October 16th

On this day in 1666 the Marquis de Tracy, military governor of New France (1663-67), led an army of 1000 French regulars, 600 New France militia and 100 Hurons and Algonquins in 300 boats and canoes to attack the Mohawk nation. They arrived at the deserted village of Andarague after a rain-soaked march of several days; destroyed the settlement and corn crops, as well as three other settlements. The expedition, ordered by Jean Talon, had left Québec on September 14, 1666, after peace talks failed.

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Read about de Tracy, Jean Talon and my 7th Great Grand Father, Pierre ‘Le Jeune’ Charron, in ‘No Lesser Persons’.

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