The king ordered M. de Montmagny to promulgate these letters.
To Governor Montmagny, the position of Maisonneuve was, at least, strange.
It arrived June 20, 1647, and was presented to the governor, Montmagny.
Yet hostility must not be read too quickly into Montmagny's action.
Montmagny rebuilt in stone the fort on the precipice, and spared nothing to give the place a formidable appearance.
Montmagny was a dévoté surrounded by a suite as pious as himself.
In spite of de Maisonneuve's firm resolution, Montmagny still hoped to win him over.
When Montmagny rebuilt the fort in 1635, it covered about four acres of ground, and formed nearly a parallelogram.
While the country was in danger the Montmagny estate might take care of itself.
Index: F Succeeds Montmagny as governor, 35; interim governor, 42.