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By John G. Reid, Maurice Basque, Elizabeth Mancke, Barry Moody, Geoffrey Plank, William C. Wicken

The conquest of Port-Royal via British forces in 1710 is an intensely revealing episode within the heritage of northeastern North the US. Bringing jointly multi-layered views, together with the conquest's results on aboriginal population, Acadians, and New Englanders, and utilizing numerous methodologies to contextualise the incident in neighborhood, neighborhood, and imperial phrases, six well known students shape new conclusions concerning the occasions of 1710. The authors express that the tactics through which ecu states sought to valid their claims, and the phrases on which mutual toleration will be granted or withheld via various peoples dwelling part through facet are specifically seen within the Nova Scotia that emerged following the conquest. very important on either a neighborhood and worldwide scale, The 'Conquest' of Acadia can be an important contribution to Acadian historical past, local reports, local rights histories, and the socio-political background of the eighteenth century.

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The French envoys, Nicholson complained, had not been announced by drumbeat so that they could be blindfolded and securely escorted into the British camp. 2? '28 William Elliot spent what must have been an interesting evening in the fort. He was introduced to the women and children, shared toasts with 10 John G. Reid Subercase, and responded to the governor's heavy-handed military badinage with some of his own. 'Inform me where the Generals Quarters are,' Subercase asked, 'and if you'l Ingeniously tell me, neither Morter or Cannon Ball shall come that way.

The initial reaction of the French minister of Marine, the Comte de Pontchartrain, was to waste no time in regaining control of Acadia. 5° The minister was fully informed by late December, and well into January was pressing the Intendant of the Marine at Rochefort - and former Intendant of New France, Francois de Beauharnois de la Chaussaye for urgent action on the mounting of an expedition. '5' Within a few weeks, however, it had become clear that the demands of ship owners and suppliers for their participation would be too much for the already over-strained royal treasury.

Rumours had been spreading since May about the approach of 'six Men of War, with a Thousand Marines,' but similar reports had circulated in 1709 and the province was still struggling to pay the bills for the substantial costs of raising and supporting troops for the expedition that had failed to materialize. 17 Finally, on 18 September, the unwieldy fleet set sail from Nantasket. The flagship Dragon, three other frigates, and a bomb ship made up the naval contingent, joined by the Massachusetts Province Galley under its experienced commander - and veteran of the Phips expedition - Cyprian Southack.

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