Wednesday, January 08, 2014

from the unpublished journal of Jehan Leblanc

January 6th 1614 – I got word that Champlain was in difficulty with family. Helene had been required by contract to live with Champlain as wife from age of 14 years. That time had come this past fall upon our return from New France. Helene I had been told resisted this but finally complied with the obligations she was under. This arrangement lasted under duress until January 4th when Helene had disappeared from his home. I am told that both he and her family are now in a search for her.

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