After the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713, the colonies of New England spread north, along the banks of the Kennebec River. The Abenaki, who remained loyal to their French friends, settled in the St. Lawrence Valley, in the villages of Saint-François and Bécancour, near Trois-Rivières. They were willing to fight against the English in exchange for financial support from France.

The Abenaki and the English
Mémoire concernant les Abénaquis et la guerre contre les Anglais [Report concerning the Abenaki and the war against the English], 1727
FR CAOM COL F3 2 fol. 457-459vo