1755.-0n lived for I'hiver in 1755, a great tranquility li I 'Acadia is ignorant of the preparations that crowns them faisoient, however ali had warned by deesolls hands Ie S. VergaI 'he tramoit something against the Fort, but there is not faisoit attention, and merely ask the Marquis du Quesne to meet the troops who were depllis long time, and send him a small reinforcement: Ie spring comes, go ~ lettes coutnme who had come early to Fort Lawrence, gave their delays by some SOllp <; ons of some events; Ie S. Jacan Piedmont, Officer of AI'-artillery, and who has faisoit Beausejour functions lngenieur, faisoit Toules possible representations that left him complete Ie Fort: The abbe de Ia head in laloutre had completed aboiteau for his leqllel it had re <; u liVl'es fifty miles, and almost employoit to us lea Acadians in Sorle that Ie S. Jacan Scarcely could not use that very little of the world: representations of this officer were useless to laloutre I'emporta.
S. Vergor, plot of \ the silent Englishman, sent couriers to Port Royal, learned nothing, and Ie did return to his safety, the English had made their preparalit's very secret, however Vel'gor was warned by it would be very few Acadians soon as;; iege; cash SUi, his intelligence, he replied that we dare not, and he feared nothing ow.
Mr. Braddock, Official, who had acquired the reputation, and his Highness the Duke of Cumberland Ie esteemed by its value, had been appointed by the Court of London, for Abel * 'order in America British forces, he taste was attacking Beausejour, and Dement horny Ie Cornman says Colonel Robert Monckton, he was given troops and train ArtiIlerie quite considerable for this expedition, his fieet was composed of three fi'egates, a sen to, and thirty-six boats, he was made in Grand Anse Bay in Maringouin Fondy, two leagues from Beausejour; Vergor the ignorant, the inhabitants of Chipoudyet of Pekek.oudiac, * aper9u with this fleet, ie made him savoil 'with all diligence Ie June 2, 1755, Ii two o'clock in the morning Alol's Vergor could no longer dou · lerdu purpose of the English, sent orders to all · IES Acadians in condition to bear arms, to prom make dough.
member at Fort Beausejour: The main endroi live ts were three rivers: Memeramcouk ie, Chipoudy, Pekekoudiac, then-Beausejour, Lac Oueskak Ie, Pont Buot, La Coupe, and the Baie Verte: All men of those places, gathered together make twelve pouvoient Oll fifteen hundred men they were, it is true, some seasoned pen and good will,-sUI'tout refugees who had everything crain · dre the English, who had often threatened their wind make a bad fate if they had arms against prenoient.
xLes first who introduced themselves, said to S, Vergor they consentoient to take up arms in favor of Fran.
90is, but that IT convenoit they had their security interest, which could not be positive in order to take up arms and defend Fort Ie a penalty of ~ sobeissance me and my punishment and this is what Commander did, and sent ilies, they gave all the captains Ii Militia, and after making save their wives and fans in the woods and profondeul 'of such' res they rendit'ent at Fort OR Ie S. Vergol of 'espel'er gave them a speedy relief, and assured me that m ~ is the English prendroient developed its Fort.
The squadron went into battle in Angloise Ie bottom of the Bay, at the sight of the two forts, and Mr. Monckton was sound.
embarkation without any difficulty: he encamped troops Bur see lee glacis of Fort Lawrence, and Ie Iendemain made them relax and just make some evolutions; AL01's Ie S. Vergor felt otter Ia soundness instances of S. Jacan to put Ie strong state of siege, he ordered LOUS IES inhabitants and the soldiers were following orders and travaillassent and made emrer in Ie strong ammunition mouth were in a store outside, he sent a small guard a place called the Isle la Valliere, who is propremellt a grove of timber in the plain between the fund and Beausejour Lawrence, who looks like a Isle, this guard down at the bivouac Ie Commander Wrote Mr. Druconr a Governor of Louisbourg, I'informer for the arrival of this eseadre Angloise, designs-which had been in his position, and he demanded a speedy rescue: also he sent a courier to M. Ie Marquis Duquesne I'en to inform and ordered to batimen8 who were in the Bay Vel'te to return in Canada: it also summoned the inhabitants who were not yet come to give order to the S. Villeray, Captain C? mmandant of the forl Gasparaux, '* to be SUI' guard, he did the same S. Baralon, Teach, which gardoit Ie Pont-a-Buot and he ordered him to burn ee small fort.
The fort was a t Pentagon situated on a small eminence from where he commanded SUI 'Bay, and he was separated by marshes, it was distant from Fort Lawrence as a very short half-league-a Ilne league Pont-a-Buot, and einq-Green Bay; pits were only begin; works had languished for lack of workers, Ia-up pOllvoit have 260 to 280 feet largeUl ';-8a garrison was composed of one hundred and fifty troops of the Navy, eommancles pal 'fourteen officers from Canada and Louisbourg, he was filled with pieces of cannon vingt.et.une, a mortiel'de 16 inches, and provided plenty of ammunition and mouth.
Ie if Sieul 'Vergor had heard ia war, he might have long contest. Ie tel'rein time against the English; dll Two hundred and fifty men stationed in the fort were sufficient for gal'de and work. It was not necessary to wait until the point the enemy in his fori, especially ~ ith greater amount of people that could not contain; pouvoit allel II 'it cam · per view of the enemy and Roma pre-abserver sea dess ~ ins, to dispute the passage Ie I'iviere Beaubassin, hal-Ie "eeler constantly having the advantage of the ground, he might have to fight a battle without consommeI 'it Mr. Monckton, a part campaign, before he could form Ie biege, and eet interval he had auroil relief of Canada, which would not have inlriguer Ie General lack of English, and would have · ~ can be changed in the country the constitution of the war, making offensive on our part.
4 J une, it five in the morning, sortit'ent their enemies in battle and camp spun Ie vel'S Buot path, there had sent some Acadians, who had made a kind of retrenchment, and a few volunteers came to join them, the English having three small pieces of cam · paign 6lbs. advanced proudly to throw leut 'bridge the Acadians fired, the enemy responded with their cannon and musketry, some Indians who were among the Acadians fled and threw I'epou.
boasts, so each has 11 pens are sauveI '; quelq ues Officers in me made me, so they threw the English bridge, no.
Serent quietly, and came to camp ala Butte · Amirande, half Iieue Beausejour; Ie then made Commander bnller the church and houses a round the fort.
Enemies settled at the bottom of this hill, on the small river, a bridge of communication with Ie Fort Lawrence, and they did montel 'bed until their boats loaded artillery, munitions of war, and mouth on s' amused. elllement ~ lem has drawn some of Beausejour,, oops cannon, which firenl rieo, and some giddy Ie shoot went along the embankment, but they soon flll'ent disgusted because these Boats were armed with Pierriers; Ie eight enemies defilel'ent vel'S Butte-a-Charles, they went only reconnoitre terrein Ie, some shootings despised, and that they Tirat, it took an officer cejour Englishman named Hay, who was returning to the camp of Fort Lawrence; Indians who had pl'i ~ I'amenerent; 00 Ie bought, and made him many courtesies; eo.t we even care to warn Mr. Moncklon from its socket.
S, however, endeavored Vergor relief everywhere Acadians d6sertoient and highly faid they did not wish to stay in Fort Ie Ie during siege because the smallness feroit all perish by fire and Ie pal 'misery: This commander was sending order on order, often when he anfwered ilies had had it asa discretion aUl'oit dO.
having made proper use; finally turned 11 S.
Germain, Jesuit, missionary then the river St. John, and Ie asked to send him, but his father replied, having also a concern for this post, its not Wild pouvoient solve a I'abandonner; Vergor wrote again and even ordered the Commander to send him, but he was more o'en listen.
10, the English still reconnoitre fent by a strong d6tachement, location OR They might prepare their batteries. There was a small escal'mouche; Ie 12 Ie S. Valve SOI tit FOl't it's the head of a detachment of ISO men and Acaciiens troops, and boasted that he was going fail'e much fear and give pl'euves its value, which is dou- -roof it just aperlfut it the enemy, he withdrew and malgl'e lea representations of a few brave people who were with him, he returned even stronger in Ie, without having perm that fusiIlftt - and confirmed they had the wrong opinion of him, he became the laughing stock of each uo.
Ie vel's soil 'enemies who had been working, through the woods and ravines, Poul path, lead their artillery onto Charles Ie hill, about 120 yards from the fort, vim'ent to capture this hill; some Indians and Acadians orders Ie S. Caput Bailleul, brave officer, left the fort and shot awhile. This officer is leaving too bear pal e ~ 'courage, and thinking that it was a small detachment 11 that it had to do, it would be comfortable to dislodge, avanlfa too - the enemy, as some wood Ii stole his view, made their discharge by pelotono and wounded Ie, Ie-detachment then retreated, and was content to take a few shots of the fort, only to promote leul 'retirement.
The Bune-it-paralltjle Charles was at the fort is only entitled Ie Ie favorable to beat, only 120 yards distant, Earth-Ia and Ie instead of fascines;-the enemies they worked Ie 12 IS, to open their trancMe, which proved HOI'S insult Ie morning of the 13th, and established JEUR mortar battery and answered by fifty-one bombs a few guns that they read.
As M, Vergor had sent to request Mr. Drucours, Governor of Louisbourg, send him a speedy secQurs, it 14, he re <jut a letter which marquoit or the impossibility of I'On Croof Ie rescue :-Ies enemies fuzzy prcsentant sOllvent at the sight of the place: on this answer, he assembled the officers whom he shared the letter, and Leu! ' asked their opinion, which was Ie take longer. poufI'oit that time, and carefully conceal this news to Acadians, however, it was much earlier disclosed - both I'indiscretion some officers, whom he plaisoit not be besieged, by the imprudeHce he had not had to take his domeslique lars Officers of the Meeting, it is true that co ~ ight noise Ie the wife of this man, though ugly, Ie had talent to please him, and impertinent fa <; screw ons · a-vis each souffi'oit it, Ie confirmoit.
Acadians, alarms speeches by some officers, came Ie done 15 in the morning, find Ie Commander, and he represented that they could no longer remain in a strong defense if unlikely, and they Ie prioient of them let out, he could do it easily - the place does not etanl invested attaqllce and being on one side only.
Finally Ie 16 morning, a bomb tombce a bunker, it I'entrea ue left the fort-I'enfons: a rem'ersa and part of the curtain; Ie S. Rambaut, Official 'Frans: ois,-Hay, Officer English, prisoner-Fernand, interpreter - Ie Knight and Billy were killed, another officer wounded-very-l ~ gerement, which made to Fort Ie, for can the 'ajoutallt it's inexperience, each it except for a few. brave opilla make it up, it Vergor Wrote Mr.
Monckton, and asked for a suspension of al'lnes 48 hours to prepare the articles of capitulation, he sent at Vannes, this officer I mentioned earlier, and as thin faisoit one topic that negotiation 'value; Ie General Englishman was surprised that did before. takes only a few bombs, and ignoring} effect of the latter, which Croof parallel masked by a curtain, it was asked to capitulate; iI knew about it by Ie sent him, it queues per sons he had to do, and gave · Following-toot of the articles of capitulation that accorderoit.
In vain a few brave officers insis1l ~ \ 'ent they Poul' Ja defense, everything was useless Ie S. Jacan of Piedmont, which for Ie if 10ut ~ ge had done what had depended on him, Be pointed by z ~ stU'etc for the Acadians,-a demand for eult honorable conditions and healthy, and to attempt It is if we do not defend actordoit: Ie S. the Abbe laloutre says that he must rather be highly buried in Fort Ie Ie make that; were sent several times Mr. It
Monckton, who had threatened to use gun batteries see if the soil It heul'es September, it was not the place livery, but this' Commander aecorder wanted nothing more than what he had proposed, the Entin was made up to the following conditions - lere.-Commander, Officers, Staff and other employees for Ie King, and the garrison of Beausejour, come out with arms and baggage, drum beating.
2e.-J ~ a garrison seraenvoyee directly by sea 11 Louisbourg, BUX dcpens the King of Great Britain.
3e.-Garrison will victuals enough to arrive at Louisbourg.
4e.-For Acadians, etc., as they obliged to take up arms under penalty deperdre life, they seroDt to forgive Ie party they had taken.
5e.-La. Garn.ison shall not bear arms I dalilS America during espaoe six months.
6e.-Lestel 'ei · my front are granted, subject que.ta garrison troops will rendueaux Britain has septheures apt-es this afternoon. (Sigm5) Robert Monk.
tone-Camp to the Bea \ l6ejour, Ie 16 June 1755.
Mr. Monckton had good reason to want prescl'il'e conditions, Ie from morning till soil ', it had been a division in Fort Ie, the Official's were not occupied qu'11 plunder it depute him had that drunken et0ient in his camp, they signed without deliberation, and ent much trouble pulling the Ii dn looting pOlll 'come sign the capitulation.
Seven of the soil heul'es a detachment Englishman entered, which sped on rempal'ls the soldiers fUl'ent witnesses looting, and prevented point.
The next day at seven in the morning, the troops evacuated the site France, the Acadians were already withdrawn and were on soil Ie, Ii Embedded board Go ~ lettes.
Commissioner Englishman voulnt have a state sigce guage ammunition! 'Fe and mouth and that he suffered to goods, but Ie-guard m <tgas.in FI' <tnc; ois he replied, S. and year Vergor who was with him, he signeroit aucnn state, because he would find that charge be wanting, and theft and looting that had been made for the 11 Commander, with no MIT ol'dre, malgl'e its representations, tomberoient SUI 'him, and attirproient of atfaires, and is no more about it.
It still remained Ie With Gaspereaux or commanded Mr.
of Villerai, Captain of Louisbourg, brave man, but that was a m <tuvais (ort, and had no troops to defend Mr Monckton sent him otfrir by 300 man ~, m ~ I surrender he had given at Fort Beausejour, ill'accepta, can not do otherwise.
24 m of ~ month I left the troops of the two forts to Louisbourg, where they Ie there arrived on July 6.