A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs eBook

George MacKinnon Wrong
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at Murray Bay, while a record of the sale of Malbaie to the government is in Canadian Archives, Series M., Vol.  LXV, p. 75.  “The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents” (Ed. Thwaites) (Cleveland, 1900), Vol.  LXIX., pp. 80 sqq. contains the account of Malbaie in 1750.  The authority for the burning of Malbaie in 1759 is Sir James M. Le Moine, “The Explorations of Jonathan Oldbuck,” Quebec, 1889, based upon documents printed by “T.C.” in L’Abeille, Nov. and Dec., 1859.  Standard histories of the time such as Parkman’s “Montcalm and Wolfe” give references to authorities for the events of the Seven Years’ War.

CHAPTER II.—­The “Dictionary of National Biography” contains good articles on Lord Lovat, General Murray, &c., with references to authorities.  Alexander Mackenzie’s “History of the Frasers of Lovat” (Inverness, 1896) is the most recent detailed history of the family.  MacLean, “An Historical Account of the Settlement of Scotch Highlanders in America,” (Cleveland, 1900), contains valuable information.  The portion of the chapter relating to Malbaie is based upon MSS. preserved there in the Murray Bay Manor House.

CHAPTER III.—­MS. material preserved at Murray Bay.

CHAPTER IV.—­Much original material relating to the Siege of Quebec in 1775-76 has been published by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.  To be specially noted are the two volumes of documents on the “Blockade of Quebec in 1775-76 by the American Revolutionists, (Les Bostonnais)” Edited by F.C.  Wuertele (Quebec, 1905 and 1906).  Two or three works have been written recently on the episode from the American point of view:  Codman, “Arnold’s Expedition to Quebec” (New York, 1901); Justin H. Smith, “Arnold’s March from Cambridge to Quebec, a critical study, together with a reprint of Arnold’s Journal,” (New York, 1903); Justin H. Smith, “Our Struggle for the Fourteenth Colony,” 2 Vols. (New York, 1907).  The story of Nairne’s part in the war is based chiefly upon MS. material preserved at Murray Bay.  The incident of the escaped prisoners is told in Nairne’s reports; to Captain Matthews, Secretary to Haldimand, on the 14th of May, 1780, and to Major Le Maistre, on the 5th of June.  These are at Murray Bay.  A further report to Matthews on the 3rd of June is preserved at Ottawa; Canadian Archives, Series B, Vol. 73, p. 130.  Mr. James Thompson was in charge of the building of the houses for the prisoners and tells of their escape in his MS. Diary.

CHAPTER V. and CHAPTER VI. are based upon MSS. at
Murray Bay.

CHAPTER VII.—­M.  Leon Gerin has given an exhaustive analysis of the life of the habitant in “L’Habitant de Saint Justin,” published in the Proc. and Trans, of the Royal Society of Canada for 1898 (Ottawa, 1898).  M. J.-E.  Roy’s “Histoire de la Seigneurie de Lauzon,” of which five volumes have been published (the last, Levis, Quebec, 1904) is the most detailed and authoritative account of a Canadian Seigniory.  Vol.  IV

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