History Of Canada (Volume 1); From The Time Of Its Discovery Till The Union Year 1840-41

Auteur:
Fran ois-Xavie Garneau
ISBN:
9780217224123
ISBN10:
0217224121
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Engels
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Paperback
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238 pagina's

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. DISCOVERY OF CANADA.?1534-1544. Projected French establishment in America.?Jacques Car-tier appointed to command the first expedition lor that purpose; he explores the Gulf of St. Lawrence; his return to France. Second voyage of Jacques Cartier; he discovers the river St. Lawrence.?Visit Stadacone(site of Quebec).?Aspect of the lands seen by him.?Indian village of liochelag (rite of Montreal city).?Cartier winters in the country, his vessels being iced up.?Scurvy attacks his crews.?Advent of Spring, 1584-6, and departure of Cartier for France; wherein war being renewed, further expeditions to America are postponed for the time.? Upon the return of peace, Roberval named Governor of Canada.?Third Voyage of Jacquee Carticr; he ascends the St. Lawrence as high as to Lake St. Louis, and winters at Cape Rouge.?He leaves for Europe, and, meeting Roberval at Newfoundland, on hie way to Canada, refuses to attend him thither?The latter pursues his way to Canada, reaches Cape Rouge, raises a tort and winters there.?Disease carries off fifty of his men.?Next year, Cartier arrives, and Roberval returns home. At this time (1534) the war-harassed French people having enjoyed an unwonted breathing-time of three years,?thanks to the treaty of Cam- brai, popularly known as the " Paix des Dames," signed in 1529,?their battling King was temptingly reminded by his grand admiral and chief companion in land-war, Philippe de Chabot, of the prodigious golden and territorial acquisitions lately made by the Spaniards and Portuguese, in Central and Southern America; where numerous native populations had submitted to the yoke of Europeans almost without resistance; the Governor of Burgundy and Normandy (for such then was Chabot) proposing that King Francis should now resume those designs,...


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Titel:
History Of Canada (Volume 1); From The Time Of Its Discovery Till The Union Year 1840-41
ISBN:
9780217224123
ISBN-10:
0217224121
Auteur:
Fran ois-Xavie Garneau

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