de VAUGINE in VAUDREUIL PAPERS, A calendar and Index of the Personal and Private
Records of Pierre De Rigaud De Vaudreuil, Royal Governor of the French Province
of Louisiana 1743-1753, abstracted from the originals held by the Huntington
Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California, by Bill Barron, Polyanthos,
New Orleans, 1975
Lieutenant Etienne Vaugine de Nuisement...
Listed in LO 236 dtd 1 Oct 1750...Rouille to Vaudereuil - List of Officers the
King has destined for service in the Troops of Louisiana (3 pp)
Listed in Ibid, to Ibid. - dtd 18 Oct 1750 - List of Officers for Louisiana in
the Augmentation of the Troops increasing the number of companies by 24 to a
total of 37 - all officers reformed - gives names of men and the units in
France from which transferred (LO 241) (8 pp)
Listed LO 261A dtd c. 1750 (1 p) General List of Officers by rank and
seniority numbered consecutively in order of seniority of service under
permanent rank: 27 Captains, 26 Lts., 32 ensigns en pied, 12 second ensigns,
24 Cadets a l'aiguillette. ca 1750
LO 410 dtd 1 Dec 1752 - De la Houssays (Commandant at Ark, Post) to Vaudreuil
The Illinois convoy of Benoist arrived with many ill and is wintering at this
post which is short of supplies, especially flour. The voyageur's convoy had
already departed for Ill ...... An office (Vaugine) has been sent to Natchez
in command of a boart for supplies of flour and carries a letter to D'Orgon, the
Natchez commandant, informing him of the situation at Ark Post and the
Benoist convoy for which adequate assistance must be ordered. Arkansas Post is
always short of provisions
SARAZIN, the Interpreter, desires to be an officer and asks to go to New
Orleans to plead his case...La Houssaye promises to write and await the response
in making his decieion./
Mentions Father Carette - indicates in residence.
M. De Vaugine will write to request permission to marry Madame de Gouyon, sister-in-law
of La houssaya. Proposed consitions of the marriage contract sent to
Vaudreuil — La Houssaye will give his consent after receiving Vaudreuil's deicision.
La Houssays request replacement of the copy of the contract of Marriage to
M. Chantalous (notary at new Orleans, and states Madame De Gouyon, who
has a child from a previous marriage (to Jean Francois Gouyon, or Guyon, des
Rochettes) can scarcely find a person more advantageous than Vaugine (Etienne
Martin de Vaugine de Nuisement, Lt. in the troops of La.)
LO 411 dtd 5 Dec 1752 - Benoist de St. Claire writes from Ark. Post to Vaudreuil
stating is ofrced to winter at Ark. Post due to numerous accidents, high winds,
low water, strong river currents, the sick, an ill-willed detachment, insufficient
food supply, damage to provision. He repeats in essense the messages of La
Houssaye in LO 410 including M. De Vaugine sent to Natchez with one baots in
search of supplies...believes Vaugine will ask consent to marry Madame de Guyon
whom he wises to take to Illinois.
LO 422 dtd 25 Dec 1752 - Vaudreuil to De La Houssaye at Arkansas Post...
Marriage contract forms for Madame De Gouyon and Sieur De Vaugine are being
sent in the form requested, with one expeetion, where the laws pre- (?)
the interests of both parties as of the day of the banns, especially the article
concerning Madame de Gouyon. Approval of the marriage is granted.
LO 434 dtd 5 Jan 434 - D'0rgaon at Natchex to Vaudreuil - A chronicle of Miss.