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1682.] ERA OF DISCOVERIES AND MISSIONS.
ing up its burden to the Gulf; as he told of the rich land
on either side that now belonged to France, the king
smiled, and a murmur i
of applause rano the rousgh
, . , i , n .1 LA. SA LLE AT THE MOUTH VF THE
all th e court. Then Ma Salle.
unfolded his plan for the f-
ture, and begged his Majesty's
approval. He asked that he c e
be sent with a colony to set- f
tle at the mouth of the Missis
LA SeLLE AT THE aOUTHl oO Tb.E
sippi, prophesying that the city MISSISSIPPI.
founded there would be the
largest in America. He showed that this course would
not only hold all his discoveries for France, but would
also in timne give Louis an opportunity of conquering
Mexico, which was already occupied by the Spanish.
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Pennybacker, Anna J. Hardwicke. A new history of Texas for schools : also for general reading and for teachers preparing themselves for examination, book, 1895; Palestine, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2388/m1/15/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .