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Author: Joseph L Peyser; José António Brandão; Mackinac State Historic Parks.
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press ; Mackinac Island : Mackinac State Historic Parks, ©2008.
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From the Publisher: Edge of Empire provides both an overview and an intensely detailed look at Michigan's Fort Michilimackinac at a very specific period of history. While the introduction offers an overview of the French fur trade, of the place of Michilimackinac in that network, and of what Michilimackinac was like in the years up to 1716, the body of the book is comprised of sixty-one French-language documents,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph L Peyser; José António Brandão; Mackinac State Historic Parks.
ISBN: 9780870138201 0870138200
OCLC Number: 191856262
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: xliii, 192 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: May 16, 1671: Copy of Saint-Lusson's Act of possession of the Northern Territories --
2: July 8, 1683: Petition by Charles de Couagne against Marie Felix --
3: July 31, 1683: Subpoena delivered to Louis Ouacuse --
4: July 16, 1683: Interrogation of Louis Ouakouts --
5: July 16 and 27, 1683: Testimony of Simone Cote and others --
6: No date, 1683: Statement of trade goods belonging to Marie du Bocq --
7: July 16, 1683: Petition by Charles de Couagne to seize Louis Ouakont's canoe --
8: July 16, 1683: Petition of Charles de Couagne --
9: Oct 4, 1683: Petition by Claude Tardy --
10: Oct 4-7, 1683: Judicial investigation against Loisel and Villedieu --
11: Oct 5, 1683: Petition by Claude Tardy --
12: Oct 7, 1683: Loizel & Villedieu's petition --
13: Oct 11, 1683: Petition by Anthoine Villedieu --
14: Oct 13, 1683: Judgment rendered by Migeon de Branssat --
15: Oct 13, 1683: Statement of court expenses --
16: No date, 1684: Statement of expenditures made by sieur de La Durantaye --
17: May 19, 1684: Death and inventory of Jean Gay (or Laurent) dit Cascaret --
18: May 20, 1684: Court record of the death of Mathurin Normandin dit Beausoleil --
19: Dec 31, 1684: Service contract of Claude Guichard, Carpenter, and La Durantaye --
20: Jan 11, 1685: Partnership agreement between Laurent Baudet and sieur de La Durantaye --
21: May 15, 1685: Partnership agreement between Jean Morneau & Jean Lariou & sieur de La Durantaye --
22: No date, 1686: Summary of Governor Denonville's letters --
23: Sept 24, 1686: Rene Fezeret's complaint against Etienne de Sainte --
24: Sept 25, 1686: Etienne de Sainte's statement denying Fezeret's complaint --
25: Sept 26, 1686: Testimony of Fezeret's witnesses --
26: Sept 26-27, 1686: Judicial inquiry regarding the petition of Estienne de Sainte against Fezeret --
27: Sept 30, 1686: Verdict in favor of Fezeret against de Sainte --
28: Mar 3, 1687: Judgment to the benefit of sieur Patron against sieur Dulhut --
29: Jan 20, 1688: Marie Morin's sworn statement that she is pregnant by Alphonse de Tonty --
30: Mar 8, 1688: King to Denonville and Champigny --
31: June 7, 1689: Instructions to Governor Frontenac --
32: May 14, 1690: Agreement between Nicolas Perrot and Pierre Le Sueur --
33: Sept 1, 1690: Protest by Francoise Duquet against the Bishop of Quebec --
34: Sept 16, 1692: Summary investigation of the beaver trade --
35: Aug 31, 1693: Service contract between sieurs Louis Duquet Duverdier, etc, and sieur de La Durantaye --
36: Sept 9, 1694: Agreement between Monsieur Lamothe Cadillac and Moreau --
37: Aug 3, 1695: Cadillac to the Minister --
38: Apr 23, 1696: Agreement regarding the purchase, via credit, of trade goods by Marie Guyon --
39: Sept 2, 1696: Service contract of Jean Lalonde with Cadillac --
40: Sept 24, 1696: House-rental lease from sieur Petit to Mme Cadillac. 41: September 1697: Champigny to the Minister re: Alphonse de Tonty's illegal trade at Michilimackinac --
42: September 1697: Callieres's orders to Le Verrier to stop the French from going to the Ottawa country, and Champigny's remarks --
43: Sept 4, 1697: Alphonse de Tonty's power of attorney to Pierre Lamoureux de St Germain --
44: Oct 27, 1697: Champigny to the Minister regarding Tonty's illegal trade to Michilimackinac --
45: May 21, 1698:Minister to Collieres --
46: May 5, 1700: Royal memoir to Callieres and Champigny --
47: May 27 and June 5, 1700: Minutes of the Enquiry of Fezeret v Boudor --
48: June 5, 1700: Fezeret v Boudor: witnesses' testimony --
49: Oct 3, 1701: Reversal by the Sovereign Council of the 1699 judgment in Fezeret v Boudor --
50: May 30, 1703: Minister to Callieres regarding La Durantaye and La Dame de La Forest --
51: Dec 31, 1705: Declaration by Marie Lesueur --
52: July 10, 1715: Pontchartrain to Ramezay and Begon regarding soldiers at Michilimackinac --
53: Nov 20, 1715: Ramezay's orders regarding voyageur Verger dit Desjardins --
54: Sept 6, etc., 1716-1717: Petition of Pierre Crevier dit Duvernay for Pay --
55: Jan 13, 1716: King's attorney's complaint against various voyageurs --
56: Jan 13, 1716: Record of interrogations of LeBoeuf and other voyageurs charged with not fighting against the Fox Indians --
57: Jan 14, 1716: Sentence ordering the four voyageurs to return to Michilimackinac --
58: Jan 14, 1716: Appearance of Francois Poisset as bond for Jean Verge --
59: Nov 7, 1716: Louvigny's statement regarding engages's pay dispute over serving against the Foxes --
60: Mar 27, 1734: Statement by Daragon on the topic of the soldier Lafranchise who was robbed and buried alive about 42 years ago --
61: Mar 29, 1734: Statement by Widow Dailleboust De Musseaux on the topic of the soldier who was robbed and buried alive about 43 years ago --
62: Mar 30, 1734: Statement by Pierre Martin on the same topic --
Appendix 1: Untranslated French terms --
Appendix 2: Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-century legal terms --
Appendix 3: Missionaries assigned to Michilimackinac --
Appendix 4: Commanders at Michilimackinac --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: translated by Joseph L. Peyser ; edited by Joseph L. Peyser and José António Brandão ; introduction by José António Brandão.
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From the Publisher: Edge of Empire provides both an overview and an intensely detailed look at Michigan's Fort Michilimackinac at a very specific period of history. While the introduction offers an overview of the French fur trade, of the place of Michilimackinac in that network, and of what Michilimackinac was like in the years up to 1716, the body of the book is comprised of sixty-one French-language documents, now translated into English. Collected from archives in France, Canada, and the United States, the documents identify many of the people involved in the trade and reveal a great deal about the personal and professional relations among people who traded.

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