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Summary of the Book 'A Half Century Of Conflict':
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':
... miles from any settlement made by New Hampshire people, and was therefore useless to them, though of great value to Massachusetts as a cover to Northfield ... ... Sunday sermon by beat of drum, and Eleazer Holton was elected to sound the call in consideration of one pound and ten shillings a year, the drum ... ... to be trusted at long range. The supply of ammunition had sunk so low that Hawks was forced to give the discouraging order not to fire except when necessary ... ... et la mer appartiendront `a L'Angleterre, et que tout ce qui sera au dela de cette ligne appartiendra a La france. Dans Le fond il est avantageux ... ... occasion assembler le conseil de guerre, monsieur Verrier, ing'enieur en chef, ayant aussi 'et'e appel'e, fit son rapport que cette batterie avoit ... ... un demi quart de lieue `a l'habitation du dit Koller, il avoit envoy'e des d'ecouvreurs en attendant la nuit, mais ils eurent le malheur d^etre d'ecouverts ... ... for Instructions are returned with Supplies and large promises to the Indians (before well dispos'd and upon the point of putting themselves under ... ... several of the Inhabitants at least of Minas knew of the Enemy's Motions, &I find that it is the general Opinion of the Officers that they did. ... ... its Inhabitants was made to the Crown of Great Britain does not seem to lay his Majesty under an Obligation to allow the french Inhabitants the Exercise ... ... French narratives as the Padoucas,-a name by which the Comanches are occasionally known to this day. See Whipple and Turner, Reports upon Indian Tribes, ... ... To the Bow Indians, therefore, the brothers resolved to go, and by dint of gifts and promises they persuaded their hosts to show them the way. After ... ... it was twelve days before they reached the foot of the mountains, which, says La V'erendrye, are for the most part well wooded, and seem very high. ... ... of Louisbourg has left us a short sketch of Duquesnel, whom he calls capricious, of an uncertain temper, inclined to drink, and when in his cups ... ... Louisbourg, he took with him an axe, intended, as he said, to hew down the altars of Antichrist and demolish his idols. [Footnote: Moody found sympathizers ... ... off the mouth of the harbor. They continued to do so at intervals till daybreak of the 30th of April, when the whole fleet of transports appeared ... ... the last time when the defenders of Louisbourg supplied the instruments of their own destruction for ten cannon were presently unearthed at low ... ... troops and inhabitants of Louisbourg were all embarked for France, and the town was at last in full possession of the victors. The serious-minded ... ... that only ninety-one were in health. The pestilence made such ravages among the crews that four or five corpses were thrown into the sea every day, ... ... not inhuman, and he shrank from the cruelty of forcing whole communities into exile. While Knowles and others called for wholesale expatriation, he ... ... of the French.-English Camp threatened.-Pepperrell and Warren.-Warren's Plan.-Preparation for a General Attack.-Flag of Truce.-Capitulation. -State ...