The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents (Classic Reprint)
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XXIV. In this letter to Cardinal Richelieu (dated August 1, 163 Le Jeune congratulates him on his efforts to root out the Huguenot heresy; thanks him for his kindness, and for evidences Of affection for the Jesuit mission in Canada; and urges the great man to aid the Company Of New France in their colonizing enterprise, for on their success depends that of the mission. The cardinal is reminded how many poor French families might be provided with homes if sent to the New World, where land is abun dant; he is also informed that some savages have been converted to the faith.
XXV. This document is known as Le Jeune's Ro lation Of 1635. Heretofore the superior Of Quebec has been the sole author Of the annual report Of the Jesuit mission in New France. But with the arrival Of new missionaries the work was greatly broadened, and hereafter we shall find the Relation a composite, arranged by the superior from the several individual reports forwarded to him by his assistants in the field.
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