La Galissonnière, Rolland-Michel Barren, Comte de


La Galissonnière, Rolland-Michel Barren, Comte de
   Came to New France as administrator of the government until the arrival of the governor, Marquis de la Jonquière. Returned to France, 1749; the same year appointed one of the commissioners on behalf of the French government, to settle the boundaries of Acadia. Head of the department of nautical charts at Paris. Commanded the French fleet at Minorca, 1756, and defeated the British under Admiral Byng. Died in Nemours, France, 1756. Is said to have furnished money and supplies to the Abbe de la Loutre to enable him to carry on his work in Acadia.
   Index: WM Foresaw danger from British colonies, 21.
   Bib.: Mémoire sur les Colonies de la France dans l'Amerique Septentrionale. For biog., see Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe; Selections from the Public Documents of Nova Scotia, ed. by Akins; Tyrrell, Papers in Nova Scotia Documents.

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