Thursday, January 3, 2008

On this day in Our Islands History

In 1889, the Islands Municipality instructed the town crier to relay a public message. The record contained the note, "I, Alexandre Therriau, the under signed, public crier, living in the parish of House Harbour, certify under my office oath, that I have published the public notice annexed to the present while posting a copy at the place fixed by the council and have read it in a strong and intelligent voice, to the door of the School House in Grosse Isle, the third day of the month of January, eighteen hundred eighty-nine. In faith, I give this certificate. Alex Terriau.

- From the chronicle's of historian Father Frédéric Landry
Événements Historiques Agenda (Septembre 1993 à Septembre 1994)

It does not say what the notice was about, that he stuck on the door of the Grosse Isle schoolhouse. I'm assuming that it is an invitation to join the Municipality of the Magdalen Islands or what would later become the regional government, because the original East End Municipality started in or around that date.

If anyone has any ideas on the subject, please feel free to make suggestions in the comment section of this posting!

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