I, p. 440, treats the statement of Garneau somewhat slightingly.
So excellent a historian as Garneau gives credit to this story.
Garneau, who quotes this passage, adds: "One tribe of them that had counted its warriors by hundreds was now reduced to thirty."
Les affaires font l'homme, as old Professor Garneau used to say at college.
Le Canada franais avait perdu ses Ictlres de noblesse; Garneau les lui a rendues.
He sings what Garneau recounts—the love of mother country, mother church and Canada.