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Detroit (Michigan) Collection
Audrain, Peter, 1725-1820.
1672, 1868, and undated
.25 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Collection includes copies of French documents re: Detroit military and Indian relations history, letters from a French Register in Quebec, documents in English on same topics, probably copied from Gen. Thomas Gage's papers, and later additions of miscellaneous Detroit history documents in English.
Language: The material is in English and French
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The collection is divided by language, then numerically into numbered and unnumbered folders. Miscellaneous materials are filed last. Translations are provided in English after the original French headings.
No biography is available.
Collection Scope and Content Note
This collection includes nineteenth century copies of French documents concerning early military and Indian relations history, 1698, 1738, and some 1743/1747 letters copied from a French register in Quebec in 1842. Most of these documents were numbered and compiled in a specific order.
There are also documents in English concerning the same topics, 1763, 1766, probably copied from Gen. Thomas Gage’s paper. Gage’s papers are housed at the Clements Library in Ann Arbor.
Lastly, later additions to this collection include various miscellaneous documents in English about Detroit history, 1672, circa 1868? These papers were in the State Papers Office, Military Correspondence Series.
Many variations in spelling are evident throughout the collection.
Lewis Cass (1782-1866) supposedly ordered a copy of documents relating to early Detroit history from France during his years as Governor of Michigan (1813-1831). It is unknown whether or not some of this material could have eventually been purchased at auction for the Clarke.
Special thanks goes to Barbarah Saungweme who translated some of the French language materials.
- Audrain, Peter, 1725-1820.
- Gladwin, Henry, 1729-1791.
- Blenville, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, sieur de, 1680-1767.
- Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de Lamothe, 1658-1730.
- Beauharnais, Charles de, 1670-1749.
- Pontiac, Ottawa Chief, d. 1769.
- Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787.
- Charlevoix, Pierre-Francois-Xavier de, 1682-1761.
- Amherst, Jeffrey Baron, 1717-1797
- Porter, George Bryan, 1791-1834.
- Detroit (Mich.). Common Council.
- Great Britain. Army.
- Indians of North America.
- Fort Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City, Mich.)--History.
- Detroit (Mich.)--Politics and government--18th century.
- Detroit (Mich.)--Politics and government--19th century.
- Wayne County (Mich.)--Politics and government--18th century.
- Wayne County (Mich.)--Politics and government--19th century.
- Great Britain--Politics and government--18th century.
- United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763.
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Detroit (Michigan) Collection. [series]:
Numbered documents in French, no.1, 5-6, 8-20, dating from 1701, 1738 (in 1 folder): 1 Premier Conseil tenu dans le Fort Pontchartrain, 3. Octobre 1701. (42 leaves, 4 notes leaves, 4 leaves blank, with covers) Translation: Discussion between Otontagan for the Ottawas and M.L. Mothe (Cadillac). First council-board held in Fort Pontchartrain, October 3, 1701. 5 Response de Monsieur Le Marquis de Vaudrieul a Jean Le Blanc et a douze-autres chefs ou Considerable Outawas le 20 juin 1707. Translation: The response of Mr. Le Marquis of Vaudrieul to Jean Le Blanc and to 12 other chiefs or considerable Ottawas, June 20, 1707; and -bound together with- Paroles des Outawas de Michilimakinac a Monsieur Le Marquis de Vaudrieul le 18 Juin 1707. (6 leaves, 2 blank leaves) Translation: Speeches or utterances of the Ottawas of Michilimakinac to Mr. Le Marquis of Vaudieul, June 18, 1707. Response de Monsieur le gouverneur general aux Sauvages De Michilimakinac le 22 Juin 1707. Translation: The Response of the Governor-General to the Indians of Michilimakinac, June 22, 1707; and -bound together with- Paroles des Outtavois de Michilimakinac a Monsieur le gouverneur general le 21 Juin 1707. Jean Leblanc parle. (4 leaves) Translation: Speeches of the Ottawas of Michilimakinac to the Governor- General. June 21, 1707. Jean Leblanc speaks. Parole de Jean Leblanc a Monsieur le Gouveneur General de 23 Juin 1707. (3 leaves, 1 blank) Translation: Speeches of Jean Leblanc to the Governor-General, June 23, 1707. Archives du ministere de la Marine, 6 aout, 1707. Translation: Archives of the Marine Ministry, Aug. 6, 1707; and -bound together with- Parole en abrege de Monsieur De la Mothe Cadillac, Commandant du Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit du 6 d’aout 1707 a Jean Leblanc, Kinonge, Meaowan et Menekownak qui sont quatre chefs des Pationd Outawas a lui evoyer par Monsieur Le Gouverneur General. (10 leaves, 2 blank leaves) Translation: Abstract Speeches of Mr. de la Mothe Cadillac, Commander of Fort Pontchartrain of Detroit, August 6, 1707, to Jean Leblanc, Kinonge, Meaowan and Menekownak who are the four chiefs of Pationd Ottawas sent to him by the Governor-General.) (10 leaves, 2 blank leaves); and-bound together with- Paroles de trois Sauvages de Michilimakinac arrives a Quebec avec le pretre de St. Pierre le 7 Octobre 1707 a Monsieur le gouveneur general. (9 leaves, 1 blank leaf) Translation: Speeches of three Michilimakinac Indians who arrived in Quebec with the Priest of St. Peter. October 7, 1707 to the Governor- General. Kataolibouiboue, un des chefs de la nation des Kiskakous a parle pour Sakima et pour lui comme aussi au nom des Kiskakous et des Sinagaux. Translation: Kataolibouiboue, one of the chiefs of Kiskaskous nation spoke for Sakima and for himself as well as in the names of Kiskakous and Sinagaux, undated; and Response de Monsieur le Gouveneur General a Koutaouliboia, Sakima et Makatepile descendus de Michilimakinac qui apparement arrive avec le pretre de St. Pierre a Quebec le 7 Octobre 1707. (4 leaves, 2 blank leaves). Translation: The response of the Governor-General to Koutouliboia, Sakima and Makatepile, the descendants of Michilimakinac who arrived in Quebec with the priest of St. Peter, October 7, 1707. 6 Memoirs sur les Mauvaises affaires, sur (?) au Detroit entre les hurons, miamis et ottawas a ichilimakinac 4 aout 1706. (27 leaves, 9 blank leaves) Translation: Memos on the bad affairs, on (?) to Detroit- between the Hurons, Miamis and Ottawas in Michimakinac, August 4, 1706. 7 Du resume esetrait d’une inspection des divers poste par le sieur d’aigrement-datee de Quebec le 14 septembre –1708. (5 leaves, 1 blank leaf) Translation: A resume (listing) of an inspection of the miscellaneous posts by the ? dated from Quebec, September 14, 1708. 8 Les habitants de Montreal veulent avec le Gouverneur, les etablissement de Michilimakinac a cause des conges et de coureau de boy qui je trouveraient par contrecoup retably et rendent le gouverneur maitre du commerce - c’est pour cela qu’ils foutrement a poste des jesuite. (11 leaves, 3 blank leaves) Translation: The inhabitants of Montreal to the Governor about the establishment of Michilimakinac causing congestion in commerce, undated; and -bound together with- Etat du Detroit-nouvelle proportion pour (?) –propose de faire une comte ou un (?) d’une terre qu’il a pres de temps cotes, de la riviere du Detroit. Translation: State of Detroit-new proposal to count land by the Detroit river, undated. ??? 9 Attaque du Detroit Pontchartrain par les nation Sauvages (Mascouting, Outayamis) qui reclament cette terre comme la leur- 15 juin 1712. (36 leaves) Translation: Attack of Detroit Pontchartrain by the Indian Nations of Mascouting and Otayamis, who reclaimed this land as theirs, June 15, 1712. Dubuisson au Fort du Detroit Pontchartrain le 15 juin 1712, (36 leaves) Translation: Dubuisson at Fort Detroit Pontchartrain, June 15, 1912. List of goods given by Dubuisson a les Outagamis, les 4 Octobre 1712. (2 leaves, 2 blank leaves) Translation: List of goods given by Dubuisson to the Ottawas, Oct. 4, 1712; and Nouvelle prise de possession des terres des environs du Detroit, des lacs Erie et Huron par le s de la Duranthais, 7 juin, 1687. Translation: New prices for the acquisition of land around Detroit, Lake Erie and Huron by the (?) of Duranthais, June 7, 1687. 10 Archives du ministere de la marine, Canada . Lettre du Reverend Pere Joseph Marett, mission navie a Michilimakinac, a monsieur le Marquis de Vaudreuil du 21 juin 1712. (12 leaves, 4 blank leaves) 0Translation: Archives of the Marine Ministry, Canada. Letter from Reverend Father Joseph Marett, Navy Mission in Michilimakinac, to Mr. le Marquis of Vaudreuil, June 21, 1712. 11 Le lieur de Ponty, Commandant du Detroit ramene des Canots Sauvages qui allaient chez les anglais pour traiter et engage les mar chand a veuvre aussi (?) que possible. Il tache d’arranger une affaire qui pourrait etre une guerre entre les M(i)amis, les Iroqouis et le Matron de Detroit. Sur le Sauvage du Detroit, Monsieur le Marquis de Vaudreuil, undated ( 4 leaves) Translation: The binder of Ponty, Commander of Detroit Indians, Yawls/ships-boats which were going to England to negotiate and to persuade to (?) as (?) as possible. He wanted to cause trouble that would cause a w ar between the Miamis, the Iroqouis and the Matron of Detroit. On the Indians of Detroit. Mr. Le Marquis of Vadreuil, undated. 12 Extrait d’un memoire sur different objects relatifs a l’etat du New Hampshire pour L’annee 1787. Le memoire parle du vice consulat de Portsmouth. (4 leaves) Translation: Selection of a memo on different objects relative to the state of New Hampshire for the year 1787. The memo is about the vice- consulship of Portsmouth. (4 leaves) L’auteur, je crois, fez nomme Coscane et auepe? Son memoir a Monsieur De Mont morey, undated. Translation: Memo by author Coscane or Auepe? to Mr. De Mont morey, with a list of various tribes in North America, undated; and Denombrement des nations Sauvages qui ont rapport au gouvernement de Canada, ses guerriers de chaque nation avec les armoiries….1736. (15 leaves, 1 blank leaf) Translation: Census of Indian Nations at peace with the Canadian Government, their warriors and their arms…1736. 13 Lettre adupree a la campagne Panif parle (?) Dutisne, commandant au? Illinois, du 14 Janvier 1725- par la quelle il marque que les Renards etant (?) d’armey et repondre par le Canada continuent de tuer les Francais et Sauvages filli mois – J’envoie les pisces qui sont reunify et ci jointey. Recueil de pieces venues de la Louisane par la flute la Loire, Concernant la Guerre des Renards (26 leaves, 2 blank leaves) Translation: Letter about the campaign..Dutisne, commander at Illinois, Jan. 14, 1625, Foxes, response to Canada…French and Illinois…Loiuisane …Concern of the War of the Foxes. 14 Memoire concernant la paix que Monsieur de Ligne a faite avec les chefs de Renards, Sakin et Puaun a la baie le 7 juin 1726. (2 blank leaves, 28 leaves) Translation: Memos concerning the peace that Mr. de Ligney made with the chiefs of Foxes, Sakin and Puaun at the bay. June 7, 1726. 15 Abrege de la vie at les coutumes des Sauvages de Canada, 1723 Translation: Summary of the life and customs of the Canadian Indians, 1723. 16 3 lettres du Pere Charlevoix, 1723. Le 20 Janivier 1723 a Monsieur Le Cte de Coulode? (5 leaves) 1ST Avril 1723 a Monsieur Le Cte de Morville, Ministre et secretaire d’etat (3 leaves) 26 Juin 1723 a Monsieur de Notre Gradeuill (1leaf, 3 blank leaves) Translation: 3 letters from Father Charlevoix, 1723. January 20, 1723 to Mr. Le Cte de Coulode? April 1, 1723 to Mr. Le Cte Morville Minister and Secretary of State June 26, 1723 to Mr. de Noter Gradeuill. 17 Canada, Monsieur Beauharnais d’Abigremont, 1 Octobre 1728. (Canada, Mr Beauharnais of Abigremont, October 1, 1728. Entreprise sur les Renards. Translation: Entreprise with the Foxes. Memoire du Roi aux Sieurs Marquis et Begon, Gouverneur General et Intendant de la Nouvelle France 19 Juin 1722, 21 Octobre 1726, 22 Avril 1727. Extrait de la remonstrance faite a Monsieur De Vaudreuil, par Monsieur Lamothe Cadillac. (3 leaves, 1 blank leaf) Translation: Memo from the king to Sirs. Marquis and Begon, Government general and commissioner of the New France, June 19, 1722, October 1726, April 1727. Docket of the remonstrance made to Mr De Vaudreuil by Mr. Lamothe Cadillac. 19 Campagne du Sieur de Moyelle-Paix qu’il fait avec le Sakis et les Renards a condition que le premier retourneraient a la baie, et le second craient a Montreal ou le gouverneur leur leur assignerait des terres. Le sieur de Moyelle rejette sur les Sauvages son insucces – lettre du Pere Boulanger. (8 leaves) Translation: Mr. deMoyelle’s campaign- peace he made with Sakis, the Foxes on condition that the first would return to the bay and the second would go to Montreal where the government assigned land to them. Mr. De Moyelle put forth his failures to the Indians- Letter from Father Boulanger.) Canada, lettre de Monsieur Marquis de Beauharnais, 4 Octobre 1738. Mademoiselle de la Louisiane, les chefs Sakis et Renards font leur tournission. Monsieur Marin est charge de rallumer leur feu. (?) leur ancien villages et reveiller sur elle. (5 leaves, 3 blank leaves.) Translation: Canada, Letter from Mr. Marquis of Beauharnais, October 4, 1738. Ms. De La Louisiana, the chiefs Sakis and Foxes made their (?). Mr. Marin was tasked with relighting the fire. 20 Extrait des letters excites a Monsieur le Marquis de Beauharnais par les Sieurs de Lincton et Damone de la Motondiere, Commandant aux postes des Ouyatanona en Miami, les 17 Fevrier, 1738, 9juin jusqu’a 25 Juillet 1738 (2 leaves, 2 blanks) Translation: Selection of exciting letters to Mr. Le Marquis from Beauharnais by the Sirs of Lincton and Damone of Motondiere, Commander to the Posts Ouyatanona in Miami, February 17, 1738, June 9-July 25, 1738 (2 leaves, 2 blank.) Extrait des letters de Monsieur de Moyelle et du R.P de la Richardie, des 15, 18 Mai et en 14 Mai de cette annee. (1 Leaf, 2 blanks.) Translation: Selection of letters from Mr. de Moyelle and from R.P de la Richardie, 15, 18 May and 14 May 1738. Extrait de la lettre excite a Monsieur Le M de Beauharnais Gouveneur general de la nouvelle France, par M de Bienville Gouveneur de la Louisiane le 5 Mai 1738. (3 leaves, 1 blank leaf) Translation: Selection of exciting letters to Mr. Le M de Beauharnais. Governor general of New France, by M de Bienville Govenor of Louisiana. May 5, 1738. Copie de la lettre de M. de Marquis de Beauharnais le 4 Mai 1738. Translation: Copy of a letter from M. De Marquis of Beauharnais. May 4, 1738. (3 leaves, 1 blank leaf) Extrait de la lettre ecrite a Monsieur de Marquis de Beauharnais par Monsieur de Louboy, au mois de Mai 1738. (4 leaves.) Translation: Selection of an exciting letter to Mr. De Marquis of Beauharnais by Mr de Louboy, May 1738. Extrait d’une lettre de M de la Buissonniere, commandant au Fort de Chartzes du 14 Oct 1737 a Monsieur le M de Beauharnais. (2 leaves, 2 blank) Translation: Selection of a letter from M de la Buissonniere, Commissioner to Fort of Chatzes, October 14, 1737, to Mr le M of Beaharnais Entreprises de querre contre les Renard. Copie de la relation du voyage du Sieux de Moyelle, Commandant le parti de guerre contre les Renards et Sakis, envoyee a Monsieur Le Marquis de Beauharnais. 9 Octobre, 1738. (11 leaves, 1 blank leaf.) Translation: War attempts against the Foxes. Copy of the account of the voyage of Mr De Moyelle, commanding part of the war against the Foxes and Sakis, send to Mr Le Marquis of Beauharnais. October 9, 1738. Lettre, 8 juillet 1733 de Monsieur M de Beauharnais, 2 leaves, 2 blank leaves. Translation: Letter from M de Beauharnais, July 8, 1733. Extrait de la relation de la defaite des Renards par les Sauvages, Hurons et Iroquois, 1e 28 Fevrier 1732, envoyee par M. de Boisbebert, commandant au Detroit a M Monsieur Le Marquis de Beauharnais. Gouveneur et Lieutanant general pour Roi, en toute la nouvelle France. (6 leaves, 2 blanks.) Translation: Selection of an account of the defeat of the Foxes by the Indians, Hurons and Iroquois, February 28, 1732, sent by M. de Boisbebert, Commanding in Detroit to Mr Le Marquis of Beauharnais. Governor and Lieutanant general for the king, in new France. Lettre a pere Charlevoix de L.A. de Bourbon, de la Chapelle, 23 Dec. 1721. Translation: Letter to Father Charlevoix from L.A de Bourbon, de la Chapelle, December 23, 1721. 1701, 1738
Numbered documents in English, no. 21-28, 1763, 1766 and Unnumbered Documents in English (in Chronological Order), April 20-Aug. 8, 1763 (1 folder): 21 Extract from schedule of papers delivered by Maj. Gen. Ser Jeffrey Amherst, on his giving of the command of the troops in N. America to Maj. – Gen. Gage, 17 Nov. 1763. (2 leaves, 2 blanks) [Note: Copied from a paper in the State Paper Office, several papers probably kept by Gen. Gage, London, Sept. 1843.] 22 Extract of a letter from Sir Jeffrey Amherst to Rt. Hon. the Earl of Egremont, N.Y. Oct. 13, 1763 (4 leaves); Relation of the gallant defence (sic) made by the crew of the Schooner on Lake Erie when attacked by a large body of Indian, as published by order of Sr Jeffrey Amherst in the N.Y. papers. (2 leaves, 2 blank leaves) [Note in pencil S.P.O = State Papers Office, Military (correspondence), no.98.] 23 Letter from Gen. Gage to the Earl of Halifax, N.Y., Dec 23, 1763. [S.P.O., military correspondence, No. 109.] (7 leaves, 1 blank leaf); Letter from M. de Neyon de Nilliere to the nations of La Belle Riviere and from Pac and notably to those from Detroit to Pontiac, Chiefs of Ottawa in Detroit, 27 Sept., 1763. (4 leaves). 24 Extract of a letter from Sir Jeffrey Amherst to the Earl of Egremont, N.Y., Sept. 3, 1763. (2 leaves, 2 blank leaves, paper has been damaged by fire.) [S.P.O., no. 98 military defeat of Capt. Dalyell’s men by Indians, July 29,31 at Detroit, and Daylees’ death.] 25 Letter from Gen. Gage to Lord Halifax, N.Y. Jan 7, 1766 (2 leaves, 2 blanks) [S.P.O. Mil. Cou. NO. 109] (Contents: Maj. Gladwin, Detroit, suspects Godefron and Minnie Chene of taking messages to Illinois, problems with Indians in spring of 1762.) 26 Extracts from Capt. Mom’s journal of his route to the miamis, his reception there, and return to Detroit, from the 26th of Aug, being the time of his setting out, to the 17th of Sept., the day of his return to Detroit (1764) (7 leaves, 1 blank leaf) [State Pap. Off., Mil. Corre., No. 109] 27 Extract of letters from Gen. Gage to Lord Halifax, N.Y., April 12, 1764 and Oct. 12, 1764 (4 leaves). [M.P.O., Mil. Cor., No.109] (letter about Indian Chief Pontiac around Detroit.) Articles of peace, friendship and alliance concluded by Sir William Johnson, Brt., his Majesty’s Sole Agent and superitendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern district of N.America, Col. of the Six United Nations, and on behalf of the Brittanic Majesty, with the Huron Indians of the Detroit. (July 18, 1764 (at Niagra). Names of chiefs with totem signs - Odingh quanooron, also Babie - Chohahagayton - Aringhtatehade - Tryaghtah (4 leaves) [S.P.O. military correspondence No. 109, P1. Gen.? Papers, No.20) Unnumbered Documents in English Chronological Order), April 20-Aug. 8, 1763 Extract of a letter from Maj. Gladwin to Sir Jeffrey Amhert, Detroit, April 20, 1763, Note: enclosures in letter from Amhert to Earl of Equemont, Sec. of State June 11, 1763; (letter re: belt for commander at Miami, Six Nations, Shawnee and Detroit Indians trying to cause trouble, he warned Ft. Pitt and Presque Isle; hanging of a woman accomplice in murder of trader. Capham last summer; -Extact of a letter from Ensign Holmes, C.O. at Miami to Maj. Gladwin, Mar. 30, 1763 (letter re: peace obtained a Bloody belt.) -Copy of a speech made by Miami Indians at the delivery of Wampun belt from Shawnees, Ft. Miami, March 30, 1763 (letter notes belt was aware, and received from Shawnee, Del. Senecas, Miami promise peace to English as are off to fight Cherokees) - Sir Jeffrey Amherst’s letter to Maj. Gladwin, N.Y., May 29, 1763, (letter offers advice about Indians, thanks for belt to get “who started mischief.) (6 leaves, 2 blank leaves) [State Paper Office, Sir Jeffrey Amhert’s Corr.,No. 98] - Letter from Maj. Henry Gladwin to Sir J. Amhert, Detroit, May 14, 1763 (letter is about attacks by Pontiac from May 1-13, 1763) (4 leaves) [S.P.O., military NO.98] - Copy Intelligence brought to Fort Pitt by Mr. Calhoun, June 1, 1763 from Alexander McKee, Assist. Agent for Indian Affairs, Tusnarawas, May 27, 1763. (letter is about King Beaver, Shingas, Weindoheldo, Daniel, and Wm. Anderson, Chiefs of the Delaware, about English killed at Detroit, Sandusky, Twighweo R.and Saltdicks, by Ottawas and Chippewas) (4 leaves) - Lt. Cuyler’s Report of his being attacked and routed by a party of Indians on Lake Erie, May 28, 1763. The survivors left for Sandusky (found burnt to the ground), then went to Presque Isle and finally to Niagara. Report from Niagara, June 6, 1763, Lt. Abraham Cuyler, Royal Independent Rangers. (4 leaves) [S.P.O., military, No. 98] - Extract of a letter from Maj. J. Williams to Sir Jeffrey Amherst. Niagara, June 15, 1763, (about a ship with provisions attacked on way to Niagara.) (1 leaf, 3 blank leaves) [S.P.O., military, No. 98] - Letter from J. Amherst to Maj. Gladwin, N.Y., June 22, 1763 (re: Capt. Dalyell’s reports of Indian’s “bad designs”, Pontiac’s murder of Sir Robert Davers and Lt. Robertson, supports his actions) (3 leaves, 1 blank leaf) - Letter from Sir J. Amherst to Lord Egremont, N.Y., June 27, 1763 (letter re: “designs” of Indians, murder of Sir R. Davers and Lt. Robertson at Detroit and base crew, massacred garrison at Fort Detroit, a hack on Lt. Cuyler and Capt. Hopkin’s Co. neal Detroit, and three parties of traders attacked, Amherst’s efforts to protect the frontier. (4 leaves) [S.P.O., military, No. 98] - Detail of the action of the 31 July 1763, commanded by Capt. Dalyell against the Indian Nations near Fort Detroit (D. with 247 men, Lt Brown of 55th Reg’t attacked. Capt. Grey in front and Capt Grant in rear. Over 300 Indians, death of Capt Dalyell and Capt Grey. (6 leaves, 2 blank leaves, paper has burned marks) - Extract of a letter from Maj. Gladwin to Sir J. Amherst, Detroit Aug. 11, 1763 (200 Indians joined Pontiac and St. Joseph Indians hope for reinforcements, recommends Mr. Baby as a good commander.) (1 leaf, 3 blank leaves, papers has been damaged by fire), - Extract of a letter from Maj. Gladwin to Sir J. Amherst, Detroit, Aug. 8, 1763 (Capt. Dalyelle arrived July 29, got reinforcement to attack Pontiac, attacked Pontiac, and perished, Capt. Grant made a good retreat. Suggests 14-15, 00 men are needed to beat Pontiac (3 leaves, 1 blank Leaf, [S.P.O., Military No. 98] (paper has been damaged by fire) 1763, 1766
Unnumbered Documents in French (1 folder): - Memoires 1698 or 1699, La foundation meme de Detroit, a M. de le Maurepan? Project du S. de la Mothe Cadillac cour le Canada (10 leaves); Memoire de Callieres pour le Powdre a celeurs du S. de la Mothe Cadillac, Capt. d’un Csmpsgne de Marine Est. Canada, Oct 20, 1699 (4.5 leaves) Lettre du S de la Mothe aux Ministre, 1699 (7 leaves); Memoire sur le Projet de M. de la Mothe Cadillac (2.5 leaves, 6 blank leaves) - Lettre a Charles M. de Beauharnais de Gilles Bocquart 6 Juin 1743? (no (No re in English certifies that this is a copy of a record found at Quebec in a French Register pp.7-9, Folio 17, Oct. 25, 1842.) (5 leaves, 1 blank leaf) with seal and ribbons. - Lettre a Charles M. de Beauharnais de Gilles Bocqaurt, May 30, 1745? (English note certifies that this is a copy of a record found in Quebec in a French Register pp.7-9, Folio 30 on Oct. 25, 1842 (2 leaves, 2 blank leaves) - Lettre a Charles de Beauharnais (Privy Councilor) Bocquart May 1, 1747? (English transcription certifies that Dominick Daly is a Secretary of the Province, June 13, 1842, with seal (English note states that this is a copy of a record found at Quebec in a French Register, p. 7-9, Folio 33, June 11, 1842.) (3 leaves, 1 blank leaf), 1698, 1842
Miscellaneous Documents in English (1 folder): - Louis and Colbert to ?, April 7, 1672. On reverse it says Instructions of 1672 upon repressing the Jesuits [at Quebec.] (2 leaves) - Settlement of the Estate of Jos. Rivard deceased in the court of Probate, Aug. 8, 1803 (copy) [signed by Peter Audrain, judge of Probate, Detroit.] (2 leaves), 1672, 1803