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Report of the arrest of Angélique by bailiff Jean-Baptiste DeCoste, morning, 11 April 1734.

The year seventeen Hundred thirty-four The eleventh Day of April in the morning, By Virtue of The decree by Monsieur The Lieutenent general Civil Et Criminel at the seat of the Juridiction royalle of montreal Dated Today, And at the Request of Monsieur The King's Prosecutor at the said seat, who Elected to be domiciled In his hotel on rue St. Paul, I the undersigned Jean Baptiste De Coste, court bailiff at the seat of the Juridiction royalle of Montreal and residing on rue notre Dame, made my way to The entrance of the Courtyard of the hospitaller Sisters of This city, to take and apprehend the Person of The woman named marie Joseph negress of nation, By Virtue of the said decree, and once there I Commanded the said marie Joseph by "Order Of The King" to Follow me To the Royal Gaols of This said city, with which She Complied. I Took Her To the said Gaols [illegible word] where She is presently a prisoner And Under the guard of Monsieur nicolas marchand Warder of the said gaols have as well as eight knives and a pair of scissors wrapped in paper that I found in her pocket and that I handed over To the said Marchand., to whom I had the Pleasure of assigning the good And Sure guard of her, And Forbade from letting her wander under penalty of the ordinances And the said monsieur marchand signed with me the above-mentioned bailiff, And signed below on the above-mentioned Day and Year.

[signed] marchand

[signed] Decoste

Source: Archives nationales du Québec, Centre de Montréal, Exploits d'huissier, TL4 S33, Juridiction royale de Montréal, Report of Angélique's arrest by bailiff Jean-Baptiste DeCoste, April 11, 1734.

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