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1685.] ERA OF DISCOVERIES AND MISSIONS.
colonists soon built on Lavaca River a fort, which they
called Fort St. Louis; here were erected the cross and
arms of France, while all the surrounding country was
declared subject to the French monarch. Captain Beaujeu
LA SALLE'S MAP OF TEXAS.
(bo'zhuh'), a French naval officer, whom King Louis had
ordered to land the colonists at the mouth of the Missis-
sippi, had never liked La Salle. The two men disagreed
constantly; hence each was anxious to be rid of the other.
Beaujeu thought La Salle mistaken as to the location of
the Mississippi, but as soon as a settlement was made at
Fort St. Louis he demanded from La Salle permission to
return to France, saying he had executed the king's
commands. La Salle granted his, demand, and in March
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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/m1/17/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .