Pontbriant, Henri-marie, Du Briel De

Pontbriant, Henri-Marie, Du Briel de brother of the preceding, was born at Vannes in 1711. He was canon of Rennes. He early entered ecclesiastical life, and after several promotions was made bishop of Quebec, April 9, 1741. He set out for Quebec shortly after, and arrived there Aug. 17. He died at Montreal (Canada) June 29, 1760. A pastoral letter which lie issued on the approach of the English to Quebec in 1759 is in Smith's Hist. of Canada.

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