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Title Memoire sur l’etat present des abnaquis [manuscript]: [ca. 1722]
Author Loyard, Jean-Baptiste (1678-1731)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Contemporary copy of a memorial written around 1722, probably in Meductic, N.B., by Father Jean-Baptiste Loyard, concerning the strategic importance to French Canada of the Abenaki settlements on the Kennebec, Penobscot, and Saint John Rivers. Loyard warns that the English are settling along these rivers and are waging war with the Indians in order to seize their lands. He proposes that this violation of the Treaty of Utrecht be discussed at the 1722 Congress of Cambria and notes that the French Court’s actions to stop English usurpations will attach the Abenaki more firmly to France, thus providing for the safety of Canada.
Places New Brunswick, Canada; Maine, United States
Keywords Jesuit, Christianity, religion, missionary, war, warfare, soldiers, government, government relations, New France, British Colonialism, British North America, white settlement, settlement
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; First Nations of Canada
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Jesuit missionary to the Abenaki Indians at Médoctic (now known as Meductic) on the Saint John River in New Brunswick, 1709-1731.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 534
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue