By Jacques Lacoursière, Robin Philpot
This full of life advisor to Quebec heritage tells the interesting tale of the cost of the St. Lawrence River Valley over approximately 500 years. however it additionally tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and investors who travelled, mapped, and inhabited such a lot of North the United States, and embrothered the peoples they met.
Combining enormous study and nice tale telling, Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot attach lifestyle to the occasions that emerged as historic turning issues within the lifetime of a humans. They therefore laying off new mild on Quebec’s 450-year history—and the old forces that lie at the back of its contemporary efforts to realize independence.
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But the church would be shortlived, for visiting missionaries reported two years later that illness had prevented Smith from regular preaching. 20 As resident preachers, Marsh, Hibbard, and Smith worked largely alone, for Ivison and Rosser state that in 1806 Barnabas Perkins of Hanover, New Hampshire, became the first known Baptist missionary to visit the Eastern Townships in seven years. ' Two years later, in 1808, the American missionary again 'laboured in the northerly parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Lower Canada,'21 but he was not able to complete his full term of service due to poor health, and there is no information on this visit to the Townships.
7 The only Congregational church to be established in the Eastern Townships prior to the war was founded in Eaton Township at some point in 1810-12, and in 1814 a Presbyterian from New Hampshire named Jonathan Taylor was promised $200 a year to serve as its minister. 8 The Congregational Church's remarkably weak presence in the Eastern Townships was largely due to its poor missionary effort. Despite the arrangement with the Presbyterians, it was not even able to keep pace with population expansion within the United States.
In mountainous Bolton, Sutton, Potton, Brome, and Stukely - all lying to the west of Lake Memphremagog - nearly three-quarters of the 5,982 inhabitants apparently failed to declare any religious affiliation. But a different explanation must be found for the large numbers of non-affiliated people in the three more populous and accessible townships of Stanstead, Hatley, and Barnston. 3 per cent) were recorded with no religious membership despite the fact that this was the most prosperous and populous township in the region and the focus of one of the earliest missionary endeavours.