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COUNT Di FRONTENAC AGAIN."   73

 

the mouth of the Mississippi. His people suffered woefully from disease, famine, and the enmity of the Indians, but they stayed in Louisiana; and, as we shall see, the founding of this colony had an important effect on the history of Canada.

To strengthen their hold on the Great Lakes, the French built a fort at Detroit in 1701, though both the Iroquois and the English tried to prevent it.

THE CHATEAU DE RAMEZAV, MONTREAL.

Built in 1705 by Claude de Ramezay, eleventh Governor of Montreal. In 1775-6 it was the headquarters of the invading Continental army under Montgomery. Here at different times lived Baron Longueuil, Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold and Lord Metcalfe. Now a portrait gallery and museum.

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