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Richard Dulong's Liquor License

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One of the most interesting documents associated with Richard Dulong is his license for running an inn issued by the British authorities, Montréal, 11 April 1769 (National Archives of Canada, RG 4, vol. 60, bond no. 27). This is one of several such licenses issued to him, with accompanying letters of recommendation, that can be found at the National Archives of Canada. The license reads as follows:

District of the City of Montreal}

Be it Remembered, That on the Eleventh Day of April in the Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Nine, Richard Dulong of the City of Montreal in the District aforsaid, Inn-keeper, and Jacques Dufet and Martin Querbois personnally came before me Jonas de Saulles agent to GEORGE ALLSOPP, Esq; Deputy-Secretary for this Province, and Acknoledged themselves to owe to our said Sovereign Lord the KING; that is to say, the said Richard Dulong in the Sum of Twenty Pounts, and the Said Jacques Dufest and Martin Querbois the sum of Ten Pounds each, of good and lawful Money of Great-Britain, to be made and levied of their Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements respectively, to the Use of our said Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, to be disposed of in the Manner directed by an Ordinance of this Province, dated the Twenty-third Day of February, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-eight, if the said Richard Dulong shall make Default in the Condition underwritten.

The Condition of this Recognizance is such, That whereas the above named Richard Dulong is licensed to keep a Publick Ale-House or Victuallying-house, and to utter and fell strong Liquors by Retail, for one whole Year, to be computed from the Twenty-fifth Day of March, 1769, in the House in now dewlleth, at the Sign of the Board in the City of Montreal and District aforsaid; if he the said Richard Dulong shall keep and maintain good Order and Rule, and shall suffer no Disorders, or unlawful Games to be used in his said House, or in any Out-house, Yard or Garden, thereunto belonging, during the said Term, then this Recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowldeged before me}

Jonas de Saulles

jacques Dufest
Martin querbois

This is a preprinted form, the italics indicate the filled in portions of the form. I suspect that the sign of the board means that he had a sign showing a well laid table with food and drink.

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