Significant Historical Happenings By Year: 1703-05.
§1704: In the depth of winter, the French and the Indians raid the English at Deerfield, Massachusetts.
§Aug 2/13, 1704: Marlborough's First Great Victory: Blendheim
§1704: New England forces under Benjamin Church spend the spring and summer attacking and looting along the Acadian coasts. "On 20 June (1 July, NS.) the expediton reached Les Mines (Grand Pre). Church summoned the inhabitants to surrender, which they did. He then burned the town, broke open the dikes, and cut the crops. On the night of the 22d he captured Pigiguit and the next day took Cobequid." [DCB, vol. II, p. 146.] He then proceeded to Beaubassin and tore that place apart, again, just as he had done eight years previously, in 1696.
§1704: La Ronde, the privateer, is captured on the high sea and is taken as a prisoner to Boston.
§Aug, 1704: The English take Gibraltar from the Spanish.
§August of 1704: Father Trouve is buried at Chedabucto.
§December 18th, 1704; Brouillan sails for France.
§October 28th, 1704: John Locke, the Philosopher of Freedom dies in England.
§Summer, 1705: Goldolphin Ministry in England is put firmly in power as a result of a general election.
§1705: A 23 year old aspiring Jesuit, Pierre Charlevoix, first comes to the New World, Quebec, there to take up his priestly duties. He stayed in Quebec at least up to 1708.
§In 1705, Captain Vetch, Samuel Hill, and William Dudley (the governor's young son) go to Quebec to negotiate for the return of prisoners.
§September 22, 1705: Brouillan (the French governor) on his way back to Port Royal from France dies at Chedabouctou.
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