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By Edward P. Hamilton

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De Montigny, officer of colonial troops, is in charge of so-called Voyageurs of the West who have come here for the expedition. M. de Rigaud, who commands the observation camp, has been notified of M. 39 M. de Rigaud in his letter of the twenty-seventh said that he had 152 sacks of biscuits which should make 5,000 rations, 70 kegs of salt pork of 45 pounds apiece, 30 bags of peas, and 38 quarters40 of flour. He had 589 men, colony troops and militia, 120 Indians, and three light companies41 from La Sarre, Guyenne, and Béarn.

The Canadians at A. Villiers' camp are almost all sick. The greater part are already in the hospital at Frontenac and more come there every day. This sickness is caused by the bad quality of the salt pork and flour. Moreover, not having at Frontenac enough ovens, nor bakers to make biscuits ahead of time, they can only make them in accordance with their immediate needs. Thus they 28 River entering Lake Champlain at Vergennes, Vt. 29 Sir William Johnson (171574). '' Page 13 Portaging, an important aspect of the campaigns.

June 27: Orders sent to M. Descombes, chief engineer, to join from Frontenac7 the detachment of M. 8 M. Desandrouins9 asked to plan this trip. The same day I wrote M. de Montcalm and sent him a package of letters. June 29: Indians from M. de Villiers' detachment arrived at Montreal with three deserters from Oswego. An officer of La Sarre Regt. dead here of the sickness contracted on the Leopard. July 1: Deputies came from the Nipissings who have deserted M. de Villiers, who with about twelve hundred men holds a flying camp of observation in the Oswego region.

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