TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
Vol. VI. JULY, 1902. No. 1.
The publication committee and the editor disclaim responsibility for views expressed by
contributors to the Quarterly.
LOUIS JUCHEREAU DE SAINT-DENIS AND THE RE-ES-
TABLISHMENT OF THE TEJAS MISSIONS.'
BY ROBERT CARLTON CLARK.2
In a former monograph the writer endeavored to trace, in some
detail, the beginnings of Texas history, from the organization of
La Salle's unfortunate expedition to the abandonment of the Tejas
missions, San Francisco and Santa Maria. Therein it appeared
that the first impulse of the Spaniards toward a definite possession
of the lands lying between the Rid Grande and the Sabine river
was occasioned by the fear of a French preoccupation. A report,
vague and exaggerated, of La Salle's expedition and the subse-
1This article is a continuation of a paper which appeared in the January
QUARTERLY, entitled The Beginnings of Texas. It resumes the narrative
of Texas history at the point where it was there left, the abandonment of
the first Tejas missions, and carries it on to include the year 1716. In
preparing it the writer has drawn on both French and Spanish sources.
The French authorities to which reference is made are as follows:
1. Pdnicaut, Relation ou Annales, etc. (1698-1722), in Vol. V, pp. 375
et seq., of Pierre Margry's Dcouvertes et 6tablissements des Frangais
dans l'Amrique Septentrionale. A condensation in English will be found
'Mr. Clark held a graduate scholarship in history in the University of
Wisconsin during the year 1901-1902. He has just been appointed fellow
in American history at the same university for the year 1902-1903.-EDI-
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101028/. Accessed September 22, 2014.