1918 – French Islands of St. Pierre, Miquelon and Langley

This Document is the Property of His Britannic Majesty’s Government.

231 – War Cabinet, Whitehall Gardens – GT 4466

CONFIDENTIAL

I CIRCULATE for information a copy of a despatch from the Governor-General of Canada regarding the future of the French islands of St. Pierre, Miquelon, and Langley, together with a copy of a reply which has been sent after consultation with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.…

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1903 – Election at Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

December 29, 1903 The San Francisco call
RESULT OF ELECTION AT ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Candidate Favoring Annexation to the United States Beaten by Only a Few Votes.

ST. JOHN’S- Newfoundland. Dec. 28. — The contest in St. Pierre and Miquelon for a Representative in the French Chamber of Deputies resulted to-day in the re-election of Legasse by small majority over Fremont (Delmont), who it is understood Is in favor of the annexation of the colony to the United States. As Legasse. represented the fishing interests, the small majority by which he has been re-elected is looked upon as evidence …

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1930 : RUM GANGS’ NEW BASE ST. LAWRENCE ISLANDS

7 août 1930
RUM GANGS’ NEW BASE ST. LAWRENCE ISLANDS
St. Pierre and Miquelon, French Territory, Boom Since Canada’s Ban on Clearances for Liquor-Laden Ships U.S . Bound – Exports Jump From 19,021 Gallons to 113,219 a Month.
Special to The Star

Ottawa, Aug, 7. – There were no declared exports of liquor to the United States last month according to official figures released here, but the big rum shipments that formerly crossed the International border have been diverted to the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
In other words, Canada has lived …

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1903 : To Allow United States to Buy St. Pierre and Miquelon Would Sign Death Sentence.

18 décembre 1903 – Toronto Star
WOULD MEAN DEATH FOR THIS COUNTRY
To Allow United States to Buy St. Pierre and Miquelon Would Sign Death Sentence.
Canadian Associated Press.

London, Dec 18. – Professor Lorin of the University of Bordeaux says that to allow the United States to buy St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands would be to sign the death sentence of Canada. Newfoundland has already thrown in her lot with the Republic. A closer rapprochement between Newfoundland and Canada was not possible until the former had settled the French shore question. An honorable compromised was being delayed by Newfoundland …

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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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