Francois De Bienville

Scenes de la Vie Canadienne au XVII siecle

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Author: Joseph Marmette
Published: 1883
Language: French
Wordcount: 76,867 / 263 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 303
Added to site: 2011.11.23
mnybks.net#: 31022
Genre: History
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comte de Frontenac, qui arrivait de Montréal avec le sieur François Le Moyne de Bienville. Leur compagnon était M. Prévost, major de Québec, qui avait eu le commandement de la ville en l'absence du gouverneur.

Vers le coucher du soleil, on avait averti le major que l'on voyait un canot descendre au loin le courant du fleuve et s'approcher de la ville. Pensant que ce pouvait être le comte de Frontenac qui venait dans cette embarcation, M. Prévost était descendu à sa rencontre afin de le recevoir.

A peine le comte eut-il passé la porte de palissades qui séparait la haute ville de la basse, qu'il fut accueilli par de joyeux vivats. Les habitants venaient acclamer au passage celui qu'ils regardaient comme leur sauveur dans la situation critique où ils se trouvaient depuis quelques jours.

Quand il entra dans le château Saint-Louis (ou château du Fort, comme on disait à cette époque), i

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