A sample of Lyman's General Orders:
Everywhere he (Bienville) went he nailed up or buried lead plaques claiming the land for France....
"Landslides over the two hundred years since have changed the configuration of the cliffs at what is now known as Wolfe's Cove and even obscured the exact point up which the British force climbed."
"They were about a hundred yards of the Quebec side of Vergor's tents. The ever-resourceful Captain McDonald misled the first sentry they found by telling him that he had been sent with a large force to take over the post and to call off the guard. The tented encampment was rushed. The picket, after a scattered volley from those awake, fled into a cornfield towards town. Vergor, who had momentarily stood his ground, was shot in the heel and captured. Not a man of the "forlorn hope" was hurt."
"Strategically, French America occupied a position of almost impregnable strength."
"New France was more than Canada. It stretched more than three thousand miles from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to New Orleans at the mouth of the Mississippi."
|Source Of An Early Map Ca. 1664 (McGill University)- Virginia And Florida Were Included|
"Here's something from Fort Prince George," said Demere, from where he sat at the rude table with the papers scattered before him. "A goodly packet," he continued, as he broke the seal, in the expectant, pleased silence of the others. "Ensign Milne is writing--both the official communication and a long personal letter," noting the signature.
At the first glance along the lines his face fell.
"Captain Coytmore* is dead," he said in a low voice.
Murdered by the Indians he had been, in front of the fort, in the presence of the officers of his own command!
From The Cherokee:
* The imprisonment of their ambassadors, which included the head man of almost every important Cherokee town, roused bitterness and resentment throughout the Nation. Feeling was intensified when Lieut. Richard Coytmore, Commander of Fort Prince George, with another British officer, crossed the river to the town of Keowee, forced their way into a Cherokee house and grossly abused some Cherokee women whose men were away hunting.