Montmagny, Charles Jacques Hualt de


Montmagny, Charles Jacques Hualt de
   Came to Canada as governor, 1636. Strongly opposed the settlement at Montreal, 1641-1642, but finding Maisonneuve determined, accompanied him from Quebec, and gave his official countenance to the founding of the new town; in 1642 built a fort at the mouth of the Richelieu, where Sorel now stands, to check the inroads of the Iroquois; three years later arranged a treaty of peace with these troublesome neighbours; returned to France in 1648; and died there shortly afterwards.
   Index: Ch Restored Fort St. Louis, and named it Château St. Louis, 158. F Second governor of Canada, 27; retirement of, 35. L His pious administration, 8.
   Bib.: Jesuit Relations, ed. by Thwaites; Parkman, Jesuits in North America; Charlevoix, History of New France.

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