The next few years were difficult for our little community. War had resumed between France and Britain. We had to fortify, and defend ourselves from raids by native people and fugitive Acadians intent on terrifying us enough to leave our settlement. And we had some particularly bad weather in those years. But we had come too far to give up now.

After 1760, our community was over the worst. We were becoming self-sufficient. Our economy and our population were growing and spreading out. Our children went to school. After the American War of Independence, Loyalists of German origin settled among us, bringing knowledge of shipbuilding and fishing.

It is good to remember Germany, and reflect on those difficult years when we first arrived here. It gives me a deep satisfaction to know that what I have, I built through my own efforts. And now I can truly say that this is my country.
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