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Laval, Appendix. Various papers bearing on the subject are
Such, in brief, was the pith of the fathers exhortation. As he spoke Indian like a native, and as his voice and gestures answered to his words, we may believe what Le Mercier tells us, that his hearers listened with mingled wonder, admiration, and terror. The work was well begun. The Jesuits struck while the iron was hot, built a small chapel for the mass, installed themselves in the town, and preached and catechised from morning till night. extracts from copy in possession of the late Jacques Viger.
avoir par le commandement de son mari fris et habill ** Mmoire du Roy a Denonville, 31 Mai, 1686. The king here
recorded miracle. Le Ma?tre had been killed in August. In the October following, Vignal went with thirteen men, in a flat-boat and several canoes, to Isle la Pierre, nearly opposite Montreal, to get stone for the seminary which the priests had recently begun to build. With him was a pious and valiant gentleman named Claude de Brigeac, who, though but thirty years of age, had come as a soldier to Montreal, in the hope of dying in defence of the true church, and thus reaping the reward of a martyr. Vignal and three or four men had scarcely landed when they were set upon by a large band of Iroquois who lay among the bushes waiting to receive them. The rest of the party, who were still in their boats, with a cowardice rare at Montreal, thought only of saving themselves. Claude de Brigeac alone leaped ashore and ran to aid his comrades. Vignal was soon mortally wounded. Brigeac shot the chief dead with his arquebuse, and then, pistol in hand, held the whole troop for an instant at bay; but his arm was shattered by a gun-shot, and he was seized, along with Vignal, Ren Cuillrier, and Jacques Dufresne. Crossing to the main shore, immediately opposite Montreal, the Iroquois made, after their custom, a small fort of logs and branches, in which they ensconced themselves, and then began to dress the wounds of their prisoners. Seeing that Vignal was unable to make the journey to their villages, they killed him, divided his flesh, and roasted it for food. Denonville au Ministre, 8 Juin, 1687.
 Order concerning the Rank of Provincial General and Field Officers in North America. Given at our Court at Kensington, 12 May, 1756.While Beaujeu was complaining of La Salle, his followers were deserting him. It was necessary to send them on board ship, and keep them there; for there were French buccaneers at Petit Goave, who painted the promised land in such dismal colors that many of the adventurers completely lost heart. Some, too, were dying. "The air of this place is bad," says Joutel; "so are the fruits; and there are plenty of women worse than either."
 "M. le Gouverneur luy a rpondu qu'il avoit reconnu avec plaisir que la Compagnie (le Conseil) conservoit la considration qu'elle avoit pour son caractre et pour sa personne, et qu'elle pouvoit bien s'assurer qu'encore qu'elle luy eust fait des propositions au del de ce qu'elle auroit cru devoir faire pour sa reception au Conseil, il ne les auroit pas acceptes, l'honneur de la Compagnie luy estant d'autant plus considrable, qu'en estant le chef, il n'auroit rien voulu souffrir qui peust estre contraire sa dignit." Registre du Conseil Souverain, sance du 13 Mars, 1690. The affair had occupied the preceding sessions of 20 and 27 February and 6 March. The submission of the councillors did not prevent them from complaining to the minister. Champigny au Ministre, 10 Mai, 1691; Mmoire instructif sur le Canada, 1691.