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Employment of Angélique Vignaud, 8 years of age, as servant and domestic, 15 December 1736.


On the 15 xber [December] 1736

Employment of angelique vignaud
by Sr mailhiot and his wife

Appearing before the undersigned Royal notaries of the Jurisdiction of Montreal, therein residing, was present Louise heleine Poirier, widow of Jean Baptiste vignaud inhabitant of Isle Perrault, domestic Servant of Sieur françois Mailhiot, bourgeois Merchant of this city and residing on Rue St Paul, Who by the presents has voluntarily Placed her daughter angelique vignaud, approximately eight years of age, in the employment of the said sieur mailhiot And dame Charlotte Gamelin his Spouse who have accepted her, Until the Full age of twenty years, and promises during the said period of time to have her said daughter work at the house of the Said Sieur and dame Mailhiot As a Domestic servant and without the possibility of leaving their service under whatever pretext, under penalty of all expenses, Damages and dues, And In the event that her said daughter leaves their said service, she is obliged to have Her return to the Said Sieur and dame Mailhiot to complete her time there, And the Said Sieur and dame Mailhiot Promise and Together commit to nourish, Lodge and Keep the said Angélique vignaud Until the age of twenty years


And to treat her humanely And Otherwise turn over to her At the end of the said period of time all Linen and clothing that she will have used, along with Twelve new Beaufort linen Shirts, a Section of Muslin, a sallamande Petticoat, one pair of Muslin stockings, one pair of shoes, two Aunes of muslin, one pair of Gloves, one black Headdress And a silk handkerchief, and under penalty if not done &c Thus it was &c Promising, obliging &c Renouncing. Done And Signed in the said Montreal in the Study of Gaudron De Chevremont one of the undersigned notaries in the year seventeen hundred thirty-six on The fifteen of December And signed by the Said Sieur and dame Mailhiot; As for the said vignaud widow She declared to not Know how to Write or sign as requested after a reading was done in accordance with the Ordinance.


[signed] c gamelin malhiot
[signed]Gaudron De Chevremont

[signed]f pallieur

Source: Archives nationales du Québec, Centre de Montréal, Greffe de notaire, CN601, S89, Gaudron de Chèvremont, Charles-René, "Indenture of Angélique Vignaud to Sieur Mailhiot and his wife," December 15, 1736.

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