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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: Document and Translation of "Procédure criminel"
    go to New England with a man of the name of Thibault also working for De Francheville and that they were arrested together at the beginning of this winter and that the negress has often threaten her mistress and the city of setting a fire and that on the same day she has said that her mistress and many more would not sleep in their houses that night that she

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: The trial timeline
    Examination of Angélique May 6 9 00AM Examination of Angélique New information by Alexis Lemoine Monière Testimonies of Ignace Gamelin fils Catherine Custeau Jacques Jalleteaux Jeanne Nafrechou May 6 Ordinance to issue a writ against Thibault May 12 4 00PM Confrontation between Angélique and Marie panis May 12 2 00PM Reading of testimony to Étienne Volant de Radisson Thérèse De Couagne Marguerite De Couagne Hypolite LeBer de Senneville Marie panis of Mr De Berey May 13 Reading of testimony to Ignace Gamelin fils Jeanne Nafrechou Marguerite César Charlotte Desrivières Alexis Lemoine Monière Jeanne Tailhandier dit LaBaume May 14 Reading of testimony to Jacques Jalleteaux Françoise Geoffrion Catherine Custeau Marie Joseph Bizet May 15 Reading of testimony to J J Boudard dit Laflamandiere May 17 Reading of testimony to Louis Langlois dit Traversy Marie Françoise Thomelet May 14 6 00AM Confrontation between Angélique and Françoise Geoffrion May 14 Confrontation between Angélique and Jacques Jalleteaux May 14 4 00PM Confrontation between Angélique and Marguerite César May 14 5 00PM Examination of Angélique May 15 2 00PM New information by Louis Bellefeuille dit La Ruine May 15 4 00PM Confrontation between Angélique and Marie Louise Poirier May 17 2 00PM Confrontation between Angélique and Louis Langlois dit Traversy May 17 3 00PM Confrontation Angélique and Marie Françoise Thomelet May 19 8 00AM New information by Louis Dubuisson May 19 8 00AM Testimony of François De Bérey des Essars May 25 Report of bailiff on public call May 26 5 00PM New information by Amable Lemoine May 26 Request by the King s Attorney to torture the accused May 27 6 00AM Confrontation between Angélique and Charlotte Desrivières May 27 6 30AM Confrontation between Angélique and Étienne Volant de Radisson May 27 7 00AM Confrontation between Angélique and J J Boudard dit Laflamendière May

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: April 12 1734 • The interrogation
    ran away from Mr De Francheville s and set out to go to New England with a man of the name of Thibault She said it was no more than six weeks ago that she and a man by the name of Thibault whose name is Claude de Butenne went no more than thirty leagues from here in their attempt to go to New England and from there to her country Portugal right across from Madeira She was asked if she didn t threaten to burn Mrs De Francheville if she didn t give her back her freedom She said no She was asked if on the day of the fire she didn t say to Mr De Berey s Panis slave that her mistress and her would not sleep in their house that night She said no that she would have had to be possess by the Devil if she had done that She was asked if she had not said to someone who was accusing her of being the cause of the fire and of such destruction that it was not over to be careful that the rest of the city would be burned too She said no and on the contrary when the widow De Francheville implied that she might have set her house on fire she had said Madame though I am wicked I am not wretched enough to do such a thing She was asked why when the fire started on the roof of Mrs De Francheville s house did she prevent a young girl of Mr Desrivières to call out for help by pulling her away by her apron She said the young girl was playing with the young De Couagne s girl and she was trying to prevent them from playing in the

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: The verdict
    June 4 1734 Verdict by Raimbault Adhémar Chaumont LePailleur Gaudront as signed by royal notary Jean Baptiste Adhémar

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: June 12 1734 Appeal - Translation
    for forgiveness This done to have have her fist cut off against a post planted in front of the said church after which she would be taken by the said executor in the same tip cart to the public place and be bound to a stake with an iron chain and burned alive her body reduced to ashes and the ashes scattered to the wind and her belongings be seized in the name of the King Prior the accused to be tortured in both the ordinary and extraordinary ways to reveal the identity of her accomplices and concerning the said Thibault it was ordered that the hearing of the witnesses testimony would be used as if confronted with the said Thibault And afterwards the torture of the said negress and her examination to be communicated to the King s Attorney with the usual procedure the procedure and instructions on which was based the verdict Considered the examination of the accused on the torture seat in the Counsel Chambers today and the conclusions of the King s Attorney of yesterday and the report by Jean Victor Varin All considered the Conseil has received the King s Attorney General appellant of the said sentence of the 4th of June and his right to appeal of the sentence The Conseil has rejected the appeal and sentencing and sentences the said Marie Josephe Angélique for redress of the damages caused by the fire and others facts mentionned at the said trial to make public amends by wearing a shirt only with a noose around the neck holding in her hands a burning torch weighing two pounds in front of the main door and entrance of the parish church of the said city of Montreal where she will be taken by the executor of the

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: Torture
    tied to the legs from the knees to the ankles The torturer inserted a wedge between the knees and after each question hit it with a mallet As a consequence the bones of the accused were broken Angélique underwent this procedure on the morning of June 21 1734 and was hanged a few hours later the executioner took her in front of the parish church where she did public amends

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: Execution Report
    court at the jail of this city to the accused after the sacrament of confession received by Navetier priest of the Seminary of Saint Sulpice and was removed and put into the care of the executor of the high justice who took her in front of the parish church of this city where she did public amends holding the torch afterwards taken by the said executor in the empty space

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  • HISTOQUEST ::: Angélique ::: Excerpt of the book
    sprang into action that his bell was echoed by the other chapels in the town and could be heard in the outskirts The roughly 3000 Montrealers knew that this was not an attack from the English colonies for the smell of fire already hung thickly over the vicinity a smell all too familiar and as dreaded as the plague Not a soul remained in the Place d Armes as all able bodied men ran to the call From rue Notre Dame one could already see the flames rising from the rooftops of rue Saint Paul driven by a strong westerly wind In accordance with the superintendent s regulations several citizens were already fighting the blaze with leather and wooden buckets and axes At the bottom of rue Saint Joseph endnote directly beside old Leroux dit Lachaussée s house stood one of the city s gates which opened onto the river A human chain was formed which stretched all the way to rue Saint Paul in spite of the great distance while others drew water from one of the rare wells behind the Lagardelette house From where she was on Place d Armes the widow de Francheville could have sworn she saw flames curling from her rooftop Memories of the 1721 fire were playing tricks with her vision The distance to her house on rue Saint Paul seemed interminable Her neighbour Francois Bérey des Essars his servants and his young slave hastily piled belongings into a cart they had found Berey was a prominent citizen Treasurer for the Naval troops and Keeper of Public Funds In front of his house the widow sees his black slave and a hired hand quickly carrying off small pieces of furniture clothing and assorted items She searches in vain for her brother in law Alexis Lemoine Moniere but in the gathering darkness general outcry and panic she is forced to abandon the effort but not before issuing orders to secure what few possessions have escaped the flames Further east the head of the Montreal militia is in his element No longer young Etienne Volant Radisson and his son in law having sent their women to the relative safety of the upper town with the help of their servant Charlotte their Panis Marguerite and two hirelings Robin and Francois were doing the best they could to carry out furniture and to quickly cart off to the safety of the hospital across the street Given the circumstances the nuns had ordered that their chapel be made available to their neighbours in their time of need These cloistered nuns were duty bound to treat the sick and afflicted who appeared at their hospital gates The inhabitants of rue Saint Paul were preoccupied with finding a secure corner of the nuns chapel for their salvaged possessions to keep them safe from thieves Everyone ran in every direction not quite knowing where or why Panic reigned supreme Several moments later horror overcame fear the brisk wind carried the flames with

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