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Frontenac (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
lied her forces under the standard of advancing freedom. If the issue had depended on the condition of the colonies, it could hardly have seemed doubtful. The French census for the North American continent, in 1688, showed but eleven thousand two hundred and forty-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 Mackinaw, and on the Illinois. At Niagara, there was a wavering purpose of maintaining a post, but no permanent occupation. So weak were the garrisons, that English traders, with an escort of Indians, had ventured even to Mackinaw, and, by means of the Senecas, obtained a large share of the commerce of the lakes. French diplomacy had attempted to pervade 1687 the west, and concert an alliance with all the tribes from Lake Ontario to the Mississippi. The traders were summoned even
Wisconsin (Wisconsin, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
ival at Boston, he wrote exultingly 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 colonial forces. At the same time, an army of men from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, Palatine emigrants, and about six hundred Iroquois, assembling at Albany, prepared to burst upon Montreal; while at the west, in Wisconsin, the English had, through the Iroquois, obtained allies in the Foxes, ever wishing to expel the French from Michigan. The news of the intended expedition was seasona- Charlevoix, II. 351-361 bly received in Quebec; and the measures of defence began by a renewal of friendship with the Indians. To deputies from the Onondagas and Senecas, the governor spoke of the fidelity with which the French had kept their treaty; and he reminded them of their Chap. XXI.} promise to remain quiet upo
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
De la Motte Cadillac, with a Jesuit mis- Charlevoix, II. 284. sionary and one hundred Frenchmen, was sent to take possession of Detroit. This is the oldest permanent settlement in Michigan. That commonwealth began to be colonized before even Georgia; it is the oldest, therefore, of all the inland states, except, perhaps, Illinois. The country on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair was esteemed the loveliest in Canada; Nature had lavished on it all her charms—slopes and prairies, plains anith the French. The English flag having been carried triumphantly through the wilderness to the Gulf of Mexico, the sav- Chap XXI.} ages were overawed; and Great Britain established anew claim to the central forests that were soon to be named Georgia. In the next year, a French squadron from the Ha- 1706 vana attempted revenge by an invasion of Charleston; but the brave William Rhett and the governor, Sir Nathaniel Johnson, inspired courage, and prepared defence. The Huguenots, also, pa
Cape Diamond (Hawaii, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
for his protection. Measures for resistance had been adopted with hearty earnestness; the fortifications were strengthened; Beauport was garrisoned; and the people were resolute and confiding—even women were ready to labor for the common defence. Men watched impatiently the approach of the fleet. Towards the last of August, it was said that peasants Aug. 25. at Matanes had descried ninety or ninety-six vessels with the English flag. Yet September came, and still from the heights of Cape Diamond no eye caught one sail of the expected enemy. The English squadron, leaving Boston on the thirtieth of July, after loitering near the Bay of Gaspe, Aug. 14-20. at last began to ascend the St. Lawrence, while Sir Hovenden Walker puzzled himself with contriving Hovenden Walker's <*>rna 121. how he should secure his vessels during the winter at Quebec. Fearing the ice in the river, freezing to the bottom, would bilge them, as much as if they were to be squeezed between rocks, he could
Belgium (Belgium) (search for this): chapter 3
gest fortress, the key to the Mediterranean. By insisting on the cession of the Spanish Netherlands to Austria, England lost its only hold on Spain; and by taking Gibraltar, it made Spain its implacable enemy. Again: by the peace of Utrecht, Belgium was compelled to forego the advantages with which she had been endowed by the God of nature; to gratify commercial jealousy, Antwerp was denied the use of the deep waters that flowed by her walls; and afterwards the Austrian efforts at trade with the East Indies were suffocated in their infancy. This policy was an open violation of international justice,—a fraud upon humanity,—a restriction, by covenant, of national industry and prosperity. It was a pledge that Belgium would look beyond treaties, and grow familiar with natural rights; and it was possible that, even in the line of Austrian monarchs, a wise ruler might one day be penetrated with indignation at the outrage. With regard to France, one condition of the treaty Chap XX
Nova Scotia (Canada) (search for this): chapter 3
he French Chap. XXI.} not only New France and Acadia, Hudson's Bay and Newfoundland, but a claim tot of France was directed to the fisheries; and Acadia had been represented by De Meules as the most d, to assert and defend this boundless region, Acadia and its dependencies counted but nine hundred ves plan the invasion of Acadia and Canada. Acadia was soon conquered: before the end of May, Sirnion was extended into the heart of Maine; and Acadia was yet, for a season, secured to the countrymida; New England, which had so often conquered Acadia, and coveted the fisheries; were alone involvere to assail Montreal; and, in one season, Acadia, Canada, and Newfoundland, were to be reduced undethe final successful expedition against 1710. Acadia took place. At the instance of Nicholson, whoil, having appointed Castin his lieutenant for Acadia, in the winter of 1710, sent messengers over trs, of Newfoundland, and of all Nova Scotia or Acadia, according to its ancient boundaries. It was [6 more...]
Gulf of Mexico (search for this): chapter 3
ock now called Fort Adams—and Montigny floated down the Mississippi to visit their countrymen. Already a line of communication existed between Quebec and the Gulf of Mexico. The boundless southern region—made a part of the French empire by lilies carved on forest trees, or crosses erected on bluffs, and occupied by French missioe, being friends to Carolina, interrupted the communication with the French. The English flag having been carried triumphantly through the wilderness to the Gulf of Mexico, the sav- Chap XXI.} ages were overawed; and Great Britain established anew claim to the central forests that were soon to be named Georgia. In the next yure a monopoly. No Frenchman, nor Spaniard, nor any other persons, might introduce one negro slave into Spanish § 18. America. For the Spanish world in the Gulf of Mexico, on the Atlantic, and along the Pacific, as well as for the English colonies, her Britannic majesty, by persons of her appointment, was the exclusive slave tr
Cluses (France) (search for this): chapter 3
exhaustion of the kingdom. The armies of Louis XIV. were opposed by troops collected from England, the Empire, Holland, Savoy, Portugal, Denmark, Prussia, and Lorraine, led on by Eugene and Marlborough, who, completing the triumvirate with the gra Netherlands were severed from Spain, and assigned to Austria, as the second land power on the continent. The house of Savoy was raised to the rank of royalty, and Sicily at first, afterwards, instead of Sicily, the Island of Sardinia, was added to its sceptre. The kingdom of Naples, at first wholly severed from Spain, and divided between the houses of Savoy and Austria, soon became united, and was constituted a secundogeniture of Spain. These subsequent changes were subordinate, and nofore, at a later day, effected without a general conflagration of Europe. For the house of Brandenburg, as for that of Savoy, a monarchy was established. We shall presently see its intimate relation with the fortunes of our country. Thus, in
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
vernment of Massachusetts, established by the people in the period that intervened between the overthrow of Andros and the arrival of the second charter; and the place of meeting was New York, where, likewise, the government had sprung directly from the action of the people. Thus, without exciting suspicion, were the forms of independence and union prepared. The invitations were given by letters from the general court of Massachusetts, and extended to all the colonies as far, at least, as Maryland. Massachusetts, the parent of so many states, is certainly the parent of the American Union. At that congress, it was resolved to attempt the conquest of Canada by marching an army, by way of Lake Champlain, against Montreal, while Massachusetts should, with a fleet, attack Quebec. Thus did Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Chap. XXI.} York, having, at that time, each a government consti- 1690. tuted by itself, in the spirit of independence, not only provide for order and tranquillity
Normandy (France) (search for this): chapter 3
ort, 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 posts from Fort Rupert to Albany River, leaving the English no trading house in the bay, except that of which, in 1685, they had dispossessed the
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