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Deposition of Charlotte Trottier Desrivières, 5th witness, audience of 2 PM, 14 April 1734.



Appeared Charlotte trottier daughter of Sieur Julien trottier Desrivieres, Merchant of This city, aged Nine to ten years, residing at Her Father’s home Rue St Paul In This said city [...].

Deposed [...] that she Knows No More than that she was in the Yard of the House with the Said de Couagne, and that She heard someone go up in the Stairs; that one Moment previously the Said Negress, named angelique Was in the Kitchen, as Amable Moniere tol her, to which, she who is Deposing, Replied “what does it matter to Us that she is there”. And Then When the fire was seen the Said Negress Was on The door step with the Panis of Sieur De Berey And that she wished to Prevent Her, who is Deposing, And the said demoiselle de Couagne from Remaining in the Street


where They had gone out of the said House; [...]

[signed]charlotte deriviere

[signed]P. Raimbault

[signed]C. Porlier

Source: Archives nationales du Québec, Centre de Montréal, Procedure Criminel contre Marie Joseph Angélique negresse - Incendiere, 1734, TL4 S1, 4136, Juridiction royale de Montréal, Deposition of Charlotte Trottier Desrivières, April 14, 1734, 10-11.

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