Order from intendant Gilles Hocquart prohibiting the inhabitants of Neuville from cutting wood on the grounds of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame
While the Governor was the Kings representative in New-France, it was, in fact, the Intendent who ran the colony. He was responsible for finances, internal administration and the judicial system. In accordance with his functions, Intendent Gilles Hocquart forbade the inhabitants of Neuville, under penalty of fine, to cut trees on the lands of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame. The order was posted on the door of Saint-Charles Church so that the residents could not feign ignorance.