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The Château Saint-Louis, 1698

Type: Image

The Château Saint-Louis at Quebec was the residence of the Governor General and the military headquarters of Canada during the French Regime. Print after a plan of 1698.

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Governor General Frontenac brandishing a war hatchet

Type: Image

Frontenac is shown during a visit to allied Indians in 1691. The war hatchet he holds was symbolic amongst eastern woodland Amerindian nations and the governor general of New France always referred to it when calling for allies to go to war.

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Governor General Frontenac receiving the envoy of Sir William Phips

Type: Image

This painting by C.W. Jefferys shows Governor General Frontenac giving his famous reply to the American invaders' demand for the surrender of Quebec in 1690 - 'The only response I have for your general is through the muzzles of my cannons.' (Library and Archives Canada, C-073710)

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