wrong being done them, the matter of " card money " may be mentioned. This had been issued in large quantities by the intendant Bigot in payment for supplies furnished by the habitants during the last years of New France. It appeared likely, at one time, that this "card money" would be redeemed by the French government. Carleton thereupon issued a proclamation warning the habitants against speculators who were trying to buy it up at low figures.
State of the Province. —In a report which he sent to England, in 1769, Carleton gives a statement of the industrial condition of the province. Much flax was grown and worked into coarse linen for home wear ; mixed with wool it produced the rough cloth known as linsey-woolsey. One-third of the population were clothed with goods of home manufacture. Caps, it seems, were imported. Everything else could be obtained in the pro-