Nicholas Denys writes the first documented account of Tolling in his two volume work which was published in 1672:
Description géographique et historique des costes de l’Amérique septentrionale: avec l’histoire naturelle du païs.
Denys was a lieutenant on a French ship of 300 which set sail in 1632 to colonize the Eastern seaboard of the New World. He rose to become Governor of what is now Cape Breton Island and founded settlements in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
He wrote the two volumes on Acadia after he retired in Paris. They are based on his journals written while in the New World and represent the main primary account of Acadia in the mid 17th Century.
By Nicolas Denys, Victor Hugo Paltsits