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Women’s work: broom making


Interrogated to Tell Us what profession She practices, And Whether or not It is Against Her that Extraordinary proceedings Were taken And for what reason.

Stated that she fabricates and sells Brooms to provide for herself and two daughters, one aged eleven years


And the Other eight years, And that Up to now She has also Had another daughter named agathe living with Her up to now, working to Feed And Support herself [...]

Source: Archives nationales du Québec, Centre de Montréal, Vols associés à l’incendie du mois d’avril 1734, TL 4 S1, 4137, Juridiction royale de Montréal, Deposition of Louise Chaudillon, April 24, 1734.

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