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APOLOGY FROM THE BRITISH CROWN - 12/06/2012
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On May 8, 2001 in Montreal, Attorney Warren Perrin of Lafayette, Louisiana read a petition requesting an apology from the "Brittish Government and Crown" for the deportation of the Acadians. Perrin believed up until recently that Governor Charles Lawrence of Nova Scotia was responsible for the deportation.  Kent has done research that has changed the thinking and shifted the blame for the deportation. First - The Winslow Journal informs Acadians on September 5, 1755 that deportation is the Kings final resolution. General Edward Braddock's personal papers stated that plans were in progress to enslave the Acadians..this statement was made almost a year before the deportation. A letter from England to Lawrence told him to plan the deportation very carefully and the only alternative was deportation to the other thirteen British-American Colonies because sending Acadians to Canada would only reinforce the enemy. The idea was to settle t...

APOLOGY FROM THE BRITISH CROWN



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