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A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs

The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861

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Author: George M. Wrong
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,888 / 237 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 431
Added to site: 2005.09.26
mnybks.net#: 11506
Genre: History
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[Illustration: THE ST. LAWRENCE FROM QUEBEC TO MURRAY BAY]


A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs

CHAPTER I

THE FOUNDING OF MALBAIE

The situation of Malbaie.--The physical features of Malbaie.--Jacques Cartier at Malbaie.--Champlain at Malbaie.--The first seigneur of Malbaie.--A new policy for settling Canada.--The Sieur de Comporté, seigneur of Malbaie, sentenced to death in France.--His career in Canada.--His plans for Malbaie.--Hazeur, Seigneur of Malbaie.--Malbaie becomes a King's Post.--A Jesuit's description of Malbaie in 1750.--The burning of Malbaie by the British in 1759.

If one is not in too great a hurry it is wise to take the steamer--not the train--at Quebec and travel by it the eighty miles down the St. Lawrence to Malbaie, or Murray Bay, as the English call it, somewhat arrogantly rejecting the old French name used since the pioneer days of Champlain. This means an early morning start and si

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