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On the discovery of the Mississippi, and on the south-western, Oregon, and north-western boundary of the United States. With a translation from the originals MS. of memoirs, etc., relating to the discovery of the Mississippi, by Robert Cavelier de La Salle and the Chevalier Henry de Tonty. Preview this item
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On the discovery of the Mississippi, and on the south-western, Oregon, and north-western boundary of the United States. With a translation from the originals MS. of memoirs, etc., relating to the discovery of the Mississippi, by Robert Cavelier de La Salle and the Chevalier Henry de Tonty.

Author: Thomas Falconer; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Henri de Tonti
Publisher: London, S. Clarke, 1844.
Series: Western Americana, 1550-1900, reel 180, no. 1899.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Falconer; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Henri de Tonti
OCLC Number: 15004280
Notes: Errata for pt. I, 1 leaf at end; for pt. II, on verso of p. 99.
Ms. corrections in hand of the author.
Criticisms in this work of Greenhow's History of Oregon inspired the latter to write his Answer to the strictures of Mr. Thomas Falconer.
[Pt. II] "Memoir of M. Cavelier de La Salle on an enterprise which he has proposed to Monseigneur the Marquis of Seignelay respecting one of the provinces of Mexico." Letters patent granted by the King of France to the Sieur de La Salle, on the 12th of May 1678. "Memoir of the Sieur de La Salle reporting to Monseigneur de Seignelay the discoveries made by him under the order of His Majesty." "Proces verbal. Of the taking possession of Louisiana, at the mouth of the Mississippi, by the Sieur de La Salle, on the 9th of April, 1682." Will of the Sieur de La Salle. "Memoir sent in 1693, on the discovery of the Mississippi and the neighbouring nations by M. de La Salle, from the year 1678 to the time of his death, and by the Sieur de Tonty to the year 1691." Petition of the Chevalier de Tonty to the Count de Pontchartrain, minister of marine.
Error in binding: p. [97]-100, first sequence bound after p. 96, second sequence.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. New Haven, Conn., Research Publications, 1975. 1 reel. 35 mm. (Western Americana, Reel 180, no. 1899).
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, [iii]-iv, 5-100, 99, [1] pages, 1 leaf frontispiece (folded map) 21 cm
Contents: [pt. I] On the discovery of the Mississippi, etc. [The limits of Louisiana: I. The Mexican or southwestern boundary; II. The western or Oregon boundary; III. The north and northwestern boundary] Account of the route from the Illinois by the river Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, by H. de Tonty. Additional statement of what will be required for building the vessel by H. de Tonty.
Series Title: Western Americana, 1550-1900, reel 180, no. 1899.

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