Excerpt from The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America, Vol. 1: Giving a Particular Account of the Climate, Soil, Minerals, Animals, Vegetables, Manufactures, Trade, Commerce, and Languages; Containing a Description of Canada and Louisiana
... r/>A Natural and civil hi'f'tory of the French empire in N orth America, publifhed by a fubjeéi: of this kingdom, could fcarce appear with propriety, at this time, if it was nor addreffed to General townshend, who, the redué'rion of Qiebec, the capital of that empire, has ed'red the whole to the domi nion of great-britain. It is not however necefihry on this 00 cafion either to relate the event, or to particularize the virtues that efe&ed it. The event is nece¿'arily known by its impor tance, and thefadditi'on of fo great an extent of territory, and fo many thoufand fubjeé'ts to the Britiih crown, are memorials which can neither be overlooked nor forgotten, and which ren der all Others, not only unneceffary but impertinent; neither can y to tell the world, that be is eminent for courage.
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