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Between 1634 and August 1663, while the colony was governed by the Compagnie des Cent-Associés, about 262 women of marriageable age (Filles à marier) were recruited


by individuals or by private religious groups who paid their travel expenses and provided for their lodging until they were married.
But individual recruiters and private organizations had little success in enticing single women to emigrate to New France.

New France: Historical Background in Brief (www.lookbackward.com/ perrault/ perr1/ newfrance/ ) 


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