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" Mississippi to the sea, and took formal possession of the country in the name of the King of France, in honor of whom he called it Louisiana. "
Historical Collections of Louisiana, Embracing Translations of Many Rare and ... - Page 8
edited by - 1846
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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 5

Robert Kerr - Voyages and travels - 1812
...all the rest of his men, and forty-two horses, the others having died during the voyage. Narvaez took formal possession of the country in the name of the king of Spain. Some of the Indians drew near that day, but having no interpreter they Could not be conversed...
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The Library of American Biography

Jared Sparks - United States - 1845
...chanting a hymn. The General and his whole company kneeled down and kissed the cross, and then he took formal possession of the country in the name of the King > of Spain. And thus was laid the foundation of the present town of St. Augustine, more than forty years...
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The History of Maryland: From Its First Settlement, in 1633, to ..., Volume 2

John Leeds Bozman - Maryland - 1837
...Clayborne in relation to his settlements on Kent island, ib; sails up the river Potomac, and takes formal possession of the country in the name of the king of England, 28 ; sails further up the Potomac and visits the natives on its banks, 29 ; his treatment,...
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De Bow's Commercial Review of the South & West, Volume 3

Industries - 1847
...published a few years ago at Cincinnati, under the particular head of "history," not a word is said of tie la Salle having explored the course of the river as...Hennepin, who had been instructed, in the absence of de h Saile, to explore the sources of the river, finding it easier to descend than ascend, had proceeded...
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British Colonies in North America: Canada

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain) - Canada - 1847 - 252 pages
...and children ; following the course of the river, they came to the sea, on the 7th April ; and took formal possession of the country, in the name of the king of France, calling it, in honour of him, " Louisiana." La Salle remained some time in the Illinois, and...
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Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events, which ...

James Handasyd Perkins - Indians of North America - 1850 - 808 pages
...Missouri* was situated three hundred and fi.ty yards from the river that bears their name. M. Dutisne took formal possession of the country in the name of the king of France, and erected posts with the king's arms as a testimony of their claim.* Another party under...
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The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western ..., Volumes 1-3

James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow - Industries - 1852
...having explored the course of the river as far as the Gulf, and of his having taken forma] possession of the country in the name of the King of France. On the contrary, it is asserted, thut in the spring of the previous year, Hennepin, who had been instructed, in the absence of De la...
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History of the State of Ohio ...: First Period, 1650-1787

James Wickes Taylor - Ohio - 1854 - 545 pages
...coast of North America, sailed up the River St. Lawrence as far as Montreal, and took possession of the country in the name of the King of France. On the 17th of June, 1673, Father Marquette and M. Joliet reached the Mississippi by the channels of the Fox...
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History of the State of Ohio

James Wickes Taylor - Indians of North America - 1854 - 557 pages
...coast of North America, sailed up the River St. Lawrence as far as Montreal, and took possession of the country in the name of the King of France. On the 17th of June, 1673, Father Marquette and M. Joliet reached the Mississippi by the channels of the Fox...
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Historical Collections of the Great West: Containing Narratives ..., Volumes 1-2

Henry Howe - Mississippi River Valley - 1855 - 448 pages
...been several years engaged in the preparation, in 1682, explored the Mississippi to the sea, and took formal possession of the country in the name of the King of France, in honor of whom he called it Louisiana. In 1685, he also took formal possession of Texas,...
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