The Sovereign Council Of New France (volume 156); A Study In Canadian Constitutional History by Raymond Du Bois Cahall

The Sovereign Council Of New France (volume 156); A Study In Canadian Constitutional History

byRaymond Du Bois Cahall

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... transfer (transport) unsigned, and three notes with names of witnesses forged. The judge of Montreal sentenced him to be hanged, his property confiscated, his victims reimbursed, and the Seigniors of Montreal presented with the fine of 400 livres. Upon appeal to the Sovereign Council he was condemned to be put in the pillory (d'Estre applique: au carcan et y demeurer attache par le Col pendant trois hemes'), with an inscription across his stomach bearing these words, "Author of false notes ", to restore what he had fraudulently received, and to pay 50 livres fine for expense of trial. He was, further, warned not to repeat the offense on pain of the halter, and to act as a servant for three years.1 (6) The same judge of Montreal had condemned a miller of Costeau to be hanged for stealing 84 minots of wheat and obtaining money from various customers on the promise of furnishing them flour. The Council amended this sentence to a scourging of the shoulders and branding with a fleur-de-lis upon the shoulder, a 50-livre fine, and a prohibition from the further exercise of his trade as a miller.2 (7) Sometimes the Council, although dealing out rigorous sentences because French law specified such penalties, connived at the omission of the more barbarous features. For example, when, in 1668, Jacques Bigeon, criminal and assassin, was sentenced to have his right hand cut off and nailed to a post and to be strangled by hanging to a gallows, the criminal did not hang there with his bleeding stump, for the hand was cut off only after his death.3 The turbulent character of the frontier town of Montreal perhaps accounts for the extreme severity of the sentences inflicted by the local judge of that city, for most of the sen tences which the Council modified in the inte...

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Title:The Sovereign Council Of New France (volume 156); A Study In Canadian Constitutional HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217798403

ISBN - 13:9780217798402

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