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CHAPTER VII.

 

TROUBLOUS TIMES IN ACADIA.

 

Louisbourg In September 1713, the French began to Founded. settle Cape l3reton Island, or The Royale", and soon founded the future stronghold of Louisbourg, on a harbour where a large fleet could ride at anchor. The position was excellent for trade, especially with New England; and was also important for the defence of Canada, making those who held it, masters of the entrance to the River St. Lawrence.

ACADIAN RELIcs.
(Found at the bottom of a well at Grand Pr6.)

The   The Acadians were now much to be pitied.

Acadians.   They were simple, hard-working folk,
living on the low-lying coast-lands, which at high tide
had been covered with salt water, till great banks of tree-
trunks and clay were built to keep it out. There is little
doubt that, left to themselves, they would have con-
tentedly obeyed their new rulers. This, however, was
not what their former governors wanted. They tried to
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