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Author Falconer, Thomas, 1805-1882.

Title On the discovery of the Mississippi, and on the south-western, Oregon, and north-western boundary of the United States [microform] / With a translation from the original ms. of memoirs, etc., relating to the discovery of the Mississippi, by Robert Cavelier de La Salle and the Chevalier Henry de Tonty.

Imprint London : S. Clarke, 1844.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of American Civilization Microfiche Cabinets  LAC 13186    ---  Available
Description iv, 100, 99 p. : front. (folded map)
Series Library of American civilization ; LAC 13186
Note Errata for pt. I, 1 leaf following t.-p.; for pt. II. on verso of p. 99.
Contents [pt. I] On the discovery of the Mississippi, etc. [The limits of Louisiana: I. The Mexican or southwestern boundary; II. The western or Oregon boundary; III. The north and northwestern boundary] Account of the route from the Illinois by the river Mississippi to the gulf of Mexico / by H. de Tonty. Additional statement of what will be required for building the vessel / by H. de Tonty.
[pt. II] "Memoir of M. Cavelier de La Salle on an enterprise which he has proposed to Monseigneur the Marquis of Seignelay respecting one of the provinces of Mexico." Letters patent granted by the King of France to the Sieur de La Salle, on the 12th of May 1678. "Memoir of the Sieur de La Salle reporting to Monseigneur de Seignelay the discoveries made by him under the order of His Majesty."
"Proces verbal. Of the taking possession of Louisiana, at the mouth of the Mississippi / by the Sieur de La Salle, on the 9th of April, 1682." Will of the Sieur de La Salle. "Memoir sent in 1693, on the discovery of the Mississippi and the neighbouring nations by M. de La Salle, from the year 1678 to the time of his death, and by the Sieur de Tonty to the year 1691." Petition of the Chevalier de Tonty to the Count de Pontchartrain, minister of marine.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 13186)
Subject Mississippi River -- Discovery and exploration.
Louisiana -- Boundaries.
United States -- Boundaries.
Texas -- History -- To 1846.
Added Author La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687.
Tonti, Henri de, -1704.

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