The plan of King Louis XIV of France and the French Cardinal Prime Minister was to make the whole of North America French and Catholic, by whatever means possible, including murder if necessary.
In 1755 the Sun King launched his direct attack on all British Forts in the area of Lake George, New York. Thus, Lieutenant-General Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Saint-Veran began in earnest his siege of Fort William Henry in early August, the British having only 1,600 men against the 7,000 French soldiers and 600 Indian allies surrendered to Montcalm on August 9, 1757. But Lieutenant-Colonel George Munro first reached an agreement that they be given safe passage to withdraw to Fort Edward, the nearest British Fort, but Montcalm being a very dishonorable man never had any intention of keeping his promise. And then went on to encouraged the rape and massacre of the unarmed, men, women and children by the 600 American Indian allies of the French , from 37 different tribes some who came from as far away as Florida for booty and slaves promised to them by Montcalm, and among these were also the Ottawa, Abenaki, and the Potawatomi.
But, destiny was yet to deal Lieutenant-General Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm a fatal blow. As on that September 9th morn, when Major-General James Wolfe and the British regulars were all lined up on the Plains of Abraham ready to do battle with the French part-time soldiers of Montcalm. The shock at seeing all those British soldiers so near the citadel must have given him an apoplectic shock as he came out riding gaily on his horse. He knew from that moment on that he was going to meet a disastrous end, after all his bravado at Fort William Henry, destiny had finally caught up with this French upstart and he was going to pay for all his misdeeds, including that at the surrender of Fort Oswego, he had given his Indian allies 24 men of the New Hampshire Regiment to be slaughtered and eaten.
Thus the French King Louis IVX's dream of a French and Catholic North America came crashing down on September 8, 1760, when three British armies converged on Montreal, New France, and forced French Gouverneur Pierre Francois de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial to surrender to Major-General Jeffrey Amherst. By the terms of the surrender Gouverneur Vaudreuil ceded to Great Britain all the French territory in North America, with the exception of colony of Louisiana. Thus ended any hope or a French colony in what is today in the area that today constitutes the Dominion of Canada.
That was the dream which was to become a nightmare for France, but continues to hold back the progress of the Dominion of Canada, by those who lost their hopes of New France and indeed a French and Catholic North America.
Kenneth T. Tellis