Jacques stared at Colonel John Winslow in alarm. Surely, he didn’t mean . . . he couldn’t mean what he said. The words echoed dully in Jacques’ head: “Your lands . . . cattle . . . livestock . . . forfeited to the Crown . . . and you yourselves . . . removed from . . . His Majesty’s Province.”
Removed. Sent away. Deported.
Jacques shoved his hands into the pockets of his thick wool trousers to hide their shaking. Henri was right; Lawrence did want to get rid of them. The English had threatened to deport them before, but no one had taken the threats seriously.
Colonel Winslow of the English Provincial Troops was deadly serious.
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