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Title We inhabitance of St. Johns Bay... have this day requested... St. Ovide de Broueland... to accorde us... the ransom of ower goods as mentioned in the artukells as undar written [manuscript] [sic]
Date
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Contemporary copy of the Jan. 27, 1709, articles of ransom agreed upon by the inhabitants of St. John’s Bay, Newfoundland, and vicinity, and Saint-Ovide de Brouillan, the French lieutenant governor of Placentia or Plaisance, Newfoundland, who had surprised and captured Fort William and St. John’s almost a month before. The inhabitants were to keep their houses, provisions, twenty hogsheads of salt, and other items necessary for fishing. Promising not to commit any hostile acts, the citizens also obtained assurances that they would not be molested by the French while fishing.
Names Monbeton de Brouillan, Joseph de (Saint-Ovide de Brouillan) (1676-1755)
Places St. John's, St. John's Bay, Fort William, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Keywords fort, New France, fishing rights, hostility, law and order, law, colonial forces, government, government relations
Theme First Nations of Canada; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Subarctic
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 786
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue