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It carried off the captain, first lieutenant, an ensign, the chief surgeon, the chaplain and about sixty men, both soldiers and sailors, of this ship, three officers and about thirty regular soldiers who were on board, a sickness coming, they say, from the antiquity of the ship and the captain's lack of maintainence and provision for ventilation, an unusual sickness in its symptoms and its effects. Several people who have been attacked and cured have remained out of their head. M. 20 July 11: At noon there arrived at Montreal M.

De Rigaud in his letter of the twenty-seventh said that he had 152 sacks of biscuits which should make 5,000 rations, 70 kegs of salt pork of 45 pounds apiece, 30 bags of peas, and 38 quarters40 of flour. He had 589 men, colony troops and militia, 120 Indians, and three light companies41 from La Sarre, Guyenne, and Béarn. Reached Frontenac at half-past ten. We found that La Sarre regiment had left that morning to join M. de Rigaud's camp at Niaouré Bay. A. Descombes returned here yesterday from his reconnaisance to Oswego.

In January, 1756, he was elected a member of the British Royal Society, an extraordinary honor for so young a man, and a foreigner at that. Early in this same year he was appointed aide-de-camp to the Marquis de Montcalm with the rank of captain, and in April the two left for Canada. Bougainville then commenced a journal and continued it throughout his stay in North America. It is the frank and detailed Page xviii story of the activities, thoughts, and observations of an educated French gentleman who knew the English and their language and was a member of the French high command in Canada.

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