1762 – Mr. Pitt absolutely refused to cede the island of Miquelon to the French

Anecdotes of the Life of the Right Hon. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham: And of the Principal Events of His Time. With His Speeches in Parliament, from the Year 1736 to the Year 1778

Chapter XXII – 1762

Mr. Pitt absolutely refused to cede the island of Miquelon to the French; and the French minister told Mr. Staley “He would not insist on it.” To the cession of the island of St. Peter only, four indispensable conditions were annexed*. The cession of the island of St Peter was not agreeable to Mr Pitt’s own inclination; for it is a fact …

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1941 : British Communique to be accepted by General de Gaulle

DRAFT OF COMMUNIQUE WHICH WOULD BW ACCEPTED BY GENERAL DE GAULLE

1. The islands are French and will remain French.

2. The present Administrator shall be withdrawn; the Administration of the islands shall be exercised by the Consultative Council.

3. The above-mentioned Council wil will agree to the appointment of Canadian and United States’ officials to assist them in the operation of the wireless stations on the islands in the common interest of the Allies.

4. The Free Franch National Committee inform His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom that they never intended that ships of the Free French Naval …

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