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abandoned fort, with a larg●e quantity of stores and munitions ■left by the garrison in their■ too hasty retreat. [10] [9] Frontenac au Min●istre, 15 Nov., 1689. [10] Frontenac au Mi

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e of Two Mountains, when ■they met twenty-two Iroquois in two la■rge canoes, who immed

iately bore down upon t●hem, yelling furiously. The French party c■onsisted of twenty-eight coureurs de b●ois under Du Lhut and Mantet, excelle●nt partisa

had been b

n chiefs, who man?uvred so wel●l that the rising sun blazed full in● the eyes of the advancing enemy

, and■ spoiled their aim. The French receive■d their fire, which wounded one man; then,● closing with them while their gun●s were empty, gave them a volley, whic■h killed and wounded eighteen of their numb■er. One swam ashore. The rema■ining t

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hree were captured, and give●n to the I

ndian allies to be b●urned. [11] [11] Frontenac au Mini■stre, 15 Nov.,

1689; Champigny au Minis■tre, 16 Nov., 1689. Compare Belmo●nt, whose account is

a little diffe●rent; also N. Y. Col

. Docs., IX. 435. 194 T■his gleam of sunshine passed, and a●ll grew b

lack again. On a snowy November d●ay, a troop of Iroquois fell on the s■ettlemen

t of La Chesnaye, burned the houses?/p>

? and vanished with a troop of ●prisoners, leaving twenty mangled corp

s●es on the snow. [12] "The terror,●" wrote the bishop, "is indescribable." The?/p>

?appearance of a few savages would pu■

t a whole neighborhood to fli●ght. [13] So desperate, wrote Frontenac, we

re t■he needs of the colony, and so g■reat the contempt with which the Iroquois

regard●ed it, that it almost needed a m

i●racle either to carry on war or■ make peace. What he most earnestly wi

shed wa●s to keep the Iroquois quiet, and so leave hi●s hands free to deal with

the Eng■lish. This was not easy, to

such a pitch of■ audacity had late events raised them■. Neither his t

emper nor his convictions would ●allow him to beg peace of them, like hi■s prede