A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs eBook

George MacKinnon Wrong
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A FRENCH CANADIAN VILLAGE

Life at Murray Bay after Captain Nairne’s death.—­Letters from Europe.—­Death of Malcolm Fraser.—­Death of Colonel Nairne’s widow and children.—­His grandson John Nairne, seigneur.—­Village Life.—­The Church’s Influence.—­The Habitant’s tenacity.—­His cottage.—­His labours.—­His amusements.—­The Church’s missionary work in the Village.—­The powers of the bishop.—­His visitations.—­The organization of the Parish.—­The powers of the fabrique.—­Lay control of Church finance.—­The cures’ tithe.—­The best intellects enter the Church.—­A native Canadian clergy.—­The cure’s social life.—­The Church and Temperance Reform.—­The diligence of the cures.—­The habitant’s taste for the supernatural.—­The belief in goblins.—­Prayer in the family.—­The habitant as voter.—­The office of Churchwarden.—­The Church’s influence in elections.—­The seigneur’s position.—­The habitant’s obligations to him.—­Rent day and New Year’s Day.—­The seigneur’s social rank.—­The growth of discontent in the villages.—­The evils of Seigniorial Tenure.—­Agitation against the system.—­Its abolition in 1854.—­The last of the Nairnes.—­The Nairne tomb in Quebec. 168

CHAPTER VIII

THE COMING OF THE PLEASURE SEEKERS

Pleasure seeking at Murray Bay.—­A fisherman’s experience in 1830.—­New visitors.—­Fishing in a mountain lake.—­Camp life.—­The Upper Murray.—­Canoeing.—­Running the rapids.—­Walks and drives.—­Golf.—­A rainy day.—­The habitant and his visitors. 222

AUTHORITIES 243

APPENDICES

Appendix A (p. 31) The Journal of Malcolm Fraser,
                        First Seigneur of Mount Murray,
                        Malbaie. 249

Appendix B (p. 38) Title Deed of the Seigniory of
                        Murray Bay, granted to Captain
                        John Nairne. 271

Appendix C (p. 78) The Siege of Quebec in 1775-76. 
                        Colonel Nairne’s Narrative. 273

Appendix D (p. 98) Memorandum of Colonel Nairne,
                        5th April, 1795, for his son
                        John Nairne in regard to
                        military duty. 277

Appendix E (p. 104) The “Porpoise” (Beluga or
                        White Whale) Fishery on the
                        St. Lawrence. 279

Appendix F (p. 122) The Prayer of Colonel Nairne. 286

Appendix G (p. 144) The Cures of Malbaie. 287

INDEX 291

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