Posted by Elaine on April 22, 2000 at 14:56:49:
In Reply to: Re: A Thought For The Gathering 2000 posted by Bill R on April 22, 2000 at 13:10:52:
: In fairness to the Marquis de Montcalm, there are many who would come to his aid on
this, taking the opposite view from that of Cooper & others. I tend to think he had SOME
culpability especially in light of Oswego. Elaine exonerates him. At one point, we had
planned to do a point/counter-point on that topic - an interesting one, to be sure - but alas, it
fell through the cracks! Maybe down the road ...
: HA! I am NOT surprised that Lainey would defend and exonerate Montcalm. Not a'tall. She may have become blood brother to the Mo-hawk, but ALWAYS in her heart she was Huron!! Lainey loves nothing better than a good massacre or a prolonged roasting.
: Bill R
: *who's butt still smolders from the fires of two years ago*
Yeah, yeah ... a good smouldering massacre. JUST my kind of recreational sport.
As for Montcalm; Cooper was unduly harsh & critical. One could read historic events, from Oswego to Fort Billy Hank, either way.
I believe him to be innocent ... he's innocent, I tell you! Innocent!
Regarding your two year long suffering, my apologies, sir. Should have stoked the flames more & been done with it, no?
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