were ravaging New England. This "petite guerre," as the Canadians called it, lasted all through the war. It drew forth the best skill and endurance of the combatants on both sides, but the details of these movements would fill volumes and the results were unimportant.
Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748.-This "War of the Austrian Succession," as it is called in Europe, is noted chiefly for the brilliant naval victories gained by the British over the fleets of France and Spain. After the capture of Louisbourg, not much interest was taken in the conduct of the war in America, where, as we have seen, the New England colonies were left to do the fighting. The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) put an end to the strife for a time. By it Cape Breton, including the captured fortress of Louisbourg, was restored to France, much to the disgust of New England. In return, France surrendered Madras, which her troops in India had captured. There Clive was just beginning his illustrious career.