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Adventure in the wilderness: the American journals of Louis by Edward P. Hamilton

By Edward P. Hamilton

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The medals carried one one side the imprint of the King with the ordinary exergue, on the other a French warrior and an Indian shaking hands with these words [omitted in MS]: This ceremony accomplished, M. Marin, gathering up the belts, sang the war song for M. de Vaudreuil, the Indians keeping time with a guttural inhalation. Then he gave the belts back to the two first chiefs, who had also sung their war songs one after the other. 27 Rigaud de Vaudreuil (170379), brother of the governor of Canada.

1 See Edward P. Hamilton's "Parkman, Abbé Casgrain, and Bougainville's Journal," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for October, 1961. Page xix So far as I have been able to determine, this journal has never been translated into English. I have worked from Parkman's transcript of the copy in the French Archives, sent him by his friend, Pierre Margry, and have collated it with the journal as printed in French by the Archivist of Quebec in 1924. The latter was also transcribed from the Paris Archives and collated with Abbé Casgrain's transcript.

There are scarcely six or seven hundred men in the garrison, badly fed, low in spirit, discouraged, ready to desert at the first chance. Two engineers who have been there the last two months have built no new works at the place. That is what they say of the condition of the fort, the importance of which to the English makes me doubt that it may not be in a better state of defense. My guess as to the return of M. de Montcalm in the near future and his destination was verified this evening by the departure of a courier carrying orders for him to return to Montreal.

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