Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de Lahontan, Brief Discours... [ca. 1702-1704]
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In this 12-page essay, titled Brief Discours qui montre en substance combien il seroit important de reusser dans deux entreprises proposees et contenuel en ce memoire , Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de Lahontan, proposed a plan to drive French forces from Acadia and to promote British alliances with local Native American tribes.
Lahontan addressed his detailed plan to Daniel Finch, the 2nd Earl of Nottingham and secretary of state under Queen Anne. He suggested an attack against Port Royal, Nova Scotia (now Annapolis Royal), and advocated British trading alliances with Native Americans in the Great Lakes region. He described the area around Port Royal, provided information about its European inhabitants, and anticipated the benefits of a British victory to colonists in New England.