(These were the King’s mistresses who were debauchees and adulteresses)
“We, the undersigned Constabulary guards, acknowledge that the girls named on this document have been entrusted to our care, to be conducted to Paimboeuf, where we will deliver them to the Captain of the flute La Baleine, on which the girls will be embarked, and we are to present to the Company of the Indies evidence of our delivery, along with the acknowledgement by the Captain that the said girls have been received by him.”
Done at Paris, 12 June 1720
Signed: DELAGE, and BETOUZET
The original list of eighty-eight girls on the La Baleine included these two founding mothers of Mississippi Gulf Coast families:
Marie Angelique Girard (age 22) married Andre Miot.
She is the ancestor of all descendants of the Nicaise and Gollott families in Mississippi. She is also the ancestor of thousands of Gulf Coast residents, including surnames such as Ladner, Ladnier, Cuevas, Saucier, Moran, Bosarge, Dubuisson, Shaw, Seymour, Favre, Dedeaux, Gill, Krohn, Tiblier, Fayard, Martin, Guice, Lizana, La Fontaine, Scarborough, Quave, Cassibry, Greenwell, Swetman, Perez, and countless others.
Marie-Anne Foucault (age 17) married Jacques Claude Dupont.
She is the ancestor of many Jackson County residents, including surnames like Dupont, Krebs, Demouy, Holley, Leflau, Jennings, Hague, and Gautier.