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1882 edition. Excerpt: ...mafs, and a crofs was planted near a
fmall houfe apart from the village, which the favages built while I
was ftaying there, awaiting the the arrival of our men and their
preparation to go to the war, in which they had been for a long
time engaged. Finding that they were fo flow in affembling their
army, and that I fhould have time to vifit their country, I
refolved to go by fhort days' journeys from village to village as
far as Cahiague, where the rendezvous of the entire army was to be,
and which was fourteen leagues diftant from Carhagouha, from which
village I fet out on the fourteenth of Auguft with ten of my
companions. I vifited five of the more important villages, which
were enclofed with palifades of wood, and reached Cahiague, the
principal village of the country, where there were two hundred
large cabins and where all the men of war were to affemble. Now in
all thefe villages they received us very courteoufly with their
fimple welcome. All the country where I went contains fome twenty
to thirty leagues, is very fine, and fituated in latitude 44 30'.
It is very extenfively cleared up. They plant in it a great
quantity of Indian corn, which grows there finely. They plant
likewife fquafhes,120 and fun-flowers,121 from the feed of which
they make oil, with which they anoint the head. The region is
extenfively traverfed with brooks, difcharging into the lake. There
are many very good vines122 and plums, which which are
excellent,123 rafpberries,124 ftrawberries,126 little wild
apples,126 nuts,127 and a kind of fruit of the form and color of
fmall lemons, with a fimilar taite, but having an interior which is
very good and almoft like that of figs. The plant which bears this
fruit is two and a half feet high, with but three or four leaves
|Country of origin:
Edmund Farwell Slafter
• Samuel De Champlain
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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