Item 01 - Contract for Jacques Ratel of L'Assomption.

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Contract for Jacques Ratel of L'Assomption.

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CA RBD MSG 1108-01

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  • 18 May 1807 (Creation)
    Montréal (Québec)

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1 sheet ; 31.5 x 20.5 cm

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Contract between Jacques Ratel of L'Assomption and the outfitter Parker, Gerrard, Ogilvy & Co. Contract outlines Ratel's employment as a steersman of boats with the destination of the Bay of Quinty for the payment of 90 livres per month.

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This contract is unusual in that it is not for a voyageur but for a worker to pilot and unload boats on the return trip to Lachine.

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Printed form on laid paper with handwritten additions. Date, name, and copy number in manuscript on verso.

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Handwritten note: "reçu en s'engageant quinze piastres à compte"

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Signed with mark by Jacques Ratel.

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Lande type GN07.

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