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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 522 0 Browse Search
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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) 46 0 Browse Search
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cted the communications with Halifax. These, with Annapolis on the Bay of Fundy, secured the peninsula. The ancient inhabitants had, in 1730, taken an oath of fidelity and submission to the English king, as sovereign of Acadia, and were promised indulgence in the true exercise of their religion, and exemption from bearing arms against the French or Indians. They were known as the French Neutrals. Their hearts were still with France, and their religion made them a part of the diocese of Quebec. Of a sudden it was proclaimed to their deputies Minutes of Council of Nova Scotia, 14 July, 1749. convened at Halifax, that English commissioners would repair to their villages, and tender to them, unconditionally, Ordonnance of Cornwallis, &c. &c., 1 August, 1749. the oath of allegiance. They could not pledge themselves before Heaven to join in war against the land of their origin and their love; and, in a letter signed by a thousand of their men, they pleaded rather for leave to s
ng for the plough; that, considering the want of maritime strength, Canada and Louisiana were the bulwarks of France in America against English ambition. De Puysieux, the French minister for foreign affairs, like the English Secretary, Bedford, was earnestly desirous of avoiding war; but a fresh collision in America touched the sense of honor of the French nation, and made negotiation .hopeless. A French brigantine with a schooner, laden with provisions and warlike stores, and bound from Quebec to the river St. John's, was met by Rous in the British ship of war Albany off Cape Sable. He fired a gun to bring her to; she kept on her course: he fired another and a third; and the brigantine prepared for action. The English instantly poured into her a broadside and a volley of small arms; and after a short action compelled her to strike. The Albany had a midshipman and two mariners killed; the French lost five men. The brigantine was taken to Halifax, and condemned in the Admiralty C
e command of both. The flat, well timbered land all around the point lies very convenient for building. After creating in imagination a fortress and a city, he and his party swam their horses across the Alleghany, and wrapt their blankets around them for the night, on its northwest bank. From the Fork the chief of the Delawares conducted Washington through rich alluvial fields to the pleasing valley at Logstown. There deserters from Louisiana discoursed of the route from New Orleans to Quebec, by way of the Wabash and the Maumee, and of a detachment from the lower province on its way to meet the French troops from Lake Erie, while Washington held close colloquy with the Half-King; the one anxious to gain the West as a part of the territory of the Ancient Dominion, the other to preserve it for the red men. We are brothers, said the Half King in council; we are one people; I will send back the French speech-belt, and will make the Shawnees chap. V.} 1753. and the Delawares do the
British, but were not intercepted; and, before June was gone, Dieskau and his troops, with De Vaudreuil, who superseded Duquesne as governor of Canada, landed at Quebec, Vaudreuil was a Canadian by birth, had served in Canada, and been governor of Louisiana. The Canadians flocked about him to bid him welcome. From Williamsburr to go alone? I am sure we shall conquer; and, sharing his confidence, they pledged themselves to be his companions. Relation depuis le Depart des Troupes du Quebec, jusqu'au 30 Sept. 1755. At an early hour, Contrecoeur, the commandant at Fort Duquesne, detached De Beaujeu, Dumas, and De Lignery, with less than two hundred anon this occasion, and if they can but find a pretext to kill them, they will. Did a prisoner seek to escape? He was shot down by the sentinel. Yet some fled to Quebec; more than three thousand had withdrawn to Miiramichi, and the region south of the Ristigouche; Petition of the French Acadians at Miramichi, presented to De V
lled every able-bodied man in the district of Montreal into active service for the defence of Crown Point, so that reapers had to be sent up from Three Rivers and Quebec to gather in the harvest. Breard to the Minister, 13 August, 1755. Early in August, the New England men, having Phinehas Lyman for their major-general, wery fired at the unhappy man, and wounded him incurably. Brief was the American career of the fearless Dieskau. In June his eye had first rested on the cliff of Quebec; he had sailed proudly up the stream which was the glory of Canada; had made his way to the highland sources of the Sorel; and now, mangled and helpless, lay a prut barrister, who knew nothing of war. In the security of a congress of governors at New York, he in December planned a splendid campaign for the following year. Quebec was to be menaced by way of the Kennebec and the Chaudiere; Frontenac and Toronto and Niagara were to be taken; and then Fort. Duquesne and Detroit and Michilima
lish, they shall do you no harm; and the envoys of the neutral tribes returned laden with presents. Just then, the Field-Marshal Marquis de Montcalm arrived at Quebec; a man of a strong and well-stored memory; of a quick and highly cultivated mind; of small stature; rapid in conversation; and of restless mobility. He was accomng its defences. Montcalm to the minister, 20 July, 1756. He next resolved by secrecy and celerity to take Oswego. Collecting at Montreal three regiments from Quebec, and a large body of Canadians and Indians, on the fifth of August he was able to review his troops at Frontenac, and on the evening of the same day anchored in S. Paris Doc., XII. 39. The prisoners of war descended the St. Lawrence; their colors were sent as trophies to decorate the churches of Montreal, Three Rivers, and Quebec; one hundred and twenty cannon, six vessels of war, three hundred boats, stores of ammunition and provisions, and three chests of money fell to the conquerors.
ersey, each without limit, to raise as many men as possible, believing them well able to furnish at least twenty thousand, for the expedition against Montreal and Quebec, while Pennsylvania and the southern colonies were to aid in conquering the West. He assumed that England should provide arms, ammunition and tents; he expected as living messages. But what availed such small successes? In the general dearth, the soldiers could receive but a half-pound of bread daily; the inhabitants of Quebec but two ounces daily. Words could not describe the misery of the people. The whole country was almost bare of vegetables, poultry, sheep, and cattle. In the wa chap. XIII.} 1758. awarded to Amherst and Wolfe recalled the deeds of her own sons. On the surrender of Louisburg, the season was too far advanced to attempt Quebec. Besides, a sudden message drew Amherst to Lake George. The summons of Pitt had called into being a numerous and well equipped provincial army. Massachusetts
, June. the forces for the expedition against Quebec had repaired to Louisburg; and already Wolfe, embarked. A little south of west the cliff of Quebec was seen distinctly, seemingly impregnable, ri into the interior, nor on the St. Lawrence to Quebec, was left unprotected by the vigilance of the the posts on the Isle of Orleans and opposite Quebec, he marched, with the army, on the fifth and s tently to reconnoitring the north shore above Quebec. Nature had given him good eyes, as well as ae on the battle ground itself. The Picture of Quebec, published by Hawkins, in 1834, is indebted toEnglish had already gained one of the roads to Quebec, and, advancing in front of the forest, Wolfe e la Campagne en Canada en 1759, 5, printed at Quebec in 1840. Compare also, in the New York Paris ich seems to be followed in the New Picture of Quebec, 345, makes the number of Canadian militia in hildren to a massacre. Relation du Siege de Quebec. At a council of war, Fiedmont, a captain of a[13 more...]
Chapter 15: Invasion of the valley of the Tennessee.— Pitts administration continued. 1759-1760. the capitulation of Quebec was received by chap. XV.} 1759. Townshend, as though the achievement had been his own; and his narrative of the battle left out the name of Wolfe, whom he indirectly censured. He had himself come over for a single summer's campaign, to be afterwards gloried about and rewarded. Barrington's Barrington. As he hurried from the citadel, which he believed untenable, back to the secure gayeties of London, Charles Paxton, an American by birth, one of the revenue officers of Boston, ever on the alert to propitiate members of government and men of influence with ministers, purchased J. Adams: Diary, 220. his future favor, which might bring with it that of his younger brother, by lending him money that was never to be repaid. Such was the usage of those days. Officers of the customs gave as their excuse for habitually permitting evasions of the law
portunity of concentrating the remaining forces of France at Jacques Cartier for the recovery of Quebec. In that city Saunders had left abundant stores and heavy artillery, with a garrison of seven trites 15,000, and in the same letter comes down to 10,000 men and 500 barbarians.men to besiege Quebec. On the twenty-eighth of April, the chap. XVI.} 1760. vainglorious governor, marching out from June,—Join, my love, with me, in most humble and grateful thanks to the Almighty. The siege of Quebec was raised on the seventeenth of May, with every happy circumstance. The enemy left their camp n the seventh of September he met before Montreal the army under Murray, who, as he came up from Quebec, had intimidated the people-and amused himself by now and then burning a village and hanging a C From the draught of a correspondence with Archbishop Secker. In the winter after the taking of Quebec, the rumor got abroad of the fixed design in England to remodel the provinces. John Adams: Wo
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