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Plan of Plaisance, 1703

Plan of Plaisance, 1703.
France established a garrison and colony at Plaisance in the early 1660s to provide shelter and protection for the country's fishers while at Newfoundland. It later developed into the largest and most prosperous French settlement on the island.

From D.W. Prowse, A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records, 2nd edition (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1896) 184.

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