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Subject: Re: Today in History Sept 8
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 15:01:50 EDT


In a message dated 9/8/2004 2:35:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,
writes:
Sept 8, 1760 Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil signs letters of capitulation,
surrendering Montreal

This is a common error I have seen in many secondary sources, so don't take
it personally if I file a correction.

Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil was governor-general of New France
from 1703, named officially in 1705, to his death in 1725.

It is his fourth child, Pierre de Rigaud, sieur de Cavagnial, Marquis de
Vaudreuil, who became the only governor of New France who was born in the Colony.

See the Dictionary of Canadian Biography on Pierre at

http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=36264

One for Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil is also available.

Suzanne


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