Company Of New France Compagnie Des Cent-associes


1627, by Cardinal Richelieu, on the advice of Isaac de Razilly. A

monopoly of fifteen years was granted, with full ownership of the entire

valley of the St. Lawrence, in return for which the Company was to take

out three hundred colonists every year up to 1643. No serious effort was

made to carry out this obligation, although the Company continued to

enjoy its monopoly until 1663. =Index=: (Bishop Laval er
) Resigns its charter, 41;

renders assistance to missions, 50; succeeded by the West India Company,

145. (Samuel de Champlain era) Established, 169; list of directors, 170; documents relating

to, 171; sends out four vessels, 172; equips ships to retake Quebec,

213; terms of grant to, 222; bears expense of Jesuit mission stations,

228; sincerely interested in conversion of savages and progress of

colonization, 244; special committee for its financial affairs, 244;

appoints Champlain governor, 244. (Count Frontenac era) Created by Cardinal Richelieu, 19;

colonists sent out by, 28; cedes some of its rights to colonists, 36;

new arrangement works badly, 37; surrenders all its powers to the king,

1663, 49; its failure to fulfil its engagements, 55. (Lord Elgin era) Creates

seigniories, 175. =Bib.=: Biggar, Early Trading Companies of New

France; Parkman, Pioneers of France.