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 Journal of Christian Frederic Post, July, August, September, 1758. *** Le Roy a Duchesneau, 11 Juin, 1680.
secrecy into th? conduct of Laval. The intendant, Talon, whoThis letter brings us again face to face with the brandy question, of which we have seen something already in the quarrel between Avaugour and the bishop. In the summer of 1648, there was held at the mission of Sillery a temperance meeting; the first in all probability on this continent. The drum beat after mass, and the Indians gathered at the summons. Then an Algonquin chief, a zealous convert of the Jesuits, proclaimed to the crowd a late edict of the governor imposing penalties for drunkenness, and, in his own name and that of the other chiefs, exhorted them to abstinence, declaring that all drunkards should be handed over to the French for punishment. Father Jerome Lalemant looked on delighted. It was, he says, the finest public act of jurisdiction exercised among the Indians since I have been in this country. From the beginning of the world they have all thought themselves as great lords, the one as the other, and never before submitted to their chiefs any further than they chose to do so. *
 Forbes to Bouquet, 23 Sept. 1758.CHAPTER XI.
Monseigneur de Tracy et a Messieurs le Gouverneur etE. Boscawen.