excerpt from ''America and West Indies: February 1711, 21-24' in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 25, 1710-1711' pp. 370-397 (272 words)

excerpt from ''America and West Indies: February 1711, 21-24' in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 25, 1710-1711' pp. 370-397 (272 words)

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'America and West Indies: February 1711, 21-24' in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 25, 1710-1711

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[Original spelling retained. 'Quebeck' was a district of Canada, the most developed of the French North American Empire (New France). Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil was Governor-General of New France 1703 – 1725. Prior to the listening experiences described  Livingstone describes prolonged, severe hardships on the expedition]

 

A Journall of ye Travails of Major John Livingstone from Annapolis Royall in Novia Scotia to Quebeck in Canada, from thence to Albany and soe to Boston, begun Oct. 15, and ended Feb. 23, 1710/11 […] Dec. 6. [W]e proceeded on our journey to Quebeck, where we arrived about sun sett […] Dec. 10. I supped at ye Intendants, was very hansomly entertained, ye Governor, Gentlemen and Ladies of ye town were guests, and were diverted with musick and dancing. Dec. 11. I made some visitts in town, at night ye Governor treated nobly with musick and dancing. […] Dec. 21. Being their New Year's Day sup't this night at the Intendants, had a splendid entertainment with musick and dancing, and had ye drums and musick at my door, and many of ye English prisoners came to me this day, to whom I gave money, and to ye servants of ye house as is customary. […]Dec. 25. I had many English prisoners and others to wish me Merry Christmass, wh. cost me much money, amongst them; The Govr. Genll. had a supper this night, where were at least 50 persons of distinction, and ye whole entertainment in great splendour. Dec. 26. The weather was very moderate, soe as was hardly ever known at this time of year. The Governor Generall and myselfe were invited to sup at ye Intendant's, where was much company, great plenty, with dancing and musick to admiration.

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