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Bill Carr <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 25 May 1999 22:16:28 -0400
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There is a pretty decent history of the French Canadians by an American
named Mason Wade. I borrowed the first volume (goes through 1911) from the
Schenectady COunty Library and found it quite informative. I don't recall
the 'Traversy' name, but I do recall discussions of French Canadian
uprising(s) against the British during that time period. You can probably
get the book, or others pertaining to the same subject, through
inter-library loan if your local library doesn't have them.

If anyone does have specific information, I'd be interested also - so
please respond to Mr. Couture's request on-list.

Bill Carr
Ballston Lake, NY

> From: Pierre Couture <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Pro-American Quebecers
> Date: Monday, May 24, 1999 13:36 PM
> This is a re-submission since I never heard anything about the first
> one...
> Hello list members.
> In the process of trying to reconstruct the history on an almost
> bi-centennial stone house we have purchased a while back, we have come
> across a lot of amazing material.  Among the people mingled in this
> story we find a Quebecer named Joseph Traversy, from St-François-du-Lac,
> near the mouth of the Richelieu river.  This Traversy united with the
> American Revolutionnaries to fight british oppression.  General
> Washington acknowledged his services and prayed Congress to assist him
> financially since he could not go back home.  After that, his trace
> starts to vanish. He seems to have held land in what is now Chazy, N.Y.
> but whence, we don't know.  Can anybody help?  Does anybody know know
> anything about those Quebec spies?  He had a daughter named Charlotte,
> who married Nathaniel Douglass, from Chazy.  They came back and were
> associated with our house, which stands in St-Cyprien-de-Napierville,
> just north of Champlain, New York.  Does anybody know about them?
> Thank you in advance.  Pierre Couture.
> P.S.In the book on the history of Chazy, Charlotte is presented as
> having come directly from France with the Marquis de Lafayette...This is
> clearly mistaken.