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Great Britain and the Catholics of the Illinois Country, 1763-1744. Records of the American Catholic...
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Great Britain and the Catholics of the Illinois Country, 1763-1744. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXII. Pages 111-112.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
14 January 2016
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholica ACHS Records
Meurin, Sebastien Louis, 1707-1777.
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GREA . T BRITAIN AND THE CATHOLICS OF THE ILLINOIS COUNTRY. 1763-1774. A couni::r“E;:tg1:?fhhad won trom France, in 1263, all the as the Illinois 62 Alleghenies and the Ohm River known government th country, ‘little was done to establish a cIvIl John Wilkins iiein until on November 12, 1.768, Lt.-Col. de Chartres it e British commandant Ivho lived at Fort to establish ,a Ssued a proclamation declarmg l1lS resolution Civil dispute court of Judicature for the settlement ‘of all een a Subksi fVVhether he-had. the right to do this has From Ci C B0I'.hl-SlCO1‘1Cal Inquiry and (.llSC11SSl0rl. by C‘ E. Ca6’rc::r ntam and the Illmozs C ozmtry, ‘I763-I774, “ Wilkin’s relaIt)i:gn: S trlalcted th:IftOli1()Oli‘c:sngI’:rere a paremly amicable a I I C (iimlgin 3' t t tionzil at Fort (16 char”: b Iflrge part 0 tfelreggmen sca h 1. Church. The 1 es eing members 0 tie omari) at 0 dersned by the tr:g:1 P:c)SE1)tIon of the Clitxrchrliadd een we a"‘’ on the whole Eihy 0 am and IiIybSu(iIcaeeEl:giIsiiCu<:nv::,1Sf ment toward the C ehC(li]rSei)ll1l1l%ue' y e l gn rafle one In the Illinois at 0 Ics o rnois V:71a:1a:11 110 0 of the. Parish at IC-aska:I)<1I'1zi1tz:1)1,duc:f: tiliitfurlriissslibzn arfiongrxtihielndians t 3 Same name. By :1 royal decree in 1764 the Jesuit Order in France and its de ndencies was abolished. and the ecfee was ex (1 ' ll): Ill' ' countr in the same year’ the pro Zillte b 1'n tc:>nEs]:aOt:d for tiie use of the French kin PN Y emg-' ‘t leave but the Sul- pl-tians “k g-. ot only did the IeS11l.S , I t I be”. I ewise abandoned their Parishes, so tiat a -tie "m"m8’ Of the British occupation not a single P“95t was in the country. Father Meurin, however, one of the expelled priests, obtained leave to return to minister to the