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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 316 12 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 152 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 70 0 Browse Search
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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 44 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 44 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 42 4 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 26 0 Browse Search
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ardly increased; there was 1646. no military force; and the trading company, deriving no income but from peltries and Indian traffic, had no motive to make large expenditures for protecting the settlements or promoting colonization. Thus the missionaries were left, almost alone, to contend against the thousands of braves that roamed over Acadia and the vast basin of the St. Lawrence. But what could sixty or seventy devotees accomplish amongst the Chap. XX.} countless wild tribes from Nova Scotia to Lake Superior? They were at war as well with nature as with savage inhumanity, and had to endure perils and sufferings under every form. The frail bark of the Franciscan Viel had been dashed in pieces, and the 1623 missionary drowned, as he was shooting a rapid, on his way from the Hurons. Father Anne de Noue, in the depth of winter, leaves Quebec for the mouth of the Sorel, to shrive the garrison; and, losing his way among pathless snows, perishes by the frosts of Canada. No fait
-fish is suspended in the hall of its representatives. Thus France, bounding its territory next New England by the Kennebec, claimed the whole eastern coast, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Hudson's Bay; and, to assert and defend this boundless region, Acadia and its dependencies counted but nine hundred Frng to bring seasonable supplies to Falmouth, sailed to Port Royal, which readily surrendered. New England was mistress of the coast to the eastern extremity of Nova Scotia, though the native hordes of that wilderness still retained their affection for the French. While the people of New England and New York were concerting the rance. But England obtained supremacy in the fisheries; the en- Chap. XXI.} tire possession of the Bay of Hudson and its borders, of Newfoundland, and of all Nova Scotia or Acadia, according to its ancient boundaries. It was agreed, also, that France should never molest the Five Nations subject to the dominion of Great Britain.
the Bay of Mobile. Just beyond that bay began the posts of the Spaniards, which continued round the shores of Florida to the fortress of St. Augustine. The English colonies skirted the Atlantic, extending from Florida to the eastern verge of Nova Scotia. Thus, if on the east the strait of Canso divided France and England, if on the south a narrow range of forests intervened between England and Spain, every where else the colonies of the rival nations were separated from each other by tribes a territory that extended through sixty degrees of longitude, and more than twenty degrees of latitude. The Micmacs, who occupied the east of the continent, south of the little tribe that dwelt round the Bay of Gaspe, holding possession of Nova Scotia and the Mass Hist. Coll. x. 115 adjacent isles, and probably never much exceeding three thousand in number, were known to our fathers only as the active allies of the French. They often invaded, but never inhabited, New England. The Etch
took umbrage at the progress of the English settlements and the English alliances at the south. The questions at issue with France were attended with greater difficulty. The treaty of Utrecht Chap. XXIII.} surrendered to England Acadia and Nova Scotia, with its ancient boundaries. Disputes were to arise respecting them; but even the eastern frontier of the province of Massachusetts was not vindicated without a contest. To the country between the Kennebec and the St. Croix a new claimant acommerce took the place of influence by religion, and English tradinghouses supplanted French missions. The eastern boundary of New England was established. Beyond New England no armed collisions took place. The coast between Kennebec and Nova Scotia had ever been regarded by the French as a part of their possessions. If the treaty of Utrecht had been silent as to this claim, the stipulations of that treaty respecting the country of the Iroquois seemed to preclude the idea of French juris
buildings there, and removed eighty men, as Memoirs of Last War prisoners of war, to Louisburg. The fortifications of Annapolis, the only remaining defence of Nova Scotia, were in a state of ruin. An attack made upon it by Indians in the service of the French, accompanied by Le Loutre, their missionary, was with difficulty repeler, and the delirium and suicide of his successor,—did not even attack Annapolis. In the next year, the French 1747 fleet, with troops destined for Canada and Nova Scotia, was encountered by Anson and Warren; and all its intrepidity could not save it from striking its colors. The American colonies suffered only on the frontier. lonies north of Virginia voted to raise more than eight thousand men; but no fleet arrived from England; and the French were not even driven from their posts in Nova Scotia. The summer of the next year passed in that 1747. inactivity which attends the expectation of peace; and in September, the provincial army, by direction of th
Struggle of the people for power, 304 Under Stuyvesant, 106 Dispute with Baltimore's agent, 308 With New, England, 310. Conquered by England, 313. Recovered by the Dutch, 322. Reconquered by the English, 325. See New York. New Orleans founded, III. 351. New Sweden, De Vries's colony, II. 281. Swedes and Finns in, 286. Conquest by the Dutch, 296. Subject to the city of Amsterdam, 298. New York. (See New Netherlands.) Andros in, III. 405. Free trade, 415. Charter of liberties, 416. Dread of Popery, III. 50. Protestants under Leisler, 51. Ingoldsby arrives, 53. Fletcher's administration, 56. Under Bellamont, 59. Under Cornbury, 60. Under Hunter, 64. Builds a fort at Oswego, 339. Contests with Cosby, 393. Niagara, Fort, II. 424; III. 342 Nicholson, Francis, III. 25 Norridgewock village, III. 333. Burned, 336. Norton, John, II. 74. Nova Scotia discovered, I. 17. Patent of, 332. Conquest and vicissitudes of, 445; II. 70; III. 186, 218, 234, 457.