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French Frontenac wanted to stop all this. Accordingly, in 1673, he built Fort Frontenac, where Kingston now stands, to intercept the traffic which the English desired to divert to Albany. To the same end he planned to establish a fort at the mouth of the Niagara River.
A New Intendant.—For three years Frontenac had no intendant to interfere with his plans. He undertook to assemble the inhabitants of Quebec and to divide them into the three estates of nobles, clergy, and burgesses. This act was promptly rebuked. Frontenac was told by Colbert that there must be no popular assemblies ; that " each should speak for himself and no one for all." Frontenac's fiery temper caused him to deal somewhat arbitrarily with Perrot, local governor at Montreal, whom he imprisoned for ten months for preventing the arrest of certain coureurs de bois, charged with illicit trading. Frontenac quarrelled, too, with Laval about appointments to the council. All these things combined to lead the king to send out another inten-