Jeanne la Fileuse

Épisode de l'Émigration Franco-Canadienne aux États-Unis

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Published: 1888
Language: French
Wordcount: 64,340 / 223 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 748
Added to site: 2005.02.26
mnybks.net#: 9794
Genres: Biography, History
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aque village, sur le littoral du Saint-Laurent, depuis Montréal jusqu'à Québec, fournissait son contingent annuel à la brigade «des gens d'en haut».

On partait vers la mi-septembre en canot d'écorce; on remontait le fleuve en chantant gaiement, les refrains sur l'aviron. À Montréal, on achetait les haches de chantier et on prenait une «fête» avant de mettre la proue vers «Bytown», où se trouvait alors le rendez-vous des bons vivants:

À Bytown, c'est une jolie place, Mais il y a beaucoup de crasse Il y a des jolies filles Et aussi des polissons, Dans les chantiers nous hivernerons, Dans les chantiers nous hivernerons.

Le premier soin, en arrivant à la future capitale du Canada, était d'aller faire son engagement pour l'hiver, et de retirer une avance de gages qui était ordinairement sacrifiée à Bacchus. Nos pères qui ne se piquaient pas de conna

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