These three bound volumes of original manuscript documents relate to Protestant history in the cities of Pons, Gemozac and Mortagne in western France. They reflect two hundred years of Huguenot history. The documents were collected and compiled byt he Swiss historian and paster Alexandre Crottet while he lived in France from 1836 to 1846 and served as pastor to the Protestant Church in Pons, in the Saintonge region of France. Alongside the original documents, Crottet included his handwritten transcriptions of many of the records, as well as his extensive research notes. Crottet's notes tell the provenance of some documents, make historical connections or call attention to individuals named in the documents who were or might have been linked to the Huguenot emigration to America. The original documetns speak to what it was like to be a Protestant in western France from the late 1500s up until just before the Revolution in 1789. The earliest document is dated 1576, midpoint in the Civil Wars of Religion taking place in France during the sixteenth century. The documents continue through the Edict of Nantes in 1598 and its revocation in 1685 to the final document which is dated 1787, the year that the Edict of Tolerance was issued by Louis XVI. With the wealth of history he found in these documents, coupled with his own research and correspondence with Huguenots in South Carolina, Crottet published a book regarding the history of these churches in western France in 1841 under the title Histoire Des Eglises Reformees: De Pons, Gemozac, Et Mortagne, En Saintonge. The Charleston Library Society extends many thanks for the generous donations from members of the Prioleau family and members of the Charleston Library Society Collections Committee for making the digitization, increased accessibility, and partial translation of these manuscripts possible.