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dependent on God, and also strengthened the attach-
ments of friends.

REV. GIDEON RICHARDSON.

Rev. Gideon Richardson, Harvard College 1749,
was ordained February 27, 1754, the eighth minister of
the old parish in Wells ; being the successor of the Rev.
Mr. Jefferds. He was a descendant of ancestors who
were among the most ancient, and respectable families
of New England. He was a minister, and of consider-
able abilities, and of sound faith, and though he spake
not with the inspiring tongue of an angel, he taught
the truth. In the revival of 1756 which took place
soon after the great earthquake,^ he became much en-
gaged in the ministerial work ; himself and his people,
like those in many other places, being greatly aroused
by that alarming providence. The result was exceed-
ingly interesting, for as Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf ^ in-
forms us, " in the course of one year, forty-one persons of
the parish made public profession of religion," Mr.
Richardson was from Sudbury, Massachusetts, where he

1 Earthquake of 1755.

2 Ecclesiastical History, p. 24. Mr. Greenleaf was afterwards minister of the same
parish.



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lived while acquiring his education. His ministry was
short. lie deceased on the seventeenth of March, 1758,
about thirty years of age. He was one whose last days
were his best, and his last comforts the brightest.

REV. SAMUEL LANGDON.

Rev. Samuel Langdon,^ Yale College, 1747, was
ordained July 3, 1754, the third pastor of the second
church in York, the successor of Rev. Samuel Chand-
ler. He was a native of Farmington, Connecticut,
born in 1723, probably a kindred, and perhaps a second
cousin of Samuel Langdon, born the same year, and
subsequently the president of Harvard College. The
subject of this notice was introduced to the people of
his after-pastorate by the instrumentality of Rev. Isaac
Lyman of the same town. From his first visit and
discourse to them, they were greatly prepossessed in
favor of him ; nor did he afterwards in any particular
disappoint their expectations, for he was " truly an
evangelical preacher, a pious, diligent, faithful minis-
ter, much esteemed and greatly beloved." Yes; hap-
pily for his worth and memory, it is reported that " he
was an accurate scholar, a very close student, and an
exemplary and devout Christian." During the exten-
sive and ever memorable revival of religion in 1756,
his graces glowed with peculiar ardor. Warmed and
illumed with the same flame, the people of his charge
were subjects of powerful divine influences upon their
hearts ; some going to his house late at night for the
benefit of his conversation and prayers. Such is the

' Erroneously spelt " Lanktou " aud " Laugtou " but iu the catalogue of Ms class
in college it is "Laugdon."



90 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

life-giving minister : his labors are both blessed in time,
and held in everlasting remembrance.

At the advanced age of seventy-one, he was taken
with a bleeding at the lungs, and died very suddenly,
December 19, 1794. A memoir of this excellent minis-
ter may be perused in the first volume of the Piscata-
qua Ecclesiastical Magazine. Such was his distin-
guished reputation as a scholar and divine, that Har-
vard University, in 1792, conferred on him the honor-
ary degree of master of arts.

REV. JOHN MORSE.

Rev. John Morse, Harvard College, 1751, was the
first settled minister in the second parish of Berwick.
The residue of the original town was incorporated Feb-
ruary 12, 1814, into the present South Berwick. The
above mentioned second parish was established in 1751,
and a new meeting-house was erected in the north-
westerly part of the old town, on what w^as called
" Blackberry Hill." This section now constitutes
Berwick, the northeasterly part having been incor-
porated, March 12, 1831, North Berwick.

The professors of religion within the limits of the
second parish virtually declared what their real senti-
ments were, by applying to the Boston presbytery for
a supply. But failing in their request, and free from
rigid sectarianism, they concluded to be organized into
a church on Congregational principles ; and on the thir-
teenth of March, 1755, were embodied accordingly.
About the same time, they were so well pleased with
Mr. Morse, who had been pursuing his theological stud-



SKETCHES OF THE LIVES OF EARLY MAINE MINISTERS. 91

ies with Rev. Mr. Jefferds, that they invited him to settle
with them, and he was ordained April 30, 1755. He
was a grave, and godly man, a faithful undershepherd ;
in his heart ^v^as pure love for his charge and on his
tongue, truth and sweetness. In return, Mr. Morse,
as might be anticipated, was much beloved by his peo-
ple, and his early death in November, 1764, was deeply
lamented.

REV. JACOB FOSTER.

Rev. Jacob Foster, Harvard College, 1754, was the
third settled minister in the present South Berwick.
His predecessors were Rev. Moses Wade, and Wise.
Mr. Foster was ordained in September, 1756 ; a young
man of good genius, pleasant manners, and engaging
eloquence. His meeting-house, constructed with a
stately steeple, was a spacious one for his time, though
not now occupied, it being more than a mile from the
present village on the easterly side of Great Works
River.

Mr. Foster's forefather emigrated from Exeter, Eng-
land, and settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He had
five sons, Renols, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and William.
The son of Renols, was Isaac, whose sons were seven ;
Joseph, Isaac, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Jacob, Jonathan,
and David : the sons of the last mentioned Jacob, were
William,^ who married Hannah, daughter of William
Durkee, of Hampton, Connecticut; Jacob,^ the subject

^William's cliildren were Mary, William, Hannah, Beulah Shefleld, (maiden
name of his father's mother), Dan, Abel, Sarah, Thomas, Jacob, Abigail; all born
in Canterbury, Conneticut.

2 Jacob had sons: Jacob, settled in Charleston, Massachusetts; Henry, in Wal-
pole. New Hampshire, and others, and daughters. Hepzibah married David Kayns-
ford, Canterbui-y Conneticut, and others.



92 MAINE HISTOEICAL SOCIETY.

of this memoir, who married in Cambridge, Massachu-
setts, and Isaac,^ who settled and died in Gorham in this
state. Each of the last mentioned three, had large fam-
ilies, sons and daughters. So that the Rev. Jacob Foster,
who was the minister of Berwick, was of the fourth
generation from the emigrant ancestor to this country,
a native of Ipswich, born 1733.

Few ministers, individually, enjoy more happiness
with their people than fell to the lot of Mr. Foster.
Possessed of a heart replenished with excellent princi-
ples, and a mind stored with divine knowledge, he
was a faithful minister of the New Testament, who
loved his studies and his flock. His compositions were
scriptural, evangelical, and lively, and as a speaker, he
was ready and prepossessing. Though his stature was
not of usual height, it was of good size, and well pro-
portioned; his countenance was fresh, expressive and
handsome, and, on the whole, his person was comely
and commanding. But in familiar intercourse his
pleasantry was apt to be too facetious for a minister :
and in times of trial, too prone to be discontented.
He continued with his charge twenty-one years ; till
finding it difficult amidst the war of the revolution to
support his family, he asked for a dismission in 1777,
which was granted. Being a high-toned patriot, he
immediately became a chaplain in the army. Still he
was better pleased with the office of a parish minister;
and in 1781, he was installed at Packerfield, Cheshire
County, New Hampshire, and was dismissed from this
parish in ten years. He afterwards dwelt in Walpole,

'Isaac's children settled in Gorham: one, William, justice of peace in Argyle
Co., Penn.



SKETCHES OF THE LIVES OF EAELY MAINE MINISTEES. 93

New Hampshire, troubled at times with mental abera-
tions. He died before, or about the age of seventy
years. His relatives and friends always considered it a
mistake in his life to have left Berwick, believintr he
ouo;ht to have staid and sufTered with a suffering:
people where he was so well beloved.

REV. ELISHA EATON.

Rev. Elisha Eaton, Harvard College, 1729, was the
first settled minister of Harpswell. This town, incor-
porated in 1758, embraces the Merryconeag peninsula,
the two Sebascodigan Islands, and others. In 1682,
the Colony of Massachusetts, by virtue of their pur-
chased right to Gorges' Province of Maine, granted the
peninsula to Harvard College, and it was inhabited
about 1720. In 1750, it was, with the Islands, setoff
from North Yarmouth, and made a " precinct." Rev.
Mr. Eaton was installed on the second of October,
1753, and at the same time a church was embodied.
The first preacher in the place was Richard Pattersliall,
Harvard College, 1735, who ministered to the people
three years, and taught school. The next was Mr.
Packard, who was with them a shorter period.

Mr. Eaton was a settled minister in Braintree, IMas-
sachusetts, before he came to Harpswell ; a man of dil-
igence and economy, well calculated for a young and
indigent plantation formed principally, or partly, of
fishermen. Though he was for a long time afflicted
with a cancer in his lip, which brought him to the end
of his days yet he only failed to preach during the
last three months of his life. He died April 22, 1764,
after living happily with his people about eleven years.



94 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.



HALLOWELL RECORDS.

COMMUNICATED BX DR. W. B. LAPHAM.
[Continued from page 438.]

Samuel Nelson, son of Samuel and Sally Nelson, was born in
Milford, Massachusetts, October 17, 1789. Married Cynthia,
daughter of George and Mary Aldrich, of Mendon, Massachusetts,
December 1812. Came to reside in this town July 4, 1815. Their
children are : —

Albert Gallitin, May 15, 1814, in Milford.

Charles Henry, b. Oct. 13, 1815, in Hallowell.

Caroline Amelia, b. Oct 9, 1817.

Horatio, b. Oct. 16, 1819.

Samuel Newell, b. Feb. 19, 1822.

Mary Barstow, b. Mar. 13, 1825.

Mary Louisa, b. Dec. 26, 1828.

George.

William Hayden, son of Ezra and Lydia Hayden was born in
Scituate, county of Plymouth, Massachusetts, October 28, 1779.
Married Mary Perry Harrington, daughter of Henry Harring-
ton of Lexington, Massachusetts. Came with his family to this
town, May 25, 1802. Their children are :

William Harrington, b. Feb. 14, 1802, in Boston.

Mary Jane, b. Jan. 5, 1804.

Anne, b. Mar. 5, 1806.

Amity, b. June 8, 1807.

Caroline, b. Jan. 1, 1810.

Elias Bond, b. Mar. 15, 1812.

Deborah, b. Aug. 8, 1814.

Susan, b, Dec. 16, 1816.

George Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1817.

Harriet Newell, b. Jan. 13, 1820.

Elizabeth Jane, b. Feb. 19, 1822.

Elisha Nye, son of Stephen Nye and Maria, his wife, was born
in Sandwich, Ajn-il 22, O. S. 1745. Married Lucy, daughter of
Eliakim Toby, of Sandwich. Their children are : —



HALLOAVELL RECORDS. 95

Alvin, b. May 22, 1768, in Sandwich.
Ancil, b. Dec. 7, 1769, in Sandwich.
Maria, b. Mar. 25, 1771, in Sandwich.

Mrs. Lucy Nye, died September 22, 1775, and Mr. Nye mar-
ried Mehitable, daughter of William Robinson of Falmouth,
county of Barnstable. Their children are : —

Elisha, b. June 8, 1776, in Chelmark; d. Dec. 3, 1813.

Lucy, b. Jan. 1, 1778, in Chelmark.

Abigail, b. Dec. 2.5, 1780, in Falmouth.

Susanna, b. Jan. 5, 1783, in Hallowell.

Eunice, b. Sept. 26, 1784.

Mehitable, b. May 30, 1786.

Charles, b. Feb. 4, 1788.

Stephen, b. Aug. 25, 1791 ; d. Feb. 1817, at sea.

William, b. July 3, 1793.

Kobinson, b. Mar. 9, 1796.

Mr, Nye came with his family to this town. May 5, 1781.

James Smiley, son of William and Hannah Smiley, was born
in Haverhill, county of Essex, March 7, 1780. Came to reside
in this town April 3, 1803. Married Susanna, daughter of Pe-
ter and Abigail Ladd, of this town. Their children are : —

Abigail Ladd, b. July 24, 1805.

Hannah, b. Sept. 13, 1807.

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, J 809; d. May 22, 1837.

Sarah, b. Mar. 20, 1811; d. Sept. 13, 1813.

Sarah, b. Aug. 17, 1814.

Susan, b. Aug, 15, 1816.

Frances Ann, b. Sept. 3, 1818.

Mary Ellen, b. Aug. 29, 1820; d. Sept. 4, 1821,

Mary Ellen, b. July 28, 1822,

James William, b. Sept. 15, 1825,

Ezekiah Goodale, son of David and Dorothy Goodale, was
born in West Boylstone, county of Worcester, September 24,
1780. Came to reside in this town, October, 1802. TMarried
Betsey, daughter Alplieus and Lucretia Stone, of Oakham, in
said county. Their children are : —

EHzabeth Stone, b. Mar. 31, 1805.
Lucretia Nye, b, July 28, 1807.
David Henry, b. July 1, 1810.



96 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Adeline, b. Dec. 17, 1S12.

Ezekiel Newton, b. Aug. 12, 1818; d. Dec. 13, 1822.

Thomas Lakeman, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lakeman,
was born in Newbury, couniy of Essex, August 16, 1777. Mar-
ried Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizabeth Lord, in said
county. Came with his family lo this town, May 19, 1794.
Their children are : —

Thomas, b. June 9, 1791,

John, b. Oct. 21, 1792; d.

Anna, b. Aug. 12, 1794.

James, b. Oct. 2, 1796.

Moses Biadstreet, b. Dec. 7, 1798.

Daniel Dodge, b. Dec. 20, 1800.

Hannah Elizabeth, Apr. 9, 1807.

Brown, b. Mar. 8, 1809; d. Jan. 1810.

Mrs. Lakeman died Miy 11, 1862, aged 94.

John Odlin Page, son of Benjamin and Abigail Page, was
born in Exeter, state of New Hampshire, March -22, 1772. Came
to reside in this town, November 30, 1790. Married Sarah,
daughter John and Mary Kilton, who was born in Providence,
state of Rhode Island, February 15, 1772. Their children are: —

Emeline, b. Dec. 12, 1802.

Jobn Odlin, b. Feb. 11, 1806.

Loisa, b. Apr. 16, 1809.

Mr. John O. Page died in London, in the parish of St. Mich-
aels, and was interred in the vault bottom, south aisle, March 3,
1811, as by a certificate from the cleik of said j)arish, entered in
Mr. Page's family Bible will appear,

Asa Robinson, sjn of Asa and Margaret Robinson, was born
in Andover, county of Essex, February 1, 1763. Married Lois,
daughter of Abner and Lois Hardy, of Bradford, in said county.
Came to this town, with his family, May 19, 1794. Tiieir chil'
dren are : —

Abner Hardy, b. June I.'), 178.5, in Bradford; d. Sept. 1, 1S09,
Aaron, b. May 16, 1786, in Bradford; d. May 4, 1817.
Eebecca, b. Jan. 30, 1788, in Bradford.
Mehitable, b. Jan. 27, 1790, in Bradford.
Zilpha, b. Dec. 28, 1794, in Hallowell.



HALLOWELL RECORDS. 97

Margaret, b. Oct. 29, 1798.
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1801.
A son, b. Aug, 4, 1804; d. same day.
Benjamin Guild, b. July 25, 1806.

Mrs. Lois Robinson died Sept. 1842.

William Dorr, son of Ebenezer and Araey Dorr, was born in
Roxbury, Mass., July 13, 1757. Married Jane, daughter of
Thaddeus and Jane Partridge, of said Roxbury, March 30, 1779.
Came with his family to this town, Octobei", 1788. Their chil-
dren are : —

Kichard Montgomery, b. Dec. 31, 1779, in Roxbury.

William, b. Feb. 3, 1782, in Roxbury.

Ebenezer, b. Dec. 13, 1787, in Bath.

Joseph, b. Oct. 9, 1789, in Hallowell.

James, b. June 17, 1792.

Ann Plympton, b. July 25, 1795.

John, b. Jan. 21, 1799.

Jane, b. Mar. 5, 1801.

Daniel N. Dole, son of Nathaniel and Mary Dole, was born in
Newburyport, November 22, 1775. Married Nancy, daughter of
Ebenezer and Prudence Gore, of Edgecomb. Came with his

family to this town . Mrs. Dole died October 6, 1844.

Their children are : —

Ebenezer G., b. Sept. 28, 1805, in Wiscasset,
Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1807, in Wiscasset.
Emeline, b. Apr. 16, 1809, in Wiscasset.
Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1813, in Hallowell.
Nancy Gore, b. Mar. 1, 1819,
Danforth, b. Dec. 6, 1823; d. Nov. 8, 1813.

Samuel Greenleaf Ladd, son of Dudley and Bethia Ladd, was
born in Concord, state ot New Hampshire, April 14, 1784. Came
to reside in Hallowell, November, 1795. Married Caroline,
daughter of John and Susan Vinal, of Boston, October 3, 1815.
Their children are : —

Mary Caroline, b. Aug. 21, 1816.
Samuel Greenleaf, b. Apr. 13, 1818.
Francis Dudley, b. May 20, 1820.
Ellen Susanna, b. Feb. 19, 1822.
Julia Maria, b. Aug. 16, 1824.
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98 MAINE HISTOKICAL SOCIETY.

Theodore, b. Xov. 20, 1826.

Ann Louisa, b. Nov. 15, 1829.

Martha Augusta, b. Sept. 1, 1831.

Charlotte Sewall, b. Jan. 8, 1833.

Henry Walter, b. Mar, 24, 1834 ; d. at Farmington, Jan. 26, 1841.

Horatio Oliver, b. Aug. 31, 1839.

John Couch, son of George Adam and Mary Couch, was born
in that part of Pownalborough which is now Wiscasset, October
24, 1760. Came with his father's family to this town. May, 1772.
Married J;ine, daughter of Sliubael and Mary Hinkley, of this
town. Their childien are : —

John, b. Sept. 3, 1786.

George, b. Feb. 26, 1789

Abigjiil, b. May 29, 1791.

Elijah, b. July 16, 1793.

Henry, b. Dec. 23, 1796; d. Nov. 2, 1797.

Henry James, b. Sept. 3, 1798.

Catliarine, b. Nov. 3, 1800.

Pully, b. Mar. 21, 1803.

Mr. George Adam Couch was a native of Germany. Mr.
Couch d. . Mrs. Couch died May 21, 1851.

Ephraim Lord, son of James and Elizabeth Lord, was born in
Ipswich, county of Essex, Massachusetts, August 11, 1771.
Came to reside in Hallo well, February, 1792. Married Salome,
daughter of John and Salome Dennis, ot Litchfield, but formerly
of Ipswich. Their children are : —

John Dennis, b. July 15, 1797.

Ephraim Brown, b. Feb. 4, 1799.

Martha Dennis, b. Mar. 11, 1801.

Joseph, b. Nov. 2\ 1802; d Oct. 21, 1805.

James Fuller, b. July 15, 1804.

Joseph Dennis, b. Mar. 7, 1807; d. Oct. 6, 1883, in Saci-amento, Cal.

Elizabeth Brown, b. Oct. 17, 1810.

George Washington, b. July 28, 1812.

Sarah Mary, b. June 21, 1814.

Enoch Greely, son of Andrew and Mary Greely, was born in
Kingston, New Hampshire, Auiiust 1, 1754. Married Dorothy,
daughter of Ebenezer and Dorothy Bachelder, of said Kingston.
Came with his family to this town, May 26, 1789. Their chil-
dren are : —



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Dolly, b. June 24, 1780; d. Oct. 1, 1815.

Mary, b. Mar. 30, 1782.

Ebauezer Biclielder, b. Qjt. 8, 1783.

William, b. Jau. 29, 1785.

Joauua, b. Oct. 2, 1786; d. Oct. 6, 1801.

Eiiocb, b. Jan. ?,0, 1789; d. Jan. 14, 1843.

Betsey, b. Feb. 18, 1791.

Nancy, b. June 18, 169J; d. Nov. 1, 1795.

Mr. Enoch Greely died February 28, 1815. Mrs. Dorothy
Greely died April 27, 1843.

Ebenezer Bachelder Greely, son of Enoch and Dorotliy Greely,
above mentioned, married Susanna, daughter of Daniel and Su-
sanna Davis, of Belfast. Their children are: —

Joanna, b. July 22, 1807.
William, b. Dec. 2, 1809.
Samuel Henry, b. Dec. 9, 1811.
Dolly Elizabetb, b. July 5, 1814.
George Davis, b. July 3, 1817.

Artemas Leonard, son of Joshua and Hannah Leonard, was
born in Hayliam, county of Bristol, Massachusetts, July 25, 1783.
Married Betsey, daughter of Thomas and Lucy Coolidge, of
Livermore. Came with his family to this town, May, 1810.
Their children are : —

Elizabeth Coolidge, b. Apr. 2?, 1808, in Livermore.
Caroline, b. July 16, 1809, in do.

Charlotte, b. May 2, 1812, in Hallowell; d. July 3, 1850.
William Artemas, b. Oct. 22, 1822.

Mrs. Betsey Leonard died October 25, 1841.

Ebenezer S. Warren, son of Ebenezer and Ann Warren, was
born in Foxborough, County of Norfolk, Massachusetts, Septem-
ber, 11, 1779. Graduated at Harvard College, July, 1800, Ad-
mitted to the practice of law, September 7, 1803. Came to re-
side in this town, September 19, 1803. Married Abiah, daughter
of William and Tryphena Morse, of this town, June 9, 1809.
Mrs. Abiah Warren died March 22, 1841. Their cliildren are : —

Ann Tryphena, b. Nov. 14, 1810.
John, b. Sept. 20, 1816.



100 MAINE HISTOEICAL SOCIETY.

Aaron Hinkley, eon of Shubael and Sarah Ilinkley, was born
in Brunswick, District of Maine. Married Hannah, dangliter of
Nathaniel and Lois Tibbets, of Woolwich. Mrs. Hannah Hink-
ley died April 3, 1814. Their cliildren are : —

roily, b. Apr. 3, 17S6, in Woolwich.
Tibbets, b. Oct, 18, 1788, in Woolwich.
Lois, b. May 10, 1790, in Woolwich.
Sr.lly, b. Mar. IS, 1892, in Hallowell.
J ne, b. June 10, 1794.
Barnard, b. Apr. 11, 1796.
Eichard, b. Mar. 31, 1798.
Btrnjamin, b. Apr. 18, 1800.
Abiah, b. June 10, 1804.
Pbebe, b. July 11, 1807.



1690: Sir William Phips before Quebec: Flistorj- of a Siego. By Ernest My-
rancl: Tress of L. J. Demers and Brother. Office of The Eiiiiemhit, 189:3.

The history recounted in this book of more than four hundred pages
does not constitute a pleasaut chapter iu New England annals, and
hence it has not been very diligently dwelt upon among us. The mure
thanks to Mr. Myraud for bringing the matter to our attention toward
the end of the nineteenth century, when we are capable of an impar-
tial sympathy both with New England's bitter disapijointment and with
the triumphal rejoicings of Xew France.

Had the expedition of 1690 resulted in accordance with the hopes of
the English colonies, the drama of Phips and Frontenac might have
anticipated that of Wolfe and Montcalm. The enterprise was one of
extraordinary magnitude, a mighty outlay for colonial altars and hearths
as well as for British supremacy on American soil. The forces em-
barked, and in what way the enterprise failed: — this is what Mr. My-
raud's documents set before us with remark.ible fuluess and force of
evidence.

It will be seen that this is a documentary history of a peculiar sort,
not one in which proof is sought as to particular facts and illustrative
incidents in an extended series of events, but one in which the action is
definitely limited in its very nature, and is of such peremptory impor-
tance and historic unity that all eyes are turned toward it, so that the
testimony of each actor or onlooker must needs take account of the
whole, no matter with what special shading from the personal point of
view.

Accordingly the nineteen reports and appreciations which Mr. My-



BOOK NOTICE. 101

rand's zeal and research have brought together have severally the effect
of an iudei:)endeut estimate of the same facts. Each one is a little his-
tory by itself, and the comparison of these short sketches with one
another is so impressive with respect to both coincidences and divergen-
cies that any attempt at a judicial summing up of their contents would
be simply impertinent. We want no interference with that electric
illumination, which, flashing from many individual testimonies upon
one center of action, is reflected at various angles over the broader the-
ater of events, and so becomes a search-light, discovering what the lead-
ing nationalities and religious parties of Christendom had at heait.

The author, in an introductory way, remarks: "This book is not a
romance, which I regret for the book's sake, and still more for my own;
for its vogue, if its success with the public should ever reach the point
of justifying the use of that word, will always be confined to a narrow
circle of antiquaries, archivists and archaeologists."

No doubt Mr. Myrand will easily content himself with his chosen pub-
lic; yet when we consider what weak dilutions of historic reality are
sometimes offered us in literary fiction, may we not commend his work
to at least two classes of general readers, those, namely, who do their
own poetizing or romancing in the fields of history, and those who in the
same fields are working at romance or poetry for others ? For, in what-
ever manner the history may enter into the thought or literature of the
future, here, at least, are the fundamental facts — the personages and
depositions to be studied first of all — and, as is most justly suggested,
with no cost to the future in money or fatigue of seeking out in the
four corners of the realm, often ineffectually, these same testimonies.

The ordinary inquirer need ask little or nothing, perhaps, beyond the
nineteen relations, namely, of Frontenac, of Monseignat, his secretary,
of Sir William Phips, of John Walley, his lieutenant, of Major Thomas
Savage, and, passing over a number of interesting and noteworthy
names, of Cotton Mather, of Father Michel Germain de Convert, of
Monseigneur de Laval, of Silvauus Davis, Simon Bradstreet, Thomas
Hutchinson and Charlevoix.

But Mr. Myrand has devoted costly and elaborate researches to what
we may perhaps designate in general as the verification of details. He
desired to know the forces engaged, the names enrolled, the losses sus-
tained, on one side and on the other, the facts 'about the killed and
wounded, about the exchange of prisoners, about the medical reports;
and as the illustration of his work by maps and pictures is an affair of
moment, a cha^Dter is given to inquiries with regard to a false portrait



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