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Arrived at Port Royal, June 14, 1690, being
commissioned to in...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) French retreat from, 62.
(Bishop Laval era) Great distinction of, 16; motto of, 18. See
Area 10,000 square miles. Discovered by Brebeuf and
European And North American Railway
(Wilmot era) Wilmot's attitude towards,
127. (Tilley era) Peto...
Williams Sir William Fenwick 1800-1883 Born In Annapolis Royal
Nova Scotia. Graduated at Woolwich, England, in 1821; entered t...
(Tilley era) Elected in York, New Brunswick, 108.
Capital of Prince Edward Island. Originally founded by
(Bishop Laval era) Describes church at Montreal, 89.
Separate Schools Manitoba
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) The question used as a test of
De Grey And Ripon
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Probably a native of Genoa. Became a citizen of Venice,
Van Buren Martin 1782-1862 Eighth President Of The United States
(Bishop Laval era) Heads mission established at Gannentaha, 65,...
Coltman W B
A merchant of Quebec, and lieutenant-colonel in the
(Wilmot era) Born, 1708, son of Thomas Wilmot, 3.
Historian. =Index=: (Joseph Howe era) Contributes to The Club
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Kerr D S
(Wilmot era) Council for Doak and Hill in libel case, 75.
The name Acadia or "la Cadie" is found as early as Nov. 8,
1603, in the commission of Henry IV appointing Pierre du Gua, Sieur de
Monts, lieutenant-general in La Cadie, extending from the fortieth to
the forty-sixth degree of north latitude. The limits were afterwards
reduced, and the boundaries of Acadia became a cause of contention
between France and England. France claimed that the English possessions
were restricted to the peninsula of Nova Scotia, and that the territory
now known as New Brunswick had not been ceded to England. The first
settlement in Acadia was on the Island of St. Croix in 1604, but the
following year it was transferred to Port Royal, and abandoned in 1607.
Three years later the Sieur de Poutrincourt established a new settlement
at Port Royal, which was destroyed by Argall in 1613. In September,
1621, James I granted the territory of Acadia, under the name of Nova
Scotia, to Sir William Alexander. This grant was renewed in July, 1625,
by Charles I. A small Scottish settlement was established at Port Royal
by the grantee. Acadia was restored to France by the treaty of St.
Germain-en-Laye in 1632, and during the same year new settlers were
brought from France. Acadia was finally ceded to Great Britain by the
treaty of Utrecht in 1713. =Index=: (Samuel de Champlain era) Its resources and limits, 18;
English king indisposed to restore, 213. (Count Frontenac era) Attempt to form settlement
in, 6; seized by English under Kirke, 22; subsequent vicissitudes,
268-272; seized under orders from Cromwell, 268; settlers disposed to
trade with New England, 270; Port Royal (Annapolis) made capital, 270;
visited by Meulles and Saint Vallier, and census taken, 271; Port Royal
and other posts captured by Phipps, who establishes government, 274;
passes again under French control, 316. =Bib.=: Champlain, Voyages;
Lescarbot, New France; Denys, Acadia; Parkman, Pioneers of France;
Rameau de Saint-Pere, Une Colonie Feodale; Calnek and Savary, History
of the County of Annapolis; Moreau, Histoire de l'Acadie; Hannay,
History of Acadia; Campbell, History of Nova Scotia; Murdoch,
History of Nova Scotia.
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