The Early History of Illinois: From Its Discovery by the French, in 1673, Until Its Cession to Great Britain in 1763, Including the Narrative of Marquette's Discovery of the Mississippi (Google eBook)

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Myers, 1884 - Illinois - 422 pages
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Page 311 - We crossed very near the Table mountain, at the southern extremity of the South Pass, which is near twenty miles in width, and already traversed by several different roads. Selecting, as well as I could, in the scarcely distinguishable ascent, what might be considered the dividing ridge in this remarkable depression in the mountain, I took a barometrical observation, which gave 7,490 feet for the elevation above the Gulf of Mexico.
Page 276 - Louis, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre.
Page 307 - ... leading from the navigable waters emptying into the Atlantic, to the Ohio, to the said State, and through the same...
Page 309 - The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke for exploring the river Missouri and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean has had all the success which could have been expected.
Page 280 - France, at his own charges, into what port he pleases, of which fifth he will run the risk of the sea and of war, and the tenth part of what effects he shall draw from the other mines, veins, and minerals ; which tenth he shall transfer and convey to our magazines in the said country of Louisiana. We, likewise, permit him to search for precious stones and pearls, paying us the fifth part, in the same manner as is mentioned for the gold and silver.
Page 271 - Seigniory and government whereof we likewise granted to you; affords us every reason to hope that you will succeed to our satisfaction, and to the advantage of our subjects of the said country. " For these reasons, and others thereunto moving us, we have permitted, and do hereby permit you, by these presents, signed by our hand, to endeavor to discover the western part of our country of New France ; and for the execution of this enterprise, to construct forts wherever you shall deem it necessary...
Page 311 - Its importance, as the great gate through which commerce and traveling may hereafter pass between the valley of the Mississippi and the North Pacific, justifies a precise notice of its locality and distance from leading points, in addition to this statement of its elevation. As stated in the report of 1842, its latitude, at the point where we crossed, is 42 24...
Page 272 - ... To accomplish this, and everything above mentioned, we give you full powers ; on condition, however, that you shall finish this enterprise within five years, in default of which these presents shall be void and of none effect ; that you carry on no trade whatever with the savages called Outaouacs, and others who bring their beaver skins and other peltries to Montreal...
Page 271 - Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, greeting. We have received with favor the very humble petition, which has been presented to us in your name, to permit you to endeavor to discover the western part of New France...
Page 309 - ... own interests, to explore this, the only line of easy communication across the continent, and so directly traversing our own part of it.

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