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Québec Ancêtre - Did you know?

In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing else to do, and no easy or inexpensive artificial light. Candles were in use, to be sure, but a great many more of them were burned on the altars of the churches than in the homes of the people. For his reading, the habitant depended upon the priest, and for his writing, upon the notary.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)


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