La Galissonière had broad humanistic and scientific interests and had his officers collect botanical specimens from across the colony. His report on France's colonies, found in Mémoires des commissaires du roi (1755-57), contained a lucid account of colonial policies and of the potential riches of Canada. Despite his brief stay in Canada, La Galissonière's engaging personality, intelligence and fervent activity on the colony's behalf made him popular and left a lasting impression. In the year of his death, he commanded the French fleet at Minorca that defeated Admiral Byng.
Author JAMES MARSH
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...