Cover of A Half Century Of Conflict Volume I

A Half Century Of Conflict Volume I

Auhtor: Francis Parkman

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Summary of the Book 'A Half Century Of Conflict Volume I':

pt. 1. Pioneers of France in the New world. 1865.--pt. 2. The Jesuits in North America. 1867.--pt. 3. La Salle and the discovery of the Great West. 1869.--pt. 4. The old re?gime in Canada. 1874.--pt. 5. Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV. 1877.--pt. 6. A half-century of conflict. 1892. 2 v.--pt. 7. Montcalm and Wolfe. 1884. 2 v.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Half Century Of Conflict Volume I':


... under pretence of helping them to conquer their French neighbors, Costebelle is sure that England only means to bring them to a dutiful subjection. ...
... Vaudreuil, from whom the Acadians had begged help, was about to send it when news of the approach of Walker's fleet forced him to keep all his strength ...
... seem to have been totally devoid of natural leaders, and, unhappily for themselves, left their fate in the hands of others. Yet they were fully ...
... produced a small one. The river Kennebec, which was generally admitted by the French to be the dividing line between their possessions ...
... meeting at Georgetown armed and equipped for any contingency. They went accordingly,-Abenakis from Becancour and St. Francis, Hurons from Lorette, ...
... of the fight, succor the wounded if any were still alive, and attack the Indians, if he could find them. Tyng called upon Hassell to go with him ...
... by John Chamberlain.[276] Not a living Indian was to be seen. The Pequawkets were cowed by the rough handling they had met when they plainly expected ...
... been carried by assault but the loss to the assailants must needs have been great against so brave and desperate a foe, and such a mode of attack is ...
... gone from bad to worse, declared that they could no longer bear the burden of Louisiana, and begged the King to take it off their hands. The colony ...
... costs of another war. Longueuil, the provisional governor, persisted in measures of peace, and the Sieur de Lignery called a council of the Outagamies ...
... warriors and twenty Frenchmen. La Perri`ere et La Fresni`ere `a Beauharnois, 10 Septembre, 1728. [348] Guignas `a Beauharnois, 29 Mai, 1728. ...
... enemy they had to fear. Moreover, Boston merchants made good profit by supplying the Acadians with necessaries which they could get in no other way ...
... 9 September, 1703. [7] Bellomont to the Lords of Trade, 28 February, 1700. [8] Ibid. [9] Schuyler, Colonial New York, i. 488. ...
... survive by blighting those about them. They in turn, as they grow, interlock their boughs, and repeat in a season or two the same process of mutual ...
... a heavy load, she followed her captors in their hasty retreat towards Canada. After a time she was safely delivered of an infant in the midst of the ...
... the missionaries in their name, would not let her go. She is there still, writes Williams two years later, and has forgotten to speak English. ...
... in one letter sets the number of prisoners at one hundred and fifty, and increases it in another to two hundred and fifty. Ramesay, governor of Montreal, ...
... settlement. It seems to me, he wrote to the minister, that these people live like true republicans, acknowledging neither royal authority nor ...
... Peter Schuyler thought that the time for action had come, the Albany traders and their allies, who fattened on Canadian beaver, were still for peace ...
... British cause, Schuyler took five Mohawk chiefs with him to England. One died on the voyage the rest arrived safe, and their appearance was the sensation ...