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Rules and Regulations for Ferries / Règles et règlemens des Traversiers
- 45 × 57 cm. Text in English and French, each in triple columns, listing the regulations for the District of Montreal. First order dated April 30th, 1813, under the name of A. Reid, Ck. P. Final order dated: 26th April, 1830, under the name of John Delisle, Ck. P. This copy has ms. notes in English and French dated April 1840: "Granted to Benoit Lalie to ferry from Isle Jesuit to the Parish of Terrebonne ." The notes list the prices for conveyance, for example: "For a Calesh or Carl drawn by the horse and the driver one shilling 1/". The printed text in English ends: "And every Ferryman shall be bound to Ferry gratis the Messengers carrying his Majesty's Mail. | BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT | Deslisle & Deslisle, Ck. P." But in this copy, "Deslisle & Deslisle, Ck. P." has been altered by hand to read: "Deslisle & Brehaul Deslisle, Ck. P." Written on the verso of the broadside is written: "1840 | Benoit Lalie | Isle Jesuit | Tariff". Wove paper with folds and several pinholes at the creases, small piece missing at the bottom center. John (Jean-Baptiste) Delisle (1780-1838; married Mary Robinson) was born in Montreal, the son of notary Jean-Guillaume Delisle and Radegonde Berthelet. He was a Justice of the Peace in Montreal from 1814 until his death. His son, Alexandre-Maurice Delisle (1810-1880), who was a public servant, member of the assembly, and businessman, was also a clerk of the peace in Montreal during this time period. Only three other copies of this broadside are known to be extant: two copies at Library and Archives Canada; and McGill University, Rare Books and Special Collections Library.
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