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During all this time, constant efforts were made to stimulate Acadian emigration to French territory, and thus to strengthen the French frontier. In this work the chief agent was Le Loutre. "This priest," says a French writer of the time, "urged the people of Les Mines, Port Royal [Annapolis], and other places, to come and join the French, and promised to all, in the name of the Governor, to 109
V1 haunts, whence they waged, for several years a guerilla warfare against the English. Yet their strength was broken, and they were no longer a danger to the province.
"All right, stubborn! ... Now listen, while I tell you everything that happened to-day." Relation de La Mothe-Cadillac, in Margry, v. 75.
The army marched that morning, the eighteenth. In the evening it reached St. Augustin; and here it was stopped by the chilling news that Quebec had surrendered.
Don's spirits instantly began to rise. "I feel like a human being again," he said. "Instead of a caged rat." Montcalm au Ministre de la Guerre, 11 Juillet, 1757.
V2 charges him with "attaching to himself the most disreputable persons, and using means to corrupt the most virtuous," the true interpretation of his words is that the former were disreputable because they disliked him (the Governor), and the latter virtuous because they were his partisans.CHAPTER VII.