Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Significant Historical Happenings: 1747.

§January 8th, 1747: Ramezay, wintering over at Chignecto, gets the news that Col. Noble and his men have quartered themselves amongst the inhabitants at Grand Pré.
§January 23rd, 1747: Ramezay sends his commander, Coulon de Villiers together with his sledge hauling and show-shoed Canadians -- 350 of them together with 60 Indians -- to Grand Pre.
§February 9th, 1747: Villiers and his men reach Piziquid (Windsor) on their way through to Grand Pre.
§February 10th, 1747: Col. Noble and his 500 men were surprised by the French at The Battle of Grand Pre.
§February 14th, 1747: As a term of their capitulation to the French, the English retire from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal.
§February 23rd, 1747: La Corne starts his return march from Grand Pre to Beaubasin.
§March 8th, 1747: La Corne arrives at Beaubasin and shortly thereafter, under orders, carries on to Quebec.
§April, 1747: The English reoccupied Grand Pre.
§May 1st, 1747: The Marquis de La Galissoniere (1693-1756), a navy man, is temporarily appointed commandant general in New France, temporary because la Jonquiere, on his way to Quebec to take up his office, was captured during the naval battle at Cape Finisterre and made a prisoner of the English.
§June, 1st, 1747: Ramezay, under orders, follows La Corne to Quebec leaving but a small guard behind at the Isthmus of Chignecto.
§June, 1747: Elections are being held in England.
§September, 1st, 1747: By this date, with the small guard which Ramezay had left in place having also returned to Quebec, the Isthmus of Chignecto is deserted of military men; nobody is there but the local Indians and the Acadian inhabitants.
§November, 30th, 1747: Hopson takes over the governorship of Louisbourg from Knowles.

Significant Historical Happenings: 1748.

§April 4, 1748: A resolution goes before parliament that "it is just and reasonable, that the several provinces and colonies of Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode island be reimbursed the expenses they have been at in taking and securing to the crown of Great Britain the island of Cape Breton and its dependencies."
§In August of 1748,
Mascarene wrote the deputies at Mines and severely reprimanded the Acadians for the "aid and comfort" they had given the enemy. Twelve of the Acadians were proscribed as being guilty of treason. Notices of rewards for their capture are posted both in Acadia and at Boston .
§June 1, 1748: The Mahon and two armed schooners (the Anson, Capt. John Beare; and the Warren, 70 tons, Captain Jonathan Davis) came to Annapolis with stores for the garrison.
§During the summer of 1748 a vessel, "laden with merchandise" came up to Minas (Grand Pré) there to sell the merchandise and to use the proceeds to pay "those persons who had supplied provisions to Colonel Noble's troops ..."
§In the autumn, Gorham came up from New England to dislodge the French on the St. John River.
§In the autumn several vessels loaded with warlike stores came to Annapolis from Louisbourg.
§October 18th, 1748: The War of the Austrian Succession ends with the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
§The sailing vessels, the Anson and the Warren return to Boston with retiring troops aboard.

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