1905 – Dueling still common at St Pierre

At St Pierre and One Man Has Fought Ten Times
Chicago News

  • December 29, 1905 – The Hartford republican. (Hartford, Ky.)
  • April 05, 1906 – Hopkinsville Kentuckian

There is one place in North America where dueling is still common

That is St Pierre Miquelon. Among other practices peculiar to the mother country France is that of settling affairs of honor by an appeal to the pistol or the rapier. From a recent publication in the Pierrois journal, La Vigie (The Lookout) it is learned that 17 duels have taken place there the last four years or an …

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1778 – Benjamin Franklin et al.

Passy, July 16, 1778.

May it please your honors, we have the honor to enclose a copy of a letter just received from M. de Sartine, the minister of state for the marine of this kingdom, in answer to which we have had the honor to assure his excellency that we would embrace the first opportunity of communicating it to your honors. We have not the smallest doubts of the good inclinations of the people in America to supply the necessities of their friends in St. Pierre and Miquelon, nor of the abilities of those in the Northern States to …

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1778 – De Sartine au Congrès américain (2)

Versailles, July 29, 1778.

Gentlemen: I have received the letter which yon did me the honor to transmit on the 16th instant. His majesty relies greatly on the succors of provisions which the government of Massachusetts Bay may furnish the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

The difficulties which the privateers of the United States have experienced till now in the ports of France, either as to the sale of their prizes or to secure their prisoners must cease, from the change of circumstances. I make no doubt, on the other hand, but that the United States will grant the …

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