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 Sur ce sujet. voir
Gosselin, Aug, Lâ€™Ã‰glise du Canada,
III (QuÃ©bec, 1914), p. 109-117 : Mgr de Pontbriand
et les fortifications de QuÃ©bec.
Advantages of walls
The writing of this document is cursive characteristic of documents from this time. Of particular note are the beautiful regularity of the letters the consistent spelling and the organization of the document which is distinctly divided into numbered parts indicating an educated and well-read writer. The precise vocabulary and clear demonstrative exposition also attest to this. By contrast there are few diacritics (accents) and no punctuation a reality of this time and undoubtedly reinforced by the fact that we are looking at a draft. Moreover this text was probably read aloud.