Congressional Edition Volume 5821

Congressional Edition Volume 5821

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... describes it as follows: SI. de la Loire the elder descended early in the year 17I41e from the Natchez to Mobile. On the way he met a canoe in which were four Frenchmen who were going up to the Illinois to trade with the articles of merchandise which they had in their canoe. These 4 Frenchmen, having arrived among the Natchez, hired 4 Natchez savages to aid them in taking their canoe up to the Illinois, because the current of the Mississippi was at that time very rapid. They went together as far as the Little Gulf, where, in the evening, the Natchez, seeing the 4 Frenchmen asleep, murdered them, and after having stripped their bodies threw them into the river. Then they redesceuded, during the night, to the Natchez, where they divided the goods which were in the canoe, and carried them into their cabins. "Margry, Decouvertes, v, 506-507. 6 Ibid., 507-509; French, Hist. Coll. La., 43-44, 3851; La Ilarpe, Jour. Hist., 118-119. The French relations call him You, Your, or Huchi. "French, Hist. Coll. La., 139-140, 1851. Ibid., 241-242. "So Penicaut; the true date was 1715, as stated by La Ilarpe and De Richebourg. 83220--Bull. 43--10 13 I was then among the Natchez, and in spite of the precautions which they had taken I did not fail to discover this, by seeing among them the goods which these Frenchmen had brought in their canoe. I told the young M. de la Loire, with whom his brother had left me as guard over the goods which were in the storehouse of the French among the Natchez; but we did not allow ourselves to act as if we had learned it. A short time afterward M. de la Loire the elder arrived from Mobile with three canoes loaded with goods and 14 Frenchmen. There was also an officer named M. de Varennes, who was sending up goods to...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236605799
  • 9781236605795