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Thérèse de Couagne

Thérèse de Couagne is the owner of the slave named Angélique and the widow of François Poulin de Francheville. She is related to many of the witnesses, including Alexis Lemoine Monière, Marguerite de Couagne, 10 years of age, and Amable, 5 years of age.

The widow is a devout bourgeois, and childless. She found herself in a precarious financial situation following the death of her husband, who had just invested major sums of money in the Saint-Maurice Ironworks. A few weeks prior to the fire, she sold her slave and was awaiting the coming of spring to send her to her new owner. Her testimony is in Angélique’s favour but she does not succeed in proving the innocence of her slave.

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