This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 Excerpt: ...succeeded the conquest of Nova Scotia? A.--The congratulations attending the reduction ofthe French power in Nova Scotia were soon damped, upon intelligence that several_ English attacks upon Canada had been frustrated, that Louisburg had been reinforced, and that the lndians were let loose upon the defenceless English settlements. Q.--What measure was forthwith adopted in Nova Scotia? A.--Aware that if the French again made an irruption into Nova Scotin, they would exact contributions and assistance from the Acadians, Lieutenant Governor Lawrence and his Council, on the 28th of July, 1755., otter grave debate, and with the approval of Admirals Bos cowen and Moystyn, resolved to expel the Acadians from the Province, and disperse them among the other British colonies. Q---What was the state of the Acadians at this time? _ _ " A--'I'he whole number of these people was 18,000 souls; and they are described ns living in the most perfect association of industry, benevolence, peace, piety, and contentment. Q.'--By what names beside Acadiuns were they known? A.--They were termed Neutrals, as they professed to take part on neither side in the quarrels of the French and English; but instead of being preserved from injury, they suffered by holding this character; for while nistruetcd and oppressed by the English, they were hated, abused, and robbed by the French, and eifectnally protected by neither. Q,.--Who executed the sentence against them? A.--Colonel Winslow, being ordered to carry into efiéct the decree of the Governor and Council, peremptorily summoned the Acndiuns to assemble at their churches, in different ports of the country, on the 5th of September, to hear his Majesty's determination concerning them. Q,.--What ensued upon this procl...
John H. Crosskill
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