Ange Duquesne De Menneville Takes Over The Post Of Marquis De La Jonquière
On March 17, 1752, the Governor-General of New France, Marquis de la Jonquière died, and was temporarily replaced by Charles le Moyne de Longueuil.
It was not until July 1, 1752 that his permanent replacement, Ange Duquesne de Menneville, arrived in New France to take over the post. Longueuil dispatched an expedition to the Ohio River area under the command of Charles Michel de Langlade, an officer in the Troupes de la Marine. Langlade was given 300 men comprising members of the Ottawa and French-Canadians. His objective was to punish the Miami people of Pickawillany for not following Céloron's orders to cease trading with the British. On June 21, the French war party attacked the trading centre at Pickawillany, killing fourteen people of the Miami nation, including Old Briton, who was reportedly ritually cannibalized by some members of the expedition.
Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville, Marquis du Quesne (c. 1700 – 17 September 1778) was a French Governor of New France. He was born in Toulon.
Duquesne served from 1752 through 1755, and is best known for his role in the French and Indian War. In 1758 Fort Duquesne, established at the headwaters of the Ohio River at what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, finally fell to the British. Fort Pitt replaced it. After the English were defeated by the French at Yorktown, the city became the American city of Pittsburgh.