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Letter from Chaussegros de Léry, 16 October 1734.


16 8ber [October] 1734

I have Presented to Monsieur Le Marquis de Beauharnois and to Monsieur hocquart the Plan of The City of Montreal on which is indicated in Red the Large section of completed Fortifications, the Section VX is that which we completed this year, and we also improved significantly upon


the section VZ. The two X U and U 2 Tenailles remain to be completed. The cost of the work this year amounts to 44809 # 11 sols 4 deniers. [...]


We will continue with the work Monseigneur


on the Fortifications of Montreal as per your Wishes.

This city has suffered from a Major Fire this year. There were forty-Five houses that Burned, the hotel Dieu Included; twelve of them will be restored this year; work is being done to Restore the hotel Dieu. I have Indicated on the Plan a punctuated Line 3. 4. 5. 6.


that encompasses the burned houses. I have also Forwarded the Status of Repairs to and Maintenance of the king’s Buildings and the Fortifications surrounding the Colony.

I remain with the most profound Respect,


At quebec this 16 October 1734

Your most humble
and most obedient servitor
[signed]Chaussegros de Lery

Source: France. Archives nationales, Fonds des Colonies. Série C11A. Correspondance générale, Canada, vol. 126, no. 13, Chaussegros de Léry, Gaspard-Joseph, Letter to the Ministre de la Marine, October 16, 1734. Notes: Documents from Volume 126 of the C11A series are now part of Volume 39 of the C11B series.

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