We Came To Quebecq, Where We Are Saluted
With The Thundring Of The Guns & Batteryes Of The Fort, And Of The 3 Shipps
That Weare Then Att Anchor, Which Had Gon Back To France Without Castors If
We Had Not Come.
We weare well traited for 5 dayes.
The Governor made
guifts & sent 2 Brigantins to bring us to the 3 rivers, where we arrived
the 2nd day of, & the 4th day they went away.
That is the end of our 3 years' voyage & few months. After so much paine &
danger God was so mercifull [as] to bring us back saf to our dwelling,
where the one was made much off by his wife, the other by his friends &
kindred. The ennemy that had discovered us in our goeing downe gott more
company, with as many as they could to come to the passages, & there to
waite for the retourne of those people, knowinge well that they could not
stay there long because the season of the yeare was almost spent; but we
made them by our persuasions goe downe to Quebecq, which proved well, ffor
the Iroquoits thought they weare gone another way. So came the next day
after our arrivall to make a discovery to the 3 rivers, where being
perceived, there is care taken to receive them.
The ffrench cannot goe as the wildmen through the woods, but imbarks
themselves in small boats & went along the river side, knowing that if the
ennemy was repulsed, he would make his retreat to the river side.
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