orty-nine persons—scarcely a tenth part of the English population on its frontiers; about a twentieth part of English North America.
West of Montreal, the principal French posts, and
1688 those but inconsiderable ones, were at Frontenac, at Mackith the grand pensionary Heinsius, combined in their service money, numbers, forethought, and miliitary genius.
In North America, the central colonies of our repub-
Chap. XXI.} ic scarce knew the existence of war, except as they
1702 were invitingly to the duke of Orrery, I believe you may depend on our be-
Bol. Cor. i. 208. ing masters, at this time, of all North America.
From June twenty-fifth to the thirtieth day of July, the fleet lay at Boston, taking in supplies and the colonialSt. John the colony of Louisiana excited apprehensions of the future undertakings of the
Bol. Cor. II. 272 French in North America.
The colonization of Louisiana had been proposed to Queen Anne; yet, at the peace, that immense region remained to F
nglish no trading house in the bay, except that of which, in 1685, they had dispossessed the French at Port Nelson.
That post remained to the English; but the sons of Lemoine intercepted the forces which were sent to proclaim William of Orange monarch over jagged cliffs,
1689. and deep ravines never warmed by a sunbeam,—over the glaciers and mountains, the rivers and tradinghouses in Hudson's Bay.
Exulting in their success, they returned to Quebec.
In the east, blood was first shed at Cocheco, where,
1689. June 27. thirteen years before, an unsuspecting party of three hundred and fifty Indians had been taken prisoners, and shipped for Boston, to be sold into foreign slavery.
The memory of the treachery was indelible; and the Indian emissaries of Castin easily excited the tribe of Penacook to revenge.
On the evening of the twentyseventh of June, two squaws repaired to the house of Richard Waldron, and the octogenarian magistrate bade them lodge on the floor At night, they rise