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LE MERCIER, Francis, French missionary, born in France early in the 17th century; died in Martinique, W. I., 12 June, 1690. He entered the Society of Jesus, 14 October, 1620, and was sent to Canada in 1635, where he was attached to the Huron mission until its destruction in 1649. He held the post of superior of the missions from 1653 till 1656, labored among the Iroquois till 1658, and was again superior from 1665 till 1670. After leaving Canada in 1673 he was sent to the West Indies as visitor. While he was superior in Canada he published six volumes of "Relations."
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