The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi: With a Geographical Description of that River Illustrated by Plans and Draughts

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A.H. Clark Company, 1906 - Mississippi River - 165 pages

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Page 105 - Louis, by the grace of God, King of France and of Navarre...
Page 89 - The bank of the Missisippi, next the fort, is continually falling in, being worn away by the current, which has been turned from its course by a sand-bank, now...
Page 90 - In the year 1764 there were about forty families in the village near the fort and a parish church served by a Franciscan friar dedicated to St. Anne. In the following year, when the English took possession of the country, they abandoned their houses except three or four poor families, and settled at the villages on the west side of the Mississippi, choosing to continue under the French government.
Page 89 - ... feet square and have betwixt them a small passage. There are fine spacious lofts over each building which reach from end to end; these are made use of to lodge regimental stores, working and entrenching tools, etc. It is generally allowed that this is the most commodious and best built fort in North America.
Page 85 - Jesuits' plantation consisted of two hundred and forty arpents of cultivated land, a very good stock of cattle, and a brewery, which was sold by the French commandant, after the country was ceded to the English, for the Crown, in consequence of the suppression of the Order. Mons.

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