The journals and correspondence of Villebon are full of interest to the student of affairs on the St. John. At this time there came annually to St. John harbor then known by its Indian name, Menagoesche a French man of war with supplies for Fort Nachouac and a variety of articles for the Indians.
Two warships lately arrived from Quebec, accompanied the expedition. Villebon left his fort on the 18th June to go to "Menagoesche" to await the coming of the French ships. On his arrival there he discovered the British ships Sorlings of 34 guns and Newport of 24 guns cruising near the harbor and sent information to d'Iberville in order that he might guard against surprise.