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Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de (1620-1698) to Madame De Dhuxelles

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05297 Author/Creator: Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de (1620-1698) Place Written: Quebec Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1696/10/28 Pagination: 3 p. 19.2 x 13.3 cm

Summary of Content: Describes his efforts to suppress the Iroquois. Mentions the writings of Father Hennepin which claim to describe life in New France, but Frontenac suggests they are not accurate. Written as Governor General of New France. De Dhuxelles was the wife of the Marechal of France.

People: Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de, 1620-1698

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: CanadaFranceFrontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryMilitary History

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