The governor of New France surrenders to the English in 1760.

Letter to Charles de Langlade Sept. 9, 1760, on the fall of Montreal


This letter was among 18th-century French documents discovered in 1827 in a Green Bay attic by Morgan L. Martin, and published in 1851 by the fledgling Wisconsin Historical Society. It shows how the French government in Montreal tried to communicate the dissolution of its empire to allies in the remote wilderness of Wisconsin. It begins at the foot of the displayed page, in French; an English translation can be selected in the left-hand frame of the viewer.


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Creator: Vaudreuil, Pierre de Rigaud, marquis de, 1698-1778.
Pub Data: French text: Martin, Morgan. "Address delivered before the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, January 21, 1851" (Green Bay: Robinson & Brothers, 1851): 33-35. English text: Wisconsin Historical Collections 8: 216-217
Citation: Vaudreuil, Pierre de Rigaud, marquis de. "Letter to Charles de Langlade Sept. 9, 1760, on the fall of Montreal to the British." In: Martin, Morgan. "Address delivered before the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, January 21, 1851." (Green Bay, 1851): 33-35; English text: Wisconsin Historical Collections 8: 216-217. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=46; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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