Nova Scotia Archives

Acadian Heartland

Records of the Deportation and Le Grand Dérangement, 1714-1768










JOURNAL
 


OF
 


COLONEL JOHN WINSLOW
 


OF THE
 


PROVINCIAL TROOPS,
 


WHILE ENGAGED IN THE
 


SIEGE OF FORT BEAUSEJOUR.
 


IN THE
 


SUMMER AND AUTUMN OF 1755.



     
 


TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL, IN THE LIBRARY
OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS, BY PERMISSION
OF THE SOCIETY, IN MARCH, 1880, UNDER DIRECTION OF
THE RECORD COMMISSION OF NOVA SCOTIA.



     
 


(This is the first part of the Journal, the second part, relating to the removal
of the Acadian French, was printed in the third volume of the
Collections oj the Nova Scotia Historical Society.)



     
 


WINSLOWS PROPOSALS TO HIS EXCELLY. GOVR. SHIRLEY.
      That he Command the New England Provincial Troops.
 

      That he be allowed the Sum of Eight Hundred Pounds Sterling, in  

Consideration of his Giving up the Benefit of the Cloathing, and other