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THE SETTLEMENT OF' ACADIA.   2I

was near, were all busy gathering in their harvest, and before they returned their houses were in flames. Poutrincourt, who had regained his liberty, made one more journey across the ocean with supplies, but returned

to France in de-

spair when he found the buildings in ashes. His son refused to leave Port Royal, and led a wild life in the woods till he died, eight or nine years later. Charles d e 1 a

Tour, a Huguenot, or French Protestant, of noble family, became governor of Acadia in his stead. He soon moved from Port Royal to a spot near Cape Sable, where he built the Fort of St. Louis..-

English   In the meantime King James I. of Eng-

Grant of land had granted the whole of Acadia to a Acadia, 1621. Scotch knight, Sir William Alexander. He called it Nova Scotia, and the king allowed him to give the title of baronet to gentlemen willing to help in colonizing the country. A number of men accordingly received titles and large grants of land, but few settlers were brought out.

The New-   In the year 1623 Lord Baltimore took a

foundland   number of people to Newfoundland, set-

Colony. Cling them at a place called Verulam, or Ferryland. Soon afterwards a few Frenchmen settled near, but they acknowledged that the country belonged to the English, and paid a small sum for leave to fish. .

THE BURNING OE PORT ROYAL.

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