Excerpt from The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. 4: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 Following is a synopsis of the documents contained in the present volume: XIV. In the concluding portion (chapters xxvi. - xxxvii.) of the Relation of 1616, Biard te lates how he and Father Quentin were taken to Virginia, where they narrowly escaped death; they then were sent to England, and finally to France, ar riving there after a captivity of over nine months, and being subjected to many perils by sea and land. The annalist records what progress the Christian religion has made in New France. The missionaries have now learned the nature of the country, and the char acter and needs of the people; and the colonists have established friendly relations with the savages. The latter have some general knowledge of religion, and are anxious to be baptized. Several miracles are te counted, in the cure of persons given up as dying. Biard then discusses at length the respective terri totial claims of the French and English in the New World, and contends that New France should extend southward at least to He concludes by urging that more attention should be given in France to both the temporal and religious interests of Canada, espe cially to the conversion of the savages. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.