THE NEW GOVERNOR. -- EDIFYING EXAMPLES. -- LE JEUNE'S CORRESPONDENTS. -- RANK AND DEVOTION. -- NUNS. -- PRIESTLY AUTHORITY. -- CONDITION OF QUEBEC. -- THE HUNDRED ASSOCIATES. -- CHURCH DISCIPLINE. -- PLAYS. -- FIREWORKS. -- PROCESSIONS. -- CATECHISING. -- TERRORISM. -- PICTURES. -- THE CONVERTS. -- THE SOCIETY OF JESUS. -- THE FORESTERS.
I HAVE traced, in another volume, the life and death of the noble founder of New France, Samuel de Champlain. It was on Christmas Day, 1635, that his heroic spirit bade farewell to the frame it had animated, and to the rugged cliff where he had toiled so long to lay the corner-stone of a Christian empire.
Quebec was without a governor. Who should succeed Champlain; and would his successor be found equally zealous for the Faith, and friendly to the mission? These doubts, as he himself tells us, agitated the mind of the Father Superior, Le Jeune; but they were happily set at rest, when, on a morning in June, he saw a ship anchoring in the basin below, and hastening with his brethren to the landing-place, was there met by Charles Huault de Montmagny, a Knight of Malta, followed by a train of officers and gentlemen. As they all climbed the