Are you proud of your Cajun Heritage? And looking for great comfort in a custom t-shirt to show the world how proud you are to be a CAJUN? Look no further! Les Revenant Apparel is proud to present our "Bernard Family Coat of Arms" T-Shirt! Our Graphic Tees are super soft, fashionably fit and come in a variety of colors for you to choose from. Our products are 100% designed, created and distributed right here in the Heart of Cajun Country!
Our Graphic Tees are crafted with the following details:
- Special DryBlend 50/50 preshrunk cotton, polyester blend
- DryBlend fabric wicks moisture away from body
- Ultra-comfortable and soft for all-day comfort
- Tagless, itch-free design
- Seamless Collar that won’t lose its shape
- Double Needle Stitching for durability
NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL CUSTOM ORDERED GRAPHIC TEE
All "Family Coat of Arms" Graphic Tees are custom made to order and may require additional delivery time.
Delivery Time: Please allow 7-14 days for delivery.
Learn Cajun (Acadian) History!
Cajuns Agree To A Conditional Oath
In 1729 Lieutenant-Governor Lawrence Armstrong sent two ~2 British officers to Minas to try to convince the Cajuns to take the 'Oath Of Allegiance', but they failed. So Armstrong sent another British officer named Wroth to try. Wroth offered the Cajuns the following 'Conditional Oath'...
"I do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King George the Second, so help me God."
This meant the Cajuns would not have to take up arms against the French or Indians, they could leave whenever they want, and they had the freedom to have priests to practice the Catholic religion.
However, Lieutenant-Governor Armstrong thought Wroth's Oath to the Cajuns was way too lenient. When it was brought before the British Council in England for approval, the Oath was declared null and void. The British Council was not happy about Armstrong’s handling of the Oath, so Governor Philipps was called on to travel to Acadia to handle things.
Governor Philipps arrived at Port Royal in December of 1729. However, after speaking with the Cajuns, he soon realized that they were holding fast to their request for a 'Conditional Oath'. Therefore Governor Philipps presented the Cajuns the following 'Conditional Oath'...
"I sincerely promise and swear, as a Christian, that I will be utterly faithful and will truly obey His Majesty King George the Second, whom I acknowledge as the sovereign Lord of Nova Scotia and Acadia."
"That the inhabitants, when they have sworn hereto, will not be obliged to take up arms against France or against the Savages, and the said Inhabitants have further promised that they will not take up arms against the King of England or against its government. So help me God."
From 1730 on, the Cajuns were known as 'French Neutrals'. It was the first step towards a full allegiance, but this path was detoured by future actions. The Cajuns were about as literate as any isolated section of New England. They were hard-working, skilled at their tasks, traded well, and had high moral standards. They just wanted to be left alone. For the next ~15 years, things were peaceful between the English and the Cajuns.