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Title Proces verbal d’assemblée des trois estats habitans ce pays qui depute Mrs. D’Auteuil, Juchereau et Pacaud sur le castor [manuscript]: Québec, 1699 Oct. 3
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Resolution of Oct. 3, 1699 by the assembly of deputies representing Québec, Montréal, and Trois Rivières, convened in the Château de St. Louis in Québec, to send deputies D’Auteuil, Juchereau, and Pascaud to France to obtain control of the beaver trade for the colony, the Canadians having rejected the reduced price scale for beaver suggested by the "fermiers" of the Domaine d’Occident who held a monopoly on purchasing the pelts. The governor and intendant have agreed to allow representatives from the three areas to form an assembly, and Lotbinière, lieutenant-general of Québec, has authorized the public announcement of a forthcoming discussion to respond to the propositions made by Sieur de Villebois, and to propose a course of action. There follows a partial list of the names of the deputies, who subsequently resolve that representatives be chosen to go to France to place control of the beaver trade in the hands of a Canadian company (whose establishment as the Compagnie de la Colonie was ratified in Oct. 1700) that would issue low cost shares to enable as many settlers as possible to join it. The deputies, having authorized each delegate to receive a stipend of 6000 livres for travel to France (18,000 livres for three delegates), nominate d’Auteuil, Juchereau, and Pascaud to act as their representatives. The resolution includes corrections and additions to the text, authorized with signatures by one or two of the deputies. Signatures of 33 deputies--noblemen, politicians, merchants, and clergymen) appear at the end, including those of Father Joseph Denys, Buisson de Saint-Cosme, Ruette d’Auteuil, Chartier de Lotbinière, Lamothe Cadillac, Morel de La Durantaye, Dauphin de La Forest, Le Gardeur de Courtemanche, Le Ber, Fleury Deschambault, Juchereau de Saint-Denys, Père L’Amoureux St. Germain, Pinaud, Le Picard, Raffeix, Perthuis, Fézeret, Hazeur, Couagne, Pascaud, and Pauperet.
Places Montréal, Trois Rivières, Québec, Canada; France
Keywords fur trade, beaver, government relations, financial transactions, goods, tax
Theme First Nations of Canada
Language French
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 747
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue