English Translation: Jérémie Papers: Procuration by M. Jean Francois Gervaid to M. Jeanniot. 1785 July 4

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Title:
English Translation: Jérémie Papers: Procuration by M. Jean Francois Gervaid to M. Jeanniot. 1785 July 4
Series Title:
6. Notary: L'Epine (Jean Gabriel Joseph Hordell) Folder 6A-108
Physical Description:
MS Group 17 Folder 6A-108
Language:
French
Creator:
M. Jean Francois Gervaid
Ho, Andie ( Transcriber )
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Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )

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Abstract:
Records of the jurisdiction of Jérémie in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) notarized by more than thirty notaries who operated both in Jérémie and in outlying areas. Also includes records of the civil administration, documents registered with the greffier (registrar), and a small number of ecclesiastical records.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 022467942
special collection finding guide identifier number - 6. Notary: L'Epine (Jean Gabriel Joseph Hordell) Folder 6A-108
System ID:
AA00016400:00002

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Jeremie Papers 6. Notary: L'Epine (Jean Gabriel Joseph Hordell) Folder 6A 108 Procuration by M. Jean Franois Gervais to M. Jeanniot. 1785 July 4 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------English Translation by Andie Ho, www.andiehotranslations.com 12/2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 4, 1785 Mandate by Mr Gervais in favor of Mr. Jeanniot in the Jurisdiction of the Seneschal of the Royal Seat of Jrmie residing in the Saint Louis en of St. Domingue in America Mr. Jean Fran ois Gervais, who was present in person, Living at his residence in the uplands of Trou Bonbon and Castaihe (?) qualified to call and consider himself heir to Mr. Edme Gervais, working as a caterer R ue de monX in Paris, X X parish of Saint Jean en Grve, who drew up and wrote for his general /special agent Mr. Franois Michel Jeanniot, officier de bouche 1 residing on rue X in C ormeilles near Franconville on R oute de Pontoise, to whom is granted, along with the other presumptive heirs of the deceased, the a uthority to act on his behalf and in his name in these matters, to draw up an inventory and description in the accustomed manner of all assets and effects left behind by the deceased in the house where he died and everywhere else; to name and designate o fficer s to prepare the inventory appraisal and the sale of household effects from the estate; to agree if necessary to the termination of the inventory; to have sold in the accustomed manner the household effects ; that the attorney has full knowledge of all 1 referring to a variety of positions in the royal court involving serving at for instance, cutting meat, etc. designated anyone who held a posi tion of personal responsibility that was inherited or purchased (at the time, positions could be purchased), and thus implied a certain social standing.

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assets and effects from the estate and debts owed if any; to unconditionally o r by benefit of inventory accept or renounce the estate on behalf of the settlor ; if accepted, to distribute the assets and effects of the deceased to his heirs ; in doing so to also request and collect from all persons indebted to him all money owed to him and, if payment is refused, to pursue by legal means debtors and others indebted to him ; if the presumptive heirs of the settl o r are negligent or refuse to have the invent ory drawn up and [the assets] distributed, to issue any summons or petitions against them as may be necessary, and even, if such is the case, at his request and diligence, to have the inventory and distribution performed through legal processes ; and if nec essary, to plead, oppose, summon, renounce, affi rm, elect domicile, and substitute. He also grant s authority to his agent to sell, assign, transport, exchange, and otherwise give up everything that he can claim and which may be owed to him from distributio n of the assets from the estate, under such clauses and conditions and from such other assets as he shall decide; to collect payment for everything that the agent shall receive in accordance with this document ; to provide the necessary receipts and dischar ges; and for all of the contents above and under all circumstances and dependences to draw up and perform any contract of sale, assignment, transport, distribution, exchange, compromise, transaction summons, petition, inventory, receipt, discharge, tran sactions or any other necessary instruments The settlo r promise s to ap prove and sign if necessary. This document is valid until it is explicitly revoked, notwithstanding expiration and passage of time. Hereby. Drawn up and signed in Jrmie in the office in the year one thousand seven hundred eighty five on the fourth of July before noon. Mr. Gervais signed along with us, the attorneys [signatures] Gervais [Jean Gabriel Joseph] Lpine Attorney He [probably the deputy clerk who drew up the document]



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Jeremie Papers 6. Notary: L'Epine (Jean Gabriel Joseph Hordell) Folder 6A 108 Procuration by M. Jean Franois Gervais to M. Jeanniot. 1785 July 4 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------English Translation by Andie Ho, www.andiehotranslations.com 12/2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 4, 1785 Mandate by Mr Gervais in favor of Mr. Jeanniot in the Jurisdiction of the Seneschal of the Royal Seat of Jrmie residing in the Saint Louis en of St. Domingue in America Mr. Jean Fran ois Gervais, who was present in person, Living at his residence in the uplands of Trou Bonbon and Castaihe (?) qualified to call and consider himself heir to Mr. Edme Gervais, working as a caterer R ue de monX in Paris, X X parish of Saint Jean en Grve, who drew up and wrote for his general /special agent Mr. Franois Michel Jeanniot, officier de bouche 1 residing on rue X in C ormeilles near Franconville on R oute de Pontoise, to whom is granted, along with the other presumptive heirs of the deceased, the a uthority to act on his behalf and in his name in these matters, to draw up an inventory and description in the accustomed manner of all assets and effects left behind by the deceased in the house where he died and everywhere else; to name and designate o fficer s to prepare the inventory appraisal and the sale of household effects from the estate; to agree if necessary to the termination of the inventory; to have sold in the accustomed manner the household effects ; that the attorney has full knowledge of all 1 referring to a variety of positions in the royal court involving serving at for instance, cutting meat, etc. designated anyone who held a posi tion of personal responsibility that was inherited or purchased (at the time, positions could be purchased), and thus implied a certain social standing.

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assets and effects from the estate and debts owed if any; to unconditionally o r by benefit of inventory accept or renounce the estate on behalf of the settlor ; if accepted, to distribute the assets and effects of the deceased to his heirs ; in doing so to also request and collect from all persons indebted to him all money owed to him and, if payment is refused, to pursue by legal means debtors and others indebted to him ; if the presumptive heirs of the settl o r are negligent or refuse to have the invent ory drawn up and [the assets] distributed, to issue any summons or petitions against them as may be necessary, and even, if such is the case, at his request and diligence, to have the inventory and distribution performed through legal processes ; and if nec essary, to plead, oppose, summon, renounce, affi rm, elect domicile, and substitute. He also grant s authority to his agent to sell, assign, transport, exchange, and otherwise give up everything that he can claim and which may be owed to him from distributio n of the assets from the estate, under such clauses and conditions and from such other assets as he shall decide; to collect payment for everything that the agent shall receive in accordance with this document ; to provide the necessary receipts and dischar ges; and for all of the contents above and under all circumstances and dependences to draw up and perform any contract of sale, assignment, transport, distribution, exchange, compromise, transaction summons, petition, inventory, receipt, discharge, tran sactions or any other necessary instruments The settlo r promise s to ap prove and sign if necessary. This document is valid until it is explicitly revoked, notwithstanding expiration and passage of time. Hereby. Drawn up and signed in Jrmie in the office in the year one thousand seven hundred eighty five on the fourth of July before noon. Mr. Gervais signed along with us, the attorneys [signatures] Gervais [Jean Gabriel Joseph] Lpine Attorney He [probably the deputy clerk who drew up the document]