FRENCH GUIANA. Certificate of Enlistment 1837. 6459



Certificat d’Activité de Service, for Jean Baptiste Allain, aged 22, enlisting in the 1er Régiment de Marine, giving full details of his appearance and former trade (cobbler), dates of registration, etc., signed by several officers. 11 x 7 inches, one small hole, occasional light stains only. Cayenne, French Guiana, 17 June 1837. Cayenne, a seaport and the capital of French Guiana, became a penal settlement for political offenders.