This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...was really the Mississippi, and re-assured the convictions of 1699 Father Athanase. Continuing the voyage to a point which he named ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...was really the Mississippi, and re-assured the convictions of 1699 Father Athanase. Continuing the voyage to a point which he named Portage de la Croix, Iberville turned his boat down stream and touched at Bayou Manchac. Here Bienville, who was placed in command of the main boat, presently descended the river to the sea, while Iberville passed through the bayou, in birch-bark canoes, guided by a Bayagola Indian. Entering the river Amite, he soon fell into Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, which he named in honor of the two principal Ministers of his King. Bienville joined him, soon after he reached his shipping. At the eastern extremity of the bay of Biloxi and within the limits of the present State of Mississippi, a fort, with four Chapter bastions and mounted with twelve pieces of artillery, was IV-1699 now erected, the command of which was given to Sauvolle, Mayi the elder of the two brothers of Iberville, while Bienville, the youngest of the three, was made lieutenant. After the colonists had built huts and houses around it, Iberville and the Count Sugeres sailed in the two frigates for France. Sauvolle despatched a vessel to St. Domingo for provisions, and Bienville, with a small command, to visit the neighboring tribes, with whom he desired to cultivate friendly relations. Visiting the Callapissas upon the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, and the Pascagoulas upon the river of that name, among whom he distributed presents, and going by land from Mobile Point to Pensacola to observe the movements of the Spaniards, he returned to Fort Biloxi; but in a few days set off in a boat, again to explore the Mississippi river. After having ascended it some distance, and while 1699 returning he met, not far below the site of New Orleans, an English...
Republished by Birmingham Book and Magazine Co., Birmingham, 1962. This 685 page hardback book is bound in light green cloth with gilt titling and is in very good condition with light ink gift inscription inside front cover, otherwise unmarked. 5-3/4"x8-1/8", complete in 1 volume and unabridged, 669pp, slightest rubs to cover extremities, very slight cover soiling, no dust jacket as issued. Still a pertinent history and quite readable.
Near Fine. Near Fine. No dust jacket, likely as issued. A clean, bright, and unmarked copy in pale green cloth. 669 pages, plus a staple-bound Index laid in at the rear, bringing it to 685 pages. Reprint of the 1851 edition.
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