GRANT, 16 MAY, 1763, BY MURRAY, OF ST. MODET TO JEAN TACHÉ FOR THREE YEARS.
ARCHIVES OF CANADA. C.O. 42, VOL. 1 PT. 2, p. 390.
By the Honble James Murray Esqr.
Governor of Quebec &c.
WHEREAS it is for the Benefit of Trade and a Singular to Great Britain to Promote and Encourage every Branch of Fishery in the River St. Lawrence, that of Seals in particular being extremely usefull, and it being Necessary towards the Carrying on said Fishery that the adventurers therein Possess Certain Tracts of Land upon the adjoining Coast for the purpose of Curing, saving and dressing the said Fish or any other which may be Caught within the Limits Assigned ; I do for these Reasons and until His Majesty's Pleasure is further known, hereby Grant and Concede unto Monsieur Jean Taché of Quebec One of His Majesty's Canadian Subjects, all that Tract of Land lying upon the Coast of Labrador (known by the name of Great St. Modet) firmly to hold the same to Himself, his Heirs Executors and Administrators for the space of Three years from the Date hereof, or untill His Majesty's Pleasure is further known, for the Purposes afore mentioned, in the quiet Possession whereof he is in no shape to be molested or Disturbed.
Given under my Hand and Seal at Quebec this 16th day of May 1763.
L. S. JA. MURRAY.
By His Excellency's
(Countsd) H. T. CRAMAHÉ.
Copy of Governor Murray's Grant of St. Maudet to
Monsr. Tachet for three years—15th May 1763.
In the Govr's letter of 25 August 1764.
Read Novr. 27. A 117.