History of Louisiana: The French Domination, Volume 2

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Redfield, 1854 - Louisiana
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Page 94 - Oth of February, he appointed, as Comptroller, Foucault, who already held the office of Intendant Commissary. On the same day, a treaty of peace was signed at Paris, between the kings of Spain and of France on the one side, and the King of Great Britain on the other, with the consent and acquiescence of the King of Portugal. The Art. 7 said : " In order to re-establish peace on solid and durable foundations, and to remove for ever all causes of dispute in relation to the limits between the French...
Page 176 - Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl of the new breaking wave Of river-stream, or ocean, in their flow.
Page 112 - ... of the colony; and that, finally, all these grants, though not confirmed by the French authorities, would be confirmed by his Catholic Majesty.
Page 93 - America; it is agreed, that, for the future, the confines between the dominions of his Britannic Majesty, and those of his most Christian Majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the river Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river, and the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea...
Page 207 - ... there are but few virtues. Despotism breeds pusillanimity, and deepens the abyss of vices. Man is considered as sinning before God, only because he retains his free will.
Page 13 - Louisiana," and which are reproduced in the preceding volume as an introduction to a composition of a more grave nature, I looked upon at the time as nugoe serice, to which I attached no more importance, than a child does to the soap bubbles which he puffs through the tube of the tiny reed, picked up by him for the amusement of the passing hour.
Page 106 - If the inhabitants of Louisiana had turned their industry to anything else beyond jobbing on the King's paper and merchandise, they would have found great resources in the fertility of the land and the mildness of the climate. But the facility offered by the country to live on its natural productions has created habits of laziness.
Page 66 - XIV. had been for France. He was a man of patrician birth and high breeding, who liked to live in a manner worthy of his rank Remarkable for his personal graces and comeliness, for the dignity of his bearing and the fascination of his address, he was fond of pomp, show and pleasure ; surrounded by a host of brilliant officers, of whom he was the idol, he loved to keep up a miniature court, in distant imitation of that of Versailles ; and long after he had departed, old people were fond of talking...
Page 111 - Orleans, as will appear by copies of said acts hereunto annexed ; I write you this letter to inform you that my intention is, that, on the receipt of it, and of the documents thereto annexed, whether they are handed to you by officers of his Catholic Majesty, or in a direct line by the French ships to which they are...
Page 305 - These men alone will answer for their crimes, and will be judged in accordance with the laws. " So generous an act on the part of his Majesty must be a pledge to him that his new subjects will endeavor, every day of their lives, to deserve by their fidelity, zeal and obedience, the pardon and protection which he grants them from this moment.

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