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If his achievement was not brilliant, its solid value was above price. It opened the Great West to English enterprise, took from France half her savage allies, and relieved the western borders from the scourge of Indian war. From southern New York to North Carolina, the frontier populations had cause to bless the memory of the steadfast and all-enduring soldier. forbidden to go into the woods. The next year he kept his
* Mmoire address au Rgent 1716 * Etat prsent du Canada, 1768.
lauthorit de Sa Maiest, etc. 1637.Canadians are naturally intelligent. They do not know how to write, but they speak with ease and with an accent as good as the Parisian. * He means, of course, the better class. Even the children of officers and gentlemen, says another writer, scarcely know how to read and write; they are ignorant of the first elements of geography and history. ** And evidence like this might be extended.
In a memorial addressed by the partners Chalons and Riverin[Pg 4]The War of the Spanish Succession sprang from the ambition of Louis XIV. We are apt to regard the story of that gorgeous monarch as a tale that is told; but his influence shapes the life of nations to this day. At the beginning of his reign two roads lay before him, and it was a momentous question for posterity, as for his own age, which one of them he would choose,whether he would follow the wholesome policy of his great minister Colbert, or obey his own vanity and arrogance, and plunge France into exhausting wars; whether he would hold to the principle of tolerance embodied in the Edict of Nantes, or do the work of fanaticism and priestly ambition. The one course meant prosperity, progress, and the rise of a middle class; the other meant bankruptcy and the Dragonades,and this was the King's choice. Crushing taxation, misery, and ruin followed, till France burst out at last in a frenzy, drunk with the wild dreams of Rousseau. Then came the Terror and the Napoleonic wars, and reaction on reaction, revolution on revolution, down to our own day.
According to Joutel, he urged the naval commander to sail back in search of the river; and Beaujeu refused, unless La Salle should give the soldiers provisions. La Salle, he adds, offered to supply them with rations for fifteen days; and Beaujeu declared this insufficient. There is reason, however, to believe that the request was neither made by the one nor refused by the other so positively as here appears. * The above is drawn from the two memorials of Gaudais and
V1 spectacle cost the volunteers a fourth of their number killed and wounded.