of Capitulation, Montreal, Sept. 8, 1760 (bilingual)
Amherst was the commander of the British forces
at Montreal, and the Marquis
de Vaudreuil commanded the French. This surrender
affected all of New France and implied the surrender
of the province.
This document sets the terms for the surrender of Montreal. The
first three articles deny the French forces the usual honours
of war. Some other important articles include:
- Article XXVII: Free exercise of Catholic religion granted.
- Article XXX: The right of the French king to appoint the bishop
- Article XXXVI: Canadians to keep their property.
- Article XL: Aboriginal allies ("Indians") to remain
on their lands.
- Article XLI: French laws only to have effect if the British
king wishes it so.