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Nous Bourgeois et Citoyens de la Ville de quebec soussignés Certifions à tous qu'il appartiendra que Mes Sanguinet et saillant sont notaires en la de ville de Québec Entemoignage de quoi nous avons Signés ces présentes du d. Québec Le treizieme octobre mil Sept cent soixante six

LA NAUDIERREMETOT
PARANTPERRAULT
AMIOTL. FREMONT
D. M. DEPLAINEE. DESAUNIE BEAUBIEN
CHEUIGNY
Endorsed : No. 9.



(Translation.)

We, the undersigned burgesses and citizens of the city of Quebec certify to whomever it may concern that Maitres Sanguinet ami Saillant are notaries in he said city of Quebec. In witness whereof, we have signed these presents at said Quebec the thirteenth of October, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-six.

LA NAUDIERREMETOT
PARANTPERRAULT
AMIOTL. FREMONT
D. M. EPLAINEE. DESAUNIE BEAUBIEN
CHEVIGNY
Endorsed: No. 9.



No. 1393.
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MURRAY TO EGREMONT, 7 SEPTEMBER, 1762, re THE INVALIDITY OF GRANT TO HOCQUART.


Quebec, 7th Sept. 1762.
MY LORD :
I am honored with your Lordship's favor of the 12th June last, inclosing a copy of Monsieur D'Affey's to Sir Joseph Yorke, wherein that Minister sets forth Monsieur Hocquart's title to a certain District of Land,1 situate in the lower part of the River St. Lawrence, and makes a formal complaint of my having, to the prejudice of this Gentleman, granted the same away to a Monsieur La Fontaine.
I must first beg leave to inform Your Lordship that this place, which lies a great way below Anti Costi, and not far from the entrance into the Straights of Belleisle on this side, is only fit for carrying on the Seal Fishery, and to trade with the Northern Indians resorting to those parts, and as I think it highly


1Gros Mecatina.

[1927lab]



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