Title:Historical Sketch of the Eastern Regions of New France, from the various dates of their discoveries, to the surrender of Louisbourg, 1758. Also Prince Edward Island: Military and Civil. First Edition.
Publisher:  1898, 1898
Seller ID: 114681
POLLARD, James B. Historical Sketch of the Eastern Regions of New France, from the various dates of their discoveries, to the surrender of Louisbourg, 1758. Also Prince Edward Island: Military and Civil. by James B. Pollard, Ex-Major of Volunteers and Militia. Charlottetown, P.E. Island : "Printed by John Coombs, 18, Queen Street", 1898. First Edition. Pp (4),[iii]-vi,(2),-235,(3). Small 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
The title on the spine is Sketches of Prince Edward Island.
James Benjamin Pollard.
Morley p.119, Watters p.723. Not in Rhodenizer.
"The preparation of the present Historical Sketch is intended to supply to some extent omissions of former narratives and exhibit in a form of easy reference the development and progress of the country by a record of the principal events as they occurred during the past period of the Island's History. Great care has been taken to render the work accurate in its details, and interesting to its readers. Believing that it will be found so, it is therefore respectfully submitted to the inhabitants of Prince Edward Island for their kind consideration." - the Preface.
1. John Cabot sails from England on a voyage of discovery — Discovers North America — Sebastian Cabots's voyage in search of a passage to the East India — Jasper de Corteral's voyage — His capture of a number of Indians — John Verrazani's explorations — which he denominate New France — Jacques Cartier discovers Gulf of St. Lawrence and takes possession of the country in the name of the King of France — On his second voyage discovers Canada - Roberval appointed Lieutenant Governor of New France.
2. Fisheries — Settlement of Newfoundland — Permanent Settlement of the French — Founding of Virginia, Quebec and New England — Governor of Acadia a prisoner - Landing of Cartier on Isle of St. Jean - Colonizing New France - Capitualtion of Port Royal Garrison - Treaty of Utrecht - Founding of Louisbourg - Founding of Town of Halifax - War between France and England - Attack on Louisbourg, its overthrow - Taking of Quebec - Death of Wolfe and Montcalm - Surrender of Montreal and remnant of French Army.
3. Arrival of Lord Rollo - Submission of the French Acadians - Survey of Captain Holland - Description of the Island - Positions of Town Sites - The Manner in which the Home Government disposed of the whole Island - County Towns Surveyed - Walter Patterson the first British Governor arrives - Revolt of the New England Colonies - Their Independence - Arrival of Loyalists - Callbeck made Prisoner - Colonel Fanning appointed Governor - The Island recieves the name of Prince Edward - The Duke of Kent and Fortifications - Formation of Light Infantry and Volunteer Horde - Arrival of Highland Immigrants - Governor DesBarres - American War - Governor Smith - His oppressive measures - Public Indignation - Loss of the ship Seven Brothers - Cruelty to a prisoner - Arrival of Governor Ready and the departure of Smith.
Some fraying to spine ends, some spotting to cloth, names on flyleaf, a few smudges, else very good. Uncommon. 280.00