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LA JONQUIERE, Jacques Pierre de Taffanel, Marquis de (lah-zhong'-kyair'), governor of Canada, born in the Chateau of La Jonquiere, Lan-guedoc, about 1686; died in Quebec, 17 May, 1752. He served in the war of the succession against the Protestants in France, and in the defence of Toulon against the Savoyards. When Duguay Trouin went to Rio Janeiro he accompanied him, fought against Admiral Matthews in 1744, and attained the rank of admiral in the service. He was appointed governor of Canada in 1749, retaining the office till his death. His administration of the government was marked by great firmness, but stained by great corruption of public officials, and by continual quarrels with the Jesuits on the subject of the sale of liquors to the Indians. His reputation was tarnished by avarice, which led him, though possessed of millions, to deny himself the necessaries of life even in his last days.
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