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MUY, Nicholas Daneaux de, French soldier, born in Beauvais, France, in 1651; died in Havana, Cuba, in 1708. He was a knight of St. Louis, and after his arrival in Canada held a command at the defence of Chambly in 1691. He commanded a battalion of regulars under Count de Frontenac in the expedition against the Iroquois in 1696, and soon afterward brought a re-enforcement to Iberville (q. v.) in Newfoundland. He did good service at the capture of Fort St. John, and it was proposed to make him its governor, but, as he considered the number of men allowed him insufficient for its defence, it was burned, and he returned to Placentia. He was appointed governor of Louisiana in 1707, but died on his way to the colony.
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