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- From the revocation of the Edict of Nantes to the
- The revocation of the Edict of Nantes (october 18, 1685)
will almost completely stop the arrival of Huguenots to
New-France. Huguenots are leaving massively France for
friendly countries. But New-France is under the French
rule and in France many measures were taken against the
Huguenots. One of the hardest measure was the
Dragonade. Dragons were very though soldiers.
They received orders to go in Huguenots village and
lodged in the inhabitants house. They can eat the better
provisions, destroy everything in the house, rape the
woman until the Huguenots get converted. We know that the
same order were given in New-France, we dont know
if they were applied. It explain the fact that New-France
was not consider as a good refuge to the Huguenots.
Anyway during that period France was in war in Europe and
was sending only a few peoples in New-France. In 1715,
with the death of Louis the fourteen, a climate of
tolerance will take place. Emigration of Huguenots to
New-France will start again. New-France is preparing for
war and troops are send from France. We find again many
Huguenots amongst the troop. Again merchants from La
Rochelle are coming.
- Again the clergy will complaint to the Minister in
France. They write to the minister in 1741, 1749 and
1759. One of the evidence of the presence of Huguenots in
the colony is given in the journal of a British soldier
in 1759 after the fall of Quebec. He notes that French
Protestant assist to a Protestant service.