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On the Eve of Conquest: The Chevalier de Raymond's Critique of New France in 1754
edited by Joseph L. Peyser
Michigan State University Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-87013-433-3 | eISBN: 978-0-87013-944-4
Library of Congress Classification F1030.9.R3913 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 971.018

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In 1754, Charles de Raymond, chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis and a captain in the Troupes de la Marine wrote a bold, candid, and revealing expose; on the French colonial posts and settlements of New France. On the Eve of the Conquest, more than an annotated translation, includes a discussion on the historical background of the start of the French and Indian War, as well as a concise biography of Raymond and Michel Le Courtois de Surlaville, the army colonel at the French court to whom the report was sent. The events surrounding Raymond's controversial year as commandant of the post (now Fort Wayne, Indiana) in 1749-50, his disputed recall by Governor General Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquier, and the subsequent friction between La Jonquiere's successor, Ange de Menneville Duqesne, and Raymond are presented in detail and illustrated by translations of their correspondence.  
 


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