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Summary of the Book 'A Half Century Of Conflict Volume Ii':
Francis Parkman (September 16 1823 - November 8 1893) was an American historian best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum and author of several books on the topic.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Half Century Of Conflict Volume Ii':
... the famous voyageur Nicolas Perrot. [Footnote: Journal historique de l'Etablissement des Franais la Louisiane, 43.] Four years later, Count Frontenac ... ... and at daybreak of the 24th the tents were struck and the pack-horses loaded. At six o'clock the party drew up in battle array on a hill above ... ... VI. 585.] Some of them, with much ado, consented at last to proceed, and, under the lead of La Jemeraye, made their way by an intricate and broken ... ... and their stock of presents being no doubt carried by pack-animals. Their general course was west-southwest, with the Black Hills at a distance on ... ... take juster views, and prevail on the Marquis de la Jonquire to share them. To be thus shut out from the West is to be most cruelly robbed of a sort ... ... Vaudreuil au Conseil de Marine, 24 Oct. 1717.] Accordingly, Vaudreuil sent them a present, with a message to the effect that they might plunder ... ... to be due to the accident of a member in opposition falling and breaking a leg as he was hastening to the House. The die was cast, and now doubt ... ... gladly have complied with Shirley's request but when he laid the question before a council of officers, they were of one mind that without orders ... ... planted and from this point other guns were to be dragged onward to more advanced stations,-a distance in all of more than two miles, thought by the ... ... [Footnote: Sparhawk to Pepperrell,-June, 1745. This is but one of many letters from Sparhawk.] Pepperrell was much annoyed by the conduct of the ... ... the timely capitulation saved Louisbourg from a terrible catastrophe [Footnote: C'est par une protection visible de la Providence que nous avons ... ... proposed to send a body of marines on shore, this was not done. [Footnote: Warren had no men to spare. He says: If it should be thought necessary to ... ... return to France with the ships that still kept together. On the 4th of November there was another storm, and when it subsided, the Prince d'Orange ... ... in a very perilous situation, those who pretend to be their friends and old masters having let loose a parcel of banditti to plunder them whilst, ... ... to the aid of others who might need their help for while they heard a great noise of musketry from far and near, and could discern bodies of men in ... ... and men, treated the English with kindness and courtesy. The English commandant, again says Beaujeu, invited us all to dine with him and his officers, ... ... however, sprang more from Dutch and English traders than from French priests, and he begs that an Act may be passed against the selling of liquor to ... ... were garrisoned, sometimes by the owner and his neighbors, sometimes by men in pay of the provincial Assembly. As was to be expected from a legislative ... ... frank and agreeable in manners, well fitted for such a command, and respected and loved by his men. [Footnote: See the notice of Williams in Mass. ... ... de Quinebequi. C'est tout au plus si elle s'etend jusqu'a deux ou trois lieus l'est De Baston. Il Semble mme que les Anglois ont basti Baston, ...