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Accession Number: 75-1020

Title

Receipt for general expenses of the colony of Quebec in New France. -- 1 Oct. 1757. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

The village of Quebec was settled by explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1608. By 1628 the colony had 76 settlers and by 1640 the settlement had grown to approximately 300. Growth of the colony was slow but by 1666 the population had reached approximately 3500 people. Whenever France and England were at war it was reflected between the French and English colonies in the New World. The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 cut Quebec off from Acadia and other French possessions in the New World. In 1759 the war between the French and English cumulated in the New World at Quebec where General Wolfe and his army defeated the French Marquis de Montcalm and his army on the Plains of Abraham just outside of the city. This was the beginning of the end for New France though the territory that the French occupied would become known as Quebec and the city would retain its name. France eventually lost its possessions in the New World. (Taken from: "The Canadian Encyclopedia." Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985.)

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This item is a bill/receipt that was issued on October 1st, 1757 and payable on August 27, 1759 for 900 pounds (livres). The money was to go pay for the general expenses of the colony at Quebec. The document was issued by Monsieur de Boullougne, chief-treasurer or paymaster for the colonies. It was signed in Paris by Boullougne, by the Intendant de la nouvelle France and a witness.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the item.

This item has a few tears. Handle with care.

The item was donated from an unknown source.

This item is written entirely in French. Please note that the "f" is representing a "s".

Restrictions: N

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada and the Archives nationales du Quebec.

This item was originally titled Nouvelle France.

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