Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1632)

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The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was signed on March 29, 1632. It returned New France (Quebec, Acadia and Cape Breton Island) to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.[1]

On 19 July 1629, an English fleet under the command of David Kirke, managed to cause the surrender of Quebec by intercepting its supplies, which effectively reduced Samuel de Champlain and his men to starvation.[2] It also provided France with compensation for goods seized during the capture of New France.

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  1. ^ "KIRKE, SIR DAVID, adventurer, trader, colonizer, leader of the expedition that captured Quebec in 1629, and later governor of Newfoundland", Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
  2. ^ David Dobson, 'Seventeenth Century Scottish Communities in the Americas' in Alexia Grosjean and Steve Murdoch (eds), Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period (Brill, Leiden, 2003)