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Title: The Founder of New France; a chronicle of Champlain
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Colby, Charles W. (Charles William), 1867-1955
Subjects: Champlain, Samuel de, 1567-1635
Publisher: Toronto : Glasgow, Brook & company
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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Soissons or Conde a substantial sum. Cham-plain was convinced that the stability of trade(upon which, in turn, exploration depended)could be secured only in this way. It washe who memorialized President Jeannin ^;enlisted the sympathy of the kings almoner,Beaulieu; appealed to the royal council;proposed the ofifice of viceroy to Soissons;and began the endeavour to organize a newtrading company. Considering that early in1612 he suffered a serious fall from his horse,this record of activity is sufficiently credit-able for one twelvemonth. Meanwhile theIndians at Sault St Louis grieved at hisabsence, and his enemies told them he wasdead. It was not until 1614 that the new pro-gramme in its entirety could be carried out. ^ One of the chief advisers of Marie de M^dicis. In the earlypart of his career he was President of the Parlement of Dijonand an important member of the extreme Catholic party. Afterthe retirement of the Due de Sully (i6n) he was placed in chargeof the finances of France.
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