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The documentary biography of Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre, an officer in the Troupes de la Marine, who served throughout New France, sheds new light on the business activity of French colonial officers stationed in the West. Many of the eighty previously untranslated documents in Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre demonstrate the extent and profitability of Saint-Pierre's pursuit of business activities while performing official duties in eighteenth- century French North America. The quest for profit permeated Saint- Pierre's career, particularly his command of the Western Sea Post after he succeeded the fabled Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye. Saint-Pierre and his secret partner General Jacques- Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquière, Intendant François Bigot, and Meret, secretary to La Jonquière, used their positions to engage in extensive trade, especially brandy, with the Cree and Assiniboine northwest of Lake Superior. Saint-Pierre's activities provide fresh insights into the North American fur trade

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. 8-8
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. 8-8
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  1. Manuscripts Translated for This Book
  2. pp. 9-13
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 16-27
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 28-35
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. Chapter One: First Commands, 1729–1737
  2. pp. 38-38
  1. Chagouamigon (La Pointe), 1729–l 732
  2. pp. 38-51
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  1. The Miami Post, 1733–1734
  2. pp. 52-52
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  1. Fort Beauharnois (The Sioux Post), 1734–1737
  2. pp. 53-62
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 63-67
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  1. Chapter Two: Marriage and New Assignments, 1738–1745
  2. pp. 68-68
  1. Marriage at Quebec, 1738
  2. pp. 68-73
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  1. The Second Chickasaw War, 1739–1740
  2. pp. 74-74
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  1. The Miami Post, 1741–1744
  2. pp. 75-95
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 96-101
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  1. Chapter Three: King George’s War, 1745–1747
  2. pp. 102-102
  1. The Saratoga Campaign, 1745
  2. pp. 102-107
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  1. The Relief of Fort St. Frédéric, 1745–1746
  2. pp. 108-111
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  1. The Defeat of the Mohawk Raiding Party, 1747
  2. pp. 112-113
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  1. The Huron Conspiracy, 1747
  2. pp. 114-114
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 115-117
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  1. Chapter Four: Michilimackinac, 1747–l 749
  2. pp. 118-118
  1. The Relief and Command of Michilimackinac, 1747
  2. pp. 118-124
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  1. Michilimackinac, 1747–l 749
  2. pp. 125-138
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  1. Petition for the Cross of St. Louis, 1749
  2. pp. 139-143
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  1. Lotbiniére’s Mission to Michilimackinac, 1749
  2. pp. 144-148
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 149-155
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  1. Chapter Five: Beyond Michilimackinac: The Western Sea (Part I), 1750–1751
  2. pp. 156-156
  1. The Mythical Western Sea
  2. pp. 156-158
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  1. Saint–Pierre’s Controversial Appointment, 1750
  2. pp. 159-161
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  1. Preparations for the Western Sea Expedition, 1750
  2. pp. 162-173
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  1. La Jonquiére’s Orders, 1750
  2. pp. 174-178
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  1. Famine, Knighthood, Supplies, and Brandy, 1751
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-189
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  1. Chapter Six: The Western Sea (Part II), 1752–1753
  2. pp. 190-190
  1. Meret’s Letter, 1752
  2. pp. 190-203
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  1. Saint–Pierre’s Journal, 1750–l 753
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 221-227
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  1. Chapter Seven: The Beginning of the French and Indian War, 1753–1755
  2. pp. 228-228
  1. The Ohio Valley Command, 1753–1754
  2. pp. 228-248
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  1. Death at the Battle of Lake George, 1755
  2. pp. 249-251
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  1. The Governor’s Eulogy, 1755
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-257
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  1. Chapter Eight: Epilogue
  2. pp. 258-258
  1. The Worldly Possessions of Saint-Pierre, 1755
  2. pp. 258-270
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 271-273
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 274-277
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  1. Appendix 1: Saint–Pierre’s Transactions in Charles Nolan Lamarque’s Account Books, 1735–1736
  2. pp. 278-295
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  1. Appendix 2: Saint–Pierre’s Expense Vouchers at Michilimackinac 1747–1749
  2. pp. 296-313
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  1. Appendix 3: Inventory of the Possessions Left by Saint–Pierre
  2. pp. 314-335
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 336-345
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 346-364
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870139437
Related ISBN
9780870134180
MARC Record
OCLC
604868785
Pages
275
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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