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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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for description. Approaching the town of Montreal, they made an equal number of prisoners, and, after a severe skirmish, became masters of the fort, and of the whole island, of which they retained unmolested possession till the middle of October. In the moment of consternation, Denonville had ordered Fort Frontenac, on Lake Ontario, to be evacuated and razed. From Three Rivers to Mackinaw, there remained not one French town, and hardly even a post. In Hudson's Bay, a band of brothers—De Sainte 1689. Helene and D'Iberville—sustained the honor of French arms. They were Canadians, sons of Charles Lemoine, an early emigrant from Normandy, whose numerous offspring gave also to American history the White's Recopllacion, II. 645. name of Bienville. Passing across the ridge that divides the rivers of Hudson's Bay from those of the St. Chap. XXI.} Lawrence, amidst marvellous adventures, by hardy 1689. resolution and daring presence of mind, they had, in 1686, conquered the English