Transcribed and translated by Audrey Henderson, November, 2014
Quebec City Archives
Themis Database of Court Records
March 19, 1840
Localisation #3B 023 03-04-002B-01
Dated 19 day of March 1840
For the next Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
BEFORE ME, the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, for the city and District of Quebec, residing in the said City, this 18th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, appeared Joseph Lepine, of the said City of Quebec, carriage maker.
Who, being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists, does depose, declare and say, as follows: – to wit: That on Saturday the fourteenth day of March instant, the deponent, driving a cart on the road in the Parish of Charlesbourg, wanted to quietly pass without bothering anyone but was violently attacked by the said Patrick Cassin of Valcartier who was also wanting to pass but attacked the deponent and gave him a lash with his whip and then tried to do it again. This was done without provocation or cause, and against the Peace.
The deponent saith not and declares he is unable to sign or write.
Sworn before me, at Quebec, on the day and year first above written. The deponent is fined twenty pounds and must appear and testify at the Quarter General Sessions of the Peace which will take place at Quebec, the twenty first day of April instant.
Signed: J. Jones, J.P.
Province of Lower Canada,
District of Quebec. Ss.
Be it remembered , that on the nineteenth day of March, 1840, in the third year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady, Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, before me, the undersigned, one of the Justices of Our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, assigned to keep the Peace within the City and District of Quebec, residing in the City of Quebec, in the said District; appeared, and were personally present:
Patrick Cassin, farmer and William McBain, farmer, both of Valcartier and Patrick C. Daly, Huckster.
All of the said City of Quebec; and acknowledged themselves to owe and to be indebted to Our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, to wit: the said Patrick Cassin in the sum of twenty pounds, sterling money of Great Britain, and the said William McBain and Patrick C. Daley in the sum of ten pounds, sterling money aforesaid, each, to be respectively made and levied of their several goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to the use of Our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, if he the said Patrick Cassin shall fail in performing the Condition herein underwritten.
The Condition of this Recognizance is such, that if the above named Patrick Cassin shall personally be and appear at the next Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the said District of Quebec, to be begun and holden in the said City of Quebec, on the twenty first day of April next, and from day to day during the Session of the said Court, to do and receive what shall then and there be enjoined him by the Court, and do not depart the Court without leave, and in the mean time shall keep the Peace and be of good behavior towards Our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, and all and every the liege people of Our Sovereign Lady the Queen, and more especially towards one Joseph Lepine of the said City of Quebec, in the said District, then, that the present Recognizance shall be null and void, but otherwise shall be and remain in full force, virtue and effect.
Taken and acknowledged before me, the said Justice of the Peace, at the said City of Quebec, on the day and year herein first above written,
Signed: J. Jones, J.P.
Signed: Patrick Cassin
Signed: William McBain
Signed: P.C, Daly