Place Published: [Washington]
Publisher: House of Representatives
Date Published: 1846
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
A SCARCE USA GOVERNMENT PRINTED PETITION FOR A QUEBEC CITIZEN.
9 x 5-3/4 inches, 14pp. disbound. Near fine. Includes testimonies.
A petition to collect monies past due by the heirs of Francois Cazeau, Canadian fur trader and merchant from Montreal who backed the Americans during the Revolutionary wars, who was captured and imprisoned by the British on charges of assisting the enemy.
1846 – Cazeau, Francois (1734-1815). 29th Congress, 1st Session. Ho. of Reps. No. 694. Petition of the heirs of Francois Cazeau.
[United States Revolutionary War Claims – Canada – 1777 - 1778] Francois Cazeau once a man of great wealth lost everything and eventually died penniless in France. The petition is focused mainly on 8000 bushels of wheat which Cazeau purchased at the request of General [Benedict] Arnold for the American Army which failed to “reinvade Canada.”
Near Fine. Item #1672