Pioneers of France in the New World. France and England in North America; Champlain and His Associates Volume 2

Pioneers of France in the New World. France and England in North America; Champlain and His Associates Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the French kept hold on Acadia.3 Biencourt, partially at least, rebuilt Port Royal; while winter after winter the smoke of fur traders' huts curled into the still, sharp air of these frosty wilds, till at length, with happier auspices, plans of settlement were resumed.1 1 Argall's history may be gleaned from Purchas, Smith, Stith, Gorges, Beverly, etc. An excellent summary will be found in Bel-knap's American Biography, and a briefer one in Allen's. Nobiliaimi Herois Potrincurtii Epitaphium, Lescarbot (1618), 694. He took the town, but was killed immediately after by a treacherous shot, in the fifty-eighth year of his age. He was buried on his barony of St. Just. 3 According to Biard, more than five hundred French vessels sailed annually, at this time, to America, for the whale and cod fishery and the fur-trade. Rude hands strangled the " Northern Paraguay " in its birth. Its beginnings had been feeble, but behind were the forces of a mighty organization, at once devoted and ambitious, enthusiastic and calculating. Seven years later the " Mayflower " landed her emigrants at Plymouth. What would have been the issues had the zeal of the pious lady of honor preoccupied New England with a Jesuit colony? In an obscure stroke of lawless violence began the strife of France and England, Protestantism and Rome, which for a century and a half shook the struggling communities of North America, and closed at last in the memorable triumph on the Plains of Abraham. 1 There is an autograph letter in the Archives de la Marine from Biencourt, --who had succeeded to his father's designation, --written at Port Royal in September, 1618, and addressed "anx Autorites de la Ville de Paris," in which he urges upon them the advantages of establishing fortified posts more

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  • English
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