1749, Pehr Kalm, Swedish naturalist:

“The palace is the residence of Governor General of Canada; a picket of soldiers stand guard, both before the front door and in the courtyard, and when the governor, or the bishop, comes in or goes out, the military must present their weapons and beat the drum. The Governor General has a private chapel, which does not stop him from going often to go to hear mass at the Recollets church, which is near the palace …”


Author: Excerpt of Pehr Kalm