La Nation canadienne

Étude Historique sur les Populations Françaises du Nord de L'Amérique

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Published: 1894
Language: French
Wordcount: 82,290 / 293 pg
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 381
Added to site: 2011.09.03
mnybks.net#: 30698
Genre: History
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par la fertilité du sol, il résolut de s'arrêter là. Aussitôt débarqué, dans une modeste maison de bois il établit ses hommes; telles sont les humbles origines de la grande ville de Québec. Elle fut bien longtemps avant de devenir une cité et ce n'est qu'en 1621 que le premier édifice en pierre, une église, fut construit par les soins des missionnaires récollets.

Malgré la vigoureuse impulsion donnée par Richelieu au mouvement colonial, malgré tous les encouragements et tous les soins dont il entoura particulièrement la colonie naissante du Canada, elle était bien faible encore en 1642. Québec n'était alors qu' «un petit fort environné de quelques méchantes maisons donnant abri à de rares colons»; Montréal, où une société de personnes pieuses venait de fonder une mission, «deux ou trois cabanes»

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