A History of Missouri: From the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until the Admission of the State Into the Union

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R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1908 - Missouri
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Page 5 - Beginning in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river, at a point...
Page 161 - April, one thousand six hundred and eighty-two, in virtue of the commission of his Majesty, which I hold in my hand, and which may be seen by all whom it may concern, have taken, and do now take...
Page 227 - The United States promise to execute such treaties and articles as may have been agreed between Spain and the tribes and nations of Indians, until, by mutual consent of the United States and the said tribes or nations, other suitable articles shall have been agreed upon.
Page 9 - River; thence from the point aforesaid north along the said meridian line to the intersection of the parallel of latitude which passes through the rapids of the river Des Moines, making the said line to correspond with the Indian boundary line; thence east from the point of intersection last aforesaid along the said parallel of latitude to the middle of the channel of the main fork of the said river Des Moines...
Page 162 - Louisiana, from the mouth of the great river St. Louis, on the eastern side, otherwise called Ohio, Alighin, Sipore, or Chukagona, and this with the consent of the Chaouanons, Chikachas, and other people dwelling therein, with whom we have made alliance; as also along the River Colbert, or Mississippi, and rivers which discharge themselves therein, from its source...
Page 179 - Talk to my sons, perhaps they may be persuaded to adopt your fashions, or at least to recommend them to their sons; but for myself, I was born free, was raised free, and wish to die free.
Page 162 - Louisiana, the seas, harbors, ports, bays, adjacent straits ; and all the nations, peoples, provinces, cities, towns, villages, mines, minerals, fisheries, streams and rivers, comprised in the extent of the said Louisiana, from the mouth of the great river St.
Page 148 - There is not great difference in their language, as we weare told. This nation have warrs against those of [the] forked river. It is so called because it has 2 branches, the one towards the West, the other towards the South, which we believe runns towards Mexico, by the tokens they gave us.
Page 157 - Place that is dreaded by the Savages, because they believe that a manitou is there, — that is to say a demon — that devours travelers; and The savages, who wished to divert us from our undertaking, warned us against it.
Page 101 - as you are superior to us in prowess, and surpass us in arms, we likewise believe that your God is better than our God! These you behold before you are the chief warriors of my dominions. We supplicate you to pray to your God to send us rain, for our fields are parched for want of water...

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