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cut off one of his fingers, and the other in the side but which
only entered the flesh."""53
In 1740 de Bellisle received the nomination of captain. Thir-
teen years later, in 1753, he was town commander of New
Orleans. A description of him, dated in the year 1734, says:
"He is very clever and intelligent and he possesses an impos-
ing stature." In 1762 he was recalled to France because of
his quarrel with de Kerlerec, and he died in Paris on March 4
of the following year.
53D. Rowland and A. G. Sanders in Mississippi Provincial Archives,
French Dominion, I, 284.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146052/. Accessed February 1, 2015.